Markets say retain state powers over GM bans and keep GM food labelling

GM-Free Australia Alliance members reject the Productivity Commission’s recommendations to remove states’ rights to ban genetically manipulated (GM) crops for marketing reasons and to remove GM food labelling. GM crops pose unacceptable risks to our health, the environment and key export markets and removing the bans and GM labeling would eliminate choice for farmers and consumers.

Don’t trade away the right to keep our food safe

Friends of the Earth media release February 20, 2015

Chinese imported frozen berries linked to a number of cases of hepatitis A in Victoria and NSW has led to a national call for stronger food safety regulation and country of origin labelling.

Steve Marsh to appeal GM canola contamination case

The Safe Food Foundation welcomes Steve Marsh's decision to appeal the decision against him in the WA Supreme Court last month. He lodged his appeal on Wednesday 18 June and the appeal will be heard in the next six to twelve months before the court of appeal made up of three judges.

Organic farmer vs. GM farmer facing trial on February 10

January 22, Melbourne - Organic farmer Steve Marsh will soon face his neighbour in the WA Supreme Court in a landmark case to protect his right to keep growing genetically modified (GM) free food. The matter is due to start on the 10th February 2014 and is scheduled to run for three weeks.  

A celebration of good food and farming

Friends of the Earth presents the sixth annual Feast of Film
A celebration of good food and farming.
Saturday August 23rd 2003, 4pm-7pm
Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent Street South, Adelaide

Tickets $10-$15, at the door
Soup, bread and cakes available at interval, by donation
For more information contact [email protected]

Final Farewell: Party At South Melbourne Commons

Swing High, Swing Low, Swing Go!

A big-ticket event, Swing High, Swing Low, Swing Go, is a final fundraiser spectacular farewell for the South Melbourne Commons. Proceeds to Friends of the Earth Australia.

we can still stop food irradiation

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.

Further information here.

The Commons Unlocked.

The Commons is always unlocked and open - it's your community hub - but our open day is your chance to find out exactly what it's all about.

position available to manage FoE Australia's organic grocery store

Position Description: Manager, South Melbourne Commons Organic Grocery Store – The Pantry.

Based at FoE Australia’s South Melbourne Commons, Cnr Montague & Bank Sts, Sth Melbourne.


a celebration of good food and farming

Friends of the Earth's fourth annual FEAST OF FILM - a cinematic celebration of good food and farming.

Saturday August 18.

Featuring: Growing Change + A Community of Gardeners
Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent Street South, Adelaide
Tickets $10-$15, at the door
Hearty winter fare available


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