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FAO World Food Day 2013 – October 16

Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by .

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Celebrating Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition

The Macarthur Future Food Forum would like to invite you to join them in celebrating the achievements of their program and discussing the future of food security, quality and sustainability in the Macarthur region, moving towards the recognition that “healthy food is a human right”.

On the day, come and hear from Rosemary Stanton, Costa Georgiadis and Ronni Kahn on the importance of local sustainable production for food security and nutrition.

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A People’s Food Plan for Australia

Posted on 18. Mar, 2013 by .

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The People’s Food Plan presents a common-sense and achievable vision for fair food that places the soil and land, farmers, food workers and eaters at the centre of a restorative food system.

AFSA’s National Co-ordinator, Nick Rose, says:

“For too long we’ve depended on a food system that favours the profits of major corporations, degrades the environment, forces farmers off the land and has resulted in a diabetes, heart health and obesity crisis. This system is shockingly inefficient, with as much as 40% of all food wasted. It is also deeply unfair, with two million Australians relying on food relief, a number that is climbing rapidly.”

AFSA and its allies say the Government’s soon-to-be-released National Food Plan is an opportunity missed. Instead of offering innovative solutions to a growing food crisis, it presents a business as usual, ‘Corporate Food Plan’, driven by the interests of big business.

In this David and Goliath clash, the people have decided how to fix our broken food system. Building on the endorsements of AFSA’s positions from dozens of organisations representing hundreds of thousands of Australians, over 600 individuals had their say in 40 open forums held around the country from September to November 2012. The result is a People’s Food Plan Working Paper which prioritises decent livelihoods for farmers, and population health and environmental regeneration over chemically-grown, additive laden, ‘Frankenfoods’.

Read…  A People’s Food Plan for Australia  -  Overview (pdf)

Read…  A People’s Food Plan for Australia    (pdf)       A common-sense approach to a fair, sustainable and resilient food system.

Read.. . A People’s Food Plan for Australia    A summary of the working paper 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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See what Costa has to say about SFFA.

Posted on 03. Feb, 2013 by .

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One of our great supporters – Costa.

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

Posted on 08. Feb, 2012 by .

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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)

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS:

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

 

 

 

 

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Can’t eat your house – development threatens food bowl: Presentations

Posted on 12. Dec, 2011 by .

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In October the Sydney Food Fairness held a public forum as part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival. The event brought together experts in the area including NSW Farmers Association President Fiona Simson, rural planning consultant Ian Sinclair, WSROC President Alison McLaren and Urban Research Centre Director Phillip O’Neill.

Video footage and downloadable speaker presentations from the event are shown below.
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WSROC President Alison McLaren (11.06 minutes)

 


NSW Farmers Association President Fiona Simson (13.52 minutes)

 


Urban Research Centre Director Phillip O’Neill. (14 minutes)

 


Rural planning consultant Ian Sinclair (13.13 minutes)

 

DOWNLOAD … Ian Sinclair’s presentation,  Contested Landscapes

DOWNLOAD... Map of Western Sydney Petroleum Leases (pdf   )

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Can’t eat your house – development threatens food bowl: media coverage.

Posted on 25. Oct, 2011 by .

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In October the Sydney Food Fairness held a public forum as part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival. The event brought together experts in the area including NSW Farmers Association President Fiona Simson, rural planning consultant Ian Sinclair, WSROC President Alison McLaren and Urban Research Centre Director Phillip O’Neill.

DOWNLOAD…  Daily Telegraph article

DOWNLOAD…  CSG mining puts food at risk – AAP

DOWNLOAD…  Report in Penrith Star      (PDF 156kb)

LISTEN…  Listen to Liz Millen and Fiona Simson on The Alan Jones Show

 

 

 

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