Tuesday, March 13, 2007


North Queensland town running out of food

‘A small community on Cape York Peninsula says it has only a few days of fresh food left because supply trucks cannot get through on the main road which is deteriorating due to the wet season.

The shortage of milk, bread, fresh fruit and vegetables could cause major health problems at Coen, said resident Karen Rosin, who runs the town’s general store with her husband Adrian.

“We do have a lot of diabetics in the community and the tinned foods really aren’t suitable because there is a lot of salt in them,” Mrs Rosin said.’

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