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Global Food Security
A "Silent Tsunami"; Global Food Security in the 21st Century
32 page document published by the Global Education Project Victoria in 2008. Includes issues such as food pricing, population pressures, climate change and energy resources. Also includes case studies.
Australia's Role in Global Food Security
Download the pdf to get a four page document written by Australia's Chief Scientist on our role in Global Food Security. Pub. Dec 2012
Four Threats to Global Food Security and What We Can Do About Them
The Conversation. Discusses drought, disease, salinity and fertilizer dependence
Global Issues: Food Security
Quick facts on food security
Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
Charity organisation Caritas' views on Food security and sustainable agriculture.
Food availability, access and use
Volunteer Organisation Peace Corps' article on global food security. Includes useful definitions.
Global food Security Situation is Critical
News item from The Guardian
3D Printed Food
Popular Mechanics journal article. Do we really want 3D printed food?
Will 3D Printers Make Food Sustainable?
News item from The Guardian.
National Waste Policy
Working together to reduce food waste in Australia.
Food waste facts
National Food Watse
Joint paper on national food wastage. 82 pages, contains glossary.
Hunger in Australia
A report on hunger in Australia
Homepage of charity organisation, Foodbank
Food Insecurity in Australia
Australian Government report on food access in Australia. Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2011
Salvation Army Street Outreach
How the Salvation Army feeds the homeless in WA
Charity Organisation AMMA Australia
Australia's Poor Face Escalating Hunger Problem
ABC News item from 2016
Environmental sustainability in primary production
Farming in drought conditions
CSIRO notes on 3 strategies to help farming in drought conditions
Drought resistant crops
Article on drought resistant wheat
Drought proof crops
News item on drought resistant cropping
ABC article on the damaging effect of soil salinity
Dept of Agriculture website on biosecurity
The fight against fireblight
Fireblight threat to Australian orchards
Threats to the bee industry
Dept of Agriculture website on threats to the bee industry
News item about bee pest
Climate, land and water
WA govt website with lots of links to articles on water usage in primary production
Key findings from the 2015 report by the Climate Council
Climate change: a massive threat to food security
SBS report on climate change and Australian agriculture
Climate change forces farmers to adapt
ABC news item on how climate change is forcing farmers to adapt.
What is food ethics?
Includes issues such as animal welfare, healthy eating, saving our planet, food poverty and food justice.
A range of articles on food ethics from The Conversation.
Food Ethics Council
UK website on food ethics
Ethics in food and agriculture
United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation' food values.
Sugar tax debate
News item from The Age, 2017
Junk food advertising
ABC Health and Wellbeing article.
Junk Food Advertising
More than 20 articles on junk food advertising.
Fair Trade Coffee
Oxfam's fair trade coffee campaign
Slow Food Australia website. Information on Ark of Taste
Seed savers: fostering biodiversity in food varieties
Biodiversity and Land Use
The Conversation. Food vs Fauna.
Environmental Sustainability in Agribusiness and Consumption
Vegetable packaging debate
News item about vegetable packaging in supermarkets
SBS article on food miles
Ugly fruit and Veg
How imperfect food is rejected.
Chemicals in food packaging
SMH news item about phthalates in food.
Different Farming Methods/approaches
WA govt website on aquaculture
Feeding fish farmed barramundi
Keeping production costs down in aquaculture
News item on insect farming
Organic farming in Australia
ABC news item on organic farming
WA Govt site on organic farming
General information about GM foods
Genetically modified foods
20 years of GM cropping in Australia
The GM debate
Low Impact Farming
Agriculture in Australia
Fruit and Veg and Chemical Use
SBS news item. Is your fruit and veg full of chemicals?
Pesticides in Imported Vegetables
Choice Magazine. Are imported vegetables safe?
The Conversation. The real cost of pesticides in Australia's food boom.
The Conversation. Have we reached Peak "super" use?
The Conversation. Ten facts on poultry and egg production
Beef production and hormones
Food Standards Aust and NZ. Hormones used in beef production.
Antibiotic use in food production
Antibiotic Resistance Boom Puts Farms on Notice
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