The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-06-08T01:23:30Z Introducing the new kids on the (chopping) block, Farmers Pick. 2021-06-08T01:23:30Z introducing-the-new-kids-on-the-chopping-block-farmers-pick-1 Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes, they are the guys who are simply trying to do their bit to make Australia a better place. This environmentally conscious start-up is on a mission to combat food waste that costs the Australian economy $20 billion per year. So far, they’ve found a home for more than 20 tonnes of fresh fruit and veggies. And they’re just getting started.  Introducing Farmers Pick. Melbourne’s freshest produce delivery service that is bringing you weird and wonderful, fun and bendy, blemished and oddly shaped seasonal produce, direct from the farm to your door. They also offer a culinary adventure in every box with a variety of produce in all shapes and sizes celebrating the wonder of Mother Nature all as a convenient subscription model service.   Farmers Pick have teamed up with farmers across the country who are in desperate need of a solution to salvage around 25% of their harvested crops that are being wasted due to being rejected by leading supermarkets based on their appearance. The result of this rejection is that millions of tonnes of perfectly imperfect food never leave the farm or is taken to landfill each year.  Farmers Pick co-founders, Josh Ball and Josh Brookes-Duncan, knew that there had to be a way to help. Their passion for the Australian land and people drove them to creatively develop the Farmers Pick concept to help bridge the gap between Aussie farmers and people. The idea began back at the beginning of COVID on a walk through the supermarket, “...that’s when we observed how perfect every piece of produce was. We asked one another, “What happens to the curly ones?”. Nights of researching and some mornings talking to growers at farmers markets, it became clear how big of a problem we had stumbled upon. That’s when Farmer’s Pick was born, and it has become our mission to find these little guys a home.”  Every Farmers Pick box is filled with fresh seasonal produce direct from farmers. The produce varies week-to-week ensuring a good variety in every box, revolutionising the way we currently get our five-a-day! Farmers Pick also caters to all living arrangements, from singles to family’s portion sizes, ensuring affordability and value for money is achieved with boxes starting from $35 with free delivery on all orders.   Currently, up to 5 million Australians are experiencing food insecurity. As part of their commitment to help Victorians reduce their weekly food bills and have access to nutritious and fresh food, Farmers Pick has partnered with Melbourne based Alex Makes Meals, who prepare and deliver warm and nourishing meals to Victorians who need it most, by donating up to 7 meals for every box sold. Founder and fellow Aussie super-hero, Alex Dekker, shares his optimism in joining forces with Farmers Pick, “We are super excited to be working with Farmers Pick...Having Farmers Pick provide fresh produce for all of our food packages is a big part of achieving this goal. We’re thrilled to be working with another entrepreneurial company who are making a difference in our community.”  They’ve even covered the challenge of what to cook with exciting new recipes created by renowned New York City chef and fellow philanthropist, Curtis Beisser, who is dedicated to serving delicious recipes that can be made at home.  Each year we waste around 7.3 million tonnes of food – this wastage equates to about 300kg per person or one in five bags of groceries. Every Farmers Pick box you buy supports farmers, saves fresh produce from landfill and donates meals to those in need. They’re on a mission to make a difference for a better future – what’s not to love!  To learn more about Farmers Pick fresh produce boxes or to try one for yourself, visit their website https://www.farmerspick.com.au/   END   For all interviews enquiries with Founders, Josh Ball & Josh Brooks-Duncan, media enquiries and more information about Farmer Pick and combating food waste in Australia, please contact:   Olivia Novello, OM Digital  olivia@omdigital.com.au  0431 377 114     Maloneys Grocer: Sydneys #1 Boutique Grocers 2021-06-07T08:56:57Z free-sydney-grocery-delivery-promotion-offered-by-maloneys-grocer Maloneys Grocers no longer provides home delivery. However, they still have a passion for the best quality food, have the most delicious groceries in the Eastern Suburbs & offer a wide range of imported and national products you won't find elsewhere! Plus, they're still the best organic supermarket Sydney has to offer. So why not visit the website? Or better yet, pass by one of the stores! Who Are Maloneys Grocers Since 2006, the team at Maloneys Grocer have been committed to providing the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney with the freshest organic produce and groceries. Husband and wife team, Richard and Joanna Maloney, now operate three locations in Coogee, Surry Hills and Woollahra. With a passion for the best quality food, the team at Maloneys Grocer have quickly established a reputation as the place to shop for the most delicious groceries in the Eastern Suburbs. Friendly and personalised customer service is a hallmark of all three Maloneys Grocer locations. To learn more about the boutique goods currently on sale, visit the official company website today. Maloneys Grocer Address: 4/490 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 Phone: (02) 9331 3811 Website: https://maloneysgrocer.com.au/ Introducing Rochway’s new Kakadu Plum with Collagen powder 2021-06-07T05:00:48Z introducing-rochways-new-kakadu-plum-with-collagen-powder Rochway, Australia’s premium producer of advanced probiotic complexes, is excited to announce the launch of their latest product offering, Kakadu Plum with Collagen. The product combines powerful probiotics, postbiotics, collagen and essential vitamins and nutrients to support glowing skin and whole-body vitality. Formulated with locally sourced Australian Kakadu Plum which is one of the world's richest natural sources of Vitamin C, the delicious powder supports healthy hair, skin and nails, supports the immune system, and can even help reduce cold and flu