From Corrupted to Trusted: (Liberal) America’s Shifting Perceptions of the FDAUntil recently, most Americans had little trust in the FDA. But when COVID arrived in early 2020, a scared nation deepened in tribal identity and then turned its faith and trust over to FDA and CDC. Interestingly, during COVID, medical professionals’ trust in the FDA and CDC plummeted. Let’s explore how American …
Our long journey to eradicate the coronavirus has in part become a culture war that has pitted well-meaning groups against each other, especially around the topic of vaccines vs. therapeutic treatments for COVID.
The food industry is complex and, like all established industries, focused on staying profitable. Today’s agricultural practices result in rainstorms washing pesticides, fertilizers, feedlot manure, and bare soil into our waterways and oceans, turning rivers from clear reflections of blue skies to hues of greenish brown.
Americans in increasing numbers are choosing wellness lifestyles. From yoga to turmeric drinks, tantra to organic foods, and fasting to superfood smoothies, what was once obscure is now mainstream. In the last 30 years, the benefits of making simple nutritional and lifestyle changes have led millions to question the medical and industrial-food systems.
It’s no secret that CBD is having a moment. Known primarily for its wide range of health and beauty benefits, this trendy ingredient is appearing in everything from mascara and moisturizers to sparkling water and chocolate. But have you ever thought about the quality of the CBD oil in your favorite products, or where it comes from?
In a strange twist, Monsanto and Silicon Valley are now using the vegan movement to justify ecosystem destruction. This dollar-driven endeavor is happening under the cuddly moniker of “plant-based foods.”
How the Fires Are Linked to Climate Chaos, Soil Health & Food Choices –
In late 2017, Northern Californians suffered a firestorm in eight counties simultaneously, followed by the devastating Thomas Fire (now the largest in state history) in Southern California.
A University of Oxford think-tank, the Food Climate Research Network (FCRN), has come out with a report, Grazed and Confused, that likens 100-percent grass-fed beef to that produced on a 10,000-cow confined animal feedlot operation (CAFO) like Harris Ranch on Interstate 5 in Central California—calling them basically the same in climate impacts.
Yes, Houston, we have a problem: Our oceans are dying. As the brilliant futurist Buckminster Fuller used to point out, our Spaceship Earth is hurtling through space at a great speed.
Greenhouse gasses released in the manufacturing of synthetic fertilizers for farming is a major contributor to climate change.
Before the ink had dried on the COP21 climate agreement, many from the food movement were reflecting on the process and plans worked on in Paris.
It’s time for the climate movement to become carbon-literate. With natural carbon sequestration of regenerative ag, CO2 is out of our skies and seas and back into the soil.
The millions of Starbucks “Monsanto milk” lattes intensify the industrial dairy production now overloading the atmosphere with CO2. And that excess carbon threatens all sea life—from the tiny plankton struggling to form shells in acidified waters to the whales that feed on those plankton and the algae that provide 66% of Earth’s oxygen.
Carbon sequestration land practices improve the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted to organic matter in the soil. It’s time for everyone who cares about the future of food to help change the failing industrial-ag system, voting three times a day by eating organic whole foods instead of processed “food-like substances.”
It turns out that automotive emissions are not the greatest culprit in global warming. We now know that manufactured fertilizers and confined animal feedlot operations give off more greenhouse gases than all transportation methods combined. And that’s why the solution to our global food and environmental crisis is literally under our feet.
Learn more about The Solution Under Our Feet: How Regenerative Organic Agriculture Can Save the Planet, originally published by EcoWatch.
Tens of millions are realizing the stakes of turning over the food supply to be “improved” by a cabal of war-chemical giants that include Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta.
To secure and ensure a vital and livable world, we need to keep shifting from Monsanto-style industrialized farming to such positive approaches as Biochar.
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