Acting Up! - 45 Years of FoE - Pesticides, Permaculture, Organics & Food Coop

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Friends of the Earth Food Coop, 222 Brunswick Street

Celebrating 45 years of Friends of the Earth - Pesticides, Permaculture, Organics & Food Coop. We look at FoE's food activism. There's a human rights connection - in the 70s/80s some campaigns focused on pollution from agriculture and the impacts on the Global South as well as gender issues. We've remained in the food space, considered a "less sexy issue", and this has led to us working with organic agriculture, trade unions, fair trade. FoE Melbourne's Food Coop is one of the longest standing bulk foods stores in the city, and continues to lead the way with sustainable practices. Presenter: Em Gayfer. Guests: Beth Cameron, Leanne McLean, Esala Liyanage, Peter Podolinsky, Alex Bhathal.

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