The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-04-06T12:49:56Z Fair Food Forager: world-wide digital app provides sustainable food options for consumers 2020-04-06T12:49:56Z fair-food-forager-world-wide-digital-app-provides-sustainable-food-options-for-consumers Fair Food Forager is a global, ethical food directory, connecting consumers with over 6,000 featured cafes, restaurants, and providores in 20 countries around the world. In March 2020, the company launched its game-changing mobile app, which allows users to search sustainable food near them on the go, suggest or check-in at venues, follow people and fair food businesses, engage with venues, and share their experiences with others.   Subscribers can filter food choices from 16 different options, including organic, fair trade, minimal use of plastic, locally produced, sustainably fished, and more.   Currently, we are encountering numerous global challenges, such as those related to poverty, inequality, climate, and environmental degradation. Many of the biggest issues facing our planet revolve around food, yet many of them have seemingly simple solutions.   Fair Food Forager has a positive and powerful vision for sustainability in the future.   “Sure, there is plenty to worry about with regards to the state of the environment, though we have to believe that we can make a difference. What choice do we have, really?” asks Founder and CEO, Paul Hellier.   Daily food choices such as the production, packaging, and transportation of food, all result in greenhouse gas emissions and therefore have an impact on our carbon footprint; and generally, the single biggest contributor to a person’s carbon footprint is their food choices.   With the help of Fair Food Forager mobile app, consumers can now find ethical and sustainable food options quickly and easily, and choose to support a business that deserves their money.   Says Hellier, “Customers no longer have to ‘settle’ for over-packaged, wasteful, unethical food, transported halfway around the world simply because they are hungry and time-poor.   “Fair Food Forager makes ‘Ethical Easy’!”   In addition to being beneficial for the environment, sustainable eating includes selecting foods that are healthy for our bodies at the same time. To support their health, Fair Food Forager also enables consumers to filter by chemical-free, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, to find foods that offer a balanced diet for the body yet are also produced in a way that doesn't harm the environment.   Fair Food Forager’s live feed provides users with recipes, inspiration, and good news stories helping them feed - and spread! - their passion for food and our planet. This growth of this global community harnesses users’ positive thinking, focusing on each other’s seemingly small everyday actions, we can get closer to our sustainability goals.   “There is hope, and globally, people are making change happen; running clean-ups and lobbying governments and businesses to reduce things like plastic pollution, starting community gardens, and eating less meat,” Hellier explains, “Momentum is growing and we believe that Fair Food Forager is the vehicle that makes waste-free food shopping an achievable goal for anyone, anywhere”. New Online School Resources Launch - 'Chicken farming in the living world' 2020-04-05T20:00:00Z new-online-school-resources-launch-chicken-farming-in-the-living-world ‘Chicken Farming in the Living World’ Starts School! Australian Chicken Meat Federation launches new, online national school resources The Australian Chicken Meat Federation Inc. (ACMF) has today launched a series of new, online school resources, ‘Chicken Farming in the Living World’. The resources reflect the latest updates to the Australian curriculum and offer unique curriculum content within the ’Living World’ strands of the K-10 New South Wales Science syllabuses. These resources are also aligned with the ‘Biological Science’ strand of the Australian curriculum. The ‘Chicken Farming in the Living World’ inquiry teaching resource series explores how humans use chickens for meat. This resource uses videos created by the peak industry body representing the Australian chicken meat industry, the Australian Chicken Meat Federation Inc. (ACMF) with the supporting teaching resources developed by experienced primary and secondary school teachers. Dr Vivien Kite, Executive Director, ACMF comments, “Chickens are fascinating animals and provide students with an interesting subject matter to discuss the many aspects of our living world, from the interactions between humans and animals, how we create food from animals, how scientific knowledge influences our living world, right through to