The Uncensored Letter

The WellFest health expo will take place in Auckland on  October 5-6 from 10 am to 5 pm. Entry is $10 for adults and children under 12 years are free.

The venue for the event is the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau.  The address of the venue and a map can be accessed through this link:

The NZ Journal of Natural Medicine will be represented at the WellFest Auckland by our advertising manager Pip Oxlade and by the editors, Jonathan Eisen and Katherine Smith.

Katherine will be speaking at 4 pm in Seminar Room 1 at 4pm on Saturday October 5th, on  how to make an informed decision about vaccination, while Jonathan will be giving his presentation “How not to let the bastards grind you down” at 4 pm in Seminar Room 2 on Saturday, October 5th..   These talks will be repeated in the same rooms respectively on Sunday October 6th.

Pip Oxlade, who is not only the advertising manager for The NZ Journal of Natural Medicine but a well-known health professional in her own right, having begun her career as a nurse and midwife, before developing her abilities as an intuitive healer, will also speak at WellFest. She will be speaking on Saturday in Seminar Room 3 at 3.45 pm.  

There is also a great line up of other speakers, some of whom are contributors to the journal, including Kirsten Taylor ND (who will share her expertise in how to get a good night’s sleep in Seminar Room 1 at 12 noon on Saturday and at 1 pm on Sunday) and electropollution expert Paul Waddell (who will give a lecture and demonstration of common sources of electropollution and how to minimise these to ensure a healthier environment) at 2pm in Seminar Room 1 on Saturday.  For more details see:

All lectures and seminars are covered in the entry fee; there is no additional charge.

The website for the event is



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The People Triumph Over Biotech: Monsanto Protection Act Defeated in Senate

Daisy Luther

Activist Post

Finally, it seems like we have the attention of some of the members of Congress. As the result of an enormous outcry, the Senate voted down the rider that was recently approved by the House of Representatives. The rider would have continued Big Biotech’s immunity against prosecution resulting from their toxic farming practices and questionable crops.

As of September 30th, the so-called Monsanto Protection Act will be dead. This is a major victory for anti-GMO activists as it is the first time that Congress has decided in favor of the constituents as opposed to companies like Monsanto, Sygenta, Bayer, and Dow.

“That provision will be gone,” said Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), confirming the change to POLITICO. The Center for Food Safety, a Washington-based non-profit, welcomed the decision as “a major victory for the food movement” and “sea change in a political climate that all too often allows corporate earmarks to slide through must-pass legislation.” 

“Short-term appropriations bills are not an excuse for Congress to grandfather in bad policy,” said Colin O’Neil, director of government affairs for the Center. (source)