Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, has launched 'Meat Matters. We All Have a Steak in this!' — a suite of school educational resources designed to expand awareness about Australia's red meat processing industry.
Developed by the Australian Meat Processor Corporation and supported by the Australian Government, Minister Hartsuyker said the resources have the capacity to engage and inform students about the role and importance of the red meat processing industry in the Australian economy, environment and wider community.
"In a day and age where fast and ready pre-prepared meals are in abundance, a great many children—and maybe even a few adults—rarely stop to consider exactly where the food that they eat day in, day out, really comes from, and this extends to red meat," Minister Hartsuyker said.
"This suite of educational resources will help students develop a greater understanding about the numerous activities Australian red meat processors use to process cattle, sheep and goats into the red meat products you find at your local butcher and supermarket."
Teachers can access the new resources at the AMPC website.
(From Australian Government media release - 6 April 2017)