understanding what a managed ecosystem looks like in the context of a broader natural ecosystem. As the industry peak body, it is important that such resources are developed – to inform and ensure an understanding of how chicken meat is produced while remaining in step with the shift in classroom teaching over recent years, from teacher-led learning and activities to a student-led approach.” The content offers teachers new ready to ‘plug and play’ resources from the ‘Living World’ strand and provide curriculum content tailored to each school stage across primary and secondary school. The resources address the following questions: Stage 1 – Years 1-2 – How do humans use plants and animals? Stage 2 – Years 3-4 – How do we create food and fibre from animals and plants? Stage 3 – Years 5-6 – Why is it important for food and / or fibre to be produced sustainably? Stage 4 – Years 7-8 – What scientific knowledge has influenced the current agricultural practices of the chicken meat industry? Stage 5 – Years 9-10 – How does the closed system of a chicken meat farm model the interactions, flow of energy and the cycling of matter through a natural ecosystem? To access the ‘Chicken Farming in the Living World’ resources teachers, educators and parents can visit the ‘School Resources’ page of the ACMF website (www.chicken.org.au) or the educational platform Scootle. NOTES TO THE EDITOR: About the Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) is the national, peak organisation for those involved in the chicken meat industry in Australia, including chicken farmers and chicken meat processors. Its main aim is to represent the interests of the industry in a wide range of matters including animal health, biosecurity, food standards, food safety, international trade, quarantine, and animal welfare. One of the ACMF’s most important roles is to also provide information to the public about the Australian chicken meat industry, how it operates and about its products. This includes the importance of healthy eating and the role chicken meat can play as a key nutritional element of today’s modern diet and as an integral part of a healthy and sustainable diet for the future. www.chicken.org.au Follow ACMF on Twitter - @ACMFchicken - ENDS – Issued by QUAY Communications on behalf of the Australian Chicken Meat Federation For more information or images please contact: Emma Norgrove, QUAY Communications, M: 0499 688 001, T: 02 9386 9161 Cheryl Pettinau, QUAY Communications, 02 9386 9161 / 0424 157 714 Shell-shocked at Easter 2020-04-05T07:12:30Z shell-shocked-at-easter The Editor Dear Editor, Soon, Australians will be celebrating Easter, though likely in quieter conditions than usual. We will watch the typical images of fluffy chicks and colourful eggs from our well-worn couches and over-used televisions. Let's take this unusual Easter as an opportunity to question the reality behind these falsely bucolic images. Compassionate Australians would be shell-shocked to see the routine cruelties and deaths that come with egg production. In this industry, male chicks are considered waste product, and are killed shortly after birth via maceration. This can be a cruel, inexact process, where baby boys are sent down a conveyor belt, still chirping for their mothers, to be minced alive. In some cases, machinery has been inexact, meaning that the chicks have had only their legs sliced off, and remained alive, in agony. Australian Eggs—an industry body—have acknowledged that maceration provides "awful and confronting imagery" and proposed gassing these chicks with carbon dioxide before they are sliced up. However, this process also leads to great suffering, leaving chicks gasping and shaking their heads for up to two minutes before they finally die. Female chicks who grow into hens have a longer, but similarly painful life. They are housed in cramped, filthy barns or cages, where they cannot enjoy any of their healthy, natural behaviours. Cage-free hens are maimed by having the tips of their beak sliced off, to avoid the pecking and cannibalism that comes with being confined in such excruciating conditions. There is no such thing as a "humane" egg, whether "free-range", "cage-free", or caged. Those of us currently living through confinement—albeit, with an end date—can show compassion for chickens by refusing to eat their eggs, and rejecting all other animal-derived ingredients in future. Desmond Bellamy Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia PO Box 2352 Byron Bay NSW 2481 0411 577 416 desmondb@peta.org.au Lockdown for less 2020-04-01T23:23:07Z lockdown-for-less The Editor, Dear Editor, Calling 2020 a tough year would be like calling coronavirus a dastardly illness. Don't we know it? Every