One of the few Ministers standing against water fluoridation.
Anti-water fluoridation advocate, Jason Woodforth MP for Nudgee in Queensland, was recently a target of the Courier-Mail. In my recent phone interview with Mr Woodforth, he agreed the hit-piece was very biased and furthered to distort the public’s perception of water fluoridation. See the article by the Courier-Mail here.
Trending in the media right now here in Australia is the drugs in sport saga. Where ever you look be it print, radio or televsion you will see yet another story of a sports star exposed for doping. While i do agree that this is an issue worthy of coverage, not so much front page as back page with the sport where it belongs, could it be that there is so little going on in this country that the mainstream media has only this topic to cover? Doubtful. One must always take into account that when the media is so busy trying to distract the public with just one story, there are other more important issues slipping through the cracks. The best option is to look for the tiny stories hidden elsewhere.
This article on Jason Woodforth in particular works very hard to manage your perception of him. The headline itself if deceptive. It reads: I’d Rather a Banned Drug than Fluoride. This give the impression to anyone reading the story that he is crazy for choosing drugs over fluoride, a compound that the public at large have no idea where it comes from.
When you actually read the article it does state that the “Drug” in question is Growth Fator 1 (IGF-1) which is sold legally in Australia. The substance is tested for by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority and banned for use by athletes in and out of competitive sports. Private use by anyone else is completely legal.
Mr Woodforth has found himself in the crosshairs of many reporters who are looking to peg him amongst the conspircay theorists for going against the grain on the topic of water fluoridation. “They may think they’ve won this battle, but we’ll win the war against water fluoridation” he said. “It’s something i’m very passionate about and when you do your homework on it you begin to see how much of a waste of money it is let alone how dangerous”.
A source within SEQ Water, who wishes to remain annonymous, has spoken to Real News Australia about the toxic substance they add to our water supply. “It’s no secret where this stuff comes from. Straight out of Shanghai, China.” said the source. The MSDA (or MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet) shows that it is a S6 class poison. “We have to wear these special ‘spaceman’ suits and have to do a special course so we know how to handle the stuff. It’s so toxic. Less than a teaspoon will kill you.”