New USC Annenberg study finds women filling less than a third of all speaking roles across six years of film content.
A few companies have taken over the world’s seeds — but farmers are devising a way to tear down this dangerous monopoly. I just pledged to help them, can you, too?
The source of our planet’s food is under threat. Ten agro-chemical firms own 73% of the commercial seed market, and as many as 93% of seed varieties have gone extinct. In the US alone 85% of apple varieties have disappeared.
Monsanto and co. are privatising the genesis of nature. And this corporate takeover is decimating sustainable farming, destroying the diversity of our crops, and making them vulnerable to diseases that could threaten our food security.
But farmers are resisting, saving seeds in banks and barns across the world. Now they have devised a revolutionary project — the first ever, non-profit “eBay” of seed where any farmer, anywhere can source a wide variety of plants cheaper than the genetically modified seeds from chemical companies. This global online store could re-flood the market with all kinds of seeds and slowly break the monopoly that is putting our food future at risk!
This could be the most innovative agricultural idea in decades — a Noah’s Ark of seeds. But chemical companies often bully and sue those that get in their way, and farmers are calling on us to support them. If we raise enough now we can help them launch the online site, support seed storing in key countries, finance marketing and advertising, and fund the legal defence to fight back.
There’s momentum in the fight against the U.S. government’s overreaching surveillance programs. Last month a call to defund some of the worst of the NSA’s programs passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a wide margin.
And yet this week Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced a terrible bill that would actually attack our privacy and digital rights. It’s moving through Congress at lightning speed and it needs to be stopped.
Tell President Obama: Veto the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)
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Follow the Honey: 7 Ways Pesticide Companies are Spinning the Bee Crisis to Protect Profits - Food Revolution Network
Bees pollinate 80% of our food and they are dying.
If every American simply switched from beef to chicken, we could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 137 million metric tons of carbon — or as much as taking 26 million cars off the road. That’s because beef produces eight times as much greenhouse gases as chicken (and 20 times as much as vegetable proteins like beans).
Here are nine staple foods that are heavily promoted as being healthy, but are actually more harmful than beneficial.
Did you know that most items you use every day contain toxic chemicals, such as flame retardants, that are linked to serious health risks?
Recent analysis reveals that the United States, followed by China and India, carries the heaviest obesity burden.
1 in 3 people in the world are obese. 1 in 3. That’s 2.1 BILLION people. So if a dozen people get into an elevator, statistically 3 of them would be obese. Not just fat, obese.
Two ounces of nuts daily as a replacement for carbohydrate foods improved both glycemic control and serum lipids in type 2 diabetes.
A new, in-depth review on the synthetic sweetener sucralose (marketed as Splenda), published in the journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, is destined to overturn widely held misconceptions about the purported safety of this ubiquitous artificial sweetener. Found in tens of thousands of products and used by millions of consumers around the world, sucralose’s unique ability to dissolve in alcohol and methanol as well as water, makes it the most versatile and therefore most widely used artificial sweetener in production today. And yet, its popularity is no indication nor guarantee of its safety, as is evidenced by the widespread use of other artificial sweeteners like aspartame, which while being safety approved in 90 nations around the world, has been linked to a wide range of serious health conditions including brain damage. But the tide may be turning… Already this year, the Center for the Public Interest in Science downgraded Splenda from “safe” to “caution,” citing their