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The EAT-Lancet Commission Launch Lecture in Oslo

The World’s Most Important Lecture guides you through the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health. The report has, for the first time in history, proposed scientific targets for what constitutes both a healthy diet and a sustainable food system.

Scientific superstars Prof. Johan Rockström (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Stockholm Resilience Center) and Prof.Walter Willett (Harvard University), co-chairs of the Commission, presents the key messages, Dr. Richard Horton (Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet) will deep-dive into the findings, and Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen (EAT’s founder and executive chair) will share her vision for a better food future.

DMK Permaculture, fully agrees and supports this concept of human diet and sustainable farming practices. So grab a cuppa, sit back and take time to watch this video. It is ground breaking and revolutionary but is actually based on bringing back ‘traditional’ diet and farming. This information is vital for our planet to control & reverse our changing climate.

Wooroora Fires

9/11/14    We didn’t start out thinking that this fire some 10Kms away was much of a threat to us, as indeed it did turn out to be. The main hot & fast fire front came past, just over the ridge from the back of our block, only being kept at bay from us by the dedicated Volunteer Rural Firefighters. During daylight there was a relentless bombardment of water from choppers & crop-dusters. Unbelievable! We were treated to some very low flying, coordinated fly-bys of multiple aircraft simultaneously, all of which prevented the fire front ripping right thru us. We have one of 8, 10 acre blocks in a row, the first 2 properties were burnt to the backyard area of their houses. If the fire wasn’t stopped at an easement 2 blocks over, they’d have been fighting it on our driveway next.

             We had a plan that, before we were trapped on our own land we’d leave, and that’s what we thought was going to happen, so we escaped to friends close by at 12:30am. The RFSQ did manage to stop the fire in the early hours of Sunday morning, at the back boundary of our block 100mt behind our shed, and at the easement 2 blocks over 200mt away. However as Sunday’s strong winds sprang up, a spot fire sparked up on the side ridge close by, looking quite nasty and threatening, but again the volunteers and aerial attack was relentless all day, the fire finally succumbed and fortunately we were not impacted. We were affected personally both physically and mentally, but our property and assets are in tact.

         If we didn’t have a Rural Fire Service, we couldn’t live rural like we do, no one would want to! Their existence makes it possible for many of us to survive here.