symptoms. With 2.5g of Hydrolysed Marine Collagen per serve, the Australian-made powder also supports healthy, firm and glowing skin. The formula is topped off with 2.4 billion CFUs of beneficial bacteria from multi-strain probiotics and postbiotics to support digestive health, immune function and everyday wellbeing. Carel Crous, Rochway’s New Business Development Manager & Head of NPD says, “Our exciting new product has been developed, manufactured and tested in our very own TGA approved manufacturing facility in Queensland, using our exclusive BioRestore® bio-fermentation process. This has enabled us to produce the highest quality and most advanced probiotics to meet all relevant Australian standards to the highest degree.”Top of Form Ingredients: Each 4 g dose contains: Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum), fruit flesh dry extract 40 mg derived from T. ferdinandiana fruit flesh dry 400 mg Hydrolysed collagen (fish) 2500 mg Bifidobacterium bifidum 0.4 Billion CFU | Lactobacillus plantarum 1 Billion CFU | Lactobacillus rhamnosus 1 Billion CFU | Lactobacillus acidophilus 1 mg | Lactobacillus paracasei 1.5 mg | Bifidobacterium lactis 1 mg Kakadu Plum with Collagen is free from wheat, gluten, yeast, milk derivatives, eggs, soy bean products, lactose, artificial colours and preservatives. It contains benzoates, fish products, sugars, xylitol, sucralose, and residual sulfites. We recommend mixing 4 g (1 scoop) into water, juice, smoothies or sprinkling on food every day for optimum results. About Rochway: Established in 2006, Rochway products are stocked in more than 2,000 pharmacies and health food stores throughout Australia, and are exported to 30+ countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Key facts include: Each Rochway product is fermented using their unique BioRestore® process which utilises multi-strain probiotics for a more bio-available (easily absorbed) and bio-active complex. All products are naturally free from dairy, gluten, lactose, GMO, and added sugars. Ingredients have not had the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilisers. Rochway’s probiotic products support gut health, immune function, the nervous system and beautiful hair and skin. The new Rochway Kakadu Plum with Collagen powder is available at an RRP of $42.45 online from rochway.com.au The Greenwall Company Present TWO ELEVEN – Cremorne 2021-06-07T03:26:22Z the-greenwall-company-present-two-eleven-cremorne The Greenwall Company are thrilled to present their latest commercial project, TWO ELEVEN, located at 211 Military Road in Cremorne, Sydney. Under the careful tutelage of COSO Architects and working in conjunction with the skilful hands of Habit8 Landscape Architects, the innovative team were able to realise the creative fusion set down by Anthony Solomon & David Vago. Featuring grouped EcoPillows over three key areas of the top floor of the complex, the planting system was designed to not only provide privacy for the residents but also a greenspace for those looking into and out of the building. Mark Paul, Founder and Director of The Greenwall Company says, “The addition of our greening solutions to the development has enabled the complex to reach a 5-star sustainability rating and provide a sustainable system, designed to last the lifetime of the building.” The project was faced with multiple challenges, including difficult access due to being located on a major road bus route, numerous neighbours at close quarters, and a head contractor eager to reach practical completion with a plethora of trades completing tasks at one time. The Greenwall Company were also challenged to deliver on time and on budget a variety of species sourced from different environs, including Byron Bay & Northern Rivers. The high-density living of this complex was softened greatly by mature planting, pre-grown by The Greenwall Company, which has resulted in a significant reduction of ambient noise, while creating instant privacy and tranquillity for both residents and neighbours alike. Anthony Solomon, Director of COSO Architects said, “Under the guidance of the team leader and skillful staff, the Greenwall Company were able to successfully deliver a first-class product to this bespoke development.” About The Greenwall Company: The Greenwall Company is the premier producer of modular and custom designed greenwalls in Australia. They pride themselves on the fact that their walls and roof gabions are built from 94 per cent of recyclable materials that would otherwise be destined for Australian landfill. Tested, designed, re-designed, and mastered to ensure they will last the lifetime of the building on which they are installed, further reducing waste. The Greenwall Company have now installed their greenwall systems in over 200 projects and will continue to work towards the goal of reclaiming the built environment. www.greenwall.com.au Ocean Guardian releases large scale virtual shark net for beaches, resorts and aquaculture 2021-06-07T00:47:24Z ocean-guardian-releases-large-scale-virtual-shark-net-for-beaches-resorts-and-aquaculture Ocean Guardian, manufacturers of Shark Shield Technology, the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent technology, have announced for commercial sale the new LR1000 Shark Barrier, designed as a replacement for physical exclusion nets, shark nets and drumlines. In 2020, Australia suffered the most shark attack fatalities in 86 years, while statistics published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) show that 93% of all animals caught in their shark nets on NSW beaches were bycatch and that 55% of the total catch died. The new LR1000 Shark Barrier has been developed in partnership with Armscor’s Institute of Maritime Technology division, Armscor is the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence. Using proven Shark Shield Technology, the LR1000 is the result of six years of research, development, and testing, resulting in a scalable solution for beaches, resorts, and aquaculture organisations experiencing financial loss due to shark predation or incursions. Sharks have short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for finding food. Shark Shield Technology is used to create a powerful three-dimensional electrical field which causes spasms in these sensitive receptors