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July 2013:

One of the more irksome responses we have endured in battling this issue for over 8 years, is how our true values and viewpoints have been often misrepresented in the local press, by a few Logan City councillors, and by individuals like the CEO of Growcom. To set the record straight:

Let it be known, if you are a first-time visitor, that The Mozzie crew are NOT ‘radicals’ or ‘farmer-haters’. The Safe Living Action Group is NOT some kind of ‘radical fringe group’. It is simply a loose conglomerate of residents (barely more than an e-mail list) who are concerned about the lack of buffer areas between farming enterprises and our homes. 58 such concerned locals penned objection letters to a material change of use application for a farm on Harvest Road. These letters can be found in a tab at the top of the Home page. They make harrowing reading.

Let it be known, that we are as concerned as anyone about issues surrounding food security.  We support movements towards local, sustainable, organic farming practices that provide clean, green food to locals in the cheapest, freshest and most nutritious form.   We are concerned about farming methods in our residential neighborhood that necessitate the use of dangerous chemicals such as soil fumigants, risking exposure to our land and our  families.

Let it be known that we abhor and deplore Monsanto’s efforts to control and monopolise the world’s food supplies; that we are suspicious of GMO technology infiltrating our food production chain;  that we believe a people’s movement towards greater self-sufficiency will provide a more reliable and healthy food future than reliance on world markets.

We are as concerned as the next person about the impacts of Coal Seam Gas Mining on our valuable farmland.  We support the Lock The Gate Alliance, and the Buy Australian campaign.  We believe we need to rethink the way we use land and produce food, with sustainability and health as the key criteria.

There’s oodles of info online about these issues, but here’s a taster for those who are interested, from a TEDX talk by Dan Barber.  You can click the link to see the whole video:

“…We need now to adopt a new conception of agriculture. Really new. One in which we stop treating the planet as if it were some kind of business in liquidation. And stop degrading resources under the guise of cheap food. We can start by looking to farmers like Eduardo. Farmers that rely on nature for solutions, for answers, rather than imposing solutions on nature. Listening as Janine Benyus, one of my favorite writers and thinkers about this topic says, “Listening to nature’s operating instructions.” That’s what Eduardo does, and does so brilliantly. And what he showed me and what he can show all of us, I think, is that the great thing for chefs, the great blessing for chefs, and for people that care about food and cooking, is that the most ecological choice for food is also the most ethical choice for food. Whether we’re talking about Brussels sprouts or foie gras. And it’s also almost always, and I haven’t found an example otherwise, but almost always, the most delicious choice. That’s serendipitous.
http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_barber_s_surprising_foie_gras_parable.html

Blue Gum, Dry Schlerophyll Forest, Greenbank

When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money.
~ Cree Indian Prophecy

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