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Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance

posted Apr 13, 2014, 9:16 PM by Sean Donovan

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance write:


TIME TO LET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT KNOW YOUR VIEWS ON THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND FARMING IN AUSTRALIA! SEND IN SUBMISSIONS BY 17 APRIL


A NEW APPROACH TO AGRICULTURE IN AUSTRALIA NEEDED


Dear AFSA Members and Supporters
 
Are you concerned about the future of food and farming in Australia?
 
Now is the time to let the new Federal Government know what you think.
 
Earlier this week, the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) made our submission to the Australian government’s Agriculture Competiveness White Paper process.  The Issues paper released by the Department of Agriculture includes proposals to expand large-scale agriculture, primarily with a view to export.
 
Regrettably, the Issues paper has very little to say regarding the destructive impacts of the globalised food system, the constant drop in the number of Australian primary producers, the impacts on farming communities of cheap and dumped imported produce, the increasing threat of climate change, and the real constraints on monocultural, input-dependent production through dwindling supplies of non-renewable fossil fuel energy sources and other inputs.
 
Our submission to this White Paper process is based on the Peoples’ Food Plan, which AFSA carried out in 2012-2013 with the generous support of the Australian Fair Food movement. 
 
The Peoples' Food Plan is an holistic and integrated agenda for a fair, healthy and sustainable food system for Australia. It is a visionary agenda,  which is exactly what we need at this time. 

 YOU CAN READ OUR SUBMISSION HERE.
 
We encourage you to submit your views on this White Paper before 17 April 2014.
 
Send in your submission by email:
agricultural.competitiveness@pmc.gov.au
With so much at stake, it is important that the Federal government hear the views of Australians who are passionate about a fair food future for this country. 
 
Please take a moment to send in your submission.

Thank you,


Dr Nick Rose
Nick.rose@australianfoodsovereigntyalliance.org
M: 0414 497 819
 

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