GMO foods and health lecture

On February 22, 2012, in the nose, by pauline
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PROFESSOR Seralini, internationally renown molecular biologist is visiting Perth and giving three lectures about his research into the effects of GMOs and pesticides on health.
The talks are on:
Friday 2nd March 4pm Murdoch University, Hill Lecture Theatre, free entrance
Margaret River, Saturday 3rd March 5.30-7.30pm, Cullen Wines, Willyabrup, tickets $20, RSVP required 97555656 between 9am-12pm, more information 97573301.
Sunday 4th March 7pm-8.30pm Peppermint Grove Library Building, 1 Leake Street Peppermint Grove. Professor Seralini will be accompanied by French Chef Jerome Douzelet for a Q&A session on GM Foods.Free entrance.
For more information about Professor Seralini. Read the support letter from the European Network of Scientist for Social and Environmental Responsibilty

 

Bickley Harvest Festival

On February 22, 2012, in the nose, by pauline
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DISCOVER the hidden Perth Hills, the 15th annual Bickley Carmel Harvest Festival will be held during the weekend of the 5th and 6th May. Situated approximately 35 minutes drive east of Perth in the Darling Ranges the beautiful Bickley and Carmel Valleys are a joy to discover. Visit participating producers such as Cosham Wines and Core Cider House and Highvale Biodynamic Orchard and take home fresh local produce. Further information here

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Taste Great Southern WA 2012

On February 20, 2012, in the nose, by pauline
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TASTE Great Southern food festival was launched in Kings Park last Friday 17th February and this ye

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ar will highlight 40 years of cool southern Rhine Rieslings and the Year of the Farmer. This festival will run for over a month. The program is included here.

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Spice man at Terra Madre

On February 17, 2012, in the nose, by pauline
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MIRFAYZ Ubaydov is following in the footsteps of his ancestors who 600 years ago established a spice business in the city of Bukkara in Uzbeckistan. Quoted in an article in the journal HandEye a cultural magazine that writes about connecting cultures and inspiring action, ‘that the fine quality of his wares has attracted the attention of Terra Madre, where he has attended several times. Read more from Penny Pilkington’s article in HandEye. See The Spice Man’s web site in Bukkara.

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Global Gathering of Women Pastoralists

On February 16, 2012, in the nose, by pauline
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THE Global gathering of Women Pastoralists was attended by over 160 women from 32 countries in India in November 2010. Regardless of what was being discuseed, they looked at the issue holistically, the inclusion of all genders, but still recognising the importance of the women’s perspective. At the end of the meeting a Declaration was formed presenting practical solutions to the issues that affect them. They are part of a world wide community of pastoralists peoples that is 300 million strong.
Michael Benanav, author and world renown photographer’s article can be read here .Further information about this meeting.

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Looming crisis in Australian seafood supply

On February 11, 2012, in the nose, by pauline
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NICK Ruello talks to ABC’s Bush Telegraph program presenter Cameron Mitchell about the looming crisis in our Australian seafood supply. Seventy two percent of seafood eaten in Australia is imported says Ruello who is an independent seafood consultant, listen further to the discussion.
Noted also by the Australian Marine Conservation’s recent posting on their web site, “World Heritage Shark and Chips” that Sharks are leaving the Great Barrier Reef in vast numbers. But they are not leaving to find food or a place to breed. They are leaving in boats with their fins hacked off and their flesh packaged up as frozen meat, and often their flesh ends up as ‘flake in Australian fish and chips shops.

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Union of Concerned Scientists

On February 9, 2012, in the nose, by pauline
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THIS month’s news from the Union of Concerned Scientists highlights the issues around why a lot of innovative ways to produce healthy food while protecting our air, water and soil are being disregarded, and why do they ask are we still using the sam

e old industrial techniques to grow food? One reason, they believe, is because giant agribusiness corporations are standing in their way. Read further.

 

Farmed salmon exposed

On February 9, 2012, in the nose, by pauline
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THE documentary film “Farmed Salmon Exposed” produced by Canadian film maker Damien Gilles has been seen worldwide. It is an in depth broadside blaming the industry for wrecking the environments and destroying livelihoods in Scotland, Canada and Chile. The film was made for the Pure Salmon Campaign which was a global project with allies in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Chile, all working to improve the way salmon is produced.
Read review of the issues in the film. See full length film here

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Australia’s distinctive food culture

On February 5, 2012, in the nose, by pauline
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PROFESSOR Barbara Santich who initiated the graduate degree of Food Studies at the University of Adelaide is reported in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Living section that Australia does have a distinctive food culture, but it’s “about innova

tion and variation” rather than a particular set of recipes. According to Santich, people were relieved of the weight of tradition, they were liberated and said OK, nobody is going to die if I put sultanas in the scones. British cookbooks of the 1920s and 30s had three or four recipes for scones whereas Australian cookbooks of the same period had twenty. Read Lissa Christopher’s report in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Marmalade Ashes

On February 3, 2012, in the nose, by pauline
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THE ABC’s Bush Telegraph reports in Food on Friday section about the National Australian Marmalade Ashes competition. The eleven winners in Australia will face the eleven

British Marmalade Competition winners later this year. Read last years report on the inaugural event in the Guardian.
Further information can be found here about the World’s original marmalade award.

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