FFNZ confirms statements are factual

The Advertising Standards Authority says it is not clear whether the statements on a flyer we, at Fluoride Free New Zealand, used to advertise a public meeting in Rotorua this year, were fact or opinion. We wish to rule out this ambiguity and assure people that we stand by the statements, which are supported by…

Open Letter to Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman

Fluoride Free NZ shares the Green Party’s concern for the environment and New Zealand’s “clean, green” image to protect, not only New Zealand’s environment, but also its economic wellbeing. You are correct in stating that “The first step to cleaning up our rivers is to stop adding more pollution”. So it is strange that the…

Whitewash Reviews: Part 2, Australia

August 28, 2014 Paul Connett, PhD, Director, Fluoride Action Network Background When historians write about our age they will be very puzzled by the fact that for over 60 years health agencies in a handful countries (particularly English-speaking countries like Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US) have pursued with such vigor…

Whitewash Reviews: Part 1, New Zealand

August 27, 2014 Paul Connett, PhD, Director, Fluoride Action Network This is the first of a two-part series on the whitewash reviews which are produced by pro-fluoridation governments in an attempt to defuse the growing efforts to end this foolish practice worldwide. Part 1 is on the whitewash review produced by the NZ government a…

Dirty Politics and Laundered Science

Last week we had Dirty Politics this week we have Laundromat Science A “review” of fluoridation published yesterday (22nd August) was chaired by committed fluoridationists Professors Peter Gluckman and David Skegg. Both of these men had already hung their hat on the fluoridation wagon. It is obvious that this review was set up to allay…

Open Letter to Prime Minister John Key – More Dirty Politics?

Fluoride Free New Zealand is concerned with the secrecy surrounding the fluoridation review being led by pro-fluoridationists Peter Gluckman and Prof Skeg.   Given the Ministry of Health’s uncooperative approach to engage in discussion and debate on this issue we are extremely concerned that there has been no transparency around this process. Without transparency any…

Secret Fluoridation Review Totally One-Sided Admits Chair

Press Release: Mark Atkin Secret Fluoridation Review Totally One-Sided Admits Chair 15 August 2014 The secret ‘review’ of water fluoridation will only look at research that supports fluoridationists’ belief in ‘the safety and efficacy of fluoride in water’, says Sir Peter Gluckman, co-chair of this thereby-admitted ‘kangaroo review’. It is no wonder that scientific studies…

Win for Common Sense in Rotorua

Fluoride Free New Zealand congratulates Rotorua councillors for abandoning plans to hold a referendum. This is despite intense efforts from fluoridation lobbyists with the DHB even offering to pay half or up to $50,000 for a referendum. This is a big win for common sense, democracy and freedom. It allows residents to choose if they…