turning sharks away. There are no known harmful effects on sharks or humans. Shore powered, the LR1000 can be installed in sections up to 400 meters in length with multiples of this possible to cover larger areas. The system consists of surface buoys spaced 3 meters apart, on each buoy is a free hanging antenna cable with depth coverage of up to 12 metres. The free hanging antenna provides low resistance to ocean swells, currents, and no resistance or entanglement risk to other sea creatures such as whales, dolphins, turtles, etc. MP Jason Falinksi stated, “The Northern Beaches recently voted to remove environmentally damaging shark nets and drumlines, this is long overdue. What is also long overdue is the use of new technology that protects both wildlife, swimmers, surfers and our blue economy. I strongly urge the government and authorities to use the new technology alternatives such as Ocean Guardian’s Shark Barrier that do not adversely impact our environment.” Lindsay Lyon, CEO of Ocean Guardian says, “We are experiencing enormous global demand for the LR1000 from iconic tourist sites like the Busselton Jetty in Western Australia to private resorts such as Great Stirrup Bay Island in the Bahamas, where we previously sold sixty of our BOAT01’s for resort protection. Shark attacks have a significant impact on local economies and tourism, and there is growing environmental demand to remove inhumane and harmful shark mitigation measures such as shark nets and drumlines. We’ve had exceptional growth in our B2C business during 2020/21 and the new B2B Shark Barrier will provide a transformational growth opportunity for our company.” To fund the significant growth presented by the new B2B Shark Barrier the Company has also signed an agreement with VCF Capital Partners to act as corporate advisors to raise up to $10 million dollars through a private placement and/or an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2021/22. “Australia has some of the best beaches in the world, coupled with the rate of developments in coastal towns plus the increasing rate of city dwellers opting for a sea change for better work/life balance driven by COVID, we have more people in the water, resulting in more risk. Ocean Guardian has the technology to implement protection in key tourist areas,” said Lindsay. About Ocean Guardian: Ocean Guardian is the world’s leading shark deterrent technology company. Since 2001 the company’s Shark Shield Technology has protected tens of thousands of ocean lovers and prevented the unnecessary killing of animals from environmentally fatal shark nets, drumlines and shark culling. Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology is the only scientifically proven electrical shark deterrent supported by peer-reviewed published research, and successful in deterring Great Whites. The technology is so effective government has approved the devices for consumer rebates. Nothing is more effective. www.ocean-guardian.com About Armscor & IMT: Armscor is the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence (DOD). Renowned for its acquisition expertise, Armscor has enhanced and expanded its service offering to the DOD as well as to stakeholders across the African Continent in line with its vision to be the premier defence technology and acquisition service provider for the South African Government and our allies on the African continent and the world. Armscor’s Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) division was established in 1975 and is a multi-disciplinary ISO 9001 2015 division specialising in Techno-military research and development, as well as specialised products and services. IMT provides services to the South African National Defence Force (primarily to the South African Navy), government departments, defence industry, the broader maritime community and other clients as part of its commercial initiatives. World class capabilities are focused in under and above water technology areas. JURA Australia release new sustainable Click and Clean Mini Tabs 2021-05-24T04:03:41Z jura-australia-release-new-sustainable-click-and-clean-mini-tabs JURA Australia is thrilled to announce that their new Milk System Cleaner Mini Tabs are now available, allowing machine owners to enjoy their specialty milk-based coffees, with cleaning now just a click away. No more over-pouring of the solution, the new mini tabs not only dose the correct amount every time but are more sustainable thanks to the reduction in product wastage and their refillable containers. George Liakatos, JURA Australia’s General Manager says, “There is a long history of pronounced awareness of environmental issues and sustainable use of resources and energy at JURA. This explains why our original milk system cleaner contains no phosphates. The optimised formula guarantees optimal hygiene for your milk system while protecting the environment at the same time.” Together with JURA’s automatic cleaning program, the new mini tabs effectively remove milk fats and proteins. This keeps the tubes clean and hygienic for consistently fine, and consistently delivers light-as-air milk foam for those who enjoy a café latte, cappuccino, macchiato and flat white in outstanding quality. Key facts about the new Milk System Cleaner (mini tabs): - Easy to use. - Always the right amount. - The mini tabs ensure safe and hygienic use in just one step, simply click & clean! - Keeps the tubes clean and hygienic for consistently fine, light-as-air milk foam. - Phosphate-free. - Refillable for even less waste. The new JURA Milk System Cleaner (mini tabs) are available now at an RRP of $24.99, or for a refillable bottle for $22.99 from JURA Australia online, Harvey Norman, David Jones, The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi Home and selected electrical stores nationally. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. https://au.jura.com/ MUMAMOO PART OF THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN MADE WEEK 2021-05-24T02:16:04Z mumamoo-proudly-takes-part-in-the-first-australian-made-week The all-female owned and founded infant formula business mumamoo is proud to be involved with the very first Australian Made Week, which runs from the 24- 30 of May, 2021.  