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March Against Monsanto: Melbourne

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 23rd, 2013

25 May , 2013
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

March Against Monsanto

This event is for the fight for our food!! We deserve to know what we are eating. Food sovereignty and food security starts with us. Biotech companies are slowly killing the world with their patented seeds, domination of the distribution of food and deadly DNA interrupting chemicals, which we ingest everyday.

The day commences at 2pm, we have expert guest speakers, acoustic entertainment, a seed swap/giveaway and public discussion forum…it’s going to be huge!

328 Swanston Street Melbourne

>> March Against Monsanto global site

>> Melbourne’s March Against Monsanto facebook site

Scott Kinnear (organic & sustainable food activist / business owner) at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 31st, 2012

6 June , 2012
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Director of the recently established Safe Food Foundation & Institute, Scott Kinnear is passionate about nurturing sustainable change through reducing the impacts of food production on social systems, economies, health and the environment.

Scott was the former and founding Chair of the Organic Federation of Australia, former director of Biological Farmers of Australia, former Chair of the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES) and was a founding director of Hepburn Wind.

Scott originally trained in Agricultural Science and for the last twenty years has been heavily active in the organic food movement. Scott founded and runs Organic Wholefoods, which has two stores in Melbourne.

June 6, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Slate Bar & Restaurant
Mezzanine, 9 Goldsbrough Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

>>Go to the website to RSVP

Public forums: GM crops – the benefits and risks – First hand experiences from Canada and the USA

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on February 17th, 2009

With Genetically Manipulated (GM) canola grown last year in Victoria and NSW, farmers are deciding if GM canola will be good or bad to grow. North American farmers will tell you about the possible benefits and risks of GM crops and answer your questions on corporate influence, segregation failures, legal issues and the effect on markets.

Guest speakers are: seed cleaners and growers Moe Parr (Indiana, USA) who was sued by Monsanto in 2007 and Ross Murray (Young, Saskatchewan, Canada) who will talk with Australian farmers about reducing our reliance on multinational agribusiness.

Victorian Forums

Wednesday, 25th February, 3-4.30pm, Endeavour Room, Yarrawonga-Mulwala RSL, Melbourne Street, Mulwala
For more information contact Geoffrey Carracher: (03) 5386 6261, 0428 316 901, Waipali@ bigpond. com
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