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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Premier launches Australia’s first prebiotic honey

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business
    The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Premier launches Australia’s first prebiotic honey

    Australia’s largest honey company Capilano has produced the world’s first clinically-tested prebiotic honey, Beeotic.

    Launching the product in Richlands this morning, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Beeotic will be sold in Australian supermarkets and pharmacies, with the company also targeting the Chinese market.

    “Capilano’s timing in targeting the Asian market is perfect, this economy is growing at a phenomenal rate and by the year 2030, it’s predicted Asia will account for two-thirds of the world’s middle class.

    “Chinese consumers love natural products and already embrace the health benefits of honey, so Beeotic has great potential to be a great boost for Queensland exports.

    “Capilano’s work in R & D to develop a prebiotic honey is exactly the kind of innovation and value-adding that we are fostering through Advance Queensland.

    The Premier said she was delighted to see a local company competing on the world stage.

    “It shows great confidence in the Queensland economy that a company like Capilano, is creating cutting edge products, creating local jobs and investing and expanding their business here in Queensland,” Premier Palaszczuk said.

    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said Advance Queensland is a $405 million whole-of-government innovation agenda that is supporting businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialise their ideas.

    “Queensland has long been at the forefront of new thinking and ideas.

    “Advance Queensland is about providing the right economic environment and support to help Queenslanders in all industries take their great ideas and turn them into commercial outcomes with global market potential – something Capilano is doing with their Beeotic product,” Ms Enoch said.

    Media contact: Brendan Connell 0437 837 976