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China’s ‘daigou’ shoppers leading Australian retail drive

IMG_2113-Edit-2.jpg“First they bought up our baby formula, next it was vitamins, now the millions back home have their eyes on Australia’s fresh food – and they’re sending in their shoppers.”

Source: China’s ‘daigou’ shoppers leading Australian retail drive

Bluberries at Inverness


Blueberries harvested at Inverness. Normally blueberries would be considered a weed. However, when they are in season, it is possible to take advantage of the fruits which have an extremely high antioxidant content (1,2). At present, they are worth $31.90 per kg at the supermarket.

(1) Best Berries | 2016. Accessed January 23. (See Link).

(2) Carlsen, Monica H, Bente L Halvorsen, Kari Holte, Siv K Bøhn, Steinar Dragland, Laura Sampson, Carol Willey, et al. 2010. “The Total Antioxidant Content of More than 3100 Foods, Beverages, Spices, Herbs and Supplements Used Worldwide.” Nutrition Journal 9 (January): 3. doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-3.

It looks like Apple is building a car.

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In an article in MacWorld (1), Elon Musk was quoted as saying that Apples Project Titan was an “open secret … It’s pretty hard to hide something if you hire over a thousand engineers to do it.”

Personally, I believe that environmentally friendly, point to point transport, will be the future of modern transit systems.  This is not to say that mass transit systems do not have a role. We just need to keep in mind their practical limitations. Ever tried to do the family shopping by train?

  1. Raymundo, Oscar, ‘Tesla CEO Elon Musk on the Apple Car: “It Will Expand the Industry” | Macworld’, Macworld (Macworld, 2016) <Macworld> [accessed 12 January 2016]