‘Colonisation’ of Indigenous food

Article by The New Daily discusses the problematic use of Indigenous ingredients in McDonald's new coffee the 'Australiano'.

Assoc Prof Emma Lee argues that McDonald's use of wattleseed in their new coffee is a form of colonisation which amounts to 'the erasure of Indigenous histories and association, and the replacement of that with a settler-colonial view'. Food Values Research Group convenor Prof Rachel Ankeny also spoke about the challenges associated with the use of Indigenous ingredients in Western cooking. According to Rachel: 'It does mean that the individual buyer has to do their homework about the company to see where they’re growing things, how they’re growing things, who’s benefiting, what kind of permissions are in place to access the products, and so on'.

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