LOCAL organic expert Ben Debs imagines a future where his drive-through fast-food chain would be a normal part of the culinary landscape in Byron. Together with partners Lucy Jenkinson and Barry Ferrier, he is seeking a fourth business partner to make Wakkas Organics become a reality. And Mr Debs is no stranger to conquering impossible odds.
Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now a regular feature at most supermarkets. And that's created a bit of a dilemma in the produce aisle. On one hand, you have a conventionally grown apple. On the other, you have one that's organic. Both apples are firm, shiny and red. Both provide vitamins and fiber, and both are free of fat, sodium and cholesterol. Which should you choose?
Conventionally grown produce generally costs less, but is organic food safer or more nutritious? Get the facts before you shop.
To clearly state our perspective as an Australian brand with a concern for our natural environment and the future sustainability of the planet, we plan to donate a portion of our profits to help save the Australian Koala from the threat of extinction.