day, new announcements about health restrictions bring about job loss, financial hardship, and put further strain on a welfare system struggling to accommodate the sheer number of Australians in need. While we all navigate this uncertain time, there are small changes we can make in our households to ease the financial burden of COVID-19, while also helping the world at large. Eating vegan foods is the simplest way to keep our kitchens stocked for quarantine, especially when we have to be mindful with spending. Creamy, vitamin-fortified vegan milks can last for months in the pantry, as can grains, beans, and tinned vegetables. Grab some frozen vegies and fruits from the shop, and you can avoid the supermarket for weeks at a time, while meeting all of your family's nutritional needs. If baking cakes and cookies helps to ease the coron-anxiety right now, it’s cheaper and easier to bake with vegan ingredients: Use ground flaxseeds, applesauce or mashed bananas instead of eggs, and vegetable oil instead of butter. Eating thriftily doesn't just help our bottom line: It will drastically help our planet. Studies have found that if all of us went vegan, we would see food-related greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 70% by the year 2050. We would also save scores of animals from a life of isolation, physical and emotional suffering, and a torturous death. Aleesha Naxakis Media Officer PETA Australia PO Box 20308, World Square Sydney NSW 2002 aleeshan@peta.org.au 0403 721 428 Isolation Gift Idea - Fresh Fruit & Veg boxes via home delivery 2020-04-01T05:19:05Z isolation-gift-idea-fresh-fruit-amp-veg-boxes-via-home-delivery AUSTRALIA’S #1 WORKPLACE FRUIT DELIVERY COMPANY LAUNCHES FRESH FRUIT & VEG AT HOME BOXES   Free home delivery 20 years of experience in the hygienic handling of fruit and vegetables Regular ($49) and large ($69) sizes available Supporting Australian growers Delivery to Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney metro locations     April 1 2020: Fresh Venture Group, home of Snowgoose and Fruit at Work, Australia’s #1 Workplace Fruit Delivery company, has launched its Fruit & Veggie at Home Box, bringing a vibrant mix of beautiful quality and safe, fresh fruit and vegetables to Australian homes.   “As the number of virus cases exponentially increases, we know you and your family want to completely avoid touching and eating fruit and vegetables that have been handled by hundreds or possibly thousands of people,” says Wendy Visontay, Founder of Fruit at Work. “With 20 years of experience in the hygienic handling of produce, we have the strictest health and safety measures in place from grower to delivery.”   Fruit & Veggie at Home boxes arrive brimming with Australia’s best quality produce sourced directly from Australian growers. It means customers enjoy the freshest fruit and veggie experience, knowing that they’re also supporting Australia’s rural communities during these difficult times.   “While you’re self-isolating, sick or recovering, it’s so important to maintain a healthy diet,” continues Wendy. “Fruit and Veg at Home is packed with essential vitamins and minerals as well as health-boosting flavonoids and antioxidants. We want everyone to stay safe and healthy by staying at home. And to help you eat well, we’re waiving our home delivery fee as we appreciate these are challenging times.”    The fruit and veg boxes are delivered free to doorsteps in two sizes: regular $49 and large $69. Deliveries are available to homes in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney metro locations.   Fresh produce lovers can order their Fruit & Veg at Home boxes for themselves, loved ones or employees by visiting https://www.snowgoose.com.au/products/by-occasion/fvah   or call 1300-857-776   #fruitathome #snowgoosegiftboxes   -ends- About Fruit at Work   Established in 2002, Fruit at Work is Australia’s leading and most awarded workplace fruit supplier. Its business model has been built on a foundation of incomparable fruit quality and passionate customer service, backed by cutting-edge information technology and logistics systems. Images https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pf1ff5760b9qp5k/AABAP3Dr0f8cUBXmITh9nIQba?dl=0   While we suffer at home 2020-03-31T04:24:19Z while-we-suffer-at-home The Editor, Dear Editor, All our certainties are suddenly unreliable. While emergency workers risk their lives for us, most of us are stuck at home, anxious for our loved ones, and worried about our lost income and whether we can still feed the family. We wash our hands, binge watch the news or streaming services, and wash our hands again. But perhaps COVID-19 will give us an opportunity to rethink some things we take