<p>Before European settlers arrived in Australia, there was a thriving food culture, one that happily sustained the Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years.&nbsp;It's estimated there are up to 5,000 native food species (almost 20 per cent of Australia’s native flora and fauna) that were utilised by the Aboriginal people.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.538em;">Traditional bush tucker is innovative and unique: food sources extend from the swollen abdomens of honey ants to witchetty grubs; goanna to nectar-bearing flowers such as the bottlebrush. <em><a href="http://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2008/07/01/about-native-australian-food" target="_blank">Read more</a></em></span></p>