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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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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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Nanotechnology's green claims don't stack up

Friends of the Earth has released a new report debunking industry promises that nanotechnology offers solutions to our most pressing environmental problems, including climate change.

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Concern over locust spray plans

Friends of the Earth (FoE) today raised health concerns regarding the arsenal of insecticides being used to control locust populations in the state’s north and north west.

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Friends of the Earth protests against the unsafe use of nanoparticles in L'Oréal cosmetics

Friends of the Earth today took its concerns about L’Oréal’s use of unsafe, untested nanoparticles to the catwalk of the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

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Sustainable Living Festival is on this weekend.

The Sustainable Living Festival is on this weekend. The Sustainable Living Festival aims to inspire
and empower everyday Australians to accelerate the uptake of
sustainable living.

Check here for details on FoE workshops at the festival.

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Rally Against Monsanto - GM Free Breakfast

In solidarity with majority world farmers who are fighting for  sovereignty against multinational control of their land and patented seed  monopoly, we will rally outside the Hilton hotel on Thursday 18th February at 7 am to say “No! Monsanto !”

Join Friends of the Earth and other groups as we defend the rights of farmers and make our voices heard.

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Real Food Seasonal Pocket Guide

Season Food guide previewThe seasonal food pocket guide is now available for free download.  The guide will tell you what fresh
produce is in season each month for the Melbourne and surrounding area.  Eating
sustainably produced, locally grown, in-season food from small independent shops
is one of the easiest things you can do to reduce your daily ecological


You can download the guide here:

High risk nano-sunscreens still on sale TGA refuses to act

Sunscreen is an important part of millions of Australians' summer holidays.

But the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has taken no action to stop use in sunscreens of high risk nanoparticles, more than a year after these ingredients were identified by BlueScope Steel researchers.

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Real Food Picnic

It's time for a Real Food picnic.  Join us and meet new foodie friends and have a chat and catch up over some 'real food' (and drink!). Get updates on the Eco Market, A Growing Community Food map and we'll be doing a bit of 'digging' as well.

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