Devastated to read that Steve Marsh has lost his case against his GM farmer neighbour in the West Australian Supreme Court. By creating a precedent, this judgment has a scary impact on organic farming in Australia. Steve Marsh’s lawyers are reviewing the decision and considering their options to appeal. Read more about it here and
A few years ago, a study came out stating that Australians were getting fattier but our sugar consumption was decreasing. This was named “the Australian paradox”. However this study has been challenged and refuted by a number of sources; mainly tirelessly by Rory Robertson. The authors of the study have been accused of conflicts of
Plenty of reasons to eat real food right here in this report from the Guardian. Are you really buying mozzarella, vodka or ham? Or is it cheese analogue, anti-freeze or poultry meat dyed pink? Yuck.
Who doesn’t love a good graph? Check out the Diet Doctor – latest data from Sweden shows butter consumption going up and heart disease going down. Low fat does not lead to heart health. Slap more butter on your meal today!
Steve Marsh is a West Australian organic farmer taking his neighbour to court for spreading GM crops onto his land resulting in a loss of income. This is the first time an organic farmer has taken a GM farmer to court for compensation due to damage to his crops. His neighbour started to grow GM
Egg shortage coming up to Christmas! See this news story about the destruction of 450,000 chickens due to bird flu (but apparently not the bird flu affecting humans). This will lead to an egg shortage. This is shows the fragility of our food system. It’s scary that one grower can have such an impact on
In November, there have been two successful prosecutions for misleading and deceptive conduct by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against poultry producers. The producers misled consumers by using terms like “range free” or “grown in spacious wheat-lands”, when in fact, the poultry (ducks, spatchcocks, chicken, quail) were raised wholly indoors and never saw