Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 17/12/2015 - 08:35
A new Friends of the Earth report reveals that our regulators are planning to allow foods derived from a range of new genetic modification (GM) techniques untested and unlabelled onto our supermarket shelves and that they have misled the Senate on the issue.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Mon, 23/11/2015 - 10:25
Monday, 23rd November
Academics from across Australia and New Zealand are descending on Brisbane for the next two days to discuss how to challenge the increasing corporatisation of universities, which is drastically reducing the quality of research and academic life. Challenging the Privatised University is being co-hosted by Friends of the Earth, the Ngara Institute, the NTEU, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the National Alliance for Public Universities and aims to support the revitalisation of the public and intellectual importance of Universities.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Wed, 14/10/2015 - 19:50
Friends of the Earth is concerned that the Government’s moves to delete the definitions of gene technology, GMO (genetically modified organism) and GM product from the Food Standards Act are an attempt to deregulate risky new genetic engineering techniques by stealth. Furthermore, it appears that the Government has not discussed these proposed changes with either the state governments or the New Zealand Government. The Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2015 is scheduled for debate in the House today and Senate tomorrow.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 25/09/2015 - 10:26
Friends of the Earth has renewed its calls for a recall of food products containing nanomaterials following the release of a new studyi which found that titanium dioxide (TiO2) in food is absorbed into the human bloodstream.
Submitted by samantha.castro on Thu, 27/08/2015 - 17:21
Media Release 27 August 2015
As Tim Flannery launches his new book Atmosphere of Hopeat Melbourne University tonight, Friends of the Earth have warned that geoengineering technologies aren’t a solution to climate change and risk diverting attention from proven solutions.Geoengineering is the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 30/07/2015 - 09:27
Friends of the Earth, the Ngara Institute, the NTEU, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the National Alliance for Public Universities are co-hosting a conference at the University of Queensland from the 23-24th November – Challenging the Privatised University – that aims to support the revitalisation of the public and intellectual importance of Universities.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 10/07/2015 - 11:53
A new report released by our agricultural chemicals regulator the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) this week shows that they are still failing to address the risks posed by the use of nanomaterials in agrichemicals. The regulator still claims nanomaterials are not being used in agrichemicals in Australia despite clear evidence to the contrary.