Today (2 September 2011) the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance made its submission to the National Food Plan Consultation, being conducted by the Federal Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. Our submission challenged the core assumptions and general approach which the Issues Paper reflected, with the following paragraph summarising our perspective: Basically, the main point we […]
The AFSA and the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance today jointly published a media release as the Federal Government’s consultation period on its Issues Paper for the National Food Plan draws to a close on 2 September.
View the pdf document which provides a brief overview of the background to the development of the National Food Plan and some comments on the Issues paper to inform development of a national food plan.
“Food Security for the short or long term?” the following is a piece from the Agri-Food Research Network on food security and the government’s new National Food Policy Working Group
While we welcome the intention to conduct a broad national consultation, we remain concerned at the lack of transparency in the current process with the Food Policy Advisory Group. No minutes of its two meetings have been made public, for example.