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From the Standard … Wastewaste discharge to Tutaenui Stream to continue

April 10 2015 …. Caroline Brown from Palmerston North’s Manawatu Standard reports on the ongoing leachate issue and the Rangitikei District Council (RDC).

“The discharge of non-compliant wastewater into the Tutaenui Stream from the Marton Wastewater Treatment Plant is to continue, despite two reports revealing a raft of issues at the site…”

The Council Assets meeting reveals more of the usual ‘pay it forward’ rhetoric that’s been going on for nine years already … aka save money now and forward the expense to a future generation. Cr Dean McManaway says …

“…the council could not just wake up one day and say “no more”. It was a business in the Rangitikei employing people, whether the council liked it or not…”

As usual, businesses ahead of the health of the waterways and the people that use them. We may as well expunge from the records any suggestion of “Rangitikei … unspoilt”. It simply isn’t true.

Read the full article HERE 

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The Dangerous Effects of Trans Fats in Pregnancy … From GreenMedInfo

This is from Eleni Roumeliotou at one of my favourite sites … a reminder for vigilant checks of those packaging labels. Those sneaky ingredients that look harmless enough and we pass over … be aware and check the facts.

“Trans fats are known to sabotage heart health since the 90s, yet remain a main ingredient in industrial, processed food. Since nutrition during pregnancy affects the baby´s long-term health and brain development and functions depend on dietary fat intake, we should worry about the impact of trans-fats on the brain of unborn children and the next generation in general…”

Note: don’t forget to check for a next page on GreenMed articles. Often I’ve missed the fact there’s more.      Read the article at the GreenMedInfo site HERE

This weekend I’ll be updating on the Rangitikei & the glyphosate spraying issue with Council. Much is developing on the ban glyphosate front world wide (will update on that too) … hopefully it will gain traction here in NZ soon.

~ envirowatchrangitikei ~

Olive Oil: A Best Brain Food (& Smart Buying Tips)

Following on from the last post on fake olive oils … if it’s left you wondering ‘where to from here?’ … this article from a bebrainfit.com addresses buying tips and detecting the fake:

“Olive oil has many benefits for your brain and overall health. Learn how to choose quality olive oil, why it’s safe for cooking, and how to avoid fake olive oil.”

“Tips For Buying the Healthiest Olive Oil

Always buy the freshest extra virgin olive oil you can find.

Light can cause oxidation so buy olive oil in dark glass bottles only….”

The article also gives a brief overview of the book: Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller, 2013. “Tom Mueller has become the world’s expert on olive oil and olive oil fraud-a story of globalization, deception, and crime in the food industry…” 

Read the article by bebrainfit.com HERE  (note, tips for buying come at the end of the article)

Popular olive oil brand sued for selling fake product cut with cheap fillers

From Naturalnews.com, “As much as half of all olive oil brands sold in the U.S. are fake” …  another reminder that corporations lie (watch ‘The Corporation’ doco). Another reminder to keep informed and research the facts, especially if you value your health. And a further reminder to buy certified organic …  the closer to home the better. Support your local farmers and growers and know what you are eating. Contribute to their livelihood and keep your local communities going.

I’d read of this concern recently too regarding olive oil … that companies are faking the contents. A topic I’ve yet to look at more closely. Very disturbing.

Read the Naturalnews article HERE

“GM-Free” Domino’s Caught Selling GMO-Laden Pizzas

From NaturalSociety … all too common now, the lying of corporations to sell their wares. So here Dominoes has been caught LYING. People are waking up to their wiles. A good expose of corporations that explains all is the doco ‘The Corporation’. This will clearly set out for you how and why corporations tell bare faced lies. They have no conscience for one but analytically, it goes deeper. To guard your good health you must research the facts. No longer can we rely on these behemoths to be truthful, and neither can we rely on the mainstream media to report the truth either. The thing with the GM developments, and particularly with GM crops that tolerate lashings of glyphosate, WHO has recently announced glyphosate probably causes cancer (which we did already know from mountains of other research including France’s Professor Seralini’s findings) however it is convenient for governments world wide (aside from some) to ignore the facts. For further information on all of the above visit the Corporations page and the Glyphosate page on this site.

