An arch opponent takes aim at fast food home delivery
A NOOSA movement dedicated to "slow" and healthy eating is trying to stop a planned fast-food home delivery service in its tracks.
And it is the golden arches of McDonald's that Slow Food Noosa president Erika Hackett is concerned about following reports that the giant food chain is proposing to take its Big Macs and fries straight to the door at Hervey Bay.
Ms Hackett said fast food outlets continue to look for new ways to infiltrate people's lives.
"With today's knowledge of the dangers of too much over-processed, salt and sugar-laden fried foods, it is astounding that the fast food industry continues to thrive," she said.
Ms Hackett has called on Noosa Council to support wise food choices and to continue education programs in local libraries.
She said Slow Food Noosa has sponsored local school kitchen gardens, established a community garden at Noosaville, and funds a horticulture therapy course for residents at Carramar NoosaCare to promote health and wellbeing. Noosa Community Garden spokeswoman Wanda Jardine said the Noosa Community Garden in Earl St Noosaville was open to the public with a regular gardening and harvest session every Friday.
"We have seen fast food chains respond to the community's desire for healthier choices with salads and the like, however nothing beats picking fresh leaves from your own garden or getting your fruit and vegetables fresh from the farmer," she said.
"We invite anyone to join us on Friday mornings to garden, meet new people and take home some wholesome food picked fresh from the soil - now that's fast food," she said.
Members of the community are invited to visit the Noosa Community Garden in Earl St from 9-11am every Friday.