The Truth Behind America’s Meat Industry

December 1, 2014 www.takepart.com | “PBS series ‘Food Forward’ centers on one question: How did something as fundamental as food go so fundamentally wrong?  In this clip from Food Forward, visit a family ranch in Bluffton, Georgia, that goes back five generations, and the man who deindustrialized it for the sake of his animals and the environment.”

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And now he’s more proud of his farm than ever.
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The Amish Farmers Reinventing Organic Agriculture

October 6, 2014, www.theatlantic.com | “‘In the Second World War,’ Samuel Zook began, ‘my ancestors were conscientious objectors because we don’t believe in combat.’ The Amish farmer paused a moment to inspect a mottled leaf on one of his tomato plants before continuing. ‘If you really stop and think about it, though, when we go out spraying our crops with pesticides, that’s really what we’re doing. It’s chemical warfare, bottom line.'”

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“A group of Amish farmers is re-inventing organic agriculture. By studying the immune system of plants, they have developed a technique that restores natural bal…”

Mayan People’s Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala

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September 11, 2014, upsidedownworld.org | “On September 4th, after ten days of widespread street protests against the biotech giant Monsanto’s expansion into Guatemalan territory, groups of indigenous people joined by social movements, trade unions and farmer and women’s organizations won a victory when congress finally repealed the legislation that had been approved in June.”

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YES!! Keep it going….
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My edible classroom gives deprived New York kids a reason to attend school

Stephen Ritz working on vertical planters with studentsAugust 20, 2014, www.theguardian.com | “Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York’s deprived South Bronx district where he began a pioneering project to farm plants and vegetables indoors at Discovery High School. The school’s so-called “edible walls” gave birth to the Green Bronx Machine, a project that helps other schools in the US start their own agricultural programmes to teach children healthy eating, environmental awareness and life skills. As well as continuing his educational work in New York, Stephen travels the world promoting the value of growing fresh produce, both in schools and the wider community.”

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Teacher Stephen Ritz explains how a project to grow fresh food in his school turned into a wider movement encouraging healthy eating among US students
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Rachel Carson: Google Doodle Honors Author of ‘Silent Spring’

Photo: #HappyBirthday biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson, who was born today in 1907! Her book “Silent Spring” helped set in motion the global environmental movement.May 27, 2014, news.nationalgeographic.com | “Tuesday’s Google Doodle honors the 107th birthday of Rachel Carson, the writer and environmentalist who warned of the widespread use of pesticides in her 1962 book Silent Spring.  Carson’s landmark book documented the dramatic impact of human-produced chemicals on the natural world and is widely credited with launching the modern-day environmental movement.”

Let’s keep her legacy alive…
#HappyBirthday biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson, who was born today in 1907! Her book “Silent Spring” helped set in motion the global environmental movement.

Ag experts helping farmers switch to non-GMO, sustainable production

Ag experts helping farmers switch to non-GMO, sustainable productionApril 28,2014, www.non-gmoreport.com | “Kalmolvathin’s South Dakota-based company, Verity Farms, LLC is one of a growing number of businesses that are helping US farmers switch to non-GMO and more sustainable farming practices. Verity works with 300-400 farmers throughout the US to help them grow healthier plants, which will produce healthier foods for people and animals.”

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Six Innovative Initiatives That Are Working to Strengthen Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture

April 13, 2014, www.huffingtonpost.com | “Food Tank is also excited to announce a new collaboration with the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR). GFAR brings together all those working to strengthen and transform agricultural research for development around the world. During 2014 and the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), GFAR is working with Food Tank to showcase and raise awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by smallholders and help identify efficient ways to support family farmers, especially women farmers.”

Six Innovative Initiatives that are Working to Strengthen Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture
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Food Tank and GFAR highlight six innovative projects and initiatives that are working to strengthen women’s empowerment in agriculture.

Lawn Vegetable Farmers Fight the Law and Win

April 9, 2014, www.youtube.com | “Are Americans losing their right to grow their own food peacefully on private property?”

Victory in the Freedom world and a new bad-ass family dedicated to teaching everyone to be radicals and grow their own food on their lawns

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Grow Food Not Laws. In this video Luke Rudkowksi of WeAreChange speaks with Jason and Jennifer Helvenston, gardeners who were targeted by the state. Are Americans losing their right to grow their own food peacefully on private property? The U.S. and Florida constitutions protect property rights from arbitrary invasions. After taking the fight to the government and winning the city has withdrawn their demands to tear up a beautiful garden. These peaceful vegetable farmers are sharing their knowledge with others, for more information visit http://patriot-gardens.com/

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Grow Food Not Laws. In this video Luke Rudkowksi of WeAreChange speaks with Jason and Jennifer Helvenston, gardeners who were targeted by the state. Are Americans losing their right to grow their own food peacefully on private property? The U.S. and Florida constitutions protect property rights from arbitrary invasions. After taking the fight to the government and winning the city has withdrawn their demands to tear up a beautiful garden. These peaceful vegetable farmers are sharing their knowledge with others, for more information visit http://patriot-gardens.com/ 

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Daryl Hannah Talks Keystone Pipeline, Getting Arrested, Her New Doc And Stephen Harper At SXSW

daryl hannah sxsw keystoneMarch 14, 2014, ww.huffingtonpost.ca | “Daryl Hannah hasn’t made much of a splash in film lately, focusing her efforts instead on environmental activism, specifically in fighting the Keystone XL pipeline that TransCanada Corporation is trying to build between the Alberta oil sands and Texas refineries.”

“PROFILE -> A Celebrity Activist Against Keystone XL

Thanks to Julia Butterfly Hill for letting us know about this.

Daryl Hannah: ‘Harper Has Changed the Character of Canada’ by thwarting protest against Keystone XL
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Joseph Sax, Who Pioneered Environmental Law, Dies at 78

March 10, 2014, www.nytimes.com | “Joseph L. Sax, a legal scholar who helped shape environmental law in the United States and fuel the environmental movement by establishing the doctrine that natural resources are a public trust requiring protection, died on Sunday at his home in San Francisco. He was 78.”

“A TRIBUTE TO SOMEONE WHO CHANGED THE PARADIGM
“Public Trust” means that protecting the Earth is in everyone’s interest.
Joseph L. Sax, Who Pioneered “Public Trust” Legal Protections for Natural Resources, Dies at 78
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Professor Sax formulated a far-reaching legal doctrine that recognized the environment as a public trust and helped fuel the movement in…”
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