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Time to end the war against the earth

From Vandana Shiva, an edited version of her talk last night at the Sydney Opera House, as published on TheAge.com.au. Thanks to Raoul Bedi for bringing this story to our attention:

Vandana Shiva, Indian food activist, from " Sydney Peace Prize". Click for source.

When we think of wars in our times, our minds turn to Iraq and Afghanistan. But the bigger war is the war against the planet. This war has its roots in an economy that fails to respect ecological and ethical limits – limits to inequality, limits to injustice, limits to greed and economic concentration. Continue reading

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Raw milk — the view from down under

The Australian online journal, The Age, writes a story about what they call the raw milk fad in America. Here’s an excerpt:

Australians seem to think raw milk in America is a fad -- from "The Age" website

“Anonymous drop-offs, arrests and packages disguised as pet food – it’s the underground world of raw milk, the latest health food craze sweeping the United States.

Marta, 29, is among thousands of Americans seeking out unpasteurised dairy products that enthusiasts say can cure everything from asthma to autism – despite it being illegal in many states on the grounds that it is unsafe. Continue reading

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