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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:03 pm 
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Hi, and thanks for the great forum. Have been browsing a while and
thought it was time I registered.

The more I read, the more I am convinced that in the not too distant
future, the whole issue of what is in our food is going to come to a
showdown between us consumers and those that make our food (the food
manufacturers) and also those who oversee our food production (the
governments of the world).

Food manufacture and processing is driven so much by profit and
productivity. I think we have lost site of the reason we eat in the first
place - to sustain us.

I remember I used to scoff a few years ago when I heard someone say that
one day, wars will be fought over water. Well, here in Australia, it may
not quite have come to blows yet, but our water supply is drying up at an
alarming rate. I can only wonder how long it will be until the same starts
to happen with our food supply. The price of food here has gone crazy in
the last couple of years whilst the quality seems to have decreased
significantly.

As I write this I look out my living room window and think how important
will my just started home vegie patch will become in the future. Thanks
for this great resource and info.

Regards,
Jackie


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:44 am 
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Hi Jackie,

Welcome and thanks for your thoughtful post.

Yes, even in the northlands of Canada, with its abundant fresh water, our lakes are receding, our rivers drying up.

Food supply is a huge issue. For instance, I find the move to biofuels (e.g. corn-based) troubling, as those ag. lands are needed for food. Then, of course, there's the related issue of interest to this forum – whether those of us with allergies will end up inhaling our allergen's proteins (again, corn for some).

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