Home' Grower : November 2012 Contents The South Australian Grower -- November 2012
All wrapped-up for a cause
By STEPHANIE GROPLER
THE Australian Mushroom
Growers' Association launched
its Go Pink campaign in sup-
port of breast cancer research at its
39th conference in Adelaide
Throughout October, pink pack-
aged mushrooms were available in
supermarkets and fruit and veg-
etable outlets, leading-up to
Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon Day
on October 22.
In Australia, more than 2800
women die from breast cancer each
year. It is the most common inva-
sive cancer after non-melanoma
skin cancer and is the second most
likely to cause death.
Australian research suggests that
women eating 10 grams or more of
mushrooms daily have a 50 per
cent to 65pc lower risk of breast
cancer compared to those who
Mushroom Growers general man-
ager Greg Seymour said a partner-
ship with the Cancer Council
would ensure much-needed funds
for research, prevention and sup-
port ser vices.
"While mushrooms are pink for
just one month, good health is
something we take seriously every
day of the year," he said.
MUSHROOMS were wrapped-up in pink packaging throughout October as the
industry went all out to show its support for breast cancer research.
Australian Mushroom Growers Association chairman Douglas
Schirripa and wife Raelene with Anna and Marc Schirripa,
Dianne Mattsson, The Advertiser with Kim Mattsson and Judy Allan,
food buyer Don
Callisto, Foodland SA
state manager Steve
Wood and wife Vicki.
Sky Harrison and Shaliza
Ferragomo, from Hardie
Jan and Joan Shirripa, Adelaide Mushrooms.
Graham and Kay Turner, Crown
Ed 'Fast Ed' Halmagy; Judyta Slupnicki,
Adelaide Convention Centre; Phil Rogers, P&L
Rogers; and Susan Seymour.
Matthew Miles, Adelaide Convention
Centre; Henk Van Den Huevel, Viscon
Australia; and Adrian Gillet, The Food
Jane Reilly, Channel 10,
Lidia Moretti, RPH Radio
and Victoria Bridgland.
and Bob Holterman,
Camillo Crugnale and Pelle Cimmino, Assaggio
Restaurant; Heidi Van Gerwin, Regency International
Centre; and Australian Mushroom Growers
Association event coordinator Pam Tobin.
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