Resistance to using 1080 grows in Far North: DoC has misled the public on operations costs, consultation & perceived support

The Department of Conservation’s plan for a 1080 aerial drop in public and private forests in the Far North later this year is meeting growing resistance.

Critics say use of the poison over more than 60 years has had devastating effects on wildlife, killing indiscriminately, inflicting an “extremely cruel and inhumane death” that often takes days. Locals for Responsible Conservation also argue that it poisons water, including sources used by people.

“Poisoned animals are left to rot in the forest and waterways, and remain toxic for many, many months,” a spokesman said.

“Dropping deadly poison over our environment is not an acceptable practice, and it is not sustainable.

“There are many alternatives that contribute positively to our communities and our employment opportunities that do not risk our health and our environment.

“We support sustainable, responsible conservation that benefits local communities and respects our environment, including all creatures great and small.”

Meanwhile a reply to an Official Information Act request from Locals for Responsible Conservation, received in March, raised more questions, glossed over the risks and showed that DOC had misled the public about the cost of the operations and local support for the drop, the group said.

A number of the groups listed as having been consulted said they had not been, while others had wrongly been cited as supportive.

http://www2.nzherald.co.nz/the-country/news/article.cfm?c_id=16&objectid=12073542

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Soil levels of organic carbon & nitrogen have declined following 50 yrs of synthetic nitrogen fertilization – the dark side of nitrogen fertilizers

Published on Mar 2, 2010

This video describes how 50 years of synthetic nitrogen fertilization has decreased soil organic matter in the Morrow Plots, the oldest experiment field in the U.S. Shown speaking is Richard Mulvaney, Professor of Soil Fertility at the University of Illinois. For more information about the study, go to http://jeq.scijournals.org/cgi/reprin… and http://www.nitrogennews.com.

Survey results: the NZTA & KCDC changes to the Waikanae Main Road are NOT Supported by Local People

Waikanae Watch

The recently formed group, Friends of the Waikanae Town Centre, says the results of a comprehensive survey the group has conducted confirms its belief that KCDC and NZTA have ignored the Waikanae community’s sentiment in the plans announced for the Main Road as part of the State Highway 1 revocation process.

The survey, which started on 24 April and ran for 17 days, came about after the group noted a straw poll conducted on the Kapiti Coast Facebook page showed about 90% were opposed to the changes. Friends of the Waikanae Town Centre decided that a more comprehensive survey was needed and with financial support from the Waikanae Community Board it was quickly up and running.

The survey was conducted in both on-line form using Survey Monkey and in paper form with copies of the same questions distributed via local shops, supermarkets and other community venues. 1,152 people had their say with 785 responses…

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Bill to ban abortions for Down syndrome takes step in Senate

“Supporters say it would protect a vulnerable population.” I agree.

Nwo Report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to prohibit abortions in Pennsylvania when the sole reason is that the fetus has or may have Down syndrome is advancing in the Republican-controlled state Senate.

The bill won passage in the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party line basis Wednesday. It passed the Republican-majority House in April by a comfortable margin, 139 to 56, but Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf opposes it.

Supporters say it would protect a vulnerable population. Opponents respond that it would violate the right of women to make their own decisions about abortion and caution against forcing parents to raise children with the genetic chromosomal disorder.

Pennsylvania law allows abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy for any reason except to choose the gender.

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What’s in that Flu Shot? Mercury for starters at 250x above the EPA’s safety limit

“According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most flu vaccines contain mercury in the form of thimerosal, some containing as much as 25 mcg of the global pollutant per dose – which is more than 250 times above the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety limit…

… mercury is just one of the many dangerous substances found in the flu shot, which is virtually a witch’s brew of toxic ingredients, including: aluminum, a neurotoxin associated with Alzheimer’s disease; Triton X-100, a common detergent used in laboratories; phenol (carbolic acid); ethylene glycol or antifreeze; betapropiolactone, a disinfectant; nonoxynol, used to kill or stop growth of STDs; and octoxinol 9, a vaginal spermicide.”  Dr Mercola

From Dr Mercola

Have you ever had the flu? If you have, chances are you’d rather not catch it again, right? A bad bout with the flu typically involves chills, cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aches, a runny nose and sore throat.

Many Americans get a flu shot thinking that it’s the best way to beat the dreaded influenza virus but don’t bother finding out how this vaccine is made and what goes in it.

If they did, they’ll probably think more than twice if they really want to get vaccinated against the flu.

How the Flu Shot is Made

Pharmaceutical companies create different versions of the flu shot by guessing what strain of the influenza virus will be around to spread the flu a year in advance, which they collect from infected people from other countries.

They breed the virus cultures months before the onset of the flu season, develop the vaccine and begin distributing the flu shots WITHOUT any safety studies.

In short, anyone who gets a flu shot becomes an unwitting guinea pig!

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most flu vaccines contain mercury in the form of thimerosal, some containing as much as 25 mcg of the global pollutant per dose – which is more than 250 times above the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety limit.

