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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public forum: climate change - where to after Copenhagen?

The climate change negotiations held in Copenhagen were a disaster for the world's poor. This forum, being held in Belgrave on thursday the 18th of February will address the question of where we could be going on climate campaigning in 2010.

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Melbourne does not need the North South pipeline

The state government has announced that it intends to bring water through the pipeline as soon as next month, in spite of the fact we have sufficient reserves in our existing water catchments.

Melbourne has other ways to meet its water needs. The inland river systems, which would otherwise get much of the 'new' water intended for the pipeline, do not.

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Radioactive Exposure Tour 2010

Friends of the Earth is hosting the annual Radioactive Exposure Tour from May 14-23, 2010.

Register your interest soon as places always fill fast! Since the 1980s, these tours have exposed thousands of people first-hand to the realities of 'radioactive racism' and to the environmental impacts of the nuclear industry.

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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
footprint.

 

You can download the guide here: 
http://www.melbourne.foe.org.au/?q=rf/resources

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Coomoora Woodland Flora and Fauna Reserve at serious risk - please take action

Coomoora Woodland Flora and Fauna Reserve is in serious peril as the Minister for Planning, Justin Madden, has just decided that no Environmental Effects Statement is required before VicRoads bulldozes the nature reserve for the Dingley Bypass! Draft letter available here for easy action.

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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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