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Dams and more dams.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/gallery/2012/mar/14/controversial-dam-projects-in-pictures#/?picture=387276527&index=9

With one in seven countries now relying on imported water and population growth demanding to eat more meat I guess there will be a break even point one day. As a vegetarian I can’t imagine ever eating meat again.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/study-urges-moderation-in-red-meat-intake-201203144490

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Peru leading the way.

In a massive blow to multinational agribiz corporations such as Monsanto, Bayer, and Dow, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients anywhere within the country for a full decade before coming up for another review. Peru’s Plenary Session of the Congress made the decision 3 years after the decree was written despite previous governmental pushes for GM legalization due largely to the pressure from farmers that together form the Parque de la Papa in Cusco, a farming community of 6,000 people that represent six communities. They worry the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will compromise the native species of Peru, such as the giant white corn, purple corn and, of course, the famous species of Peruvian potatoes. Anibal Huerta, President of Peru’s Agrarian Commission, said the ban was needed to prevent the ”danger that can arise from the use of biotechnology.”

Thanks to Nadia, the chemical-free real physical worker on the dunes at Brunswick.

http://foodfreedomgroup.com/2012/03/14/bt-toxin-kills-human-kidney-cells/

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Monsanto’s Roundup Shown to be Ravaging Butterfly Population

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29684   Most of us, who live close to the ground,  know by observation ( and how I wish I had time to closely monitor on paper what I see ) that there is a considerable reduction in numbers  within insects, bird  and butterflies populations. Climate change will be playing a huge part but the increasing use of round-up in this Shire  will also be contributing.

Foot-note. Australian farmer now cultivating so called weeds for food. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/farmer-cultivates-a-relationship-with-weeds-20120312-1uwes.html

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More gentle rain.

Considering the rest of the State of NSW and a large part of Victoria is struggling with the deluge of water,  our federal opposition is still carping on about the carbon tax inhibiting growth and development.  The last few weeks of dramatic record breaking rains and weather patterns, which are defying forecasts,  surely more of us are beginning to realise the writing is on the wall and climate change is happening now.  But do we care ? 

This is a neighbour’s horse.

And a rose is a rose. This one had a scent too.

NY Times article on the dingo. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/science/australias-view-of-the-dingo-evolves.html?_r=1&src=dayp

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