An Array of Utopian Flowers
- Stranger in Tangier: Paul Bowles Under The Sheltering Sky
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- Dancing Devils of Venezuela Challenge US Consumer Culture
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- La Belle et La Bête – Natural Surrealism of a Misunderstood Beast
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- “Little Canada” Honduras Neocolonists Denounce Garifuna Defenders
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- How Cities Can Build Affordable Housing
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- Stranger in Tangier: Paul Bowles Under The Sheltering Sky
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- Posted on July 11, 2016 | No CommentsWith such crisp and fresh flavors, this salad is a perfect addition to any summer day. And, it is quick and easy to make! Even 24 hours later, the left overs continue to burst with immense flavor, so much that you might consider chilling the finished dish overnight for best results.
- Posted on October 20, 2015 | No CommentsIs drinking water fluoridation safe and effective? New science reveals that fluoride is a developmental neurotoxin and an endocrine disruptor. The CDC tells us that drinking fluoride decreases tooth decay, at best, by 25%. Is one less cavity worth risking a child's long-term brain and thyroid health? Watch the film "Our Daily Dose" and read the critique by Paul Connett.
- Posted on October 18, 2015 | 1 CommentMonsanto’s multi-billion dollar GMO herbicide is one of the most toxic substances ever launched on the public, responsible for cancers and other diseases, and has significant negative effects on ecosystems across the world. California has agreed to add glyphosate, the main ingredient of Monsanto's Roundup, to the list of known carcinogens.
- Posted on May 17, 2015 | No CommentsA landmark documentary on mercury toxicity from vaccines provides a compelling counterpoint to California's move to join Mississippi and West Virginia in abolishing the personal and religious exemptions to vaccination of every child before they reach the age of five.
- Posted on March 6, 2015 | No CommentsPsychedelic use has played a role since ancient times in healing the psyche and connecting with the mind of the universe. Research into psychedelics to treat psychological maladies, pain and disease, prohibited since the 1970s, is now showing promise, writes Michael Pollan.
- Posted on October 19, 2014 | 4 CommentsA recent documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, advocates leading environmental organizations must address animal agriculture's massive impacts to forests, water sustainability, and climate change. Also watch Howard Lyman's documentary, Mad Cowboy.
- Posted on September 14, 2014 | 2 CommentsEveryone needs vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium and others to stay strong and healthy. Courtney White describes in an excerpt from his book Grass, Soil, Hope how industrial farming has decreased these essential nutrients in our food and using regenerative agriculture practices we can get them back while offsetting a large amount of greenhouse gases.
- Posted on September 23, 2013 | 4 CommentsTurmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia and has been used in healing for 2,500 years. Aside from the holistic health community, Western medical practitioners have only recently come on board with a host of scientific studies that recognize the benefits of turmeric.
- Posted on September 10, 2013 | No CommentsCorporate seed monopolies reduce ecosystem health, impoverish farmers, and cheat consumers health and nutrition, writes biodiversity campaigner Vandana Shiva. Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser found out the extent that Monsanto would go to maintain their monopoly in the anti-GMO documentary "David Versus Monsanto."
- Posted on August 12, 2013 | 5 CommentsA mystical fruit and a symbol of knowledge and immortality from antiquity, the apple, turned into apple cider vinegar, has a number of scientifically proven health remedies. According to John Summerly, it is a veritable acidic fountain of youth.
- Posted on May 31, 2013 | 1 CommentMillions of activists in 52 countries around the world Marched Against Monsanto, the biotechnology giant of genetically engineered agriculture. They claim GMOs will safely feed the world, but a growing body of scientific evidence shows it is dangerous to human health and the environment, and will not increase productivity.
- Posted on May 11, 2013 | 2 CommentsHistorically, farmers have stored, traded and shared choice seed from one season to the next. According to Dr. Vandana Shiva, this practice ended with the introduction of patented genetically engineered seeds. Saving seeds now exposes the farmer to costly fines and lawsuits for patent infringement and has resulted in many farmer suicides.
- Posted on April 24, 2013 | 1 CommentMatthew Pallamary, Dorchester native and author of several fiction and non-fiction books on the South American indigenous perspective, examines healing from the collective shadow exemplified by the Boston Marathon bombings and managing the spirit of the "wolves within."
- Posted on March 22, 2013 | 1 CommentTell the USDA "NO WAY" on Genetically Engineered Trees! The USDA is accepting public comments on a request by GE tree company ArborGen to commercially sell hundreds of millions of freeze tolerant genetically engineered eucalyptus trees annually for vast plantations across Texas, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina.
- Posted on November 22, 2012 | No CommentsFor that first Thanksgiving in 1621, Governor William Bradford sent “four men fowling” to provide for the feast for which a few dozen pilgrims and some hundred Native Americans would gather. For some reason, consumption of wild turkeys became customary on the day of thanks for North America.
- Posted on September 23, 2012 | 1 CommentYou are what you eat...but what if you don't know what you are eating? This November, Californians will vote on "the right to know" what is being eaten. As well, "The World According to Monsanto" looks at the risks of biotechnology to our environment and food supply.
- Posted on September 23, 2012 | 1 CommentAt a time when industry has set its eyes on the superprofits to be harvested from seed monopolies through patented seeds and seeds engineered with toxic genes and genes for making crops resistant to herbicides, people are seeking food freedom through organic, nonindustrial food.
- Posted on June 19, 2012 | 7 CommentsWe are cut off from the healing calm of nature, we drive in gridlock inhaling carbon monoxide, and spend our leisure enclosed in a cold dark movie theater or dine at all-you-can-eat fried-food-extravaganzas. Hence, people often undertake a number of calorie-limiting diets and fasting regimes, which also may include connecting with the forests and oceans or communing with animals out in the wilds.
- Posted on June 7, 2012 | No CommentsRight after Chernobyl blew its top, Edward Teller said on the ABC Evening News in late April 1986, “The chances of a real calamity at a nuclear power station are infinitesimally small. But should it happen, the consequences are impossible to imagine.” Now after Japan's Fukushima disaster, radiation continues to spread across the Pacific to North America with unimaginable consequences.