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  Population growth over the past sixty years has grown at an extraordinary rate, never seen before in our history. In the past 60 years, world population has increased by a staggering 280 per cent. From 2.5 billion people in 1950; world population has increased by an additional 4.5 billion people, to its current figure […]

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Water Policy – Murray-Darling Basin plan

  Water is a precious resource. Water is essential for sustaining life for humans, animals, plants and the environment: for which we are dependant for our own survival. Whilst it is important to maintain the health of our waterways, we also need to be mindful that the Murray-Darling Basin provides 40% of our food. As […]

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Who’s selling out Australia & food shortages

  Food shortages: caused by population growth (particularly amongst the Arab nations and Asian counties such as South Korea, China, India and Singapore), loss of agricultural land due to increased urbanisation, increased use of agricultural land to produce bio-fuels and climate change, are a serious challenge facing mankind currently and in the future. Forward thinking […]

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Nation Building – food – salinity and weed control

  Salinity and weed control are increasingly reducing our capacity in agriculture. In order to meet increased need for agriculture due to population growth, decimation of land due to population growth and reduced agricultural production due to increased severe weather conditions due to global warming. “Dryland salinity currently affects about 2.5 million hectares of land, […]

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Nation Building – water for food

  Additional water capacity to increase our food production. Major civilisations such as the ancient Romans and Egyptians were built upon having adequate water supplies. In a world of increased drought and severe weather, we could benefit from building additional desalination plants and/or stormwater harvesting to meeting the increased agricultural needs through population growth here […]

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Nation Building – bio-security – food

  Whilst free trade is encouraged, we need to be mindful on the effects this may have in our ability to secure and provide for essential foodstuffs needed by our population. For example: cheap imports of citrus products may result in the decimation of our citrus farming industry. This would make us dependant on imports, […]

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