for granted. While we are suffering anxiety and discomfort, let’s take a moment to empathise with the terrified animals who are torn away from their families, kept in tiny cages, deprived of everything they enjoy, and brutally killed, simply because humans like the taste of their flesh or secretions. Animals like chickens, cows, sheep and pigs value their lives just as we do, and suffer when confined without any of the comforts we can obtain. And not only does animal agriculture kill billions of animals every year, and is a leading cause of climate change, but it is also a breeding ground for the viruses and bacteria that cause pandemics. Our suffering during these weeks or months is necessary and temporary. Theirs is routine and will continue for as long as we subsidise it through our grocery expenditure. That’s why caring people are opting for tasty vegan foods rather than animal-based ones. Going vegan is the sensible thing to do for your health, and the well-being of others. Desmond Bellamy Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia PO Box 2352 Byron Bay NSW 2481 0411 577 416 DesmondB@PETA.org.au Why Farmers Markets Are The Healthy Way To Shop 2020-03-30T03:01:12Z why-farmers-markets-are-the-healthy-way-to-shop As times are getting harder and the government is trying to stop the spread of COVID-19, Farmers Markets and local producers are becoming the new, healthier way to shop.  The Richmond Good Food Market, based in Richmond NSW meets all the requirements plus more! They have ensured that there is enough room between all vendors for their vendors safety as well as enough room for everyone who attends the event to remain 1.5m apart at all times. The event has also made the decision to remove all tables and chairs from food areas to help limit the amount of time spent there by patrons. The hygiene of this event is without a doubt impeccable! Fresh air farmers markets are becoming the new way to shop with no recirculated air and more than enough room to move around. With stallholders having sanitiser available for themselves and customers, as well as being within 5 meters of a full government regulated hand washing station at all times. A good stream of regular customers snapped up the fresh produce on Saturday Morning raving to stallholders and event organisers about how much safer they feel about shopping in an open air environment apposed to indoors.  Most stallholders are now offering a home-delivery option which is a solution to the COVID-19 virus situation in which we are facing now.  Now more than ever people are being urged to support small businesses and shop local where they can get everything they need in a safer, more secure environment. It is very important to support local businesses, farmers and producers. These are the people who will keep the economy going in the future.  Unlike when shopping in a supermarket where you have to squeeze past people in an aisle, at a farmers market you have more than enough room to move around while still maintaining a reasonable amount of personal space around you. You also have the advantage of knowing that only A small mount of people have touched what you're buying, apposed to a supermarket where lots of people have touched, handled, and felt the products you are about to purchase.  We still advise that all shoppers wash their fresh produce before consumption when they can.  A number of vendors are offering a home delivery service to those who don't feel safe leaving the house or who are voluntarily self isolating.  If there is any vendor who is not offering home delivery, you can reach out and we can organise some delivery for you.   The Richmond Good Food Market online shopping platform is under construction and will be live very soon so you can do all your weekly shopping form the comfort of your own home.  Introducing The Good Harvest Co. Flour and Pasta // Made from 100% Responsibly Farmed Australian Wheat 2020-03-27T07:27:58Z introducing-the-good-harvest-co-flour-and-pasta-made-from-100-responsibly-farmed-australian-wheat -For immediate release- Introducing The Good Harvest Co. A new brand of pantry staples crafted from 100% responsibly farmed Australian wheat Introducing The Good Harvest Co., a range of Flour and Pasta products crafted with a mission to GIVE BACK and DO GOOD. Working closely with farmers and growers who pride themselves on their responsible approach to farming, The Good Harvest Co. crafts quality pantry staples using 100% responsibly farmed Australian wheat. The Good Harvest Co. is proud to partner with Rural Aid, with 10c from every pack of The Good Harvest Co. flour and pasta sold donated to Rural Aid to support much needed rural community initiatives aimed at supporting