Ag needs to produce more nutrition, not volume

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
Updated May 30 2018 - 2:31am, first published 2:30am
RE-THINK: United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) agriculture officer, Dr David Nowell, says farming systems need to focus on producing nutritional food, not just increasing output volumes.

YOU can feed people potato chips all day but it's not exactly beneficial consumption.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.

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