Posted December 03, 2018 10:32:15
A bushfire has ripped through one of the country’s largest ladyfinger banana farms, Rob and Krista Watkins’ award winning farm at Walkamin, west of Cairns, destroying its crop and more than a hundred acres of surrounding bushland.
Rob Watkins said its factory was not damaged.
The couple were the first in the country to turn rejected green bananas into a gluten-free flour as well as skin products, establishing a factory on their property.
They now export their products around the world under their Natural Evolution Foods label.
Mr Watson said he was in Brisbane at the time of the blaze and his father, Bruce, fought off the flames.Read More at www.abc.net.au