I subscribe to http://www.openaustralia.org/
for alerts when ever they speak of food, my member speaks and other things of interest to me. It's a good way to quickly 'cut to the chase' and follow what's said in parliament.
Here's two of my alerts today that I thought may interest. To read the full discussion click the clicks.
Questions without Notice: Emissions Trading Scheme (23 Nov 2009)http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?i ... food#g18.3
Wayne Swan: ...forecasts a 92 per cent decline in irrigated agricultural production in the Murray-Darling Basin by the end of the century.
Unmitigated climate change would disproportionately affect the price of *food*. Relative to other goods, Garnaut found that the cost of *food* could increase by more than 10 per cent. There are fundamental bread-and-butter impacts from climate change and long-term damage...
Questions without Notice: Global Food Security (23 Nov 2009)http://www.openaustralia.org/debates/?i ... food#g22.3
Mr Tony Burke: I thank the member for Lyons for the question. Last week representatives of governments from around the world gathered for the
Global *Food* Summit, where we dealt with projections that by 2050 the global *food* supply will have to be in the order of 70 per cent higher than it is now. There are many challenges to *food* security around the world, including investing in agricultural development;...
As we've all known for a long time, it's time everyone got back to growing a little bit of fit for themselves, raising a few chooks for eggs and not relying too much on the supermarket.