Nestle Pays Only $524 to Extract 27,000,000 Gallons of California Drinking Water – from Antimedia

More revelations on Nestle from Claire Bernish at ANTIMEDIA, August 20, 2015 Firstly,  Some thoughts on our own supplies of water in NZ: Many Kiwis will be aware of similar water issues here, particularly the Hawkes Bay where water rights have been sold to a Chinese company at bargain rates, giving them the right to extract, bottle and … Continue reading Nestle Pays Only $524 to Extract 27,000,000 Gallons of California Drinking Water – from Antimedia

Corporate Knighthoods … and Why You Should Boycott Talley’s Products

(Photo credit: Support Talleys Workers! FB page) “Corporations are required by law to place the financial interests of their owners above competing interests. They are legally bound to put their bottom line ahead of everything else, even the public good” (Noam Chomsky, ‘The Corporation’). Talleys has been in NZ’s news this week with a FB … Continue reading Corporate Knighthoods … and Why You Should Boycott Talley’s Products

Keep your heirloom seeds … they’re gold … Monsanto is buying up the heirloom companies

Keep your heirloom seed… Monsanto, creator of carcinogenic glyphosate/roundup that kiwis love, (also, DDT, Agent Orange & Aspartame) are about controlling the food supply. Kissinger: “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.” GE feed is already being fed to some of our farm animals … it is unlabeled as … Continue reading Keep your heirloom seeds … they’re gold … Monsanto is buying up the heirloom companies

Will Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Soon Be Banned?

From Natural Society … this article recapitulates the progress so far in terms of recent mounting evidence: “It’s not just the WHO that has raised the alarm over Monsanto’s Roundup and its devastating effects on human and environmental health. Instead, the WHO announcement was simply the most widely reported on Roundup study that we have … Continue reading Will Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Soon Be Banned?

10 FLOORING FOOD WASTE FACTS

From an interesting UK site called ‘This is Rubbish’ (TiR) ….  TiR is a voluntary group started in 2009 that:  “aims to communicate the preventable scale of food wasted in the UK, through policy research, community and arts led public events.” They have compiled some fascinating facts and figures. Did you know for instance, that: … Continue reading 10 FLOORING FOOD WASTE FACTS

The Glyphosate Presentation to the Rangitikei District Council Pt.1

Following on from the recent update on the chemical spraying presentation made to the Rangitikei District Council forum in November 2014, and featured in the Central District Times recently,  I’ve offered some thoughts on the Council process. This may be informative for some, and  may also dispel some illusions about our so-called democratic processes. A few weeks ago at the last Council … Continue reading The Glyphosate Presentation to the Rangitikei District Council Pt.1

Grow Your Own

Growing your own food is like printing your own money…Ron Finley   As I recall it, growing food was the norm where I came from. My grandparents had always gardened, and so did my parents. Our food all came from the garden near our back door. In addition there were fruit trees and berry bushes, … Continue reading Grow Your Own

Food

Food was something up until the 1940s folk just grew out in the back yard … supermarkets were a new invention. Still, many gardeners kept going well into the 1970s, and growing your own food is currently making a huge come back. I recall as a child, unlike in today’s supermarkets, the shop owners went out … Continue reading Food

Corporations

  A corporation has been defined as “… a business structure whose sole reason for existence is the earning of profits by manufacturing products for as little as possible and selling them for as much as possible. It does not matter whether the product does good or evil; what counts is that it be consumed … Continue reading Corporations

About the Author

Raised in the Rangitikei Aotearoa (NZ), I studied Social Policy and Social Work at Massey in Palmerston North in the ’70s and ’80s leaving with a Bachelor of Social Work. I later pursued my real love, Visual Arts at Ucol and have just in 2018 completed the Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts at Toioho ki … Continue reading About the Author