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Share this shocking new report with everyone you know….
A FDA-registered food safety laboratory tested iconic American food for residues of the weed killer glyphosate (aka Monsanto’s Roundup) and found ALARMING amounts.
Just to give you an idea of how outrageous these amounts are, independent research shows that probable harm to human health begins at really low levels of exposure – at only 0.1 ppb of glyphosate. Many foods were found to have over 1,000 times this amount! Well above what regulators throughout the world consider “safe”.


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All the stories of farmers successfully shifting away from industrial agriculture give me hope that momentum for real change is building.
—Kristin Schafer, PAN executive director

Like our overuse of antibiotics, targeted plants with herbicides are also resisting and bouncing back, stronger than ever, while the residue of the poisons we apply leech their way into our soil, air and water.



Below is a photo I took yesterday when I went on a follow up walk in Zone 3, a regeneration site cleared and mulched with lantana 8 years ago. The regrowth of a variety of rain forest trees is incredible. Next to find an expert botanist who knows the id of emerging plants.

10 years on……what a fiasco.



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Koala Count thwaited.

Merrily climbing through the forest , eyes focussed on the canopy and lower branches in the hope of seeing and recording the koalas, I slipped and landed heavily on a hidden rock. Luckily and after a couple of disturbed sleeps, I am relieved that I did not break a rib. Made a comfrey leaf poultice ( for what it is worth to the individual ) and applied to my chest. Today a bruise has appeared so I am on the mend. Now to venture again to try and find the koala, I have 7 days before the count is scheduled to end.

Before my taking my eye off my footing I walked up a drying up creek bed to see two yabbies, this one was peering out of its haven in the rocks.


Due to injury and heat have spent the last couple of days indoors listening to radio (Australia’s new political reality is very depressing ) and reading. Colm Toibin’s “Brooklyn”, a young woman’s emigration story, from Ireland to Brooklyn, NY. Funny and sad, struck a chord in me as I have lived most of my life as an emigrant. Followed on by his collection of stories in “Mothers and Sons”, some very moving and insightful, Toibin has been a pure treat to read.

Now a glimpse into why many of us are in a silent despair.


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