Brian Rudman Labour

Nice quote from Hide

Folic acid law shock for HideMP Rodney Hide warned New Zealand Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson against mass medicating bread with folic acid three months ago – a month before the Herald on Sunday NZ Herald Politics]

The HoS are so up themselves. They claim they “broke” the folic acid story. What a load of crap, this story has been on soft boil for months, ever since Annette King foisted the decision on us by signing up to it as a dying act by a dying government.

Anyway this non-story about Rodney Hide being “shocked” to learn about the Folic Acid issue and warning Kate Wilkinson has a brilliant quote at the end and provides us all with the best reason to ditch the silly nanny state mass-mediction issue once and for all.

Last week Hide said New Zealand had rejected “the nanny state” in the last election.

“It seems to me the only argument in favour of it is we might upset the Australians which I thought was a plus.”

That’s my Rodney.

Bread additive call 'up to NZ'

Bread additive call ‘up to NZ’New Zealand has effectively been given the green light to axe rules forcing bakers to add folic acid to bread from September. [Stuff Politics]

Right there you go Kate, ditch Annette’s Folate Folly.


The confusing position of the Greens

I have been watching with facinatation the Greens position on the poisoning of our bread by the Australian’s under the guise of mass medication.

The Greens certainly are a strange lot. On one hand they want to limit and ban almost everything for the good of us and force us to do other things and just recently they have come out against the mass medication of our bread.

This to me didn’t resonate. Normally the Greens are all into forcing us to do something for the grater good and so mass medication through fortifying our bread with folic acid seemed to right up thwir ally. Why are they opposed to it.

A quick check through Google soon revealed the hypocrisy of Sue Kedgley.

In July 2006 she said;

“While we are generally supportive of the proposal to fortify flour with folate, in the hope that it will reduce the numbers of babies being born with spina bifida and provide other health benefits, we believe this can be done in a way which doesn’t erode consumer choice”

Right so just 3 years ago they were “generally supportive” of poisoning us with folate, including those of us who aren’t, can’t or won’t get pregnant, all for the good of 60 babies per annum. It isn’t like they wanted to only exempt organic bread either;

“If fortification takes place at the bakery rather than milling stage, then some bread lines could be available for consumers who may wish to avoid folate enriched flour for health, cultural or other reasons. Consumers currently have the choice of whether they wish to consume iodised or non-iodised salt and I believe that choice should also be available to them with folate fortified bread,”

No, for organic breads they still wanted to add folate to our bread but instead of adding it at milling, add it at baking. Right, so organic can still apply to the flour but not to the bread. Nowhere in her press release does it suggest not adding folate, just where it should be added and as per usual we neeeded to medicate the whole population for just 60 pregnancies er annum, right up the Greens alley.

This of course contrasts starkly against Sue Kedgely’s position today.

“There are some concerns in the scientific community that too much folic acid can cause pre cancerous cells and tumours to grow more quickly. Given this new research we need to take a precautionary approach and be certain it is safe before we require almost every loaf of bread to be fortified with folic acid,”

And of course Sue Kedgley has been scare-mongering on Q+A as well.

But she’s saying we have to do it so we’re eating up for Australia, we’re going to be forced because of some trade relationship with Australia, surely we should put – public health issues should be paramount, not some diplomatic relationship.

So what is her position? Is she for it or against it, or for it but in a little while/ Or perhaps for it because it’s good for you and against it on organic?

For the record I am against the poisoning of our bread by the Australians. I am for personal choice. I see nothing wrong with making supplements available to those who ask. I see no valid reason at all in forcing the entire population to be mass medicated for something that is readily avaialbe in almost every supermarket in the country.

And before you point out that salt is iodised…yes well our soils don’t have iodine in it so it made sense to add it to salt. Of course we are now seeing plenty of iodine deficiency related illness appearing after the wallies told us salt was bad for us. I my self buy rock salt and so choose to have no iodine. Fluoride is the same. It is good for almost everyone. Folate is the direct opposite situation as Fluoride.

Wilkinson should HTFU

Minister to seek folic acid reviewFood Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson says she will seek a review of the use of folic acid in bread – but not until a month after bakers have started adding it. Folic acid prevents some birth defects, and the idea of putting it in… [NZ Herald Politics]

God, I despair with some poltiicians.

Why, when she was being smacked around by Paul Holmes, didn’t she just say “Annette King signed us up for this, go and ask her why she wants to give men prostate cancer”.

Seriously National Ministers need to avoid departmental capture. Wilkinson is one of them. She should be saying to the departmental wonks to shove their advice and notify Austrlia that we ain’t mass medicating our people and if they don’t like that take it up with her boss.

Instead she promises a mealy mouthed review of a review.

God, politicians make me sick.

Stick your mass medication up your…

Finally we may be getting some sense on the bizarre mass medication of our bread that Annette King signed us up to.

The Minister of Food Safety has spoken out strongly against the imminent compulsory addition of folic acid to most bread.

“I’m not a fan,” Kate Wilkinson said yesterday of the transtasman food standard that requires the synthetic vitamin be added to virtually all bread from September. “I sympathise with the bakers’ frustration.”

But wait, the cardy wearing officials have advised that trans-Tasman relations could be adversely affected.

The Minister should just scoff at such a ridiculous suggestion that pulling out of unnecessary forced mass medication would harm trans-Tasman relations forged on many a battlefield.

As a 40 year old male I object to being medicated for something I don’t need or want.

Democracy Under Attack

Demcoracy Under Attack



Govt taking advice on folic acid in breadPrime Minister John Key said the Government was taking advice on forcing bakers and supermarkets to add folic acid to bread. The issue would be taken to Cabinet by the end of the month and would take into account a market research… [NZ Herald Politics]

The Labour/EPMU funded offshore lap-blog The Standard has been shrilly screaming about Democracy being under attack with the Super City reforms that National and ACT have underway.

It is silly of course when you look at the history of Labour’s own anti-democratic assaults against the populace.

We have had the removal of the Privy Council, no referendum on that was there, surely that was an assault against democracy?

Keeping Stock notes some of the anti-democratic machinations of the Labour Party.

They ignored a petition against the anti-smacking legislation.

The Electoral Finance Act was our greates affront to democracy and they rammed that through under urgency. That very definately was an attack against democracy.

Finally wee get to the ultimate Attack against Democracy. The forcing of Bakers to add Folic acid to bread in order to mass medicate the populace. This law wasn’t even put through the parliament. our democratic right to choose what we put into our own bodies was abrogated by a power hungry nanny state governemtn and Annette King who didnt even want any debate so they slid it through via the back entrance.

Labour mouthpieces know nothing about Democracy under Attack. Yet again they show just exactly how out of touch they are. The really stupid thing is that Labour actually supports a Super City, they set up the Royal Commission, they stacked it with their cronies and the Commission recommended a Unitary Council. So why the opposition? They are picking the wrong battles to die in the ditch for.