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DR VANDANA SHIVA: “PLANET ON PLATE – EATING AND FARMING FOR OUR FUTURE”

Posted on 12. Feb, 2015 by .

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WHEN: FRIDAY, 20 FEBRUARY 2015, 6 pm for 7 pm start. 6-7 pm: networking, 7 pm: Introduction by Joel Salatin and talk by Dr Vandana Shiva

WHERE: Teachers Federation (NSW) Conference Centre, 37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, SYDNEY

ENTRY FEE: $45 General Admission, $35 Conc.

AGAPE SNACK PACK: $12 - pre-order (Vegetarian option: Roast Pumpkin Frittata & Salad; Vegan option: Salad of the Day)

BOOK TICKETS HERE: http://www.trybooking.com/113052

MORE INFO: Catriona Macmillan, 0402 404 361, macmillancatriona@gmail.com

INTRODUCTION BY JOEL SALATIN

DR VANDANA SHIVA is a scientist, ecologist, author and winner of the Sydney Peace Prize. She also featured in the documentary “Dirt!”. In celebration of 2015, the Year of the Soil, Dr Vandana Shiva will give a talk on the importance of seed freedom and food democracy for the future of our food and land. Dr Shiva will also address the US human trials of GM banana.

Find out more about Dr Vandana Shiva at http://vandanashiva.comhttp://www.navdanya.org and http://seedfreedom.info.

JOEL SALATIN of Polyface Farms is an American organic farmer and author featured in the documentary “Food Inc”. Joel will give an introduction to Dr Shiva’s talk. Joel is in Australia to teach his one day workshops “You Can Farm” in Sydney on 21 February 2015 and Melbourne on 22 February 2015. Find out more about Joel Salatin at http://www.milkwood.net and http://www.polyfacefarms.com.

 

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Public meetings with Joel Berg, US anti-hunger activist, during October 2014

Posted on 01. Oct, 2014 by .

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Joel Berg is a leading U.S. activist, researcher, and media spokesperson on domestic hunger and poverty. He is Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, a not for profit organization which works to “enact innovative solutions to help society move ‘beyond the soup kitchen’ to ensure economic and food self-sufficiency for all Americans”. He is the author of  “All you can eat: how hungry is America?”

Joel will be in Australia as a guest of the Sydney-based Right to Food Coalition, and will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural food security conference being held in Sydney on 13 & 14 October 2014. He will also be holding public meetings across Australia during the month of October.

Click on the following flyer for information on Joel’s public meetings across Australia: http://sydneyfoodfairness.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Joel-public-lectures-Oct-14-31.pdf

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SFFA July 2014 Meeting Presentation Notes – Oxfam GROW Campaign

Posted on 30. Jul, 2014 by .

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Thank you to all who attended the SFFA open meeting in July. Below are the main points and website links from the presentation. Enjoy!
Oxfam Australia GROW campaign aims to tackle the many complex issues of global hunger and food security. Oxfam has been looking at all aspects of food security and recognise that the most important issues include :-
The changing climate
Lack of investment in small scale producers
The growing phenomena of land grabs
The actions of large global food companies
The actions of consumers
Sky Rocketing food prices
Oxfam encourages individuals to take a range of actions in their own lives that can assist in creating a fair food future. Oxfam works with the worlds 10 biggest food companies to ensure that their practices are not unfairly disadvantaging poor farmers through out their supply  chains and we work with governments to ensure investment in small scale agriculture and work to secure strong climate mitigation targets and to do our fair share in terms of assisting communities around the globe adapt to climate change impacts.
Here are the links to reports discussed:
1 . Hot and Hungry –Climate change and impacts on food security. http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/mb-hot-hungry-food-climate-change-250314-en.pdf
2. The Food Transformation report – Harnessing consumer power to create a fair food future.
3. Banking on Shaky Ground – Land Grabs and the role of Australian Financial Institution.

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Food@Sydney Seminar Series 2014

Posted on 16. Jul, 2014 by .

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An exciting initiative from the Food, People, and Planet node of the Sydney University Environment Institute, a series of 7 seminars discussing food waste, obesity, nutrition, sustainability of our food systems, etc…

Check-out the dates and times/venues at http://sydney.edu.au/environment-institute/food-people-planet/

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SFFA July Open Meeting – Oxfam GROW Campaign

Posted on 12. Jun, 2014 by .

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SAVE THE DATE IN JULY!

You are warmly invited to the next Sydney Food Fairness Alliance open meeting to hear Debbie Hunt talk about the Oxfam GROW campaign. Read more about the Oxfam GROW campaign at https://www.oxfam.org.au/grow/about-grow/

Date: Monday 14 July 2014

When: Australian Red Cross, St Andrews House  Level 4, 464 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000

Time: 4:45pm. There will be issues access the building after 5:00pm so please be prompt.

Other: Light refreshments will be provided.

About our speaker Debbie Hunt

Debbie has a B Social Science (Politics and Policy) and a Masters of Social Change and Development specialising in Food Security and Rural Sustainable Development. Debbie has worked for Oxfam in the role of the NSW/ACT State Campaign and Engagement Coordinator for the past 4 years, prior to this role she worked at the NSW volunteer coordinator with Make Poverty History for 2 years. She is a mother of 4 amazing young adults/ teenagers and lives on a small organic farm on the Southern Highlands of NSW. Currently she is coordinating Oxfam’s GROW campaign, which advocates for sustainable development, reducing climate change and increasing food security.

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Putting Food on the Table Conference Website NOW LIVE!

Posted on 01. Jun, 2014 by .

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The website for the Right to Food Coalition’s Putting Food on the Table conference is now live!

VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE NOW! http://righttofood.org.au/

Confirmed keynote speakers include Joel Berg (New York City Coalition for Hunger), Catherine Harding (The Good Foundation/Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food), Martin Laverty (Catholic Health Australia), Professor David Adams (University of Tasmania) and Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo (Yaama Dhiyaan Hospitality & Training Centre/Gardeners Lodge Café).

REGISTER NOW AT http://righttofood.org.au/register/

Early bird rates will be offered until 22 August 2014. Subsidised and scholarship conference tickets are available for eligible participants (see website for more details).

TELL YOUR NETWORKS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

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Upcoming Food Events in Second Half of 2014

Posted on 15. May, 2014 by .

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Check out some fabulous food events happening around Sydney during May through to November 2014 under our ‘Events’ Tab. Hope to see you there!

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