The good, bad and the ugly.
Four days ago, there was a post on Learning from Dogs under the heading of We are what we eat! As is often the way, subsequently after writing that article (back on the 8th), there was a flurry of other associated items that I wanted to bring to your attention today.
The first was on the website of The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. It was a very inspiring two-part article written by Anthea Hudson under the title of Preparing Our Children For a Resilient Future.
Part One was all about recycling and our role as facilitators. Here’s a little challenge for you, lifted from that first part,
Landfill — Our Dirty Legacy
Let’s begin by understanding a bit about how long the things we send to landfill last, before they break down.
Have a look at the list below and see if you can guess the order these items should be placed in, from the things that break down quickest, to those that take the longest. Then have a guess as to how long you think each one will take to break down.
- paper bag
- plastic jug
- cigarette butt
- glass bottle or jar
- aluminium can (soft drink can)
- leather boot or shoe
- plastic 6-pack rings
- Styrofoam cup
- cotton pillowcase
- rubber sole of the leather boot (above)
- wool sock or scarf
- tin can (e.g. baked beans or soup can)
Don’t cheat by looking at the answers below, until you have made your own list.
Think you have worked it out? Now go here and check your answers! You may be suprised.
Part One is very comprehensive and Part Two even more so. Indeed, it serves as a wonderful check-list of all the reasons why and how we can be more responsible for what goes into our stomachs. It really is a most comprehensive review, nay tutorial, on how to grow your own. It includes such gems as this,
This video was created by the 2009 spring plant physiology class at Plymouth State University.
Next to the bad and ugly stuff.
A recent study showed that every human tested had the world’s best-selling pesticide, Roundup, detectable in their urine at concentrations between five and twenty times the level considered safe for drinking water.
will be further shocked, alarmed and (fill in your words) by this two-hour film introduced by Gary Null. We all need to watch it and yet I’m bound to say it will ruin your day! Jean and I have watched it in full and to all my readers, especially American ones, I say this – do watch this video, Please!
Progressive Radio Network presents
A Gary Null Production
WAR ON HEALTH: The FDA’s Cult of Tyranny
Introduced by the director (from his speech at the world premiere in New York City, June 15, 2012)
In the near future, American medical practice may change dramatically for the worse. No longer will maximal dose natural supplements—vitamins, natural compounds, and scientifically proven medicinal herbs—be available over the counter in local health and grocery stores. Holistic practice, which relies upon non-prescription natural treatments instead of Big Pharma drugs prescribed life-long, will diminish. American healthcare will be imprisoned, patients will be forced to abide by a single medical paradigm defined by corporate drug and food executives and dictated by a government enforcement agency, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the bleak scenario if the FDA succeeds in limiting Americans’ options to prevent and treat diseases.
‘War on Health’ is the first documentary detailing and challenging the FDA agenda and its allegiance with the international Codex Alimentarius, which hopes to establish a monolithic food and health regime. Betraying its founding mandate to assure drug, food and chemical safety in the interests of public health, the FDA today is a repressive bureaucracy serving pharmaceutical and agricultural greed and profits. Vaccines, medical devices, prescription drugs are fast tracked at alarming rates through the FDA at the expense of scientific oversight to assure their efficacy and safety. The
result is hundreds of thousands premature deaths annually from pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines and medical devices and an epidemic of medical incompetence and fraud sanctioned by federal health officials.
Featuring many pioneering American and European attorneys, physicians, medical researchers and advocates of health freedom, War on Health lifts the veil on FDA’s militaristic operations against organic food providers and alternative physicians. The film’s conclusion is perfectly clear: the FDA is a tyrannical cult founded upon the denial of sound medical science with little intention to improve the nation’s health and prevent disease.
Written and Directed by Gary Null
Produced by Valerie Van Cleve
Associate Producer: Richard Gale
Editor: Richie Williamson
Offline Editing: Valerie Van Cleve, L.A. Jones
Camera Operators: Marcello Coppuchino, Peter Bonilla, David Grier, L.A. Jones
Gregory Jason Russ, Jake Hammer Mesmire, Edson Tanakae, Valerie Van Cleve, Richie Williamson
As my dear friend of many, many years, Richard M., has a habit of saying, “Must go now, need to get back to Planet Earth!“