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Food - where government sees it

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:55 am
by minnie
I subscribe to http://www.openaustralia.org/ for alerts when ever they speak of food, my member speaks and other things of interest to me. It's a good way to quickly 'cut to the chase' and follow what's said in parliament.

Here's two of my alerts today that I thought may interest. To read the full discussion click the clicks.

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Questions without Notice: Emissions Trading Scheme (23 Nov 2009)
http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?i ... food#g18.3
Wayne Swan: ...forecasts a 92 per cent decline in irrigated agricultural production in the Murray-Darling Basin by the end of the century.
Unmitigated climate change would disproportionately affect the price of *food*. Relative to other goods, Garnaut found that the cost of *food* could increase by more than 10 per cent. There are fundamental bread-and-butter impacts from climate change and long-term damage...


Questions without Notice: Global Food Security (23 Nov 2009)
http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?i ... food#g22.3
Mr Tony Burke: I thank the member for Lyons for the question. Last week representatives of governments from around the world gathered for the
Global *Food* Summit, where we dealt with projections that by 2050 the global *food* supply will have to be in the order of 70 per cent higher than it is now. There are many challenges to *food* security around the world, including investing in agricultural development;...
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As we've all known for a long time, it's time everyone got back to growing a little bit of fit for themselves, raising a few chooks for eggs and not relying too much on the supermarket.
:)
Vicki

Re: Food - where government sees it

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:12 am
by Mojojo
Definitely, Vicki.

It also part of the reason we want to become primary producers - there's only gonna be more and more people, and people always gonna need to eat :D For me its one of the most rewarding things to do, to grow good food, for yourself or for others.

Re: Food - where government sees it

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:06 pm
by Shadowgirlau
Here! Here!

I am a big advocate for growing and producing as much of your own food as you are able to. It is surprising what one can grow in pots in a courtyard if there is a will to do so. (of course it isn't always easy, but can be done)

It stands to reason that food is only going to increase over the years. Water is I think going to be a much larger problem in the scale of things.

I am heartened by how many people are now attempting to grow their own or are showing interest in doing so.

Kathleen

Re: Food - where government sees it

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:23 am
by Hayhay
I feel that growing your own (at least a bit of your own) food is becoming really quite popular; and its wonderful! Hopefully it just keeps on growing!