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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Community Meeting

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Community discussion with Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson re TPP and ISDS

When: Tuesday 15 April, 6pm to 7pm. Drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm.

Where: Office of Greens Senator Penny Wright, Level 3, 27 Leigh Street, Adelaide

Leaked chapters from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations and the recent Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement, provide clear and chilling examples of how new modern trade agreements can have influence over significant areas of public interest and importance.

The Abbott Government supports ‘Trojan Horse’ provisions commonly called Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses in current trade negotiations. Even former Prime Minister John Howard did not support ISDS in the last US Free Trade Agreement. ISDS provisions open a can of worms, and allows foreign investors to sue governments if their investments are ‘harmed’ by a national, state or local policy or law. We know from ISDS clauses in other so-called FTAs this mechanism could;

• Put at risk affordable medicines and Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

• Attack moves to tighten rules on foreign investment in agricultural land and water

• Prevent moratoriums on genetically modified organisms and coal seam gas extraction

• Attack environment laws and legislation designed to address climate change; and

• Remove county or region of origin food labelling.

Please RSVP to Emma.Gorman@aph.gov.au by 5pm Monday 14 April if you would like to take part in this important discussion.

The Fair Food Adelaide Collective is continuing the campaign against the TPP, if you would like to be involved please contact us at adelaide.office@foe.org.au

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Political forum on Premium Clean Food in SA 12 March 2014

An election forum on party food policies and plans. Candidates will each present their party’s policies on this topic, followed by a panel discussion and audience questions.  Information on premium food and wine from our clean environment – one of the seven Strategic Priorities for SA.

Panelists include The Hon. Gail Gago MLC, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, The Hon. Mark Parnell MLC, Parliamentary Leader of the SA Greens, The Hon. David Ridgway MLC, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Primary Industries and the Environment.

Wednesday 12 March 2014, 6.30pm for 7pm start (finish approx 8.30pm) Bradley Forum, Hawke Building Level 5, UniSA City West campus

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Proudly supported by Food Matters Onkaparinga, Adjust Earth, SA Genetic Food Information Network, the Regional Food Industry Association and Friends of the Earth AdelaideRead more >>

Why GM-free SA? Facts, fun and fairness 5 March 2014

Local and international experts will present information on the global issue of Genetically Modified Food – what it is, how it affects the environment and agriculture, and its impact on our health and wellbeing.

Wednesday 5 March 2014, 6.30pm for a 7pm start (finishing approx. 8.30pm)

Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West campus

With Vandana Shiva and Jeffrey Smith via DVD

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Proudly supported by Food Matters Onkaparinga, Adjust Earth, SA Genetic Food Information Network, and the Regional Food Industry Association, Friends of the Earth Adelaide

 

 

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Farming the City

FARMING THE CITY

An exploration into building sustainable food production in Adelaide with visionary farmer Michael Ableman

BEYOND ORGANIC: FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH MICHAEL ABLEMAN

The award-winning ‘Beyond Organic: The Vision of Fairview Gardens’ tells the story of an urban farm in the middle of some of the most expensive real estate in the US. Managed by Michael Ableman for 20 years, this 12-acre organic farm has become a model of sustainable food production and community involvement. Free entry.

7.00-9.00pm, Tuesday 17 April 2012

Woodville Town Hall, 74 Woodville Road, Woodville

URBAN AGRICULTURE: A WORKSHOP ON GROWING FOR MARKET AND COMMUNITY

Drawing on his experiences as both a rural and urban farmer, Michael Ableman will lead a free, full-day workshop and discussion on the challenges, myths, strategies, structures, and methods for creating vibrant food production enterprises in and around our cities.

9.00am-5.00pm, Wednesday 18 April 2012

Henley Town Hall, 378 Seaview Road, Henley Beach

This event now has only a few seats remaining. To book your place, please email adelaide.office@foe.org.au, with a contact number, and indicate whether you’d like to pay for a catered lunch and snacks ($20).

MICHAEL ABLEMAN is a farmer, author, and photographer. He is the founder and executive director emeritus of The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, one of the oldest and most diverse organic farms in southern California. Ableman is currently directing SOLEfood, an urban agriculture enterprise established in Vancouver, British Columbia, to provide employment to individuals experiencing poverty and addiction. He is the author and photographer of numerous books. He lives and farms at the historic 120 acre Foxglove Farm, where he also directs the Center For Arts, Ecology, and Agriculture.

Presented by Friends of the Earth Adelaide, the City of Charles Sturt, Slow Food Adelaide & Barossa, the Permaculture Association of SA, Grange Organic & Sustainable Market and Transition Adelaide WestRead more >>