Read the NaturalSociety article HERE

Nestle Continues Stealing World’s Water During Drought

“Nestlé is draining California aquifers, from Sacramento alone taking 80 million gallons annually. Nestlé then sells the people’s water back to them at great profit under many dozen brand names.

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The city of Sacramento is in the fourth year of a record drought – yet the Nestlé Corporation continues to bottle city water to sell back to the public at a big profit, local activists charge. 

The Nestlé Water Bottling Plant in Sacramento is the target of a major press conference on Tuesday, March 17, by a water coalition that claims the company is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers during the drought….”

Read at the SOURCE (mintpressnews.com)

U.S. Companies Are Stashing $2.1 Trillion Overseas to Avoid Taxes

A reminder here of a corporation’s bottom line…..(from Bloomberg) “Companies have a duty to their shareholders and they’re responding logically to the incentives in the system, Kennedy said. “Companies are strongly driven by the need to increase shareholder value, and especially any public company has to meet market expectations,” ……”

And remember Kiwis, your country is a corporation … corporations are not about people and their general well being, they are about profits, profits, profits.

“Eight of the biggest U.S. technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corporations in other industries felt pressure to bring cash back home.

Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Google Inc. and five other tech firms now account for more than a fifth of the $2.10 trillion in profits that U.S. companies are holding overseas, according to a Bloomberg News review of the securities filings of 304 corporations. The total amount held outside the U.S. by the companies was up 8 percent from the previous year, though 58 companies reported smaller stockpiles.”

Read the article at its SOURCE 

The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) – What Will it Mean for Kiwis?

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Are you familiar with the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement?

With our choices regarding a healthy environment becoming increasingly more constrained as corporations gain ever increasing control over governments, (or corporations that are parading as governments … NZ is a corporation and is registered as such with the SEC in Washington, along with most of our former ‘government departments’), the agreement known as the TPPA looms as an even greater threat to freedom of choice.

Limited liability corporations have morphed into giant behemoths that enjoy virtually guaranteed immunity under a body of corporate law built up over more than a century. They owe their first allegiance, not to the public, but to their own shareholders, and their number one mandate is to maximize profits.The TPPA (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement) is an agreement that our PM intends signing on behalf of all NZ citizens, with neither our consultation nor our consent. Negotiations around this agreement  are taking place right now between our leaders and large multinational corporations in total secrecy. If signed, from the little we know that’s been gleaned from leaked documents, this trade agreement will give corporations even more control … and we New Zealanders, whom it concerns most … even less.

Read more about the TPPA and how you can become active in opposing it ….. HERE

Kiwi investors don’t realise their deposits are no longer guaranteed

Oct 19, 2014  Bernard Hickey from the NZ Herald writes here on the ‘unseen risks of a fiscal haircut’. Most New Zealanders are not aware of the Open Bank Resolution….

Do you think the money you have in a bank term deposit is Government guaranteed? If so, you’re wrong, but you’re not alone.

A survey for the Financial Markets Authority by Colmar Brunton and published during Money Week found 52 per cent believed the money in a bank term deposit was guaranteed.

To be fair, during the global financial crisis, these deposits were guaranteed, from October 2008 to December 2011. Banks paid for the privilege, but that scheme is over now. So what would happen if a bank fell over? Would the taxpayers of New Zealand make sure you got all your money back?

The simple answer is we don’t know for sure.  READ FULL ARTICLE

Roundup linked to birth defects

New Study Shows Direct Link Between Monsanto’s Glyphosate And Birth Defects

By: Tammy Marie Rose

“Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate was linked to fatal kidney disease back in the spring.  In parts of Central America after an epidemic of fatal kidney disease Roundup was banned in El Salvador and Sri Lanka.

Now new study shows a strong link between glyphosate fetal deaths and birth defects.  Monsanto continues to stand by its product calling it a ‘safe and effective herbicide,’ but as the evidence mounts it is becoming abundantly clear that Monsanto is doing all that it can to keep the public in the dark….”

Read more: http://www.daybreakmill.com/blog/new-study-shows-direct-link-between-monsantos-glyphosate-and-birth-defects