Revolution was in the air last weekend at a remarkable gathering that ABC Gardening host Costa Georgiadis has coined ‘the Woodstock of Australian agriculture’. The first Deep Winter Agrarian Gathering, held in the central highlands of Victoria, was attended by 150 farmers, connectors, communicators, educators and eaters collectively striving for a fair food system that operates in the best interests of producers and consumers.
The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA), supported by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), express our strongest opposition to the forced removal of Aboriginal peoples from their communities, as proposed by the Western Australian government.
More and more people are embracing Fair Food – healthy nutritious food that is produced locally - at an affordable price for consumers and with a fair return to farmers. Fair Food Week 2014 will run from 10-19 October and will celebrate the International Year of Family Farming.
The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) today urged all candidates and parties for the 2014 Victorian state election to commit to a Local Food Act and Local Food Fund for Victoria. It is encouraging voters to sign an online petition which calls for a range of measures to promote food sovereignty in Victoria.