Food & Technology

GM dairy products could soon enter our supermarkets with no safety assessment or labelling

As reported on ABC’s Background Briefing, Victoria based company – Total Livestock Genetics – has bred dairy cows from ‘gene edited’ bulls whose genomes have since been found to unintentionally contain bacterial DNA. Furthermore, our food regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has proposed regulatory changes that mean milk from these cows could enter our supermarkets with no safety assessment or labelling.
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Economics for Earth

Supporters of nuclear need a reality check: it's staggeringly expensive

The NSW Parliament's State Development Committee released its report into nuclear power last week. Conservative committee members recommended repeal of state laws banning uranium mining and nuclear power, while Labor members want to retain the legal bans.
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Land & water

Big reprieve for threatened wildlife in the Supreme Court

Friends of the Earth member group, WOTCH, have received the welcome news that an injunction has been granted to protect 13 logging coupes from destruction while their court case is heard.
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Economics for Earth

FoEA Monthly News: March

As the year moves forward, our calender's bulge and FoE events overflow as we continue to fight for a transformed world.
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Land & water

Questions Raised Over Roadside Tree Clearing During Bushfire Recovery Efforts

Residents and tourists have expressed dismay at the extent of tree clearing in hundreds (possibly thousands) of kilometres of roadside reserves in the aftermath of this summer's devastating bushfires. Many of these roadsides contain extremely valuable habitat.    
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Kimba nuke decision dumps on Indigenous rights

The federal government's decision to place a a nuclear waste storage site at Kimba on SA's Eyre Peninsula turned deaf ears to the opposition of the area's native title holders, argues Jim Green and Michele Madigan.
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Land & water

Koala Crisis in South West Victoria Only Just Beginning

A recent visit to South West Victoria has deeply troubled Friends of the Earth. Perhaps the most haunting image of the crisis facing koalas in the region was a mother and baby holding on to a dead bluegum plantation tree, as Wedge Tail Eagles circled overhead. Thousands of similar scenarios are playing out across the region at present time. The plantation in question had been logged about one year ago. [The animals of concern appear to have survived as they were not present in or around the tree the next morning].  
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Land & water

What we can do next to protect koalas in VIC

Many people would have seen the recent story regarding koala massacre currently occurring in South West Victoria published over the weekend.
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Economics for Earth

FoE Monthly News & Events - Feb 2020

Holding these difficult times in our hearts FoE continues to fight for a world where environmental protection, social justice and economic welfare for all, go hand in hand. Communities really are rising up louder than ever. Read our monthly newsletter for many opportunities to stand with us and get involved. 
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Land & water

Could Water Carting in the NT be a Short Term Option for Communities Drinking Uranium Tainted Water?

Friends of the Earth is deeply concerned to see a number of communities in the Northern Territory consuming drinking water with levels of uranium and radiological properties which pose a risk to community health.  
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