WHILE BSE and Foot and Mount Disease ravaged Britain, Australia remained disease-free making it an attractive alternative meat source, even for cuts that are traditionally eaten in the Outback as so-called "bush tucker".

Australian market reports claimed demand from British meat buyers for kangaroo increased by 30 per cent in 2000 and 2001. Calls also increased from the UK, Germany and Italy for beef, lamb and mutton.

This has kick-started a wider interest in Australian foods and more are now appearing on shelves here in ...

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