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Garden edges a glow in the dark.

After the heavy rain the garden’s edges are a glow with various fungi radiating  in the dark.

 

Dear Donald, thanks for your email regarding the use of Glyphosate. The Greens are supporters of chemical-free weed control methods. Only this year, the Greens Leader and health spokesperson Richard Di Natale wrote to the Office of Chemical Safety requesting a review of glyphosate use in Australia following research by the International Agency for Research on that claimed that glyphosate was a probable carcinogen. See: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-26/chemical-group-disputes-finding-that-glyphosate-causes-cancer/6349246

A new study finds that Indian farmers in rain-fed areas are being driven to suicide from the increased cost of growing Bt GMO cotton varieties that confer no benefits to them, writes Eva Sirinathsinghji. The extra expenses arise from buying new seeds each year, along with increased chemical inputs, while suffering inadequate access to agronomic information.

Alternative systems such as organic farming have already been shown to produce superior yields. Bt cotton, instead of bringing farmers out of debt, is fuelling the problem and should be replaced by short-season, local and organically grown varieties. A new study directly links the crisis of suicides among Indian farmers to Bt cotton adoption in rain-fed areas, where most of India’s cotton is grown.

Many fall into a cycle of debt from the purchase of expensive, commercialised GM seeds and chemical inputs that then fail to yield enough to sustain farmers’ livelihoods.

Just in.

Monsanto and other glyphosate manufacturers appear to have distorted scientific evidence on the public health impacts of glyphosate in order to keep the controversial substance on the market, according to a new report released today by GLOBAL 2000 (Friends of the Earth Austria, member of PAN Europe) with the support of Avaaz, BUND, Campact, CEO, GMWatch, Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe, PAN Germany, and Umweltinstitut München.

REad the report here https://www.global2000.at/sites/global/files/Glyphosate_and_cancer_Buying_science_EN_0.pdf

and remember that our recently even more reduced APVMA does NO independent testing at all, is funded by industry, and has recently been relocated to Macdonalds, Armidale (not kidding).

Or access the report on our web page blog. (Plenty of other information there too)

Ellen White

byronshirechemicalfreelandcare.org

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Photo by Rodney Weidland…………………honey eater feasting on the Coral tree flower……………Coral tree that is being poisoned all through out our valley by Land-care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 23, 2017 · 8:12 pm

Hatched.

After 21 days Henrietta hatched her 2 eggs.  Days when she left her eggs for a dust bath, Lil and myself kept the eggs warm until she decided to return to the nest. But she only left her eggs twice, usually at 4 pm, and soon seemed to catch on.

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Hilarious……………….send up featuring Byron bay.

https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgdqGlXBwG

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And more about the Greens

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/31/factional-turmoil-for-greens-continues-amid-attack-from-lee-rhiannons-partner

 

Mullumbimby.

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Round-up ready GMO canola and cotton seed.

A little confusion when I heard on Radio National the Greens leader is at odds with the party membership on Round-Up ready canola and cotton seed.

So these are the links the NSW Greens sent me.
greens.org.au/policies/genetically-modified-organisms

greens.org.au/policies/sustainable-agriculture

Bayer and Monsanto are hell-bent on creating a mega-corporation that would control a significant amount of our global food supply. If these corporate thugs are allowed to join forces, it could put farmers, food affordability, and our planet at risk. We can’t let that happen.

So far, most coverage of the merger has been concentrated in financial news outlets, while the mainstream media ignores the dangers of this deal. Unless we turn up the pressure, these two corporations might just get away with creating a quasi monopoly of our food supply — without the public knowing about it.

Can you help us spread the news about the dangers of this merger by watching this video and sharing it with your friends?bayer merger in the making

A bunch of winter flowers and ginger and turmeric.

 

winter-flowers

White cedar seeding.

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