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About borderslynn

Retired, living in the Scottish Borders after living most of my life in cities in England. I can now indulge my interest in all aspects of living close to nature in a wild landscape. I live on what was once the Iapetus Ocean which took millions of years to travel from the Southern Hemisphere to here in the Northern Hemisphere. That set me thinking and questioning and seeking answers.

Covid 19: bringing out the worst kind of enforcers after lockdown

“Ruthless Colombian cartels are executing those who break their coronavirus lockdown rules. Armed groups have introduced their own bloody system of “justice” and quarantine in regions where infection rates are out of control. The worrying news was revealed by experts … Continue reading

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Clean Water Shortages Worldwide: how to fight disease, such as Covid-19?

“According to a point of Buddhism, water is the most valuable and most important thing because of its connection with disease,” says the monastery’s facilities manager, Urgyan. “Clean water helps everything: healthy body, healthy mind.” A Nepalese Region Reclaims Its … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel industry: using the coronavirus pandemic as cover for a stealth attack on environmental protections that keep us safe.

Today I learned a Judge in Canada has given approval to proceed with the Canadian side of the Trans Mountain expansion project after a federal court sent it back for review last summer.  Just as the indigenous tribes protect the … Continue reading

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Food Industry: using Covid-19 as an excuse to stop using Fairtrade produce

Please read about the plight of Fairtrade  farmers: “After a decade of sourcing cocoa and sugar for KitKat in the UK and Ireland, Nestlé have informed Fairtrade they no longer plan to buy Fairtrade cocoa and sugar from some of … Continue reading

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Food industry: China reports 10.4% (35/338) of swine workers were positive for G4 EA H1N1 virus

https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/23/1921186117 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/swine-flu-strain-human-pandemic-potential-increasingly-found-chinese-pigs In 2018 there was widespread African swine flu reported https://www.economist.com/china/2018/09/06/african-swine-flu-is-causing-alarm-in-china-and-beyond And we all worry that we may have a repeat of the 2009 H1N1 type pandemic running alongside Covid 19. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_swine_flu_pandemic Making a vaccine through ‘reassortant’

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Exploitation of food industry workers: Covid 19 highlights their plight

We know how we get our food to our table. To get it cheaply we rely on exploited workers. The economics of the food industry needs analysing whilst it is under the spotlight of Covid 19. Note suggestions for us … Continue reading

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Feeding SARS coV-2 infected food to the world

In this article: https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2020/06/22/Development-of-coronavirus-detection-tools-in-foods-essential-argue-researchers?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright It is suggested rigorous testing is urgently needed to accurately test food which may contain SARS coV-2 as a result of a worker with the virus contaminating the food before it reaches the consumer. Testing workers … Continue reading

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Meat Processing Plants: Covid 19

As we all now know, if we didn’t before, meat is processed by workers who are forced to operate in close proximity. As a result many have succumbed to Covid 19. “Latino communities and all communities of color in the … Continue reading

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The Food Industry and Covid 19

The Coronoravirus epidemic has highlighted many inequalities in society – the poorest are hit hardest by the consequences of the disease.  I will add to this blog as I research it, but do not want to delay its publication as … Continue reading

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Christopher Columbus Statues 

This image taken 2019. A long running sore. Now many voices call for such symbols to no longer affront the daily lives of those whose ancestors helped build America (and previous empires of the world) with their suffering. Now statues … Continue reading

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