Greater Dandenong is home to over 1000 food businesses, including 80 food manufacturers and 750 food retailers. The local food sector exports $686M per annum and employs over 6,900 people. However, the production and consumption of food accounts for 28% of the average Australian’s total greenhouse gas emissions and 48% of the average Australian’s total ecological footprint.
Council has established objectives to promote the production and consumption of local and sustainable food, and highlight the health benefits.
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