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From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

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Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

The top non-invasive skin treatments for glowing skin

With all the time we spend in the sun, our skin can start to show signs of aging sooner than we’d like. But the idea of an invasive treatment to fix skin problems is likely not the first choice for many people.

What’s going on with gas?

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More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

Brisbane Airport green zone breach update

A story The Echo posted this morning about the breach at Brisbane International Airport has been updated as the Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young, has declared the international terminal a venue of concern.

Bernard Hinchcliffe, Mullumbimby

One two-year-old beef steer weighs around 544kg. About 47 per cent is used for human consumption.

One steer needs 45 litres of water per day which is around 32,850 litres over a two year period. Therefore to produce 1kg of meat it needs 128 litres of water.

Compare this to cotton which needs 10,000 litres per year to produce 1kg of cotton. Which industry is more efficient? On the cotton growers’ website they talk about expanding the industry. Also they mention the USA is expanding their industry. The trend due to climate change is high rainfall in mid-USA from Atlantic storms. This causes major flooding of the Mississippi River – lots of extra water.

Can we get our Federal agriculture minister to talk to US cotton growers, and say that if we ban cotton growing here, it will stop a world wide glut from happening; in exchange, they talk their government into importing more Australian beef?


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