farmers and rural communities through natural disasters such as drought, bushfire and floods. The Good Harvest Co. is an initiative from Rinoldi, a pasta manufacturer and one of Australia’s oldest food producers (established in 1878). Rinoldi is a family owned business who acquired the Young Flour Mill in 2012. Located in country NSW, the Young Flour Mill is Australia’s oldest operating coop mill, and proudly produces The Good Harvest Co. flour. The Good Harvest Co. pasta is produced in Victoria. This responsibly farmed wheat initiative is a project that has been in the works for over five years, and involved the close collaboration of local farmers and their commitment to adopting a responsible approach to farming. Responsible farming techniques ensure that crops are grown safely to protect the environment, whilst caring for the social economic conditions of the farmers and the local community as a whole. Responsible farming also means that farmers are actively working to protect species and the ecosystem, with some farms dedicating a portion of their land to regenerating native bushland and caring for native habitats. “We wanted to bring Australian consumers closer to farmers with The Good Harvest Co. brand, by allowing all Australians to enjoy quality products crafted from premium Australian wheat, whilst giving back and supporting farming communities” explained Emilie Emond, Marketing Manager for Rinoldi. Emond also added that “Our teams in NSW and VIC are working hard to keep up with the increased demand from Australian supermarkets as such unprecedented times.” “We are pleased to be working with a family owned Australian business supporting Australian farmers and local rural communities” commented Craig Marsh, Rural Aid NSW Business Development Manager Whether you’re making bread, baking a cake, or cooking your favourite pasta dish, The Good Harvest Co. flour and pasta products allow you to create something good. The Good Harvest Co Flour will be available from the baking aisle in Coles supermarkets in QLD, NSW and VIC from end of March 2020. The Good Harvest Co. Pasta will be available from the main pasta aisle in Woolworths later in 2020. Find out more at thegoodharvest.co For more info about Rural Aid, or to make a donation, visit ruralaid.org.au -Ends- Media & Brand Collaboration Enquiries Emilie Emond Marketing Manager Rinoldi 0414 447 540  emiliee@rinoldi.com.au   - Notes to Editors -   The Good Harvest Co. – Product Range Product Supermarket The Good Harvest Co. Plain Flour 1kg Coles The Good Harvest Co. Self Raising Flour 1kg Coles The Good Harvest Co. Penne Pasta 500g Woolworths The Good Harvest Co. Spirals Pasta 500g Woolworths The Good Harvest Co. Spaghetti Pasta 500g Woolworths The Good Harvest Co. Fettucine Pasta 500g Woolworths   Follow The Good Harvest Co. on Social Media Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/GoodHarvestAu Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/The-Good-Harvest-Co-108990960657265 #CreateSomethingGood www.thegoodharvest.co   About Rural Aid Founded in 2015, Rural Aid is one of Australia’s largest rural charities. Well known for the highly successful ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign, the charity also provides financial assistance, water and counselling to farmers in times of drought, flood or fire. Other initiatives support its vision that farming and rural communities are safeguarded to ensure their sustainability both during and after these natural disasters. Visit ruralaid.org.au to find out more. CREAM Collection to Support Hospo Industry with new #GOURMETTOYOU 2020-03-27T06:07:39Z cream-collection-to-support-hospo-industry-with-new-gourmettoyou Pam Burnett, founder of sustainable hospitality apparel company, CREAM Collection, is launching a new online hub to help support restaurants to promote their altered service offerings. #GourmetToYou has been designed to help spread the word for restaurants that have had to radically change their business due to the COVID-19 crisis, yet continue to want to provide exquisite food to customers throughout this difficult time. Pam Burnett comments: “The hospitality industry has never experienced anything quite like this before, and this situation is going to unfortunately continue for some time. We are all in this together, and we will pioneer through this together as well.” “All my clients and customers are chefs or restaurant owners, and many have become close friends. My heart is breaking for all those who have been affected, both personally and professionally, and for those people who are now housebound until some semblance of normality can be restored.