The ludicrous nature of the Victorian planning scheme has again been exposed with the targeting of Joanne and Andrew Stritch of Happy Valley Free Range in the Yarra Ranges Shire.
In this inspirational President’s Report AFSA President Tammi Jonas shares with us the results of her fact-finding mission to the US. In doing so she contextualises the many achievements of Fair Food advocates in Australia, and highlights the strong international ties that exist between supporters of the food sovereignty movement. We are not alone! I’ve […]
Story by Tammi Jonas, AFSA President, May 2015
In response to a regulatory environment that says Coca Cola is safe but raw milk is dangerous, over 40 Australian farmers, chefs, providores and assorted supporters, journalists and academics came together to discuss the potential for an Australian organisation similar to the American Farm to Consumer Defence Fund.
Story by Russ Grayson, April 2015. It is time for reform of local government’s handling of community food initiatives on public land. It is time, too, to reform councils’ handling of complaints about those enterprises…
AFSA and the Victorian Farmers Markets Association have today released a joint public statement, calling on the Victorian Government to work with AFSA, VFMA and small producers to engage in open and constructive discussions about how to support the rapidly emerging local and fair food economy in Victoria. Public statement – Cancellation of Regulator-Producer Forum […]