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Genetics and Golden Rice

The tip of a growing wedge into Asia

The topic of genetic engineering, only occurs in the mainstream media when groups like Greenpeace and other concerned citizens take action by destroying genetically modified crops. Yet most of our mainstream media has not bothered to look into the genetic modifications of food and its reporting mostly supports the corporate bias.

In the United States of America, it is estimated that genetically modified food can be found in about 80% of all processed food products and meat. Within the USA, the public has no right to know what foods are or are not geneticly modified and the genetics industry there has government endorsement and protection.

The primary reasons for growing genetically modified

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Should we Be Concerned about Chlorine?

An elephant in the room

Over thousands of years we have polluted our environment and degraded our water supplies to such an extent that in most countries today, natural water is unsafe to drink. Chlorine has been hailed as a saviour against cholera and various other water-borne diseases; and rightfully so. Its disinfectant qualities have allowed communities to grow and prosper by providing disease-free tap water to homes and industry.

While chlorine has given us safer drinking water, long-term consumption of chlorine has contributed to a long list of related health problems including: cancer, heart disease and hardening of the arteries, premature ageing and senility. It’s not going to harm us immediately but the continuous long-term use has consequences that

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The 1080 Debate

The people vs big brother

Fatally poisoned and waiting for death

1080 is a metabolic poison that is extremely toxic to all air-breathing organisms. It blocks the body’s muscle and organs ability to absorb energy from its food, and results in a slow and inhumane death, typically 8 -24 hours for birds, 2-4 days for large mammals. There is no known antidote for this deadly poison.

New Zealand has a very real problem with introduced species of plants and animals that are displacing all indigenous species. To control weeds, the country is pouring massive amounts of Roundup and other highly toxic weed killers over the land that end up in the food chain for us to consume.

Similarly,

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Bio Oil

So what about Bio-Oil?

Bio-oil is a product promoted as “the product for scarring and skin care”, but when we look at the ingredients its hard to see why anyone would ever want to put it on their body!

What’s in it?

Like Johnson’s Baby Oil, the Bio-Oil base is mineral oil, a bi-product of petroleum and not designed for use on our skin as mineral oil acts as a layer that’s difficult to absorb, it clogs the pores which slows the skins’ ability to eliminate toxins.

Ingredient list

Botanicals. Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula Oil) Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil) … No problem here as these oils are actually good for your skin but, they exist in a

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Oh McCain's

McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd

The originally Canadian company McCain’s processes and sells frozen foods in Australasia and they have the motto, “oh McCain’s, you’ve done it again” implying that they’ve done something really wonderful. In terms of frozen vegetables this company is pretty much a household name so the other day I bought a packet of their frozen vegetables.

The supermarket chiller is full of many brands and because it was a familiar brand, I selected a bag of McCain’s frozen greens. My gaze didn’t take me much beyond the title, after all, veggies are veggies and later after preparing a meal, we sat down to eat. But the taste of McCain’s mixed vegetables proved to be so incredibly

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The Consequences of Alcohol

And it’s impact on civilisation

It’s a well established fact that alcohol dulls the senses and over a long-term period destroys brain tissue. Yet we are sensory beings and we rely on our senses to perceive the world around us as well as to make sense of that world. Therefore alcohol in effect is destroying sensitivity to life; in other words, making drinkers stupid.

Civilisation is a recognition that one belongs to a collective. So if we look at ants, each colony is a unique civilisation in a similar way to us. As human beings we all share common traits, but our sense of civilisation depends on our language and upbringing.

When we look at human civilisation, in the West

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Aspartame

Do some products seem to make you or your family ill?

Aspartame or NutraSweet as it is more commonly known is a commonly used food additive and artificial sweetener found in over 5000 food products, including medicines, diet drinks and chewing gum.

Aspartame is a white, odourless powder, approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar. It is used in many foodstuffs throughout the world principally as a low calorie alternative to natural sugar.

It is marketed under several brand names, including Canderel® and NutraSweet®, and is labelled E951 in Europe. Aspartame is stable when dry or frozen but it breaks down and loses its sweetness over time when stored in liquids at temperatures above 30°C

It is primarily thought to

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Plastics

A cornerstone of modern civilisation

Rubbish is not a third world problem, plastic waste is everyone’s problem.

Plastic is used everywhere – from plastic bags to light fittings, from bubble wrap to cling film and car parts. Plastic is the common name given to products made from oil that have undergone a chemical reaction known as polymerisation, a process where an unimaginably huge number of small molecules are linked together to form the plastics we use and consume today. If you think you are not eating plastic, please read on.

Some say that we are in The Age of Plastic

Plastics have been with us for many years and new generations of hybrid plastics are appearing as composites and

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Sugar a sweet poison

Pure white and deadly

Natural sugar cane

The phrase ‘pure white and deadly’ has been around for a long time and few people seemed to care until it’s too late, but others are awakening and dropping it from their diet.

But why?

We instinctively know that sweet things are safe to eat as in nature sweet foods are safe to eat and mothers may notice that babies will readily eat sweets, but it takes about 15 attempts before the baby will eat savoury foods. This is because we instinctively trust sweet foods, but in nature we eat them with the fibre.

Sugar is a modern food additive that has no nutritional value and is not required for our survival.

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Indonesia Burning

Destruction in the name of profits

People are dying not just in the vicinity of the fires, people are dying due to the air pollution across Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. The burn off season between March and October is generally worst between August and November, but it happens every year as hundreds of thousands of hectares of land are cleared to make way for new palm oil plantations.

The Indonesians joke that they are the only country to export oil to the Middle East, but the corporate leadership – the people behind the fires do not suffer. They can exist comfortably in their Mediterranean mansions while their staff on the ground and the wider population as far away as

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