agriculture

Barb Wire Fence Restraining Beef Cattle Cows On Australian Ranch

The “New Boom” – Cattle As A Commodity

by Leisa on October 18, 2015

From Sixty Minutes: “There’s a new boom sweeping across Australia and it’s attracting the shrewdest brains and fattest wallets in the land. It’s beef – it has been branded the new iron ore, and it’s big business. Where mining was the only show in town, now, the cattle industry is riding high. After years of
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Open Mining Pit

I saw a very disturbing interview about the Abbott government’s proposal to change laws to prevent environmental challenges to large developments on the 7.30 Report two nights ago. I thought I would see massive outrage on the internet about it, but somehow the frightening implications of this law change have been seemingly overlooked. As reported
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Grapes Harvest

The Real Cost Of Food

by Leisa on June 16, 2015

There have been stories recently on the ABC that have revealed the extent of the slavery conditions that migrant workers are subject to whilst working on Australian farms harvesting fruit and vegetables – mainly for the large supermarket chains and fast food restaurants. Four Corners produced an excellent and insightful program called “Slaving Away” and
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Organic Food

It seems to me that the authors of these types of articles attempting to discredit organic food have an agenda to push, and they will do it in any way they can, with very dubious information. I was reading this article “Organic food has no extra health benefits, say researchers” where they go on to say
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My Tribe

Finding My Tribe

by Leisa on July 24, 2011

My holiday in Hawaii is almost over and I can’t even begin to describe how wonderful it has been. Although the scenery and landscapes, the activities and adventures, have all been amazing, the highlight for me has been spending time with loving, like-minded people. For those who know me, or have been to a retreat or
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The Untrained Environmentalist

by Leisa on July 15, 2010

I love to read, and I read a mix of about 3-4 books a week, about health, metaphysics, raw food, healing of all types, permaculture and the environment – and when I want to switch off my brain – I love reading a variety of different genre’s of novels. This week I read a great book
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Food, Inc. the Movie is Mainstream!

by Leisa on July 7, 2010

A few nights ago we put on a new release DVD to watch, called Brothers; (a disturbing, but brilliant movie – Tobey Maguire is an incredible actor) and lo and behold in the previews was the movie Food, Inc. I was astounded! This is surely a sign that things are changing and more awareness is
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certified-organic

It seems to me that the authors of these types of articles attempting to discredit organic food have an agenda to push, and they will do it in any way they can, with very dubious information. I was reading this article “Organic food has no extra health benefits, say researchers” where they go on to say
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