Roundup: miracle weedkiller or cause of disease?

veg_3-58.jpgDirect from the USA - Dr Don Huber, Plant Pathologist, Purdue University, Indiana

Dr Huber is an award-winning, world-renowned scientist. His opposition to genetically manipulated (GM) crops and glyphosate-based Roundup weedkiller results from 35 years of acclaimed research. He will explain how Roundup causes disease, reduces nutrient density in food, leaves residues that kill beneficial soil and gut bacteria and degrades the soil. GM crop safety has not been established.

Roundup is sprayed in home gardens and, by local authorities and contractors, on playgrounds, roadsides, parks, schools and childcare centres to manage weeds. Herbicide tolerant GM crops are drenched with Roundup– the weeds die, the plants survive. We eat the food made from these contaminated GM crops. Conventional farmers also use Roundup extensively. There are many safe alternatives to this toxic chemical.

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Opening Hours over summer 2014/15

sustainable_food.jpgCheck here for our opening hours over

Christmas and New Years.

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Forestry Council Chair must reject national park logging

Friends of the Earth has urged Federal Forest Industry Advisory Council Chair Rob de Fegely to reject calls for logging in national parks, as he tours red gum forests in the NSW Riverina this week.

 

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Save the National Water Commission

The National Water Commission is an independent body that provides frank and well-informed advice to Australian governments about the progress of national water reform. So why does the Abbott Government want to get rid of it?

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Friends of the Earth welcome pro-renewables Labor govt

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Friends of the Earth welcome the election of the pro-renewable energy Daniel Andrews Labor government in Victoria.

"The sun was setting on Victoria's renewable energy sector under the Coalition," said Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth's renewable energy spokesperson.

"With the election of the Daniel Andrews Labor government, and Ellen Sandell of the Greens in Melbourne, Victoria can enter a new era for renewable energy."

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Renewables scorecard

On Saturday November 29, Victoria goes to the polls. And thousands of Victorians across the state will vote for renewable energy.

We have prepared a simple policy scorecard to show where the major parties stand.

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Statement on Victorian ALP environment policy

Barmah_forest.jpgCoalition still missing in action

Friends of the Earth has welcomed the release of the Victorian ALP’s environment policy today.

Unlike the Coalition, the ALP has put forward an environment policy prior to the election. Concern for the environment runs deep in the community, regardless of people’s voting intentions. In the 21st century it is incredible that any Party thinks it can go to the polls without policies on environment and climate change.

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Friends of the Earth Calls for Urgent Restrictions on Herbicide Frequently Detected in Melbourne Waterways

Castlemaine.jpgEnvironmental organisation Friends of the Earth today called for urgent changes to way the herbicide Simazine is registered for use in the Melbourne region.

Simazine has been widely detected in waterways throughout the Melbourne region over the past few years. Levels as low as 0.1 parts per billion can impact on aquatic life.

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Victorian state election 2014


Parliament-of-Victoria-Melbourne-.jpgThe Victorian election will be held on November 29, 2014.

While the main Parties look set to run a ‘bread and butter’ election – focusing on issues like education, health, infrastructure and the economy, there is also a pressing need to make environmental concerns an issue at this election.

FoE is not aligned with any political party. Its mission is to gain protection for the natural environment, and elections present a great opportunity to promote a policy agenda which will help gain these protections.

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Renewables Roadmap

roadmap.jpgVictoria used to be one of the leaders in Australia when it came to renewable energy and action on climate change.

This has all been lost over the past four years as the Coalition has gutted almost all aspects of the state’s climate action plans, including the Climate Change Bill and renewable energy target. They put in place the most restrictive anti-wind laws in the world, bringing the development of this industry to a grinding halt.

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