“ It is for these reasons that Pam and her team at CREAM have been determined to find a way to help the hospitality industry continue to thrive. Gourmet To You is an online hub, using Facebook and Instagram, that is showcasing all restaurants around the country who are offering takeaway or home delivery options, allowing those who appreciate fine food to continue to enjoy it from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Pam continued: “Gourmet To You was created for the love of our chefs, restaurants and the finest and most delicious of food. So, while we wait until restaurants can open their doors once again, we are here to help.” For all restaurants offering alternative services, please visit Gourmet To You on Instagram and/or Facebook @gourmettoyouau and send a message so they can let everyone know about it. Alternatively, email pam@creamcollection.com.au. For more information, please contact: Emma Kirkaldy @ CRE8IVE on T: 0406 025 771 or emma.kirkaldy@c8.com.au Fresh Fruit Delivered To Doorsteps 2020-03-27T01:30:26Z fresh-fruit-delivered-to-doorsteps AUSTRALIA’S #1 WORKPLACE FRUIT DELIVERY COMPANY LAUNCHES FRESH FRUIT AT HOME BOXES   Free home delivery 20 years of experience in the hygienic handling of fruit Regular ($49) and large ($69) sizes available Supporting Australian growers Delivery to Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney metro locations   27th March 2020: Fresh Venture Group, home of Snowgoose and Fruit at Work, Australia’s #1 Workplace Fruit Delivery company, has launched its Fruit at Home Box, bringing a vibrant mix of beautiful quality and safe, fresh fruit to Australian homes.   “As the number of virus cases exponentially increases, we know you and your family want to completely avoid touching and eating fruit that has been handled and touched by hundreds or possibly thousands of people,” says Wendy Visontay, Founder of Fruit at Work. “With 20 years of experience in the hygienic handling of fruit, we have the strictest health and safety measures in place from grower to delivery.”   Fruit at Home boxes arrive brimming with Australia’s best quality fruit sourced directly from Australian growers. It means customers enjoy the freshest fruit experience, knowing that they’re also supporting Australia’s rural communities during these difficult times.   “While you’re self-isolating, sick or recovering, it’s so important to maintain a healthy diet,” continues Wendy. “Fruit at Home is packed with essential vitamins and minerals as well as health-boosting flavonoids and antioxidants. We want everyone to stay safe and healthy by staying at home. And to help you eat well, we’re waiving our home delivery fee as we appreciate these are challenging times.”    Fruit at Home is delivered free to doorsteps in two sizes: regular $49 and large $69. Deliveries are available to homes in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney metro locations.   Fruit lovers can order their Fruit at Home boxes for themselves, loved ones or employees by visiting www.snowgoose.com.au/products/fruit-at-home or call 1300-857-776  -ends- About Fruit at Work   Established in 2002, Fruit at Work is Australia’s leading and most awarded workplace fruit supplier. Its business model has been built on a foundation of incomparable fruit quality and passionate customer service, backed by cutting-edge information technology and logistics systems. Images https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n7m82xk0dbdm5ot/AAAtREEEpxF30C95SKXWy5BAa?dl=0 Ghazal offer ‘FREE MEAL PACK’ Takeaway due to Coronavirus Lockdown Melbourne 2020-03-23T18:49:09Z ghazal-offer-free-meal-pack-takeaway-due-to-coronavirus-lockdown-melbourne Ghazal Indian Restaurant and Bar, Werribee, Australia has announced ‘Free Meal pack’ for senior citizens and Students due to coronavirus lockdown Melbourne. This offer is open for now only till Lockdown situation in town. Restaurant is responding to the Covid-19 threat by adding take out / Pick up service only. From Monday, the Restaurant will only offer pickup and delivery options and will suspend Dine in-restaurant for now due to Lockdown till next update from government. “We have had massive cancellations, especially with group corporate and social bookings moving forward,” owner of Ghazal Restaurant said. “It’s worrying times, but we will keep pushing and do what we can. The government announced yesterday that food venues will be able to become takeaway and delivery services on Lockdown situation. Ghazal Indian Restaurant has launched a “FREE MEAL PACK” takeaway initiative for Students and senior citizens to help community and serve as much as possible, pick up meals at the Restaurant (1 meal per person) from 5pm to 6:30pm only. Restaurant offering a 10 per cent discount on the food bill take away. We have had a tremendous amount of support. Yesterday was the day we had launched ‘Free meal pack’, and I'm overwhelmed with orders today of people really involved and really love the idea. 