The Canberra Times
Sunday, 3 December 2023

Jackie French: Give us Veg and Roses … a guide to budget beaters

Updated April 24 2018 - 8:45pm, first published March 3 2017 - 12:40am

'Give us bread and roses' said the placards of the striking women factory workers. Their words inspired a poem and then a song, and the song inspired countless rallies ever since. This column, on the other hand, was inspired by an article in another publication, complaining that serving ten helpings of fruit and veg per day to a family is impossible on an average household budget. (They didn't mention that roses - or some flowers- are essential too.)

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