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Sydney’s main food source is too far away from the city. Food is transported over 2.5 billion kilometres per year from original food source. With the increase of the price of fuel so will food. We ...

Sydney’s main food source is too far away from the city. Food is transported over 2.5 billion kilometres per year from original food source. With the increase of the price of fuel so will food. We should be encouraging and implementing self-sufficiency, community gardens, organic and biodynamic farming and urban agriculture schemes.

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      • : food/agriculture/chemicals
      “ In every civilisational decline, there is a clear point when their food source occurs too far away from the city.” <http://www.humanecology.com.au/testinglimits.htm>
    • Scan of newspaper article
    • 41,799 ha of farmland in Sydney 31,000 ha of parkland in Sydney
    • sydney’s fresh produce is supplied by market gardens in the sydney basin 90 % 15% agricultural produce 20% vegetables 48% poultry 100% mushrooms 100% leafy greens (and asian vegetables) using only 2.5% of NSW’s land (Cohen 2007)
    • (Cohen 2007) /hectare return – sydney market gardens $543 /hectare return – NSW $136 $1 bil /year direct contribution to NSW $4 bil /year indirect contribution to NSW
    • sydney has a mild climate, fertile soil and reliable water to grow food year round - west of the mountains are less reliable water sources and more extreme climates - and more cost and energy use associated with food transportation and refrigeration - and a decline in freshness and quality due to increased traveling time - leading to more expensive, less environmentally sustainable food sources for sydney. http://www.imagery.maps.nsw.gov.au/ accessed 12/07/2007 • sydney
    • parramatta cbd liverpool ‧ ‧ ‧ ‧ penrith
    • one :cease the release of agricultural land for development
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    • distance from food source price of oil price of food 167.3 million tonnes of food is transported around australia a year - 2.5 billion kilometres of travel -
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    • two :encourage and implement self sufficiency
    • two :encourage and implement self sufficiency
      • tax breaks
      • council community gardens
      • - urban agriculture scheme
    • three : implementation of organic and biodynamic farming principles and practice on all market and community gardens
    • “ In every civilisational decline, there is a clear point when their food source occurs too far away from the city.” <http://www.humanecology.com.au/testinglimits.htm>
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