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Plunder down Under

Although published a couple years ago, this very interesting article by David Fickling, brings to light the key issues facing Australians.

Couple things to think about:

“A century ago, sugar was a profitable industry – not least because most of the workers were indentured labourers from Melanesia, living in conditions one rung above slavery. Nowadays, a global oversupply has made the cane industry so uneconomic that Canberra levies three cents on every kilo bag of sugar, to stop the country’s 6,500 cane farmers going bankrupt. But while local pundits view the 330 gigalitres a year used in flushing toilets as a profligate waste of resources, the 800 gigalitres used growing sugar is rarely commented upon.”

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“You might not have thought a place as dry as Australia would be in the rice business. But dotted along the Murray River valley, the continent’s only major river, there are dozens of farms that collectively use almost as much water growing rice as Australia’s 20 million people use for all household purposes.”

Isn’t it time we address the issues of how much devastation some industries inflict on our environment?.
All mega industries must now pay for the damage they cause. This is doing the right thing: No question if they should invest in cleaning up.

There are so many obvious hypocricies in this world, that make reality totaly unbelievable. Why do the rich, always get away with Murder?

Like charity for Africa, I guess we can think ourselves lucky, now that the elite are thinking “conservation” may become profitable.

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Filed under: Conspiracy, Environment, Media, Politics

2 Responses

  1. Desktopjunk says:

    Thanks, always good posts on your blog!

  2. playtoh says:

    Thanks for kind comment

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