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http://www.drmercola.com/flu-shot/what%E2%80%99s-in-that-flu-shot-ask-dr-mercola/

New Meta-Analysis Reveals Extensive Phenotypic Differences Between GMO and Non-GMO Cultivated Plants

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Claims of “substantial equivalence” of GM plants again shown to be false

The myth of “substantial equivalence” between GM crops and their closest non-GM relatives (called “isolines”) has taken yet another scientific hit, this time from a new peer-reviewed paper discussed in an article on the website Hygeia Analytics.

The researchers from Mexico City published their meta-analysis of genetic data on rice, canola, maize, sunflower, and pumpkin. They looked at wild, GMO, and non-GMO cultivated varieties of these five crops, analyzing phenotypic change.

The phenotype of a crop is defined by a set of characteristics expressed by the crop’s genetic code (DNA). In theory, genetically engineered plants will show phenotypic changes only linked to the traits that scientists added to the GMO in the hope that they will be expressed. For example, a corn plant engineered to express the Bt toxin should not be different from normal corn in other ways.

 

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American Medical Association sliding toward support of physician-assisted suicide… here come the death panels

(Natural News) Will the American Medical Association soon be in favor of physician-assisted suicide? In early June, the AMA decided not to reaffirm its position against assisted suicide – a decision which has shocked many. But indeed, the AMA has gone against its own Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, which recommended the AMA maintain its opposition of euthanasia for humans.

Advocates for assisted suicide have been very successful at opening doors for euthanasia in medicine. In some states, affiliate groups have already taken a more neutral stance on this issue, paving the way for legislators to approve the legalization of doctor-assisted suicide. While proponents of euthanasia say that their cause gives patients the right to a dignified death, the issue isn’t really that cut and dry. There are substantial concerns about the potential for abuse and coercion. Inevitably, this could give rise to an untold number of citizens quietly being put to death against their will – while no one will be the wiser.

Experts warn against assisted suicide

Matt Vallière, the Executive Director of Patients Rights Action Fund, told Life News that he, and other advocates for patients’ rights, are very concerned about the AMA’s sudden change of heart.

“The American Medical Association’s decision to not confirm their own Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs’ recommendation – namely that they maintain their opposition to assisted suicide – does not take into account that this bad public policy puts vulnerable patients at high risk for coercion, mistakes and even abuse. Although the AMA’s opposition position still stands for now, a referral back to CEJA is a lost opportunity and a failure to stand against a policy that has grave consequences for everyone, but especially persons living with illness, disabilities, or socio-economic disadvantage. Assisted suicide is not medical care,” Vallière stated.

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Statin drugs increase the risk of diabetes and cause abnormal liver enzyme elevations

“BACKGROUND: Statins are the most widely prescribed drug available. Due to this reason, it is important to understand the risks involved with the drug class and individual statins.”

Read the research at the link:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/statin-drugs-increase-risk-diabetes-and-cause-abnormal-liver-enzyme-elevations

Upcoming Research Will Buck The ‘Consensus’ And Show Antarctica Is Still Gaining Ice

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

I mentioned a new study the other day, which claimed that Antarctica is losing more and more ice.

This was in total contrast to the study by Jay Zwally in 2015, which showed that the continent was gaining ice.

It appears that Zwally has a new paper on its way, which will corroborate his original findings:

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Is Antarctica melting or is it gaining ice? A recent paper claims Antarctica’s net ice loss has dramatically increased in recent years, but forthcoming research will challenge that claim.

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Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Found In Canada

They’ve pulled the wool on us with GE. In NZ they grew GE corn around 2000 some may not know. Helen Clarke at the time ordered the crops be pulled up but they stayed right to harvest thanks to no doubt a bit of corporate persuasion at the time so who knows how many of our natural crops were cross contaminated by this poison? And if you didn’t know our supermarket ‘food’ is now chock full of gm items in the form of soy & corn, all unlabeled of course (because hang, who needs to know what’s in their food?). Experts (independent from industry) tell us most of the corn & soy is GM. Now we have recently approved GE spuds and a market gardener told me just last week they were trialling those years ago anyway in the Wairarapa I believe it was he said. Anyone who follows this blog must know by now the corporations lie to us & have no qualms whatsoever about that. It’s the nature of psychopaths & if you think that’s an extreme statement to be making about those who are entrusted with our food supply’s safety, please do go to our Corporations page and watch ‘The Corporation’. The nature of corporations is exposed quite clearly in that. You will be very surprized & a lot of dots will join for you. And, the purpose of this blog is to watch corporations. They are running the world, the long arm of the (so called by US presidents, all documented) ‘new world order.’   EnvirowatchRangitikei

Karma Yoga Daily

via Natural Blaze

June 15, 2018. Halifax – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced the discovery of unapproved genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) wheat near a farm in Alberta, but says the contamination is an isolated event.(1)

“We’re relieved this is an isolated contamination case but we’re concerned that the government couldn’t determine how it happened. Without knowing the cause, contamination could happen again,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN).

Monsanto’s glyphosate-tolerant GM trait was found in several wheat plants on a road in southern Alberta in 2017. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency was unable to identify the cause.

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