Undermining our food bowls – how CSG & mining are threatening future food: FORUM 6 FEB 2012

Posted on 08. Feb, 2012 by in Events, Past Events

SFFA held a very successful forum  Undermining our Food Bowl  in February in Sydney with speakers – Tim Duddy Caroona Coal Action Group, Rosemary Nankivell,  CSG Committee Chairperson and organiser of the successful blockage against Santos, and Helen Redmond from Doctors for the Environment

The debate about mining and coal seam gas on prime agricultural land in NSW  is heating up, at a time when food security is becoming an increasing global concern.  More than half of NSW is covered by titles for coal, mineral or CSG exploration or production but  the question of what this means for food production is yet to be answered.

The absence of real commitment to identifying, protecting and preserving agricultural land has led to continued uncertainty for farmers. It also  undermines  our ability to control quality, price and availability in an increasingly resource-scarce and climate-change affected environment.

Read the presentations and watch the video clips.


Utter Madness – the video of land on the Liverpool Plains shown at the forum. (7.22 min)

A concise overview of the forum (6.52 min)

Tim Duddy (11.54 min)

Rosemary Nankivel (19.37 min)

Presentation from Rosemary Nankivell  (pdf 1.61MB )

Helen Redmond (15.22 min)

Presentation from Helen Redmond, Doctors for the Environment. (pdf 440KB)


Alfalfa House
Foodconnect Sydney
Erland Howden
3Dots Studio
The Wilderness Society





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