Australians say hooray for 'roo - and wallaby, too
September 21st, 2011
04:00 PM ET
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Wild boar, rabbit, goat and venison may rank as alternative foods for carnivores around the world, but a slowly growing industry in Australia is taking to lesser-known native animals. Australian farmers are reporting an increased demand for local game supplies as they make their way onto restaurant menus - particularly in Melbourne.

Pubs are beginning to order game meat for their bistros. Philosophically, consumers are taking to game due to its environmentally-friendly, methane-free qualities.

A native food revolution? Not quite. But there is a push for these meats to gain more local and international attention, reports The Age.

Read Fry me kangaroo brown, sport! Aussies tucking into more native animals on CNNGo

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Year of the vine
January 31st, 2011
10:00 AM ET
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Say “Chinese wine” to many and images of less-than-loved domestic Chinese wine brands like Dynasty (often pronounced “Dy-Nasty” by those who have tried the RMB 20 bottles of the stuff) and Great Wall come to mind.

This image could be changing though as domestic and international demand of Chinese wine is increasing production to levels never before seen in the country.

A new industry report catalogs the Chinese wine market’s progress. It says that some “analysts believe the country could overtake Australia in the next three years.”

The report, by French wine exhibition organizers Vinexpo, said that China produced 72 million cases of wine in 2009, an increase of 28 percent from 2008.

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