25 April 1912 – Same message…different century

IN ADDRESSING the members of the Fruitgrowers and Market Gardeners Association on Wednesday, the Minister of Agriculture (Hon T. Pascoe) remarked that the scientists stated that Australian people ate too much animal food.  He thought the association would be conferring a great benefit on the community if it could encourage a more liberal consumption of wholesome ripe fruit.  If the public increased their expenditure on fruit, he believed they would effect a reduction in the doctors’ bills. In the matter of public health the fruit industry was of great vaue to the community.

SOURCE: “The Way We Were”,  Compiled by Chris Brice. “The (Adelaide) Advertiser”:  http://www.adelaidenow.com.au