The campaign encourages consumers to buy Australian and reflects new consumer research which shows the the preference for Australian-made goods continued to increase in 2020, with 93% of Australians stating they are more likely to buy products made in Australia – up from 87% a year earlier.* Since launching in February this year, mumamoo has experienced continued sales growth around the country, which reflects the fact the market has been looking for an Australian alternative to feed their babies.  “We have received incredible support by our independent retailers who are as passionate about promoting Australian products,” says mumamoo founder, Charlotte Chambers. “As we gear up to share our incredible Australian product on a global stage, we were excited to officially receive our Australian Made license to use for export this week,” she continued.  Australian Made Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro, said “When you buy Australian Made, Australian Grown products, you know what you are getting - products made to the highest of manufacturing standards and grown in our clean, green environment. At the same time, you are helping to support our manufacturing industry, create Aussie jobs and give back to local communities.” Mumamoo is availble at Drakes and Foodland stores across South Australia, National Pharmacies in South Australia and Victoria, and online at mumamoo.com.au.  Source, Roy Morgan finding 8701 May 10, 2021  Proven electronic shark deterrents prevent deaths and injuries 2021-05-24T02:10:15Z proven-electronic-shark-deterrents-prevent-deaths-and-injuries-1 New research published in the Royal Society of Open Science journal has confirmed that Ocean Guardian’s personal electronic shark deterrent devices save lives. In the paper titled “Predicting potential future reduction in shark bites on people”, scientists say that the use of Ocean Guardian’s personal electronic shark deterrents is an effective way to prevent the future deaths and injuries of up to 1063 Australians over the next 50 years. In 2020, Australia suffered the most shark attack fatalities in 86 years, causing a significant economic and emotional impact on the communities in which they occurred. Ocean Guardian is the world’s leading shark deterrent technology company. Since 2001 the company’s Shark Shield Technology has protected tens of thousands of ocean lovers and prevented the unnecessary killing of animals from environmentally fatal shark nets, drum-lines and shark culling. Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology is the only scientifically proven electrical shark deterrent supported by peer-reviewed published research, and successful in deterring Great Whites. The technology is so effective government has approved the devices for consumer rebates. Nothing is more effective. In a recent interview with Surf Lifesaving South Australia Dr Charlie Huveneers from Flinders University explained the facts around electronic deterrents saying, “…the electric deterrents can reduce shark bites by about 60%. People will automatically think that the 40% is when the sharks approach at speed, and maybe with a predatory intent and we actually found that it’s not the case, even when the sharks approach at speed with a predatory intent, the electric deterrents can still actually stop a shark when its approaching very fast. And when it’s within half a metre, the shark can and will actually turn around and stop that predatory approach in some situations, and that’s actually increased with the electric deterrent as well.” Sharks have short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for finding food. Shark Shield Technology is used to create a powerful three-dimensional electrical field which causes spasms in these sensitive receptors turning sharks away. There are no known harmful effects on sharks or humans. Lindsay Lyon, CEO of Ocean Guardian says, “This new research adds additional scientific evidence to the shark mitigation strategy deployed by the Western Australian State Government in providing consumers rebates for proven electronic shark deterrents as good economic policy. Over 70% of shark fatalities in WA over the past fifteen years have been surfers and divers, and providing individual personal protection is without question the best shark mitigation strategy. We hope this research encourages other state and federal governments to recommend the use of proven personal electronic shark deterrent.” The researchers analysed per-capita shark bites around Australia from 1900 to 2020 and developed models to estimate the preventative impact of Ocean Guardian electronic shark deterrents if they were worn by water users, to predict how many shark bites could be avoided. Lead author Professor Corey Bradshaw of Flinders University says efforts to reduce the risk of shark bites, even if they are extremely rare, are valuable with proven electronic shark deterrents capable of reducing the likelihood of a bite by about 60%, potentially saving hundreds of lives over the next 50 years. In NSW last month Northern Beaches Council voted to pass a motion urging the state government to abolish the shark nets at its local beaches. This motion comes after new data released by the Animal Justice Party revealed 290 animals had died in Northern Beaches shark nets over the past nine years, including 18 whales and dolphins, 21 turtles, and 224 threatened or protected species. Statistics published by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) show that 93% of all animals caught in their shark nets on NSW beaches were bycatch and that 55% of the total catch died. www.oceanguardian.com.au About Ocean Guardian: Ocean Guardian is the world’s leading shark deterrent technology company. Since 2001 the company’s Shark Shield Technology has protected tens of thousands of ocean lovers and prevented the unnecessary killing of animals from environmentally fatal shark nets, drumlines and shark culling. Ocean Guardian’s Shark Shield Technology is the only scientifically proven electrical shark deterrent supported by peer reviewed published research, and successful in deterring Great Whites. The technology is so effective government has approved the devices for consumer rebates. Nothing is more effective. For further information or to set up an interview with Lindsay Lyon please contact: Lisa Solomons @ 360 PR: +61 416 175 518 or lisa@360pr.com.au Winter