'It's been a really encouraging response from the Werribee locals, which we knew anyway because Melbourne city community ambiance and attitude has been really good. Fortunately, it’s not all ruin and gloom. Restaurant is now responding to the Covid-19 threat by adding take-out and/or delivery to their customers. This means we can support our favorite during these disturbing times and enjoy a damn good meal at home. “While we’ve temporarily suspended eating-in at our restaurants, fans of Ghazal Restaurant food will still be able to come in pick-up only.” Said Manager. In order to take an advantage of ‘Free meal pack’ Student ID card may be asked for verification. The Offer valid until Victoria state emergency in places or valid until 10 April 202. Feel free to call us for order online https://ghazal.net.au/ Control your coverage with new Custom Complexion range 2020-03-19T00:37:17Z control-your-coverage-with-new-custom-complexion-range Real Techniques is excited to launch their highly anticipated brand new Custom Complexion range in Australia. A combination of innovation and practicality presents the 3-in-1 brushes, the newest essential in every makeup collection. There are three custom complexion brushes to choose from; the complexion, cheek and contour brush, which have three settings installed in the base of the brush. Each click will bring you a whole new brush, serving a different purpose for makeup application. This easy-use brush is perfect for those just starting out in makeup and aren’t sure where to begin. Erica Galea, Marketing Manager at Chemcorp International says, “These new brushes are pioneering the way we do makeup. The 3-in-1 brush means you pay for one brush and get three, and also gives you more space in your makeup bag for the essentials, more makeup of course!” The brushes are made from synthetic bristles that are 100% cruelty free and easy to clean. They are also fully retractable, so perfect throw on your bag for when you are on the go! The new Real Techniques Custom Complexion range: Slide Complexion Brush | RRP $27.99 A foundation and concealer brush. Fully customisable for three different coverages. Use Min for a natural base, Mid for an even medium base or Max for a full coverage. Best used with tinted moisturiser, foundation and concealer. Slide Cheek Brush | RRP $27.99 A blush and highlighter brush. Fully customisable for three different purposes. Use Min for a light flush of colour, Mid for an natural even tone or Max for a vibrant pop of colour. Use with power or cream blush and highlight. Slide Contour Brush | RRP $27.99 A bronzer and contouring brush. Fully customisable for three different finishes. Use Min for an all over blend for the face, Mid for framing of forehead and jawline or Max for sculpting cheekbones. Use with power and/or cream bronzer or contour. The Real Techniques Custom Complexion Range is available now at Priceline stores nationwide or online at www.realtechniques.com.au Stevie Award Winner named finalist in Empowered Woman 2020 Awards 2020-03-18T23:03:11Z stevie-award-winner-named-finalist-in-empowered-woman-2020-awards Dual Stevie Entrepreneur Award winner and founder of Australia’s first dedicated guild and awards platform for makeup artists, Melanie Burnicle, has been named finalist in the inaugural Empowered Woman 2020 Awards in the Entrepreneurial Leader category. Recognised for her resilience and dedication to creating a community to empower makeup artists across the country, she has also recently been commissioned to roll out a North American awards platform. Melanie Burnicle, Founder and Director of The MAGAP (Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific) says, “Although the official Empowered Woman 2020 event won’t be going ahead due to COVID-19, I’m thrilled to be a finalist in the Entrepreneurial Leadership category amongst so many inspiring business women in the country. “I started my career over 22 years ago as a makeup artist and hairstylist and am ready to share my learnings and tips with up and coming or even established makeup artists, to guide and advise them in order turn their passion into a successful and resilient business, no matter what the circumstances,” said Melanie. Melanie launched The MAGAP in 2017 and presented the first awards in 2018. She was recently awarded at the Stevie Awards in New York for her achievements to date, taking out awards in the Asia Pacific Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the and Global Female Entrepreneur of the Year categories. While in New York, Melanie also