Health and Food

Making Australian Agriculture Sustainable: 2022 Fenner Conference

    Australian agriculture today is largely unsustainable. Soils are degrading and are in need of regeneration and broad acre farming is delivering food in quantity but not always in quality. An exceptional group of speakers address the question: Can we feed ourselves and not destroy the Earth? Sustainable Population Australia is proud to be sponsoring …

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COVID-19 and population – an update

(image by Anna Shvets via Pexels)   As the coronavirus crisis claimed more victims in Australia, particularly from amongst cruise ship passengers, the words “Petri dish” became part of common language. Named for the German bacteriologist Julius Richard Petri, it is a shallow, circular dish used for culturing bacteria and other microorganisms. Cruise ships, not …

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Sustainable population Australia (SPA) extends our sympathies and solidarity to all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during these very trying times.

 We are deeply saddened for the thousands who have already lost their lives to this terrible disease and give our deepest sympathies to their families, friends and communities. We extend our thoughts to the many who are struggling with loss of business, unemployment, financial stress and housing insecurity.   We express our gratitude to all those …

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Call to set aside suburban land for growing of food

Swathes of land in the Sydney Basin could be set aside for farming and market gardens under a proposal the state government is considering to stem the loss of agriculture in outlying suburbs. Article Link: http://smh.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/call-to-set-aside-suburban-land-for-growing-of-food-20100516-v6fc.html

VIC gov to trash melbourne’s water recycling market gardens for quick bucks in thirsty new suburbs

We have here an example both of the damage done in the service of unnecessary population growth and the failure to offset some of that damage by retaining a superb working food production area which also puts water to excellent re-use. Yet we are still subjected to harangues by suprisingly well-publicised so-called ‘green’ activists who …

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