Dr Nick Rose, National Coordinator, Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance; Project Coordinator, Food Systems, Food Alliance Dr Amory Starr, Eco-gastronomist and author of Underground Restaurant: Local Food, Artisan Economics, Creative Political Culture On 20 March 2014, the Conversation published an article authored by Dr Nick Rose entitled “Let’s Reap the Benefits of Local Food over Big […]
Story by Dr Nick Rose , April 2014 This paper – and the video presentation – was prepared for delegates to the 7th World Urban Forum, taking place in Medellin in Colombia, from 5th to 11th April, 2014. The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and the Food Alliance were successfully in securing a 2-hour workshop on […]
Food Sovereignty Alliance calls for tighter controls on foreign ownership and control of Australian farmland Australian farmers and communities lose while transnational corporations profit 17 February 2014 Debate rages about whether Australia should allow foreign investment in agricultural land. Transnational agribusinesses and financial institutions are acquiring stakes in agricultural land and infrastructure in land-rich countries […]
At the beginning of November last year, the Parliament of Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, passed the Local Food Act 2013.
Last December a Senate Inquiry was established to inquire into the secretive ‘Commission of Audit’, set up by Tony Abbott’s government shortly after asssuming office in September 2013. This Commission is operating in a non-transparent and largely unaccountable manner, with an apparent mandate to act as a de-facto ‘razor gang’, whose goal is to impose […]