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The obstacles facing Indigenous producers of native bushfoods By Sarah Collard on PM

Australia's native bushfoods are a multimillion dollar industry, but perhaps counter-intuitively, First Nations-owned businesses and producers are few and far between.

Lack of access to finance and remoteness are some of the obstacles to those who might get into the booming sector.

But there's also a lively debate about how best to protect cultural heritage - all matters being discussed at the country's first bush foods symposium being held in Sydney.

Duration: 3min 17sec

Broadcast: Wed 27 Nov 2019, 5:02pm


Daniel Beeron, senior supervisor at Girringun Aboriginal Corporation's native nursery

Peter Cooley, First Hands Solutions

Rayleen Brown Kungkas Can Cook