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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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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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Right to Food Coalition Conference 2014 – New webpage

Posted on 24. Apr, 2014 by .

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The Sydney Food Fairness Alliance is proud to be supporting the Right to Food Coalition’s inaugural food security conference called Putting Food on the Table: Food Security is Everyone’s Business. View the ‘Right to Food Coalition Conference 2014′ webpage on the above tab for regular updates!

The Right to Food Coalition comprises representatives from a range of Sydney based organisations working to raise the profile of food insecurity. We believe everyone has the right to access fresh, nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food. Putting Food on the Table is our first collaboration and aims to stimulate discussion and action on this important issue.

SAVE THE DATE! HELP US PUT HUNGER ON THE AGENDA!

About 5% – or over a million – Australians regularly can’t put adequate food on the table to feed their families. The numbers are even higher in some areas and amongst particular populations.  This hidden hunger may not be visible, but can have serious short and long term effects on health, education, employment and productivity.

We’ll be tackling this challenge at an important conference on food security, Putting Food on The Table.

Held from the 13 & 14 October 2014 at Casula Powerhouse, this two day event will bring together policy makers, academics, community development workers, and health promoters, exploring solutions at a range of levels:

Governance solutions: policy, planning and stakeholder collaboration

Population solutions: focused on target groups, such as refugees, Aboriginals and other marginalized communities

Community solutions: social enterprises, emergency food relief, action on food waste, community food access projects

Communications solutions: education, research, food literacy, outreach, labeling

More information about the Putting Food on the Table conference can be found at the Right to Food Coalition Conference website. Details about the website will be coming soon. Watch this space!

Please forward enquiries about the conference to info@righttofood.org.au

We hope to see you there!

 

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Massive protests in NSW against gas and mining exploration

Posted on 03. Apr, 2014 by .

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Early on Monday 31 March 2014 morning, 2000 protectors  joined together at the Bentley Blockade just south of Lismore. This is unprecedented– and a massive difference to the first Lock the Gate blockade in March 2011 near Tara in Queensland when a small group of 25 people slept in tents!

The protestors want to stop gas miner Metgasco drilling on farmland and had news that 100 police from the riot squad were booked into Lismore motels to help the miner get started.  Although Metgasco called off work for today, the protestors will back tomorrow.

There was also another massive action on Monday 31 March 2014 up in the Leard Forest, near Narrabri on the Liverpool plains, with 82 people arrested for delaying Whitehaven’s forest clearing in preparation for the new Maules Creek coal mine. In addition to the three protestors who had locked on to equipment, the police also arrested all the other protestors for trespass (a statutory offence.)

This morning Lock the Gate also launched its new report  Railroaded on the impact of the proposed railway line from the Galilee Basin to Abbott Point in QLD. Radio National did do a story on this report but it was only late today that one mainstream newspaper finally reported on the strong community action and presence at Leard Blockade and Bentley Blockade.  However, social media went off with tweets and photos direct from the blockade site and this incredible live radio interview a Newcastle mother during the police arrests at Leard Blockade.

 

UPCOMING LOCK THE GATE FILM SCREENINGS IN SYDNEY

 

LANE COVE – LOCK THE GATE FILM SCREENING

FRACTURED COUNTRY: AN CONVENTIONAL INVASION

Monday 7 April, 6:30 PM 

With special guest speaker Liverpool Plains Farmer Rick Laird

Lane Cove Living and Learning Centre

18 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Organised by Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society

Link to Facebook event

 

MANLY – MAULES CREEK INFO NIGHT

Tuesday 8 April, 7:00 PM 

With special guest speaker Liverpool Plains Farmer Rick Laird

Manly Library Meeting Room

1 Market Place, Sydney

Organised by Manly Environment Centre, 350.org and Lock the Gate

Link to Facebook event

 

SUTHERLAND – LOCK THE GATE FILM SCREENING

FRACTURED COUNTRY: AN CONVENTIONAL INVASION

and UNDERMINING AUSTRALIA: COAL vs COMMUNITIES

Wednesday 9 April, 6:30 PM 

With special guest speaker Liverpool Plains Farmer Rick Laird

Sutherland Multi Purpose Centre

123 Flora Street, Sutherland

Organised by Stop CSG Sutherland and Sutherland Shire Environment Centre

Link to Facebook event


GASFIELD FREE HAWKESBURY

Sydney Food Fairness Alliance

The Hawkesbury area is one of the prime growing regions for fresh perishable vegetables for the Sydney market. Come and discuss a gasfield free community strategy to protect this.

Monday 14 April, 5:00 – 6.30pm 

Bennelong Room,  Level 4, Red Cross House, behind Sydney Town Hall, Sydney 2000

Entry: Go to LH entry of the two Red Cross sections of St Andrews House. Take a lift to the 4th floor – Bennelong room is just around to the right.

If you are after 5pm, the lifts won’t work and you need to ring Lisa on 0418 117 264 to get in.

 

SUTHERLAND – TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP INFO NIGHT

FAIR DEAL or NO DEAL                                                                                  

Tuesday 29 April, 6:30 PM 

Sutherland Multi Purpose Centre

123 Flora Street, Sutherland

Organised by Stop CSG Sutherland and Sutherland Shire Environment Centre

Link to Facebook event

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National Sustainable Food Summit Report

Posted on 03. May, 2011 by .

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The Sustainable Food Summit 2011 brought together over 230 of food and agriculture’s biggest players and leading experts in a two-day exchange of knowledge and ideas.

The goal was to share ideas that could inform a vision for Australia’s food system in 2030; to examine the challenges and constraints of the current food system, and explore opportunities for change that would support a transformation to a resilient, adaptable and sustainable food system.

Various key stakeholders attended the summit including academics and researchers, farmers, food manufacturers, sustainability professionals, government and policy makers, retailers and financiers.

The report produced from the summit can be found here.

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