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CSIRO's (Not So) Wellbeing Diet
Posted By Ward

CSIRO's (Not So) Wellbeing Diet

Posted 4 September 2009   by         Permalink | 6 Comments

Tags: CSIRO, Perfidy, books, cancer, health, veg, environment, meat

So if you're like many Australian families, you may well have a copy of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet (as my parents do). This 240 page book could have easily been summarised in one word – "meat" because that's pretty much the main ingredient in every meal.

But what you may not know is that CSIRO scientists (the good guys) discovered that high meat consumption is linked with bowel cancer and presented this to the CSIRO board (bad guys) in April 2006. Yet in October 2006 the CSIRO ran a second print of their bestselling book, despite the fact the book claimed "Studies have shown that fresh red meat (beef and lamb) is not a significant risk factor for colorectal cancer." LIES! So basically the book was reprinted and continues to be sold despite containing completely misleading information about the risks of cancer and meat. Not to mention the fact it promotes a diet that is extremely harmful to the environment!

Thankfully there is a good bloke out there by the name of Geoff Russell making sure that this blatant spread of misinformation does not go unheard, and he's written his own book: CSIRO Perfidy. Now I'll be honest, I didn't know the definition of 'perfidy' before I heard about this book, but when you read the definition, you'll see that there's no better word to describe the actions of the CSIRO.

Perfidy: –noun, 1. deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery: perfidy that goes unpunished.

So the good news is you can pick up a copy of CSIRO Perfidy from the Unleashed store. I recommend anyone whose parents have a copy of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet to buy a copy of this book for them, to give them the full story. As Professor Peter Singer (Philosopher, Author of Animal Liberation, Hero) said "Read this book: it may save your life. And if enough people read it, it just might save the planet.''

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- Kitty Freak - - Kitty Freak - 4 September 2009
awesome! sounds like a great book to read happy

if i knew someone who used that diet id buy it for them..XD but i dont unfortunately. neither do i have money to buy

but i hope others buy it! happy
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Teweesa! Teweesa! 5 September 2009
Geoff Russell is my new hero  thumb
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ruby rose ruby rose 5 September 2009
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izzybella izzybella 8 September 2009
I have it! I was at the book launch at VnV, I defiantly recommend it! I also meet the author! Geoff Russell is a really nice guy and has no sign of meat eating, i.e fatness, stupidity, bad breathe... looking forward to reading it, it is waiting on my huge pile of books to read! peace
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Mickii Mickii 8 October 2009
Geoff Russell has a great Vision, he needs to be respected megaphone
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SkyNative SkyNative 28 February 2010
great to see that a well-known and respected organisation has been revealed for the lies they have been spreading

(Y) peace peace peace
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