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Our Last SFFA Public Talk – Food Security in France

Posted on 01. Aug, 2012 by .

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Talk presented by Brigit Busicchia  (Macquarie University) who had just returned from 3  months in France.

 

To talk about food security in France is also to talk about food security in Australia as it may highlight different understandings of what food is and should be, as it may bring our attention to the relationship between farmers and the state, and as it may offer a different model to fight food insecurity.

 There are many dimensions to the issue of food security but for the purpose of this talk, some key policy initiatives in the areas of production and consumption of food were be presented.

 This talk began with the ongoing debate about farm subsidies in Europe and how the French government has reformed its agricultural sector by incorporating the concept of multifunctionality of agriculture into its legislation. It also presented the French government position on coal seam gas mining.

 Food manufacturing and processing are important sectors of the food economy. The government has had problems in controlling the health and nutrition outcomes of this sector and these aspects were discussed and in particular, key intiatives put in place by the government in an attempt to regulate food related health conditions.

 Food security is also about affordability and some key policy responses to food price inflation and food relief assistance were presented. 

 And finally we cannot talk about food production and consumption without talking about food wastage.

 

When:     Monday 6 August 2012 at 6pm.

Where:  St Andrew House between St Andrew’s Cathedral and Town Hall, George St., Sydney

 

 

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The role of Sydney Food Fairness Alliance?

Posted on 12. Mar, 2010 by .

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Sally James spoke to the Rotary Club of Ryde in September 2009 to outline the role of SFFA and food security issues.

DOWNLOAD…. ‘The role of SFFA and food security issues’ presentation (pdf 269KB)

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