Styling Tips with Sydney Property Stylist Justine Wilson 2021-05-24T00:08:03Z winter-styling-tips-with-sydney-property-stylist-justine-wilson When the weather starts to get colder it’s a wonderful time to refresh the home for the season ahead. According to Justine Wilson, Sydney Property Stylist and Founder of Vault Interiors, as winter is traditionally a time for hibernation, rest and recharge, and to enjoy guilt-free time indoors - it’s important to cosy up the living quarters of the home. Justine says, “Some key trends I expect to see this winter are the new accent colours of rich plum, warm apricot, burnt orange through to deep green and olive tones throughout the home. Outdoor living spaces will remain popular, while layering, ambient or hygge lighting, and bringing greenery and earthy materials from the outside in will also be key focuses.” Justine Wilson’s top five trends for winter 2021 include: Each year new winter accent colours come out. This year we are seeing rich plum tones, warm apricot tones, burnt orange, rust tones and deep green and olive tones. These accent colours take a cue from the changing exterior landscape and will help to bring the outside in. Switch out your cushions, throws and accessories to get the look. Look to make your outdoor spaces more useable in the cooler months. Think about free-standing pergolas, large umbrellas, or shade cloths for a little more protection from the elements. Also, winter is a great time to have long cosy nights around a fire pit, you can source wood-burning or gas or ethanol options to suit your property’s needs. Plus, add some fun seating like wood stumps or comfy outdoor chairs, and your good to go. Layering is a wonderful styling tool in winter, consider using double rugs, double bed throws, extra cushions and thicker curtains. The more layers and textures you can introduce into your interior the better, as it will help with warmth and also adds to the cosy factor of any space. Faux fur rugs and throws, wool knits and velvets are wonderful styling textures to use in winter. Having nice ambient lighting will help your home feel welcoming and pretty, opt for table lamps with warm globes. Pretty outdoor lanterns with candles or LED candles, and inside use candlesticks or candle votives. Candles will help your home smell great and also look pretty. A big trend is grouping lots of vintage brass candlesticks on a coffee table, mantle or dining table. Mix and match styles of candlesticks for a pretty eclectic look, they can be found easily at charity shops. Adding twinkle fairy lights is also a pretty way to bring soft lighting into your space. As the leaves start to fall outside, it’s a nice touch to bring some greenery or earthy materials inside. In winter display seasonal florals or just bunches of greenery to create pretty vignettes or moments on your surfaces. Succulents and eucalypts are great for this time of year, or you can also forage pretty branches from your own garden, or bring in potted plants and create little clusters. For more styling tips go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Sprout Organic Debuts World First Plant-Based Organic Infant Formula at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference 2021-05-19T02:44:16Z sprout-organic-debuts-world-first-plant-based-organic-infant-formula-at-the-australian-pharmacy-professional-conference Selasi Berdie, Sprout founder, pictured at office. Gold Coast, QLD (May 19, 2021) — Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (“Sprout” or the “Company”), The company that has created the world’s first organic plant-based infant formula, is now launching it to the world. The demand for plant-based options in infant formula has remained unfulfilled for decades, with soy (a common allergen) being the only choice which is not recommended for infants under 6 months. Sprout Organic’s infant formula has come on the back of five years of development and rigorous sourcing of high quality organic ingredients.  Manufacturing such a product in Australia has been a challenge. Australian infant nutrition standards are extremely high, in addition to being the only country in the world that places legal limits on certain undesired elements. This creates an environment that is highly restrictive in sourcing, but very beneficial to the end product.  Sprout is formally releasing both an infant and toddler formula direct to industry at the upcoming ‘Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference’ on the Gold Coast 20-23 May, followed by the ‘Naturally Good Expo’ in Sydney 30-31 May. These trade shows are the pre-eminent events for formula sales channels in Australia. Sprout Organic has already commenced pre-sales on its website, where the company saw over 300 sales in the first 48 hours of opening. Sales have come from both Australia and abroad with orders being placed from 19 international locations. “While we expected to receive some pre-sales, the high volume and positive feedback has been unbelievable, “said Sprout Founder, Sel Berdie. "It is a true validation of the last 5 years of hard work in developing such a needed product. We are so pleased to be able to provide parents with this choice." Sprout has committed to shipping infant formula to its consumers on June 1st, with national retail stores rolling out from July 1st. “The acceptance and uptake by our distribution and retail partners has been almost overwhelming” said Sprout Director, Ben Chester. "If our pre-sales are anything to go by, getting the required volumes out to stores is going to be the challenge, albeit a very positive one”. Contact: Nadia Schilling, nadia@sproutorganic.com.au, 0469 545 424 Images: https://bit.ly/SproutOrganicMedia Interview with Sel Berdie, Sprout founder and former Gold Coast Titans player available on request. ### About the APP Event (20-23 May - Gold Coast) Each year the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference & Trade Exhibition (APP) attracts 6,000+ pharmacy owners, pharmacy managers, pharmacists, intern pharmacists, retail managers, pharmacy assistants, students and pharmacy industry suppliers. About Naturally Good Event (30-31 May - Sydney) Naturally Good is the go-to tradeshow for all things natural, organic and healthy. As the leading business platform for natural and organic brands to