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After debating Canadian Kevin O’Leary on television, 14 yeah old Rachel O’Leary has become anti GMO food activist celebrity. Disregarding her age, Rachel hold her own and defends some of the movements main points.

The Future of Food director Deborah Koons Garcia got a chance to meet Rachel back in February during the Canadian Organic Growers’ Conference and the two hit it off.

Rachel Parent Debates Kevin O’Leary About GMOs

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A wonderful informative satire by Infomatic Films.

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“Paul Hawken: The High Cost of Che…” from blip.tv: Excerpted from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s, Cooking For Solutions 2010 media conference, Paul Hawken eloquently explains how the price of food is divorced from its true costs, and what this really means for society at large.

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THE TRUE COST OF FOOD video is part of the Sierra Club True Cost of Food campaign which  is spreading the word about hidden costs in mass-produced food and about alternatives that are kinder to the planet and better for us.

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Learn more about The True Cost of Food campaign.

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In the January 5th post below, Eliot Coleman, the Maine farmer, educator and author of seminal books on organic farming, gave this parting advice:  “Vote with your dollars.”  He firmly believes that the entire agricultural cycle begins with individuals deciding what they will and won’t eat.  “You’re in charge.”

Here’s an organization that is taking this to a new level:

We are a network of people who want our spending to make a difference.

Carrotmob asks businesses to compete: Who will make the biggest change to their business in order to improve the world? The winner gets a reward: Our network will show up and spend money to support them. We can entice businesses to make social and environmental improvements if we give them a financial benefit for doing what we want. It’s the opposite of a boycott. Today we do community campaigns, and when enough people join we’ll have the power to change the largest companies in the world.

Learn more by watching Carrot Mob’s two videos.

 

 

 

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The scientific community has long agreed that our dependence on fossil fuels inflicts massive damage on the environment and our health, while warming the globe in the process. But beyond the damage these fuels cause to us now, what will happen when the world’s supply of oil runs out?

Peak Oil is the point at which petroleum production reaches its greatest rate just before going into perpetual decline. In “Peak Oil and a Changing Climate,” a new video series from The Nation and On The Earth productions, radio host Thom Hartmann explains that the world will reach peak oil within the next year if it hasn’t already. As a nation, the United States reached peak oil in 1974, after which it became a net oil importer.

Bill McKibben, Noam Chomsky, Nicole Foss, Richard Heinberg and the other scientists, researchers and writers interviewed throughout “Peak Oil and a Changing Climate” describe the diminishing returns our world can expect as it deals with the consequences of peak oil even as it continues to pretend it doesn’t exist. These experts predict substantially increased transportation costs, decreased industrial production, unemployment, hunger and social chaos as the supplies of the fuels on which we rely dwindle and eventually disappear.

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We live in a world of monoculture crops, slim farmer margins, and consumers suffering from obesity and other diet-related health problems. But reviving traditional food cultures based on diverse and locally available foods can help both the farmers, consumers, and the environment.

Two co-operatives in the Begnas and Rupa lake watersheds in Kaski, Nepal are demonstrating how small farmers can reclaim important links in the food value chain, while also continuing to produce local and traditional foods, make money and protect biodiversity and improve nutrition and health.

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