Health and Food

Looking back at the 2022 Fenner Conference – Making Australian Agriculture Sustainable

The video recordings of conference are now available for public viewing.  They may be watched from the Fenner 2022 website (link here) or the Fenner 2022 conference YouTube channel (link here).  A selection of videos may also be viewed directly from the SPA website (link here). The Australian Academy of Science gave Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) the …

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Charles Massy interviewed for ‘Fenner Special’ episode of PGAP

Charles Massy is interviewed by SPA’s Communications Manager Michael Bayliss in the latest episode of the SPA supported  Post-Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP).  He discusses regenerative agriculture and to promote the upcoming Fenner Conference ‘Making Agriculture Sustainable.’ Charles Massy will be a keynote speaker at the conference and has become a household name in regenerative farming. …

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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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