Food security fears swept aside by ABARES

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated April 21 2020 - 12:51am, first published April 20 2020 - 10:00am
Australians can continue to look forward to a wide range of food at the local supermarket in spite of COVID-19 ABARES officials say. Photo: Shutterstock.

THE Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences' (ABARES) has flatly quashed breathless media speculation the COVID-19 pandemic combined with the recently-broken east coast drought may lead to issues with Australian food security.


Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.

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