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World Food Day – bridging the hunger divide

SFFA World Food Day event at NSW Parliament House was rich in inspirational stories and accounts. Here are the keynote speakers addressing the audience on the night. Liz Millen, President of the SFFA, opened the forum. Dr Rosemary Stanton discusses the problem of food insecurity at the national level and in particular, explores the health [...] Read More »

16th October – A very important event not to be missed!

Come and join us for this very important debate around the issue of food insecurity and poverty in modern Australia. Seats are filling up very quickly so hurry up to register your interest by rsvp Justin Field at Parliament House on 9230 2202 or by email to justin.field@parliament.nsw.gov.au. Many health professionals, dietiticians, welfare sector officers, [...] Read More »

Having our cake and eating it too – the big picture on food security

The diversity of the community concerns about food security reflects the reality of humans' principal interaction with the environment of the planet: production of food. The diversity of concerns also ensures the public’s interest in food security will grow as these concerns grow. While most food related research is aimed at improving profits in agribusinesses – including supermarkets – the wide scope of people’s concerns ought to be addressed in publicly funded research. This article argues that research into food security needs to be framed around two concepts: systems and securities. Read More »

Hunger at our Doorstep on World Food Day!

Join us to learn about how and who food insecurity impacts on but also to hear inspiring stories of courage and enterprising spirit. A 'must go' event to be part of the ongoing debate surrounding poverty in modern Australia. Read More »

What a great success!

The recent event “Sustainable Farming for a Sustainable City” held at Richmond was a great success! So thank you to all of you who helped with organising, promoting, and attending the event.  Over 130 people came to be part of a very engaged discussion. A very special thanks to Liz Millen and Vivienne Reiner (both [...] Read More »

City-fringe farms crucial for food security

Safeguarding farms from urban sprawl and mining is crucial to the future of our food security, a forum in Sydney’s premier food producing region will hear next week. The forum will call for integrated state planning, a more inclusive national food plan and overseas purchase of land be subject to a national interest test. It is organised by the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance (SFFA) and NSW Farmers’ Region 7 which covers the greater Sydney metropolitan area and hinterland, accounting for almost all the farms and market gardens providing fresh food for the city of Sydney. Come and join the discussion at this great Q&A style event on 24th of September. Read More »

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