March 7th, 2014
Wenonah Hauter’s Foodopoly is the shocking and revealing account of the business behind the meat, vegetables, grains and milk that most Americans eat every day, including some of our favorite and most respected organic and health-conscious brands.
Hauter also pulls the curtain back from the little-understood but vital realm of agricultural policy, showing how it has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, Tyson, Kraft and ConAgra.
Foodopoly demonstrates how the impacts ripple far and wide, from economic stagnation in rural communities at home to famines overseas. In the end, Hauter argues that solving this crisis will require a complete structural shift—a change that is about politics, not just personal choice.
Please take the time and take the trip over to Foodopoly. It is worth the time and energy to go through all of the items listed. It will make you re-evaluate how you buy your food much less prepare it for you and your family.
March 1st, 2014
Nothing worse than fracking.
Former mayor Calvin Tillman of Dish, TX—an area strongly affected by fracking—joined the show to talk about the health impacts of fracking, including nosebleeds, which forced his family to leave their home.
This is just getting out of hand. Those folks who even think of voicing their views on the streets, in the halls of city hall or just plain talking to a tv reporter creates a life lesson that most of us do not want to entertain. However, the folks who are doing the deeds of fracking continue to get away with poisoning the area in which they work.
A friend of mine stated the following. ” I hope I am wrong and that we will become enraged at the cavalier attitude of some of our politicians in their blatant disregard for the environmental destruction taking place in pursuit of profit.”
How close to the truth can you get? Pretty damn close.
February 23rd, 2014
I have written about Greensbury since their city was wiped off the map due to a huge tornado. They have really come a long way since then utilizing green methods where it made sense. Enjoy!
Audio Slide Show: Greening Greensburg from Orion Magazine on Vimeo.