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Planet to Plate

In 2015, Earth Hour in Australia will celebrate Australian food and farmers, reminding Australians of the need to tackle global warming for the sake of our rural communities and our supply of good quality fresh food. As part of this year’s initiative, we (MSSI) have been working with Earth Hour Australia to identify the impact global warming is having on key farming regions across Australia and on different foods grown by the country’s farmers. Planet to Plate: The Earth Hour Cookbook is a collection of 52 amazing recipes from Australia’s biggest culinary names.

Matt Preston (MasterChef), Neil Perry, (Rockpool, Spice Temple), Kylie Kwong (Billy Kwong), Guy Grossi (Grossi Florentino), Darren Robertson (Three Blue Ducks), Luke Mangan (Glass Brasserie), Colin Fassnidge (4Fourteen), Ben Shewry (Attica), James Viles (Biota Dining), Jill Dupleix, Miguel Maestra (Ch 10’s The Living Room), Margaret Fulton, Dan Hong (Ms G’s) and Sarah Wilson are just some of the Aussie chefs and food personalities who have contributed to the cookbook, providing food lovers across the country with a selection of recipes using seasonally fresh produce for mouthwatering recipes.

The cookbook is an important feature of this year’s Earth Hour initiative (March 28), which will celebrate the country’s food and farmers and remind Australians of the need to tackle global warming for the sake of our rural communities and the supply of fresh, healthy and homegrown food to our door.


Appetite for Change

The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute worked with researchers across the University of Melbourne to collate the latest research on the impact of climate change on specific foods for the cookbook in this 28 page report.

The first section by Professor David Karoly, outlines the impact of global warming on the 6 climate regions of Australia.

The second section of this report looks at the impacts of global warming on a list of fifty-five household food items covering everything from wheat, seafood and dairy products to poultry, meat, grains, and fruit and vegetables.

It’s a list that has been complied for the first time.


Associated media release