Update. April 2010

Join us for 'a meal & a movie'!

Over the next two months we'll be taking a look at the industrialised nature of our food system and exploring the relationship between food production and human health, workers’ rights, animal welfare, and corporate control. Come along to the full movie screening of Food Inc., or our second interactive session, or both.

More about
Meal & Movie nights

This Thursday night - 15th April - Seddon
- Food Inc. session #1 screening full movie
dinner 6.30 - 7.30pm - byo 'food and thoughts' to share
movie 8pm - 10.30pm. RSVP [email protected] or 0417 114 492

Next month - 13th May - Yarraville
- Exploring Food Inc. session #2
discussion, activities and film exerts to further explore the themes in an Australian context, and the possibilties for bringing change to the system through our food choices.

Latest Greenpeace campaigns ...

Canned Tuna. It's the biggest selling seafood item in Australia. As supermarkets sell more and more of this profitable product, tuna stocks are in a critical condition. Supermarkets play a key role in the overfishing crisis by selling us overfished tuna. It's time they take responsibility. Have your say and check out a better buy at Greenpeace's Canned Tuna guide .

Kit-Kat. Nestlé, the world's largest food and drink company, uses palm oil from destroyed Indonesian rainforests in making some of it's famous chocolate bars. As a result, threatened species like orang-utans are being pushed into extinction and huge quantities of greenhouse gas are being released, accelerating climate change.

Send a letter and find out more.

Upcoming workshops ...

Thursday 22nd April, 9am – 11:30am >> Brimbank supermarket tour, Sunshine
Thursday 22 April, 6pm-8.30pm >> Eltham Library supermarket tour, Eltham
Wednesday 28 April, 7.30pm-9.30pm >> Solway Primary presentation, Ashburton
Thursday 29 April, 6pm – 8.30pm >> Public workshop & Supermarket tour, Footscray
Wednesday 5 May, 7.30pm-9.30pm >> Glass Street Kinder presentation, Kew East
Saturday 21st August, 10am- 12.30pm >> Knox Library Supermarket tour, Knox City
Friday 4th June, 12pm & 1pm >>Maribrynong Green Lunch-box supermarket tour

Register online here . (download full text list here).

Other events ...

South Melbourne Commons - get involved in setting up Friends of the Earth 'Real Food' venue www.melbourne.foe.org.au/?q=rf/smc_update

Vegie Swap Meets - bring your fruit, vegies, eggs, compost or home baked goodies to swap! Find a harvest project in your area at www.ceres.org.au/node/114



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