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Posts Tagged ‘Activism’

A Grassroots Revolution for Pesticide-Free Communities


As the ‘poison cartel’ creeps relentlessly across food systems, there is overwhelming evidence that something must be done to stop them. The small town of Mals, Italy took a stand and started a revolution to stop the corruption and pave the way for a pesticide-free future.  The following excerpt is the foreword by Dr. Vandana…

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Separate and Unequal: A Story of How Wealth Divides Us

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For Chuck Collins, privilege and wealth were birthrights: As the great-grandson of hot dog-royalty Oscar Mayer, he would inherit part of the family fortune as a trust fund. While most people would have viewed this as a blessing, Collins simply felt a profound sense of guilt. Having become aware of inequality at a young age,…

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Taking Action: A Parent’s Guide to Health in the 21st Century

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As chronic disorders among American children reach staggering levels, parents are starting to take action. They are on the front lines of changing the food landscape and have created a movement to ensure the health of future generations. As more people become involved, veteran pediatrician Dr. Michelle Perro and medical anthropologist Dr. Vincanne Adams deliver…

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Freedom from Poison: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement

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“The movement for freedom from poisons in our food and agriculture is the most important freedom movement in our times. . . . Read the story of Mals to get inspired. And act.” —from the foreword by VANDANA SHIVA The recent uncovering of The Poison Papers—a collection of documents revealing years of apparent collusion between companies…

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Tom Fels: An Open Letter to Barack Obama

In this “Open Letter to Barack Obama,” Tom Fels, author of Farm Friends: From the Late Sixties to the West Seventies and Beyond, urges the junior Senator from Illinois to look more closely at the new “silent majority”—the Baby Boomers—for social leadership and support. Like Bill Gates, many Boomers are creating “second careers” for themselves—socially…

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