Food & Technology

What will be the future of food?

The global pandemic has exposed the flaws in our current highly concentrated, inequitable, industrial food system. At this moment, we stand at the crossroads with two starkly different, and fundamentally incompatible, visions for the future of food. One leads us to resilience, regeneration, and justice for communities, biodiversity, and our climate. The other entrenches current health, social and economic inequities, and worsens our climate and biodiversity crises.
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Land & water

Rinehart's Mining Camp Burnt Down in Ecuador

News is filtering through about the destruction of a mining camp owned by Hanrine Exploration in Ecuador on August 25. Hanrine is a subsidiary of Australian Billionaire Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting. Hanrine has been operating in Ecuador since 2017 and the company has encountered a number of very serious problems during that time. Photo: https://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2020/08/26/nota/7955737/incendian-campamento-empresa-minera-buenos-aires-imbabura
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Economics for Earth

Face mask off: Scott Morrison escalates fossil-fueled agenda with attacks on renewable energy, environment

While we all grapple with the impacts of Covid-19, the Morrison government has used its first week back in Canberra to escalate attacks on the environment and renewable energy.
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Economics for Earth

Principles for a Just Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

Recovery does not mean going 'back to normal'. This is the time to prioritise justice, sustainability, human rights, and the protection of livelihoods and the planet. This article is the culmination of collective debates and work from Friends of the Earth International voices around the world.
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Land & water

New Report shows that the Strzelecki Koala Faces an Uncertain Future

Between December 2019 and July 2020, Environmental group, Friends of the Earth, carried out 200 koala surveys in the Strzelecki Ranges and Gippsland Region. The surveys hoped to better understand habitat utilisation by koalas in the region. The surveys add to other survey work conducted in the region between 2013-16.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Friends of the Earth Australia in solidarity with the Garifuna community in Honduras

Friends of the Earth Australia condemns and voices deep concern and outrage over the kidnapping of four comrades from Triunfo de la Cruz community in Honduras: Alberth Snaider Centeno Tomas (Chair of the Board of Trustees), Milton Joel Martínez Alvarez, Suami Aparicio Mejía and Alber Sentana Thomas.
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Land & water

Forest under threat and a free pass for illegal logging

Friends of the Earth member group, GECO, have released shocking footage of renewed logging activity in Victoria's fire ravaged forests.
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Land & water

Australia needs an independent regulator to protect land, water and climate

The interim report from a landmark review into Australia's national environment laws has concluded that the environment is getting worse despite the laws that were designed to protect it.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

FoE Statement - International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Friends of the Earth stands in solidarity with the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation and Indigenous people around the globe. We recognise the intrinsic link between environmental protection and justice for First Nations people. In acknowledging this intersection, we actively work within spaces that support the resilience and strength of Indigenous communities. 
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Land & water

Chemical "castration" of marsupials by herbicide Atrazine revealed. Australian regulator silent

New research conducted by Melbourne University has revealed for the first time, that the widely used herbicide, Atrazine, can interfere and disrupt signals from reproductive hormones during development, causing major abnormalities in marsupials. It was found that Atrazine altered the expression of several genes responsible for normal testis function in tammar wallabies. As a result, long term exposure to Atrazine reduced the penis length in male young by 20%. This in turn could affect mating success. Image source: www.pinterest.com.au
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