showcase their latest and greatest products, Naturally Good offers a range of options both in person and online to connect leading brands with retail buyers. About Sprout Organic Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (Sprout), is a Gold Coast QLD company that develops and manufactures kids plant-based nutritional products. Its vision is to provide children and their families with access to nourishing plant-based food products across the globe, starting right here in Australia. Approved by leading paediatricians, dietitians, and food technology experts, Sprout Organic’s is launching its highly anticipated plant-based infant and toddler formulas direct to industry at the upcoming ‘Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference’ on the Gold Coast 20-23 May, followed by the ‘Naturally Good Expo’ in Sydney 30-31 May. Abuzz With Excitement for World Bee Day, 20 May 2021-05-19T01:09:37Z abuzz-with-excitement-for-world-bee-day-20-may Adored for their honey, the humble bee is a true behind-the-scenes hero of global food production doing much of the heavy lifting in pollinating the plants that produce 90% of the world’s food. Critical in preserving biodiversity and ecological balance in nature, the miniature winged superheroes are rightly honoured around the world on 20 May, the birth date of Anton Janša, a pioneer in modern beekeeping. Naturally Northern Rivers Australia Co-Founder and Director, Lilly Choi-Lee, said World Bee Day offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate passionate apiarists like those at Australia’s Manuka. “We have partnered with Australia's Manuka in curating exceptional natural and healthy products for our customers Australia wide and internationally,” said Choi-Lee who has been using bioactive honey, produced from Leptospermum plants, for decades since it first helped in her recovery from Leukemia 20 years ago this year. “I had painful mouth ulcers following my transplant and bioactive honey was the only thing that brought me any relief.” “The honey is carefully harvested, then independently and scientifically tested for its potency. “It can take up to 24 months of careful monitoring and regular laboratory testing as the honey matures – like fine wine – before we share this with our online community.” Australia's Manuka, Managing Director, Michael Howes said the Northern Rivers is home to some of the most potent Leptospermum plant varieties in the world, and that working alongside Naturally Northern Rivers Australia to promote the region’s clean green food bowl is another positive step forward in highlighting what we have in this unique part of the world. “There are 12 varieties present in our region and they’re the strongest ones in Australia and the world. We tap into three or four of pretty well the strongest that you’ll find,” said Mr Howes whose business produces bioactive medical grade honey from the Leptospermum plants. Mr Howes said bees in Australia’s Manuka hives are managed naturally by organic standards without the use of sugar feeding, veterinary pharmaceuticals or chemicals, and that the active honey they produce from Leptospermum plants offers not just anti-bacterial properties but wound healing. “I really like Naturally Northern Rivers Australia’s careful selection of ethical and sustainable businesses in promoting the food bowl in the Northern Rivers region.” Naturally Northern Rivers Australia Co-Founder and Director, Lilly Choi-Lee, said she and her husband have partnered with passionate artisans, farmers, creators and lovers of the region who are advocates of sustainable and ethical practices, giving back to the environment and their local communities. “Our core values have been the beacon that has guided us from the beginning in, and provenance was key,” said Choi-Lee, who after months of hard work is delighted with the response to the launch of their new business “We’ve hand-selected products ranging from food to skin care, all Australian owned and grown and produced in the Northern Rivers, NSW.” “What we have here is so good, it is worth sharing and we know it will resonate with others who seek a lifestyle based on sustainability, collaboration and inclusivity.” Choi-Lee said the collection will expand as they continue to explore and connect with more amazing producers throughout the region. Along with some of the world’s most spectacular coastlines, the Northern Rivers’ rolling green hinterlands, fertile soils and sub-tropical climate produces an abundance of premium products, underpinned by a respectful environmental philosophy and growing reputation as a hub for premium organics. ENDS MEDIA NOTE: For more information, images, or to interview Naturally Northern Rivers Australia Co-Founders & Directors, Lilly Choi-Lee & Trevor Lee, please contact Kylie Perrett, Public Relations Consultant, on 0412 556 432 or kylieperrett10@gmail.com NATURALLY NORTHERN RIVERS AUSTRALIA: Founded in 2020, Naturally Northern Rivers Australia is an Australian, family-owned business based on the Tweed Coast, in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Australia. The online store features a carefully selected collection of natural, healthy and organic products uniquely grown and produced in the Northern Rivers. To learn more about where the products come from, how they are made, and the stories behind them, visit www.naturallynorthernrivers.com YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE THE SECRET INGREDIENT IN THIS BANANA BREAD RECIPE 2021-05-18T01:00:57Z you-wouldn-t-believe-the-secret-ingredient-in-this-banana-bread-recipe Australian food brand Hoppa specialises in sustainable, nutritional cricket-powered superfoods The ethical food company has been showcasing one of its customers, @nimfitt, banana bread recipe – which comes complete with a very interesting secret ingredient. The sweet potato and banana bread recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free and is free from refined sugars. Unlike most recipes that you may have followed, it is built around a very special ingredient – crickets. Full recipe here: https://www.hoppafoods.com/sweet-potato-and-banana-bread/ A SUSTAINABLE, DELICIOUS INGREDIENT Despite what many people wrongly assume, crickets are highly sustainable, delicious, healthy and safe to eat. They get through 12 times less feed than cattle and require much less water, land and time, producing much fewer greenhouse gases than cattle. 