successfully secured the rights to create a North American awards platform for makeup artists across the region, which is set to launch this year. In addition, she will also be publishing her first book with a working title of, “How to boost your freelance business” later this year, which will be a guide for freelancers and small salon owners to turn their passion into successful businesses as she has done. About The MAGAP: The Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific (The MAGAP) is the home to unite, nurture and empower makeup artists. They are the trusted voice for the makeup community, striving to unite all genres of makeup artists in the Asia Pacific region. Based on the belief that unity grants us strength as an industry enabling us to move the forward together, Melanie has created a community including all genres of makeup artists. About The Empowered Woman 2020 Awards: Open to talented leaders, whether they were emerging in their field, had long established careers working in large organisations or running their own businesses, the finalists were selected based on their contribution to the business community and commitment to empowering Australian women. Voting for The Empowered Woman 2020 Awards will close on Friday, 20th March 2020. To vote for Melanie go here: www.themagap.com The final Easter Show 2020-03-14T01:03:22Z the-final-easter-show Dear Editor, Next month's Easter Show has been cancelled, due to concerns about the proliferating coronavirus. It should remain cancelled in the future, and not just for health reasons. The Show does its best to deceive children and even adults who attend, by presenting an idyllic but inaccurate picture of how farmed animals are confined, tormented and killed. People see a handful of well-groomed animals that, temporarily, avoid the routine cruelty experienced by farmed animals. For the millions of others (and many of the ones being shown, when they return to the farm), profit is the only concern governing their lives, and suffering the only fate awaiting them. People attending the Show usually have no idea that, in NSW, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1979) section 24 specifically excludes "stock" animals from most of its provisions. Yet the Show leaves children with the fantasy that all animals are treated with kindness and respect. When children are invited to "pat a chick", they are not told that it is standard procedure for millions of male chicks to be discarded by being minced alive or suffocated because they don't lay eggs. Nor that pigs are confined in tiny cages until slaughter. Cows have their babies torn from them within hours of birth so that humans can steal their milk. Lambs may be "mulesed" (have skin sliced from their hind-quarters) and later are often brutally beaten during shearing. Animals bred for their meat are slaughtered while still little more than babies. Of course, none of this is disclosed at the "Show". The government should permanently close down this marketing deceit and instead educate kids about the living nightmare animals endure before ending up on our plates. Desmond Bellamy Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia PO Box 2352 Byron Bay NSW 2481 0411 577 416 DesmondB@PETA.org.au Would you like virus with that? 2020-03-12T13:39:11Z would-you-like-virus-with-that The Editor Dear Editor, With the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming we're in the midst of a pandemic – along with taking the Department of Health steps to safeguard our own health – it’s time we face the link between viruses like COVID-19 and humanity's flesh fetish. Human demand for meat means that huge numbers of animals, such as chickens and pigs, are crammed together on crowded, faeces-ridden farms, transported in filthy trucks, and slaughtered on killing floors soaked with blood, urine, and other bodily fluids. Pathogens flourish in such conditions, making factory farms a breeding ground for new strains of dangerous bacteria and viruses. Public health experts believe the coronavirus originated at a live-animal market and according to the US Centers for Disease Control, more than 75% of emerging diseases originate in animals. In this way, COVID-19 is similar to other infamous coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). All three spread from other animals to humans. Likewise, swine flu originated in pigs and bird flu in poultry. The best way to prevent future pandemics is to shift away from animal agriculture. We can do this by avoiding meat like the plague, and instead opting for healthy, humane vegan meals. Sincerely, Mimi Bekhechi Campaigns Adviser PETA Australia PO Box 20308 World Square Sydney NSW 2002 (08) 8556 5828 mimib@peta.org.au