Contaminated Milk – Milk from Hawaii is showing very high levels of radiation

May 25, 2011

Big Island Dairy Farmers fight radiation with Boron
May 10, 2011 / Community
All Islands, Big Island, Oahu
Britton & Shekinah; Milk and Honey Farm

An open letter from dairy farmers on the Big Island of Hawaii shares some solutions for working with radiation problems in milk.

Dear Milk Share Members,
Our goal to offer high quality safe food to our community has recently been challenged in the reality of the radioactivity being released into our environment. In the past weeks radioactive levels have increased in Hawaii, with high spikes and a more current leveling off of radiation levels. Milk from the large dairies in Hamakua and Hawi has shown elevated levels of radiation, from 400 to 2400 times the recognized safe levels.

Why is milk contamination significant in the world of agriculture? Because milk represents the overall condition of the entire food chain, since cows consume grass and are exposed to the same elements as crops. So, when milk tests positive for radiation, it indicates the entire food chain is contaminated since cows eat grass. When grass is contaminated everything grown in the same soil is contaminated. This has proposed a serious concern to us farmers, with us asking what can we do? After much consideration, research, and conversations with much appreciated experts in the field of biological farming and human & animal health, we have found some things which we are able to do to protect our soil, animals, and bodies.

Aside from the much recognized supplement potassium iodine as a protection against radioactive iodine, there are a number of ways we can help. We have remembered our friend, elemental boron and the position it plays on the earth. Boron is the only mineral capable of accepting and ionizing radiation that never changes the innards or the nucleus of the cell. Spoken simply, boron can take radiation and release it without upsetting its own very delicate balance.

Boron is used extensively in the nuclear industry. Sodium borate is regularly used for standby liquid control systems, in case of emergencies. It was used in Cheronbyl in 1986 mixed with sand to prevent further radiation leakage. It was also used in 1999 in Tokaimura, Japan, to absorb the massive amounts of radiation after an accident at a plant. Currently it is being dumped on fuel rods and in surrounding waters of the Fukushima plant. Boron is widely recognized as extremely safe and can be used to capture radioactivity on our soils, gardens, orchards, etc. It also can be safely ingested by humans and animals. Boron will accept radiation and ionize it within our bodies, after which our bodies will safely excrement the boron and radioactivity.

We have begun feeding our cows and goats sodium borate at milking times, as well as adding it to free choice kelp and water troughs. In the past years we have monitored boron and other minerals in the soil and have added as necessary to bring levels up to recognized healthy levels. As a safety measure we are planning to implement a boron dosage to all of our pastures, as well as neighboring pastures. For humans, boron can safely ingested at a dosage of 4-10 mg per day. Borax, 11% boron, can be used as a tea and sprayed on your gardens, or land surrounding your home, at a rate of 10# of Borax per acre, 1#, if using elemental boron. Borax can also be ingested at 1/8 tsp to 1 litre water for women, ¼ tsp to 1 litre water for men. Fortunately, red wine and coffee are significant sources of boron, as well as non-citrus fruits, red grapes, plums, pears, apples, avocados, legumes and nuts! Boron is known to be non-carcinogenic, non-mutagenic and has been used internally to protect the astronauts in space as they leave the earth’s protective magnetic field.

Other things we can do to protect our bodies are to consume zeolites, use potassium iodine, receive plenty of glutathione, the best source of which is whey!, eat plenty of supergreens, such as kale, but including chlorella and spirulina, maintain healthy mineral levels, and eat lots of good healthy fats, including raw butter, and coconuts, which offer a fantastic layer of protection for our cells. Baking soda has been known to diminish the severity of change produced by uranium to the kidneys, which are the first to show radiation damages of uranium. Dosage is 1 tsp to 8 oz water for adults and ¼ tsp in 4 oz water for children.