80% of a cricket is edible, which means less waste is produced when we consume them. Crickets are also harvested in a much more humane way than cattle. THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF CRICKETS Insects including crickets are rich in healthy fats, calcium, zinc and heme iron. Crickets contain more than 60% protein and are naturally enriched with all of the amino acids and Vitamin B12. It’s almost certain that you already consume a substantial number of insects – the average westerner gets through 1kg of insects each year. As insects can be milled into neutral-tasting powders, many consumers don’t even know they are there. Insect harvesting also allows many people in poorer countries to make a living. Many Michelin star restaurants serve up insects as part of their dishes. Insects are consumed by at least 2 billion people across the world. OTHER HOPPA TREATS Other key ingredients of this sweet potato and banana bread include a steamed and mashed sweet potato, chia eggs, apple sauce, honey, chocolate and cinnamon. Customers can also find other interesting recipes including chocolate cricket cake, smoothies, muffins, pasta dishes and more on the Hoppa website. Hoppa also offers other cricket-based superfoods such as high protein pasta and protein powder. The team at Hoppa believe these superfoods can help “keep the world’s natural resources plentiful” whilst keeping people nourished. The company has received coverage from national and international media outlets. Hoppa currently offers free shipping across Australia on orders over $50. Serial mover and leading property stylist Justine Wilson shares her top moving tips 2021-05-10T02:05:28Z serial-mover-and-leading-property-stylist-justine-wilson-shares-her-top-moving-tips Having moved 23 times already in her life, leading Sydney Property Stylist Justine Wilson, certainly knows a thing or two about moving to a new house. Not only does she and her team essentially move house every day, sometimes twice a day to style properties for sale across Sydney, but she’s also earned the title of moving guru personally. Impressively her fastest pack up and pack down is an impressive two days. Justine Wilson, Vault Interiors Director, and award-winning property stylist says, “After moving so many times in my life, I’ve learnt a thing or two to streamline the process and even use the experience as a time to declutter and reinvigorate my own home. To many, it’s a daunting process, but hopefully my tips help make it more of a positive experience instead of a chore.” Listed in the top three most stressful life events, alongside death and divorce according to psychologists, Justine shares her top five tips to make moving smooth sailing in 2021. 1. Declutter prior! Before your move day, Justine suggests organising any items you don’t want to relocate to the new place to be sold, disposed of, or given away. Advertise items on gumtree or ask friends or family if they want free items (just ensure they collect them to make life easier for you!). Justine’s rule of thumb – if you haven’t worn it or looked at it in a year it’s not essential. 2. Pre-plan placement: Justine suggests planning ahead exactly what furniture items will go where, this is very important as it saves the movers double handling things and jamming up rooms full of furniture. It’s a much smoother process if they know exactly what room each item goes into and will save you money on their hourly rate at the end of the day. You can achieve this by doing a walk-through with them before they start unloading. 3. Label all your boxes: Justine’s favourite tip – seems like a no-brainer but you’d be surprised how many times this step is left out. Labelling is essential to avoid the panic that a room full of unmarked boxes can trigger. If every box is labelled with the room it's going into and whether it essential items or “non-urgent” items. Be descriptive of what’s in the box i.e instead of just “kitchen” write “kitchen – pots and pans”. 4. Purchase recycled boxes: Moving boxes can be expensive – so purchasing recycled boxes is a good trick, just ensure you write on the packing tape, not the actual box. This ensures you can often return them after the move and recoup a refund, or neatly stack and store and have boxes ready for your next move without the confusion of writing all over the box. 5. Enlist help! A move will feel less painful and less stressful if you enlist friends to help pack up – make a night of it, shout some pizza and wine, play some music and before you know it half the home is done, and you have had a few laughs in the process. Just remember to instruct them on labelling – and be sure to return the favour at a later stage. 6. Hire professionals: Justine is very lucky to have a fantastic and highly trained team that assists her with each move, it would not be possible to have moved so often without her professional team. People often try to move themselves to save on cost, but it doesn’t pay off in the long run, you can damage your property if you don’t know how to correctly carry items, you can hurt yourself or simply wear yourself out. 7. Treat it like an overnight stay: Pack a small bag with your essentials so you know exactly where they are, this means a towel, toiletry bag, phone charger and a change of clothes and some snacks. Ensure you have plenty of water and it's always a nice gesture to ensure your removals team have water bottles too. Justine adds, “If you have a big enough budget and are time-poor, you can get the company to quote on packing all your items for you also, phone around to suss out the price difference in you packing or them packing before you start so you can weigh it up.” For more styling tips go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au To request further information, high-res images, or to interview Justine Wilson, please contact: Lisa Solomons | 360 PR | P: 02 9571 4448 | M: 0416 175 518 | E: lisa@360pr.com.au P. Princi Food Services has Employed a Gate-to-Plate Model for Five Generations 2021-04-27T10:41:18Z p-princi-food-services-has-employed-a-gate-to-plate-model-for-five-generations-1 The term gate-to-plate has become a popular phrase for farmers in all aspects of food