A giraffe’s neck is really quite something, isn’t it?
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle;
it’s our Planet to share,
grow and nurture for our future.
Happy Earth Day!
Respect to Mother Nature and ALL beings.
Giving ugly foods a chance. They digest the same.
dothegreenthing: Eat Uglier by Harriet Stansall
Illustrator Harriet Stansall serves up a second poster for her ‘Eat Ugly’ campaign against food waste, which inspires shoppers and supermarkets to look beyond the aesthetics of fresh produce and buy it on the basis of taste.
“I wanted to make a series of posters about food waste that reflect the influence of propaganda/beauty campaigns,” says Harriet. "This is a campaign to show that fruit and veg come in all shapes and sizes, and that we should look past their unfortunate looks and take pride in picking the ugly vegetables up off the supermarket shelves. In doing so, we can minimise mindless food-wasting”
61% of Brits are concerned about the environmental impact of our food and groceries when we shop, but that doesn’t stop us picking only the most perfect peaches. Our choosiness means supermarkets like Tesco have to source more produce than we could physically eat to put on a nice display, which resulted in a fifth of their fruit and vegetables going to waste last year. Bad news for greenhouse gas levels, food miles, packaging, pesticides and water use.
Not only do we fuss over which fruits are the most shiny and shapely when buying them, we’re also extremely wasteful when it comes to eating them, throwing out almost an entire meal a day and wasting £60 a month. Give ugly fruit and veg a chance, and don’t bin it once you’ve bought it.
Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).
It’s Official – Russia Completely Bans GMOs
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently announced that Russia will no longer import GMO products, stating that the nation has enough space, and enough resources to produce organic food.
If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.” – Medvedev
Russia has been considering joining the long list (and continually growing) of anti-GMO countries for quite some time now. It does so after a group of Russian scientists urged the government to consider at least a 10-year moratorium on GMOs to thoroughly study their influence on human health.
“It is necessary to ban GMOs, to impose moratorium (on) it for 10 years. While GMOs will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed. It has been proven that not only in Russia, but also in many other countries in the world, GMOs are dangerous. Methods of obtaining the GMOs are not perfect, therefore, at this stage, all GMOs are dangerous. Consumption and use of GMOs obtained in such way can lead to tumors, cancers and obesity among animals. Bio-technologies certainly should be developed, but GMOs should be stopped. We should stop it from spreading. ” – Irina Ermakova, VP of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety
(RIA Novosti/Ekaterina Shtukina)
A number of scientists worldwide have clearly outlined the potential dangers associated with consuming GMOs. I recently published an article titled “10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health,” you can read that in full here. These are just a select few out of hundreds of studies that are now available in the public domain, it seems that they continue to surface year after year.
Russia completely banning GMOs, such a large, developed nation is a big step forward in creating more awareness with regards to GMOs. Ask yourself, why have so many nations banned GMOs and the pesticides that go with them? It’s because evidence points to the fact that they are not safe, they are young, and we just don’t know enough about them to safely consume them. They just aren’t necessary, so why produce them?
Within the past few years, awareness regarding GMOs has skyrocketed. Activism has played a large role in waking up a large portion of Earths population with regards to GMOs. People are starting to ask questions and seek answers. In doing so, we are all coming to the same conclusion as Russia recently came to.
In February, the State Duma introduced a bill banning the cultivation of GMO food products. President Putin ordered that Russian citizens be protected from GMOs. The States Agricultural Committee has supported the ban recommendation from the Russian parliament, and the resolution will come into full effect in July 2014.
This just goes to show what we can do when we come together and demand change and share information on a global scale. Change is happening, and we are waking up to new concepts of our reality every day. GMOs are only the beginning, we have many things to rid our planet of that do not resonate with us and are clearly unnecessary. We are all starting to see through the false justifications for the necessity of GMOs, no longer are we so easily persuaded, no longer do we believe everything we hear and everything we’re presented with. Lets keep it going!
For more CE articles on GMOs, click here.
For more CE articles on glyphosate, click here.
A beautifully done animation on how you became you.
See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.
From 300 or so million down to ONE.
YOU. MADE. IT.
Thats pretty neat.
freaky as hell
Another dose of Dr. Gabor Maté from Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.