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Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance Urges Consumers To Buy Local

Posted: November 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance Urges Consumers To Buy Local

Food Alliance Urges Aussies To Buy LocalA new blueprint for the nation’s food production is calling for 80 per cent of all Australian food to be sourced and processed within 150 kilometres of consumption.

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance – AFSA – represents grass root producers and retailers, organic farmers, market networks, consumer and health groups.

The Alliance has responded abruptly to the governments proposed Food Plan.

AFSA has released a draft People’s Food Plan, emphasising the importance of local production and consumption, and gives the organisations response to the Australian Federal Governments Green Paper, the National Food Plan.

The main argument put forward in AFSAs paper is that the proposed National Food Plan represents a ‘business-as-usual’ plan that suits the needs of big business, major retailers, agribusiness and commodity exporters :: Read the full article »»»»