Australian Functional Ingredients Pty Ltd
General topics

General topics

  • Native Australian foods? You must be crazy
    Native Australian foods? You must be crazyA lot of people ask how I’ve stuck at developing Australian wild foods for over 3 decades from when I was introduced to these unique resources of the World’s longest living culture. I recognised that we could not afford to lose this knowledge post-invasion and I knew there was Read More ...
  • Wild Foods – my newest book is out!
    Wild Foods - my newest book is out!Woo-whoo! My new book is out and available in our on-line store. The sub-title to Wild Foods – Looking back 60,000 years for clues to our future survival tells you a little of the range of topics covered by my writings and that of contributors Ian Chivers and Izabela Konczak. The overall theme is disruptive Read More ...
  • Aboriginal Science – an interesting perspective
    Aboriginal Science - an interesting perspectiveInteresting article below. It really does illustrate the power of paradigms. Compare this to the modern reductionist paradigm in health and nutrition where Governments are spending huge sums on genetic research thinking that we will be able to fix disease states by tweaking a few genes here and there. It Read More ...
  • LIFE – Lyophilized Indigenous Food Essentials™
    LIFE: Intelligent Nutrition, Anti-ageing and the Fountain of YouthLook Out World – We are about to re-invent nutritional support but we need your financial support to do so. LIFE (Lyophilized Indigenous Food Essentials™) is a new product that will start as a powdered version of Kakadu Complex® but with enhancements that will put this already impressive Read More ...
  • Australian Native Extracts for Cosmetics
    Australian Native Extracts for CosmeticsAustralian Functional Ingredients is a specialist in supplying Australian native extracts for a wide range of applications. Food uses include nutritional mixes for concentrates, puree blends and flavourings for beverages which use the super-food status of Australian wild foods. And then there are the myriad of cosmetic products and which uses Read More ...
  • Environmental disaster in the Kimberley
    Environmental disaster in the KimberleyThe more I researched the fact of the Australian Government planning to lease land to the Chinese to grow sugar cane in the Kimberly, the more incensed I got. 33,000 ha of the pristine Kimberly coast will be obliterated to grow a single species and far more valuable wild plants, let alone Read More ...
  • Sugar in the Kimberley – sweet and sour Chinese anyone?
    Sugar in the Kimberley – sweet and sour Chinese anyone?With what I have written about sugar recently, you may understand why this report makes me scratch my head in disbelief: ‘Shanghai Zhongfu Group plans to invest up to A$700m (US$728m) in the next six years in developing land in the far north (of Western Australia) and Read More ...
  • Cartoon ad from 2004
    Cartoon Ad from 2004 And if you feel ready to shop, head on over to our online store. Use the promo code 2004Ad for a 10% discount on any retail purchases until the end of October 2014.
  • Does the food business stack up – An article in today’s Age
    Does the food business stack up – An article in today’s AgeIt’s well worth reading as it affects us and our families personally. Click on the image to go to the article.It is deeper and more critical than just the issues that the article presents. There is another consequence to our fruits and vegetables being Read More ...
  • Recipes, health and nutritional information – all on wild foods
    Recipes, health and nutritional information - all on wild foodsMy question to you is how can I help more? Are you interested in more recipes using wild foods? Have you seen my Dining Downunder website and TV shows? There are lots of recipes on that site and also on my main site. Are the nutritional information and the Read More ...
  • Australia Day – make mine marla
    Australia Day - make mine marlaIf you are concerned about your health and the environment, the best choice of red meat protein is marla (kangaroo). Research shows that domestic meats are pro-inflammatory which may lead to all sorts of nutritional diseases. By comparison, game meats are far less inflammatory (5 biochemical markers were monitored before Read More ...
  • I am fast losing faith in our collective intelligence
    I am fast losing faith in our collective intelligence.Here is a video on the insanity of the mining industry. I do have to admit that I look at the farmland we now need to protect and I see hundreds of eco-systems which once sustained a diverse biology of wild foods and medicines – plants and animals Read More ...
  • An Aboriginal Perspective to the Australian Government Election
    An Aboriginal Perspective to the Australian Government ElectionOne very significant policy that Prime Minister, Julia Gillard has raised is a sustainable Australia. Could we consider that the myth of perpetual economic and population growth becomes a primitive concept (maintained in the ‘dreaming’ of wannabe Tony Abbott). We might think about how we define “advanced” and “primitive” when Read More ...
  • Tribute to Sibylla Hess-Buschmann
    A tribute to Sibylla Hess-BuschmannThe world lost a great woman on Friday, 28th May 2010, when Sibylla Hess-Buschmann passed away after losing her battle with cancer. She leaves behind two sons, Boyd and Shawn her long time life partner, husband Guenther Buschmann as well as her brother Arno Hess and family and a great many Read More ...
  • Australian food for a competitive marketing edge
    Australian food for a competitive marketing edgePoliticians are talking down the economy and taking us into a recession whether it’s inevitable or not. It’s a case of the personal development cliche that if you think you can or you think you can’t; you’re right. Restaurants are suffering more than most since they rely on business lunches, Read More ...
  • Intervention more like a land grab
    Intervention more like a land grabThis is a dispatch from Frank, a friend and colleague from Yuedemu Mining Company, an Aboriginal owned exploration and development operation on the edge of the Tanami Desert. You might ask why I’m blogging about this but unless we appreciate traditional Aboriginal culture, respect their ways and give them the freedom Read More ...
  • Marketing, marketing, marketing… a white paper on marketing
    Marketing, marketing, marketing ... a white paper on marketing“The Fact Is That Marketing Is The Single, Most Overlooked and Under-utilized Asset in 99% of All Businesses” … so says Scott D. Hallman. Founder of America’s 59th Fastest Growing Private Company, Business Growth Dynamics, Inc. This white paper will show you how to create easy to use Read More ...
  • Grow bush tucker and they will buy – not.
    Grow bush tucker and they will buy - not.The following is reproduced from the ABC News website: Gardens program aims to increase bush tucker demand It is hoped a new training program will increase international demand for Aboriginal bush tucker. The Western Australian Government hopes its Community Gardens Program will increase the export quantities of both traditional produce like Read More ...
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    Thanks for confirming your subscriptionThank you for subscribing to my website updates and newsletter. You can also stay in touch with my ramblings via your RSS reader. RSS Feeds For regular updates add the Cherikoff site to your RSS Reader; AOL, MyYahoo,  Google, Bloglines. Please come back soon and if you want any topic covered just let me know. Or if Read More ...
  • You know that you’re winning when it no longer matters
    You know that you're winning when it no longer mattersIt may have been a 25 year struggle, through industry ups and downs, culinary trend cycles and business challenges but the use of a growing number of Australian ingredients on international menus with scarcely a mention in restaurant reviews, apart from their suitability with the wine Read More ...