production. It’s used to donate the freshest of fruit, vegetables and meat. P. Princi Food Services has practiced a gate-to-plate philosophy long before it became a marketing point. The current proprietor, Joe Princi, is a 5th generation owner of the butcher business and understands the concept far better than many. The tenets of gate-to-plate have sound elements that the awarding-winning butcher shop has adhered to since its inception. As the demand for healthy food has increased, so has the need for food safety as consumables have to travel longer distances to reach supermarkets. The Perth butcher has worked to build relationships with local producers to ensure consumers receive the freshest meat possible. Those relationships support local producers and enable meat to be quickly traced through the supply chain should the need ever arise. P. Princi works closely with suppliers to guarantee that the meat and fowl in its shop or that’s ordered online for Perth meat delivery is fresh, properly handled, and adheres to the highest safety standards. Purchasing from P. Princi food services has multiple benefits. All of the beef, goat, lamb, pork, poultry and veal, along with cannelloni, smallgoods and charcuterie are 100 percent chemical, gluten and nitrate free for selections that benefit health and wellness. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach used by supermarkets, P. Princi customers choose the portion sizes they want. It’s an advantage that aids in weight control and results in less wastage so people save money. Smaller meat portions are metabolized easier by the body and aids in maintaining appropriate glucose levels over a longer period of time. The Bicton food provider is committed to the gate-to-plate model and P. Princi Food Services has honored that commitment to consumers throughout five generations. The butcher shop is dedicated to providing customers with fresh meat at affordable prices and individuals can stop by the butcher shop or place an online order for home delivery.   About P. Princi Food Services The Princi family has been working in the butchering industry for seven generations – both in Italy and in Perth. The tradition began when Pasquale Princi immigrated to Australia in the early 1950s. He immediately obtained a butcher’s job and opened his first store in the early 1960s. The company has won dozens of awards in numerous categories across Australia, earning his son Joe, who is currently in charge of the business, a reputation as a pioneer among his peers. The company was the Outright Gold Winner of the 2015 Pork Steak Your Claim Competition; won the Gold in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Gold in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Silver in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; and the Silver in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Foods Awards.   Media Contact P. Princi Food Service Phone: (08) 9314 2494 Email: butchershop@princifoodservices.com.au 10/258 Canning Hwy. Bicton WA 6157 Website: https://princifoodservices.com P. Princi Food Services has Employed a Gate-to-Plate Model for Five Generations 2021-04-26T03:23:24Z p-princi-food-services-has-employed-a-gate-to-plate-model-for-five-generations The term gate-to-plate has become a popular phrase for farmers in all aspects of food production. It’s used to donate the freshest of fruit, vegetables and meat. P. Princi Food Services has practiced a gate-to-plate philosophy long before it became a marketing point. The current proprietor, Joe Princi, is a 5th generation owner of the butcher business and understands the concept far better than many. The tenets of gate-to-plate have sound elements that the awarding-winning butcher shop has adhered to since its inception. As the demand for healthy food has increased, so has the need for food safety as consumables have to travel longer distances to reach supermarkets. The Perth butcher has worked to build relationships with local producers to ensure consumers receive the freshest meat possible. Those relationships support local producers and enable meat to be quickly traced through the supply chain should the need ever arise. P. Princi works closely with suppliers to guarantee that the meat and fowl in its shop or that’s ordered online for Perth meat delivery is fresh, properly handled, and adheres to the highest safety standards. Purchasing from P. Princi food services has multiple benefits. All of the beef, goat, lamb, pork, poultry and veal, along with cannelloni, smallgoods and charcuterie are 100 percent chemical, gluten and nitrate free for selections that benefit health and wellness. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach used by supermarkets, P. Princi customers choose the portion sizes they want. It’s an advantage that aids in weight control and results in less wastage so people save money. Smaller meat portions are metabolized easier by the body and aids in maintaining appropriate glucose levels over a longer period of time. The Bicton food provider is committed to the gate-to-plate model and P. Princi Food Services has honored that commitment to consumers throughout five generations. The butcher shop is dedicated to providing customers with fresh meat at affordable prices and individuals can stop by the butcher shop or place an online order for home delivery. About P. Princi Food Services The Princi family has been working in the butchering industry for seven generations – both in Italy and in Perth. The tradition began when Pasquale Princi immigrated to Australia in the early 1950s. He immediately obtained a butcher’s job and opened his first store in the early 1960s. The company has won dozens of awards in numerous categories across Australia, earning his son Joe, who is currently in charge of the business, a reputation as a pioneer among his peers. The company was the Outright Gold Winner of the 2015 Pork Steak Your Claim Competition; won the Gold in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Gold in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Silver in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; and the Silver in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Foods Awards. Media Contact P. Princi Food Service 10/258 Canning Hwy. Bicton WA 6157 Website: https://princifoodservices.com