This section is focuses on research on chemicals and methods used in landcare.
Brunswick Heads, NSW
Report on 3 years of chemical free landcare by our group – download here>
Dirawong Reserve, Evans Head, NSW
Aerial spraying of Dirawong Reserve caused the loss of native species, including the threatened Nodding Orchid. Read more…
Bitou Bush Helicopter Boom Spraying in NSW, Paul Flower, 2004
“…The program of Bitou Helicopter Boom Spraying (BHBS) has not achieved high levels of effectiveness when gauged as a biodiversity management tool. Read more…
Best practice guidelines for aerial spraying of bitou bush in New South Wales – by the Natural Heritage Trust
The role of pesticides in death of honey bees
The mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US.
Spraying Crops, Eradicating People
“We notice the effects immediately after the area is sprayed. Birds, animals, and fish begin to disappear within a few weeks”.
Byron marches against Monsanto
from: Echonetdaily – The North Coast’s Independent News, Tuesday 28 May, 2013
Chem Free Regen is a website is to encourage, persuade and cajole people into involving themselves with chemical free bush regeneration practices.
The National Toxics Network (NTN) is a community based network working to ensure a toxic-free future for all. NTN was formed in 1993 and has grown as a national network giving a voice to community and environmental organisations across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
NTN supports communities involved in hazardous waste management, alternatives to pesticides and environmental health issues. Our committee members are involved in a range of national advisory bodies including the Hazardous Waste Reference Group, the Stockholm Stakeholders Reference Group, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) Community Engagement Forum and Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority committees. We also participate in related technical advisory panels.
Pesticide Action Network (PAN) is a global network working to eliminate the human and environmental harm caused by pesticides and to promote biodiversity based ecological agriculture.
Mullumbimby Community Gardens (MCG) is a not for profit, community based project of the Mullumbimby Centre for Sustainable Living & Environmental Education (MCSLEE).
Living Systems Designs focuses on creating positive outcomes for local eco-systems, through manual removal of weeds, and the reintroduction of native species.
Toxics Action Centre’s mission is to work side-by-side with communities, providing you with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level in New England, USA
Since 1987, we have organized over 625 communities across New England to put together the plans and strategies to effectively solve the problems they face.
UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) Their 2013 review “Wake Up Before It’s Too Late” argues for a rapid and significant shift from mono-culture industrial agriculture to towards mosaics of sustainable regenerative systems which would favour small-scale farmers.
“A Chemical Reaction” screens in Calgary
It tells the story of Dr. June Irwin, a dermatologist from Hudson, Quebec, who noticed a connection between her patient’s health conditions and their exposure to pesticides and herbicides…
the film maker’s website
WE would love to buy this film so we can show it to our local community!
Food Connect Foundation at the March Against Monsanto
Saturday, 25 May 2012, people came together around the world to join in a global event called March Against Monsanto – the Brisbane crowd gathered in a collective of around 300 (for those not in the know, Monsanto is a global corporation whose business is genetic modification of seed, with a heavy focus in constraining farmers to laborious and often economically fatal contracts). Food Connect Foundation’s Robert Pekin shared passionate and insightful perspectives from the podium inspiring those who wish for food the way nature intends.
STORIES AROUND THE WEB
How Roundup® Poisoned my Nature Reserve
Personal witness to the devastating demise of wild pollinators and other species as glyphosate herbicides increase in the environment Rosemary Mason MB ChB FRCA