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  • Foodwise Articles  »  Food Security

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    Pitting profits and food supply against the natural world

    The arguments for increasing food demand are well publicised and well understood. By the middle of this century, the planet’s population will top nine billion, presenting a third more mouths to feed.
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    Big hopes for small-scale in a broken food system

    If our food system is broken, the question of the moment is 'what can we do to fix it?' Oxfam look at what needs to change for small-scale producers and why women are so important for building lasting change.
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    What can Australians Do

    What can Australians do to make good things GROW?

    When it comes to feeding the world, a combination of business, government and individuals all have a part to play. This is Oxfam's call to action for all Australians to make good things GROW.
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    The paradox in our broken food system

    While the world produces enough food to feed itself, millions go to bed hungry each night. Oxfam tackles common myths about why it happens.
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    It’s food security, stupid

    Is this the end of pasta? Leon Gettler talks food security, CSG and why some of our favourite foods might be going down the gurgler.
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    Michael Mobbs talks sustainable food

    Michael Mobbs, visionary owner of Sydney's only fully sustainable house, explains why food sustainability, and locally grown food in particular, is so important for our future.
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    Is there enough planet for all of us?

    Know what global hunger looks like on a map? The International Food Policy Research Institute have put together an interactive map to show how regional food security can be.
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    Kylie Kwong on food waste and how we can curb it

    Kylie Kwong talks to Foodwise about food waste and her steps to curb it - both in her restaurant and at home. Take a peak for a delightful insight into her philosophy on food.
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    Peoples Food Plan THUMBNAIL

    Why do we need a People’s Food Plan?

    While the federal government drafts it's National Food Plan, a growing number of Australians see a serious problem in the way we're approaching food production and consumption. The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance's Claire Parfitt walks us through it.
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    Paving our market gardens – choosing suburbs over food

    Once upon a time, most of Sydney's fresh produce was grown in the Sydney basin. With development impinging on remaining farmland, Johnathan Sobels explains how food security is an increasingly serious issue.
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    There’s nothing black and white about organic agriculture

    Feeding the world today does not depend on the total quantity of food produced, but rather the location of it's production and it's cost.
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    “…if one has not dined well”: an interview with Sarah Robins

    Sarah Robins has worked for Slow Food Melbourne, the Victorian Farmers Markets Association and sustainable food organisation, Sustainable Table. Her book Seasonal Regional takes a peak into the wonderful world of some of Australia's food producers.
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    FEATURE Farmland

    Food busting myths

    Sustainable eating is not a fringe greenie issue but a necessity the world must embrace if it wishes to survive, explains nutritionist Nicole Senior.
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    FEATURE ARTICLE SecondBite

    A SecondBite of the food system apple

    Food rescue not-for-profit SecondBite discuss how and why 5% of Australians experience personal 'food insecurity' - those who lack access to safe, nutritious food from a non-emergency source.
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    Are we running out of water?

    The Stockholm International Water Institute have recently released some useful facts and figures about our not so sustainable use of water in agriculture.
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    Where do we go from here?

    There are many solutions available in the push to establish global food security. In this post, Julian Cribb outlines the four key solutions that are available right now.
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    Food wars: the worst is still to come

    Modern wars are often driven by scarcities of food, land and water. Dafour, Rwanda, Eritrea, the Balkans were all destabilized, at root, by squabbles over these resources.
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    But where did all the research go?

    Farmers are going to have to accomplish a miracle using less science and technology.
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    “Ecological Overshoot”, our silver bullet

    The UK's Hadley Centre projects that drought could regularly affect 40 per cent of the planet's land area by the end of this century.
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    A time bomb under the sea

    Lying in wait for us is a marine timebomb. According to Canadian scientist Boris Worm and colleagues, 29 per cent of world fisheries are in a state of collapse.
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    Food and energy: partners in crisis

    Peak oil has already happened in the United States, in Australia, Britain and in 49 out of 65 of the world's oil producing regions. Yet 51 million new cars continue to hit the world's roads every year.
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    Medicating for our nutrient haemorrhage

    The world is haemorrhaging nutrients at every link in the chain between farm and fork. On farm it appears anything up to half of applied nutrients can be lost into soil, water and the environment.
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    Our farmlands are shrinking

    Today almost a quarter of the world's farm land is affected by serious degradation (FAO 2008), up from 15% two decades ago.
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    Water-proofing our food supply

    By 2050, 7-8 billion people will inhabit the world's cities. They will use about 2800 cubic kilometres of fresh water - more than the whole of irrigation agriculture uses worldwide today.
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    600 quadrillion calories-a-day and counting

    The central issue in the human destiny in the coming half century is not climate change or the global financial crisis but the global food crisis.
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