Humanity’s capacity to stuff up the planet never ceases to amaze me. And the internet allows us to realise just how universal this capacity is. I wonder if we will grow the brain cells necessary to realise our mistake before it’s too late?

Rhetorical question. No need to answer!

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Without the honeybees to pollinate so much of what we need to eat we’re all stuffed aren’t we? And isn’t the leatherwood honey industry rather important to Tassie’s economy?

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_660336.html

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Could someone please remind John Gay – and all those pulp mill supporters (eg David Bartlett and the State Labor Party, Will Hodgman and the State Liberal Party, together with all their federal political counterparts in this state)

“Dioxins may cause a large number of different health effects, like cancer and reproductive effects, EPA officials say. Dioxins are of concern because they are the result of combustion, and are absorbed from the air into the food chain where they can stay for many years.”
http://www.mlive.com/mudpuppy/index.ssf/2009/12/dioxin_saginaw_bay_epa_guidelines_cleanup_soil.html

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The jury’s still out on the benefits or otherwise of GM . . .

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0118/americas-best-company-10-gmos-dupont-planet-versus-monsanto.html

The test of a democracy is not the magnificence of buildings or the speed of automobiles or the efficiency of air transportation, but rather the care given to the welfare of all the people. -Helen Adams Keller, lecturer and author (1880-1968)
Anne