A recent documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, advocates leading environmental organizations must address animal agriculture’s massive impacts to forests, water sustainability, and climate change. Also watch Howard Lyman’s documentary, Mad Cowboy.
Tag: industrial agriculture
Soil and Nutrition: No-Till Organics and Carbon Sequestration
Everyone needs vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium and others to stay strong and healthy. Courtney White describes in an excerpt from his book Grass, Soil, Hope how industrial farming has decreased these essential nutrients in our food and using regenerative agriculture practices we can get them back while offsetting a large amount of greenhouse gases.
Dominican Republic: Modern Day Sugarcane Slavery
On the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic, tourists flock to pristine beaches, with little knowledge that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians are under armed guard on plantations harvesting sugarcane, most of which ends up in US kitchens. Watch the documentary film, “The Price of Sugar.”
Vandana Shiva: Monsanto Impoverishes Ecosystems, Farmers and Consumers
Corporate seed monopolies reduce ecosystem health, impoverish farmers, and cheat consumers health and nutrition, writes biodiversity campaigner Vandana Shiva. Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser found out the extent that Monsanto would go to maintain their monopoly in the anti-GMO documentary “David Versus Monsanto.”
Vandana Shiva: Maintaining Biodiversity and the Seeds of Freedom
Historically, farmers have stored, traded and shared choice seed from one season to the next. According to Dr. Vandana Shiva, this practice ended with the introduction of patented genetically engineered seeds. Saving seeds now exposes the farmer to costly fines and lawsuits for patent infringement and has resulted in many farmer suicides.
Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Plantations Threaten US South
Turkey Day: The Seldom Answered Question of Self-Determination
For that first Thanksgiving in 1621, Governor William Bradford sent “four men fowling” to provide for the feast for which a few dozen pilgrims and some hundred Native Americans would gather. For some reason, consumption of wild turkeys became customary on the day of thanks for North America.