Category: Facts & findings

What got us started?

We live on the west coast of Norway.

It is a wild and picturescue place surrounded by mountains and sea – and full of wildlife. Having observed large trawlers greedily grubbing on the seabed near to land with huge steel dredges I felt outraged and puzzled – why was this allowed – why was Norway who prided itself so much on its nature allowing this OUTRAGE.  Didnt people know about the delicate ANIMALS that lived there, didnt they know about the BIRDS that lived off the animals there – the FISH that only bred there – the FISH that lived ONLY there, DIDNT THEY CARE!!!

I met Johan a local farmer, fisherman who felt the same – we studied the boats and got the maps – soon enough we found out where and when they were allowed (what a contentious issue).  Then i began the internet research —

What i found was truly alarming – but this site is not intended to be a conspiracy theory site – the home of spurious documents produced by fertile imaginations with no scientific fact or background. This is meant for serious researchers and for those who have an interest but have no clue where to look or are unaware of what is happening. One company has the right to harvest on the Norwegian coastline using trawler dredges.  FMC biopolymers. This company is one of a group of 9 companies in the FMC CORPORATION www.encyclopedia.com/topic/FMC_Corp.aspx. Further research reveals that one of these companies produces an insecticide so poisonous that it is used in Tanzania to KILL LIONS.  The American food and drug administration has banned Furadan and yet this is what the company says www.furadanfacts.com/FAQs.aspx. Another is mining LITHIUM mainly used in the batteries of environmentaly friendly electric cars – this mining is causing PERMANENT ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE in one of the worlds most fragile ecosystemswww.meridian-int-res.com/Projects/Lithium_Microscope.pdf. Recently the fmc corp was fined 25 MILLION EUROS for operating a price fixing cartel –www.brickcourt.co.uk/news/29-06-2011—parent-company-liability-test-applied-by-general-court-upholding-25-million-euro-fine-on-fmc-companies-in-hydrogen-peroxide-cartel.asp

Fmc companies are also responsible for a number of contaminated sites worldwide, contaminants include radiation and solvents.  (For more information see BERTRAMS BLOG on this site)

The procedure used to harvest the seaweed on the Norwegian coast requires the removal of the seaweed before it is fully mature (it takes 6 to 9 years before full biological diversity is restored – the weed is harvested every 4 to 5 years) This is mainly because some of the organisms intefere with the production and extraction of alginate.  in other words there is a systematic attempt to reduce the amount of wildlife on the Norwegian coast.  FMC has access to Norways BIRD RESERVES.

Papers also reveal that FMC S activities re seaweed harvesting is worldwide – one country FMC is involved with Peru, banned seaweed harvesting in 2008 but it still continues – Peru had a big dieback of marine mammals and birds in january 2012 – mainly due to starvation – possibly linked to the marine current el  ninjo but these animals also feed in the seaweed forests.http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0509/What-s-causing-mass-pelican-and-dolphin-deaths-in-Peru

In fact the bird mentioned in this article display symptoms mentioned in this paper  http://www.balticsea2020.org/english/alla-projekt/oevergoedning/eutrophication-ongoing-projects/57-thiamine-deficiency-in-mussels-and-eider-in-the-baltic-sea-cause-studies

 

www.youtube.com/watch   THIS IS OUR FIRST VIDEO ON SEAWEED TRAWLING.

www.youtube.com/watch  JOHANS VIDEO – Expressing his anger and how he feels on the subject.

www.youtube.com/watch  THIS IS THE SECOND VIDEO –