Anti Halal in Australia – Beef, Bumpkins and the Internets

From November 2014 (Leaksource)

The Anti Halal campaign by ‘Restore Australia‘  could possibly be one of the catalysts to the Australian Beef Export Market folding. With Australia set to supply beef to China and after the trouble in 2012 when live beef exports were temporarily stopped any ripples in the Asia Pacific trade pond could result in months of trade negotiations being undone by FaceBook posts.

2014 Cattle projections 2014 – Indonesia

While there is the population and economic potential for growth, changes in market access, particularly around the upcoming election this year, will be closely monitored.”

What ‘Restore Australia’ do basically is astroturfing. A practice which is being closely monitored by FaceBook itself and the ACCC. Its a blanket of negative tweets and thumbs down, endless nonsensical FaceBook posts from persons running multiple sock accounts and purchased bots. When one finally drills down into the argument from ‘Restore Australia’ only to find the same old tired anti brigade of One Nation ‘has beens’  with the same old one liners such as “Sharia law – get out” slogans and jingoisms. It’s a joke. The damage these groups do is deflected in some Barry McKenzie type of ‘ocker’… ‘she’ll be right mate‘ …beer gut boguns at the local football club sausage sizzle etc,.

The agenda is only interested in next weeks pay day advance and not on the generations of future Australians who will be constrained by small minded ignorant drop kicks.

This is Asia Pacific and its 2014. Three quarters of the world’s population will be fed by the south east food manufacturing industries in this country.

The example in the video of “Fleurieu Milk and Yoghurt Company” is a sad indictment on how a relatively intelligent manufacturer throws his hands up in that air exclaiming that he has had enough. For the thousand dollar certification the company would have shaken hands with Emirate Airlines to the tune of fifty times that initial certification cost.

The crux of the argument the Anti Halal groups stand behind is that Halal certification will cause the cost of products to increase. But, if you’re not eating Halal food why would that bother you? Do Jewish people who eat Kosher foods use the same argument? The people that Halal labelling is for is the Muslim population who wish to obey and follow their religions guidelines for food.  Should it worry a non Muslim that a food label has “This is not Halal” on the label, or “This is Halal”?

Would this not also then extend to any and all organic and non-organic product labelling? The Australian Food Labelling code is seen as under threat. What can and can’t be put on a food label is up for questioning and the Food Industry Lobby is nervous. After having it so good for decades producers and manufacturers of Food in this country are being questioned as to the relevance of their code. This has all the hallmarks of a Queensland National Government Group getting flustered and lashing out.

Next,”certification is buying bullets” rant. How does this work? Aside form the fact that this group was also financing the “No Mosque” in Bendigo protest, the full metal redux of sensible arguments is devoid of any fact to the point of ridiculous. Any person believing this astonishing claim should maybe think when buying American products is funding the ammunition used in the killing of Afghani or Iraqi people. The same soup just in a different bucket?

Perhaps this serves as an example of how persuasive or pervasive  astroturfing a company can be, for someone to turn down a 50:1 business deal and no doubt years of future supply.

Is this the Australia we live in? Bending like blades of grass to the slightest strong breeze.

In August the Golden Circle fruit drink came into media attention after a member of public took them to task on their labelling, “Alarming additives and Food Labels: Beef and Alcohol in Popular Fruit Juices  and the product made is not Halal. Similarly Hindus were upset because the juice contained beef protein.

“Following the revelation, Heinz suggested that all customers should ‘carefully’ read the ingredients on a product before they buy or consume it. Although this is reasonable advice when it comes to food safety, what Heinz failed to recognize is that the label on these fruit juices made no mention of alcohol or beef traces.
The clear apple juice from Golden Circle comes with a label that proudly boasts photographs of fresh, luscious apples, and absolutely no added preservatives.”

The question must be asked,…who is ‘Restore Australia ‘ really working for? Is this some organised attempt by Food Industry Spooks to cover their tracks and add preservatives but not put it on the labelling or is it a general spasm of loose canons bullying and vilifying soft targets on line..? Bit of both maybe.