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Thanks for all the input on helping to shape these ideas.  You'll also see some feedback from the workshop at the Ideas Festival last week.  Head now to the Evaluation Phase where you can answer some questions to assess the Top 20 for their all-round awesomeness.

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A state funded TV advertising campaign that promotes a fun "I'm not from far away!" label. Local producers within the state have the option of purchasing the government subsidised label to include on their products if they would like to b

(UPDATED) A state funded TV advertising campaign that promotes a fun "I'm not from far away!" label. Local producers within the state have the option of purchasing the government subsidised label to include on their products if they would like to b

Photo of Ben Hall
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Instead of having food festivals and farmers markets separate from one another, how about pair farmers and food vendors side-by-side at a combined farmers and food market, where chefs cook up tasty meals built from the farmer's bounty.

Instead of having food festivals and farmers markets separate from one another, how about pair farmers and food vendors side-by-side at a combined farmers and food market, where chefs cook up tasty meals built from the farmer's bounty.

Photo of Robin Waldroup
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Producers selling at Farmers' Markets like the returns generated by their direct-to-retail mode – but have a risk of unsold produce at the close of the market. Developing a subscription list of consumers who would be keen to buy surplus stock and mes

Producers selling at Farmers' Markets like the returns generated by their direct-to-retail mode – but have a risk of unsold produce at the close of the market. Developing a subscription list of consumers who would be keen to buy surplus stock and mes

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(Revised 5.19.11) Discover Local is a credit card that is designed to enhance the local producer's ability to create value for the customer, while increasing customer awareness and loyalty.

(Revised 5.19.11) Discover Local is a credit card that is designed to enhance the local producer's ability to create value for the customer, while increasing customer awareness and loyalty.

Photo of An Old Friend
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Imagine IDEO OPEN transferred into Queensland OPEN. When people are involved they have ownership and that is essential to create a change.  Global change by acting local. 
Queensland Government should ask the citizens for help

Imagine IDEO OPEN transferred into Queensland OPEN. When people are involved they have ownership and that is essential to create a change. Global change by acting local. Queensland Government should ask the citizens for help

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Celebrate QLD's multiculturalism and cultural diversity and how it links to food.  Refugee and migrants are important parts of our community and contribute to our food culture (examples growing Asian greens, tropical fruits).  It helps send the messa

Celebrate QLD's multiculturalism and cultural diversity and how it links to food. Refugee and migrants are important parts of our community and contribute to our food culture (examples growing Asian greens, tropical fruits). It helps send the messa

Photo of Yen
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Participating schools will source 50% of their food within 50 miles and the other 50% is sourced within Australasia.

Participating schools will source 50% of their food within 50 miles and the other 50% is sourced within Australasia.

Photo of Jennifer Tam
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Fruit and veg have become size 8 models. They all look identical, they all glisten, radiate and scream "look at me, I'm perfect". Following generations of comfortability with mass produced identicalness, we've forgotten about the vibrancy and dynamis

Fruit and veg have become size 8 models. They all look identical, they all glisten, radiate and scream "look at me, I'm perfect". Following generations of comfortability with mass produced identicalness, we've forgotten about the vibrancy and dynamis

Photo of David Stocks

The Queensland Local Food Exchange is a food exchange modeled after better known stock exchanges. Producers can register their crops/produce and consumers can buy directly from the producers. Prices, of course, will vary with supply and demand.

The Queensland Local Food Exchange is a food exchange modeled after better known stock exchanges. Producers can register their crops/produce and consumers can buy directly from the producers. Prices, of course, will vary with supply and demand.

Photo of Arjan Tupan
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Wouldn't it be great to have a better understanding of where the food in our supermarkets comes from? Imagine if you could scan a bar code and be shown instant information on where the food has come from, who the producer is and how long it took to g

Wouldn't it be great to have a better understanding of where the food in our supermarkets comes from? Imagine if you could scan a bar code and be shown instant information on where the food has come from, who the producer is and how long it took to g

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With the majority of govt. Agricultural-Subsidies reaching out to only large-scale farmers, India's predominant small-scale farming communities are left in the shade. Besides the lack of support the farmers face adverse weather conditions resulting i

With the majority of govt. Agricultural-Subsidies reaching out to only large-scale farmers, India's predominant small-scale farming communities are left in the shade. Besides the lack of support the farmers face adverse weather conditions resulting i

Photo of Kaushik Eshwar
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A startup business that boosts food traceability and brings producers closer to consumers.  The startup would create a wiki style platform for food providers to share their provenance and information on their products.  It would sell kits to schools

A startup business that boosts food traceability and brings producers closer to consumers. The startup would create a wiki style platform for food providers to share their provenance and information on their products. It would sell kits to schools

Photo of Tom  Hulme
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UPDATED! This is an idea for a public kitchen where you can go and bring any product you would like to process, fruit for juices or marmelade, vegetables for pickles, meet or fish for smoking... The shop provides the necessary equipment as well as tr

UPDATED! This is an idea for a public kitchen where you can go and bring any product you would like to process, fruit for juices or marmelade, vegetables for pickles, meet or fish for smoking... The shop provides the necessary equipment as well as tr

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