koa windsong wrote:peter its like you have not read what i wrote.you miss the point that no child will eat a horrible tasting anything.and common sense not to eat anything on a regular basis that taste medicinal.
Koa, you missed the point. People - including children - have been eating the toxic bitter weeds, like billy goat weed - which means that your theory that there's no danger from your poisonous plant misinformation because of the unpalatable bitter "medicinal" flavours in the toxic plants is totally wrong.
I'll elaborate on the case of the woman and her child who ate toxic billy goat weed regularly. She said that she included the billy goat weed flowers into her salad mix, along with her standard salad ingredients. By mixing and diluting the bitter flavour of the toxic Ageratum in those salad mixes, it's totally conceivable that she could have eaten large quantities of billy goat weed. There's every possibility that other people are doing a similar thing.
People figure out how to make those toxic bitter weeds palatable. Edible rocket tastes bitter, and yet many people eat it regularly in salads. It's conceivable that many of your poisonous plant recommendations like wandering jew, tobacco bush berries, billy got weed, black nightshade and thickhead could be whipped up into some toxic weed mescal, mixed with standard salad ingredients to disguise the bitter flavour.
koa windsong wrote:also i have stated that i do not sell the childrens dvd
Koa, you are the person featured on the DVD Bush Tucker with Koa telling children to eat toxic billy goat weed; potentially fatal tobacco bush berries; grasses; and allergenic wandering jew and Grevillea nectar.
You are responsible for the misinformation on that DVD. It's morally reprehensible to walk away from that.
koa windsong wrote: i devote a whole chapter in walksfly 3 on the mistakes. my latest film also has a segment on the mistakes.
Sorry Koa, I've seen that segment on Walking Softly 3 and it's totally inadequate. You don't specifically correct all the mistakes, so people would be guessing which plants you are talking about. Also, if people don't have that latest version of you DVDs, they don't know about these dangerous mistakes.
What are you going to do about the thousands of people who have got those early DVDs, and BT with Koa (is that still being distributed?).
Your blogsite didn't really cover the issue of your toxic weed mistakes. To be straight-forward, judging by your comments on this thread, you are still coming to terms with the problem.
But the issue has been dragging on for too long, and people are at risk of getting poisoned if they are not told. That's why I've gone online to warn people who may have the DVDs. It's what you should be doing.
koa windsong wrote:and what about you telling people that its okey to take a bite of a unidentified mushroom and par boiling renders it safe.that from my perspective is far worse than the mistakes i have made.mushrooms poison more people than any other plant on earth.
Where? Please give me the quote (the full paragraph) on where I've supposedly told people to eat unidentified mushrooms parboiled.
Koa, you just can't make these things up!
koa windsong wrote:one fatality by tobacco bush i would like to see the details on that
Sure, page 663, Poisonous Plants of Australia, S.L.Everist, 1974:
Watt and Breyer-Brandwijk (1962) noted that fatal poisoning in humans has been ascribed to consumption of fruit in South Africa
And on toxin levels:
High contents of solasodine were found in both population of S. mauritianum (from 2% to 3.5% of total dry weight) (Vieira 1989).
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proc ... 4-152.html
Everist, 1974, also identifies other toxic glycoalkaloids, as well as solasodine, as being present in Solanum mauritianum, including solasodamine, solauricine and solauricidine.
Basically, tobacco bush, Solanum mauritianum, contains a toxic suite of glycoalkaloids.
N.B. 'Tobacco bush' should not be confused with true tobacco species, which are separate Nicotiana spp. of the same family.
koa windsong wrote:what more can i do?
You could contact the people who you have sent DVDs to, using contact details that the distributors should have, and get a product recall going. I imagine it would be difficult, but it is the usual way of handling these things.
koa windsong wrote:i will not make any more films on eatable plants because you are right i do not have the qualifications to properlly look at each plant.koa
Well, at least you have come to recognize that you don't have the skills base to give out wildfood advice in the public arena.