|Posted by RealFood Network on June 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM|
RealFood Network actively advocates for Transition, expansion of community health and well-being and is a strong supporter of the Transition FNQ Network.
Most of you may have heard the news, read some updates on Facebook or recently learned that the mandatory plans for fluoridation may well be averted on the Tablelands. We recently send out an en mass email to all Government Representatives and all media promoting our collective support for our Council to defer the fluoridation of all towns waters.
Many people that know their own bit about fluoride would be interested to know that the water farmers use to put on their land and their plants is what ends up in the plants and thus food itself. So when we have fluoride in our water, we get fluoride in our food. It's simple, but that would make the food Not Real.
We want cleaner and clearer water for all of our farmers, all of our wider community and opening the door on the notice of Fluoride to start a conversation on the broader conversation of water quality RealFood Network deems extremely important.
Plants don't have teeth
We know of the farmland run off into the Barron River issues. Much has to do what's used as input but certainly adding more chemicals such as fluoride would not improve the quality of irrigation water. To top it off plants don't have teeth, nor do lawns, flower gardens, trees and all of our environment for that matter.
Much of the drinking water that relies on Barron River to supply their communities with drinking water would be double dosed, as fluoride is not filterable and would end up in the town Tank before any fluoride was added. that's a wild thought. we thought the dosis was set?
Yes, yes, yes we can hear you think... so much controversy, so much to debate about, perhaps.
Instead we advocate for Real Food, Real Water, Bringing back the Goodness that our grandparents knew as "Normal Food & Water" and we are pleased that our TRC Council is taking a leading role in defering the fluoridation of all TRC waters.
Perhaps we can thus inspire other Councils (CRC) to follow through as well, this would be a perfect time to engage them on the issue for sure!
Clean, Clear, Chemical Free Water, sounds Good. Everyone is gathering on Sunday the 1st so join in.
Below is the Letter to our TRC Council, Mayor and many more that went out:
Dear TRC Mayor Rosa Lee Long, TRC Council CEO Ian Church, State Representatives Michael Trout, Shane Knuth, TRC Council representatives, all local Media contacts and members of our Tablelands community,
Please accept this letter of support and invitation on behalf of 40 plus community groups, including more than 1,000 families and 70 farms. We wholeheartedly support both local and state government’s determination to make fluoridation of our domestic water service a local matter again. This is as it should be. Informed consent has long been a standard in all health related policies, regulations, charters and legislation across Australia.
We invite you to participate in two substantial demonstrations of our support for local and state government deliberations.
The first public demonstration of our support will take place in 3 Tablelands communities this next Sunday, 1 July, at 2:00pm in Malanda, Yungaburra and Kuranda. Our demonstration will be in the form of a Drumming Circle, at each of these locations. All community members and especially our Councilors and members of State Parliament are most welcome to join in our friendly and beautiful demonstration of support.
Our second public demonstration of support for local and state governments will take place over the coming months. And we urge our government representatives to get involved and become knowledgeable of our rights and obligations under Australian law concerning the matter of water supply fluoridation. As citizens it is our legal duty to keep our government representatives informed as to our will, on any matter that comes before Parliament or should come before Parliament. In this regard, we are asking all community members to inform our representatives via the use of clear and unambiguous signed individual Mandates.
Irrespective of any local or state government representative’s personal view, with respect to fluoridation of our water, we urge consideration of support for our rights and obligations under Australian law. The deliberative and participatory process of informing Parliament via Citizen Initiated Mandates is informative and liberating for both the governors and governed.
In this instance, a sufficient number of properly constructed and signed Mandates will enable our government to place a moratorium on fluoridation, with the clear knowledge that it is the Will of the People it represents.
Further to this matter, we urge our local government representatives to enact a Transition Enabling Act. Such an Act will encourage and enable community across the Tablelands to participate, engage and support Council in responding to our region’s many environmental and fiscal challenges.
We thank you for sharing and forwarding this First Notice email with your networks and colleagues so that response can quickly follow.
In faith and trust,
Creative Director: RealFood Network CSA
Project Leader: Recharge Kuranda Transition Town Community Center
Campaign Representative: Fluoride Free Kuranda Campaign
Steering group Member: Tablelands Against Fluoridation Group
Project Coordinator: Transition Far North Queensland Network
M: 048855 2671
Hannah Wattel (Coco Nut Mama)
Campaign Leader and Founder: Tablelands Against Fluoridation Group
Campaign Representative & Mandate coordinator: Fluoride Free Kuranda Campaign
Steering Committee Member: Kuranda and Tablelands Community Activist Network (CAN)
Community Groups reference list:*
Friends of the Earth Kuranda (FOE), Sarah Isaacs
Kuranda Conservation, Jax Bergersen
Recharge Kuranda Community Transition Centre, Sjoerd Aardema
Kuranda & Tablelands Community Action Network (CAN), Kim Stedman
Tablelands Against Fluoridation, Hannah Wattel
Transition FNQ Network, Scott White
Permaculture Cairns, Janet Millington
Permaculture Kuranda, Robert Virginie
RealFood Network, Chris Gloor
Atherton Tablelands Home Ed Network & Support (ATHENS), Belinda Moore
Enviro Care, Cathy Retter
Kuranda Sprouts Seedsavers, Jill and Rick
Eradicate Ecocide Campaign Action Network, Polly Higgins
L.E.T.S Kuranda, Twiggy Bently
Chemical Free Treeplanting Group Koah, Lisa
Awakening the Dreamer Changing the Dream Symposium, facilitators group FNQ, Roland Smith
Cairns Coconut Culture, Alexander Gall, Christian Luck
Ballintaggart, Bood Hickson
Para Pachamama Spiritual Centre, Melissa Schulz
Frog Decline Reversal Project (FDR), Deborah Pergolotti
Tablelands Lightworkers’ Circle, Clive Walters
Mums & Dads Playgroup Kuranda
Kuranda Homeschool Group, Lisa Hart
Kuranda Community Peace Gardens, Matthew Marsh
Cairns and District Beekeepers Association, Trish Green
Co-creating a Fluoride-Free Queensland, John Ackland, Atherton
Malanda Drum Circle, Clive Walters
Propa Earth Biodynamic Consultancies, Wayne Rankine
Kuranda Coffee Republic, Owners Michael & Belinda , Staff and Patrons
The Herbal Gypsy, Malanda, Owners Jenny & Gary, Staff and Patrons
Bamboo Solutions FNQ, Rob Swain Jules Hartmann
Malanda Drumming Circle, Clive Walters
Yungaburra Drumming Circle, Elizabeth Moldenhauer
Kuranda Drumming Circle, Coco Nut Mama
Alternative Technology Association, Daryl Douglas
Whole Foods Up North Co-Op, Henny Beckert
Malanda Spiritual Awareness Group
Movies That Matter, Malanda - Scott White
Homeschoolers, Hayley Buchanen
Prevention is Cure, Emma Lodge
Kuranda Community Hub Bread Club, Roland Smith
My Habitat Products, Malanda, Carmel Pacey
Just Gorgeous, Jill and Luke Melody
* this reference list is still growing and is likely to increase significantly as more groups are still signing on. More info: www.rechargekuranda.org
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