food inc. + environment + health + planet

Food Inc. was completely incredible shocking informative important! Wow! I knew that the concept of factory farming was bad, but the level of invasiveness, insidiousness and outright control on the North American diet is ASTONISHING.

Some stats to chew on – there are 47,000 products in the average supermarket. 90% have corn in them!
Cows are fed corn to fatten them up – when they should be eating grass! Being a butcher used to be safe and prestigious job back in the 50s. It’s now one of the most dangerous jobs there is and often done by exploited, undocumented workers since no one else wants to do the dirty work. Factory chickens are raised in five weeks, so quickly their bones don’t form and they can’t support themselves.

And on and on and on.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS is WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE this. Buy local. Buy in season. Buy organic. Don’t eat fast food. Processed food. Packaged food. Your body and your planet deserves so much more.

New Year’s Revolution

So here it is. A new year a new decade. A new start. Then again every day, every minute is a new beginning.At the risk of repeating myself, I am going to once more present one of the most extraordinary things I saw last year. It’s an audio + photo essay of people living in slums around the world. Proud people who invited other people into their very humble (and by our standards awful) homes. We have so much that sometimes we forget how little we actually need. Home Sweet Home

I also did a peruse of my postings of late and realized water is a big theme. Over 70% of the world is covered in water. And about 60% of our bodies are made up of water. WATER IS LIFE. Which brings me to another astonishing website – about a film called WaterLife. Drink in this amazing and beautiful and important information.

Save the rainforest

Not just for the frogs. For everyone. Forever. Check this out. It’s ribbbittterrrific.
Frogs rock!

environmental activism

A shout out to my boyz matt and chris for this new eco-blog. The Green Press is a forum for all things eco-visionary. “voices for a green planet”.
check ’em out

Earth Hour

images-2Just a reminder that tomorrow night – March 28 – between 8:30 + 9:30 pm it’s time to turn off the lights. My recommend – gather round a candle with some friends and an acoustic guitar for an urban campfire sing song!!!

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