Submitted by Cam Walker on Fri, 19/04/2013 - 20:41
Food irradiation is the practice of exposing foods to radiation. In Australia all irradiation plants use Cobalt 60, a nuclear material that emits gamma rays. Herbal teas, spices and some tropical fruits are permitted for irradiation in Australia.
Irradiation changes food in ways that have not been adequately tested for safety. Irradiation depletes food or vitamins and causes the formation of "radiolytic products" whose effect on human health is not known.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Tue, 26/03/2013 - 14:26
It’s the next wave of destruction for our native forests. The forestry and energy industries are now poised to unleash their plans to feed our forests into furnaces to produce electricity, convert them into bio-fuels, and into pellets for export. This will mean more destruction of forests and their wildlife, and release massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere.
Industry calls this ‘renewable energy’. It wants the government to help pay for it in the form of ‘renewable energy certificates’ and other subsidies at the community’s expense.
Submitted by Cam Walker on Thu, 07/03/2013 - 15:39
CounterAct is a new affiliate member of Friends of the Earth and has been launched to support communities in taking effective, creative, strategic nonviolent direct action on issues of environmental and social justice.
CounterAct the corporate-government system with training and skills to grow your community or campaign. Learn and share your experiences with other activists and community campaigners. CounterAct will be providing training in direct action skills and community organising across Australia.