Strawberries waste hits crisis levels

WATCH: Strawberries thrown away as waste 'crisis' hits farms

STRAWBERRY growers are sending out an SOS call - save our strawberries.

An excess of strawberries has led to a produce glut, with punnet prices dropping to as low as $1.

Despite being a win for consumers, it has forced supermarkets to reject more strawberries from farmers, meaning that thousands are going to waste.

Queensland Strawberry Growers Association president Luigi Coco said it was Australian's short-term grocery shopping habits that was causing the problem.

"A lot of people tend to point the finger at the big two supermarkets when it comes to food wastage, it's something we hear about all the time as farmers," he said.

Read the full story at the Courier Mail

One year old Archie Carmichael needed no encouragement to get stuck into a basket of Strawberries at Strawberry Fields at Palmview. Picture: Lachie Millard
One year old Archie Carmichael needed no encouragement to get stuck into a basket of Strawberries at Strawberry Fields at Palmview. Picture: Lachie Millard

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