Following a week of knee jerk reactions ie. killing sharks and crocodiles following outrage when humans swimming in their territory get taken for food. Horses, it has been reported, kill more people in Australia than any other creature. Another perspective, humans kill more than 100 million sharks and billions of other sea animals every year in contrast to about 10 people killed worldwide by sharks each year.
Lead in tinned fruit that is imported from China while Australia will not support our own fruit growers. Smaller is better so why not small processing units?
But the really good news is that more young people coming out of universities want to get involved in organic agriculture.
We are writing to tell you about great news on the extension of the ban on GM crops in Tasmania, crucial information on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and how you can take action. We are also holding a few events in support of Steve Marsh who is soon facing his neighbour in court to stand up for his right to keep growing GM-free food, which is ultimately our right to eat GM-free and we hope to see many of you attend any events that you can. There will be a public meeting on the 9th of February (the day before the court case begins) at Perth Town Hall followed by a gathering and photo op at Stirling Gardens, and a rally on the 10th of February outside the court house. On the 15th of February, we are holding a fundraising event in Heronswood, VIC. You will find more information towards the bottom of this newsletter and how you can register to