According to Cheryl McCoy,, Calcium Bentonite Clay acts as a magnet absorbing anything with a positive charge, ie radiation and toxicity. She suggests washing all produce which may be considered radioactive in 1 part clay to 8 parts water in a non-metallic bowl, soaking for 10 minutes, then rinse and dry as usual. Bentonite clay can be added to catchment tanks, drinking water or raw milk to isolate radioactivity, which will not be released once captured by clay. Also, the body cannot digest clay, but will rather release clay through excrement. Clay can be added to milk or drinking water at a dosage of 1 oz liquid calcium bentonite to 1 gallon raw milk or drinking water. Either allow to settle and pour off or mix and consume clay and liquid. 1-2 oz liquid bentonite clay can be safely consumed per day by an adult, with significant detox abilities.

In these tenuous times it is all we can do to be honestly informed of the situation at hand and act accordingly. We are doing our best to protect our soil, animals and bodies from the elevated levels of radioactivity, and hope that you will also. Our prayers and blessings are with the farmers and families closer to the source of radioactive pollution. We send them our love and hopes for a green, safe future for all on this earth.

Britton & Shekinah
Milk and Honey Farm
Pahoa, Big Island Hawaii


Communist America – Claims Regulating Drinking WATER is within EPA SCOPE

February 3, 2011


You know…. My dad (g-d rest his soul) used to say that they left Russia for many reasons, but not the least of which he believed that they would start to TAX AIR and WATER.  I guess, for my family, it turns out that we went form out of the frying pan and into a POT with water which was being slowly heated.  They (our government) must see us as frogs.

They have in effect usurped the Constitution and eliminated the “PEOPLE” from “We the People”


This government is too big.  They have become the OLIGARCHY.

This is why the Constitution was very short.  It also gave explicit authority to the government to tell them what they COULD do and not what the COULDN’T do.  Because if they were only told what they couldn’t do, then that would imply that they could DO exactly what they are doing now, anything they bloody want.  WHERE are the GATE KEEPERS?

Show us the light.




EPA Administrator Claims Regulating Drinking Water Supply Prevents Kids from Getting Autism

Thursday, February 03, 2011
By Penny Starr



Lisa Jackson---Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said at a Senate hearing on Wednesday that Americans have a 'right' to know if their drinking water is safe. ( Starr)

Lisa Jackson---Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said at a Senate hearing on Wednesday that Americans have a 'right' to know if their drinking water is safe. ( Starr)



( – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson told a Senate panel that preventing children from being exposed to contaminated water could spare them from autism.

Jackson made the remark on Wednesday at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in response to questioning by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who asked if a recent executive order by President Barack Obama about regulations and the regulatory process means that the EPA can put any rules in place if “the benefits outweigh the costs.”

“I think the president’s far-reaching executive order makes clear that there are some things that are hard to price,” Jackson said at the hearing on U.S. drinking water and new regulations the EPA may put in place on contaminants.

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“Our science may be good, but I don’t know how you price the ability to try to forestall a child who may not get autism if they’re not exposed to contaminated water,” Jackson said.

“And I think language in that order is about those things where we can be protective for a reasonable amount of money,” Jackson said, “to make sure our children and future generations are not guinea pigs.”

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, autism is a disease that causes abnormal biology and chemistry in the brain and that “the exact causes of these abnormalities remain unknown.”


Mike Johanns

Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) is a new member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works but he expressed his reservations at the hearing about the need for more regulations of the U.S. water supply. ( Starr)


Obama’s Jan. 18 executive ordersaid, in part, that each federal agency shall “propose or adopt a regulation only upon a reasoned determination that its benefits justify its costs (recognizing that some benefits and costs are difficult to quantify);”

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the committee, said at the hearing that aside from its mission to “protect human health and the environment,” the EPA “also is charged with making the final decision on whether to develop safeguards for new threats to drinking water quality such as chromium 6 and perchlorate,” two toxins that at high levels can could cause health problems.

