In the Web of Life

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Category Archives: Consumerism

Boycott these Koch products

Common brands owned by Koch or with heavy Koch investment.

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the lie we live

“We are the writers…this is our story.”
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No more junk food creating inputs for the medical pharmaceutical complex

How Cooking Can Change Your Life – Michael Pollan

When you are McDonalds you like this red box with a bouquet of really long chips [french fries]. Looks really good. So they insist that all their potatoes be Russet-Burbanks and they further insist that they have no blemishes at all. There is a very common defect of Russet-Burbank potatoes called net necrosis. You’ve seen them with those little brown lines or spots that come through them. Well, McDonalds won’t buy them if your potatoes have that. The only way to eliminate that is to eliminate an aphid and the only way to do that is with a pesticide called Monitor that is so toxic that the famers that grow these potatoes in Idaho won’t venture outside to their fields for 5 days after they spray. Then when they harvest these potatoes they have to put them in these atmospheric controlled sheds the size of a football stadium because they are not edible for 6 weeks. They have to off-gas all the chemicals in them. So you see, the desire for a certain kind of chip leads to a certain kind of agriculture.

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Ben Swann Truth in Media: Monsanto and Crony Capitalism

7:24 min video

Domino’s, McDonald’s, & Wendy’s Are All Feeding You A Chemical Used In Silly Putty

The use of polydimethylsiloxane provides yet another example of a “trusted” governing body letting the public down by the unethical regulation of our food. As time goes on I trust we will see more of the corruption behind the FDA being exposed. In the meantime, do yourself a favor and avoid the aforementioned fast food choices. It is clear there is a war being enacted on our health, and ultimately the only person who can save you is you. ~ Jeff Roberts

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10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries

Americans are often ignorant that the food they are eating is banned elsewhere as unsafe. They would be right to distrust the FDA due to the revolving door between lobbyists and industry and the agency that is supposed to police them. 10 American Foods That Are Banned in Other Countries

Seeing how the overall health of Americans is so much lower than other industrialized countries, you can’t help but wonder whether toxic foods such as these might play a role in our skyrocketing disease rates. ~ Dr. Mercola

Wake Up Call

“Have you ever felt that you’re living through a nightmare of consumption? That you wish you could un-hook yourself and reconnect with a life that is somehow more real and vivid? Then perhaps you’re ready to heed Earth’s Wake Up Call. Credits: http://www.gaiafoundation.org/wakeupcall/”