But some Republicans on the committee were skeptical of the need for more regulations, including newcomer to the committee Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), who asked the second witness on the first panel, Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, about whether the animals studies done on chromium 6 reflect what is happening in the U.S. water supply.

“The levels to which the animals were exposed in drinking water have been seen in human populations, not in this country, for example, but in China where levels of the same concentration have been used,” Birnbaum said.

“Have you found any drinking water, anywhere in the United States, that has hit those levels?” Johanns asked

John Barrasso

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said at the hearing that the regulations being issued by the EPA are 'job crushing.' ( Starr)



“I have not seen that in drinking water, but I’m not an expert in all the drinking waters that have been measured, and as Administration Jackson has been saying, they have been doing a major study now to try and understand the extent of contamination of drinking water by chromium 6,” Birnbaum said.

Barrasso, who is an orthopedic surgeon, said reigning in EPA’s regulatory power is important to the physical and fiscal health of the country.

“There have been an onslaught of job-crushing regulations emerging from the Environmental Protection Agency over the last two years,” Barrasso said in his opening remarks at the hearing. “Unemployment in this country is 9.4 percent. Regulations coming out of the EPA are devastating to the American economy.”

Jackson said at the hearing that Americans have “a right to know and to be assured that their drinking water is safe.”

“Clean and safe water is the foundation of healthy communities, healthy families, and healthy economies,” Jackson said.


India – Water Plant converts salt water to drinking water competitively priced to current water distribution

October 21, 2010

This is an awesome innovation.

This is the stuff that needs to be looked at and implemented.

Innovative India water plant opens in Madras:

By Swaminathan NatarajanBBC Tamil

New water desalination plant in Madras

The plant could provide a template for solving India’s water problems

A desalination plant which begins operating in Madras on Saturday will provide some of the cheapest drinking water in India, backers say.

They say that the plant will supply 1,000 litres of drinking water for just over $1 and could well be a “template” for other coastal Indian cities.

The company behind the plant says that it is the biggest in South Asia.

It will provide 100 million litres of water a day to the city by filtering sea water under high pressure.

In comparison, the government-run water board supplies about 650 million litres of water to the city’s seven million residents.

Competitively priced

drinking water

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“We are using the advanced reverse osmosis technology. We are purifying the water by filtering it under high pressure. Unlike other desalination plants we are not boiling the water and as a result we are saving a lot of energy,” Natarajan Ganesan, Joint General Manager of the Chennai Water Desalination company told the BBC

Mr Ganesan said that because the plant used “energy recovering technology”, electricity consumption was reduced – making water produced there arguably the most competitively priced in India.

“It can be competitive even when compared to supplying water from natural sources like lakes. One has to spend lot of money on transport water from lakes,” he said.

The plant will process 237 million litres of sea water per day.

Flooded street in Calcutta

India’s monsoon is notoriously erratic

An initial treatment will remove solids present in the water, before it is passed through a membrane under high pressure.

The plant – which cost $140m – is the joint venture between an Indian company IVRCL and Befessa of Spain. It is built under the “deboot” system – design, build, own, operate and transfer.

The government-run Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) will buy the purified water for the next 25 years.

“We have agreed to buy the water from them at 48.66 rupees for 1,000 litres – meaning that it costs us just over one dollar for 1,000 litres,” CMWSSB Managing Director Shiv Das Meena said.

“The water is purified and demineralised. This takes away salt, lime and other particles. The purified water meets the government standards. It tastes just like ordinary water and above all it is cheap,” he said.

Mwamanongu Village water source, Tanzania.

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Chennai has been suffering from a chronic water shortage for decades. Its water needs are primarily met by lakes situated around the city. But these lakes depend on the erratic north-east monsoon.

On an average year, the monsoon brings about 100cm (39in) of rainfall, but most of this arrives over a short period – resulting in a massive run-off into the sea.

Another desalination plant with similar capability is expected to be commissioned by 2012.

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