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Lets take a serious look at our food industry & see if its really feeding us or just the wallets of big business.
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About Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

The mission of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is a story about efforts to collect, propagate, and replant the genetics of ancient and champion trees. This non-profit…
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This NFP is taking samples of the most ancient and important trees that remaining our world and propagating them to be replanted into forests around the world. Some of theses specimens are over 1000 years old. 

 

Support them in any way possible even if its just a Like on FB or a donation! 

 

We are going to incorporate a support program into our Permaculture Design Certifications so that every students tuition supports their initiatives.

 

Join the movement every step counts in this great journey!

 

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“What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet”
-David Suzuki
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Free Worldwide Online Screening Event!

Free Worldwide Online Screening Event! | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it
Watch the full length film PLUS extended take action videos, free recipes, DVD giveaway and live Q&A. March 21-31, 2013. Register now to secure your spot.
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This is a wakeup call to all who have a hunger in their lives that they cannot fulfill

 

This is an inspirational documentary about the food system how it works for profit and not for your health. It looks at how we can retake our lives with food. How we can grow, live and love life.

 

This is a free online screening Please share and join in !

 

 

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Wave of "Ag Gag" Bills Threaten Food Safety and Freedom of the Press

Wave of "Ag Gag" Bills Threaten Food Safety and Freedom of the Press | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it

VIDEO REPORT: ABC NEWS

March 15, 2013 MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW ... http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/states-move-ban-hidden-cameras-farms/story?id=18738108

 

 

 

March 13, 2013 - Common Dreams

In the modern era, effective enforcement of food safety and the humane treatment of animals has long relied on undercover video investigations by reporters and citizens. The footage and images gained can serve as proof of criminal wrongdoing or lay ugly practices bare. Such images can vindicate whistleblowers who otherwise risk retaliation when speaking up. Now this practice, which has time and time again exposed hidden dangers -- including downer cows linked to Mad Cow disease in the food supply -- is under threat by a series of state bills dubbed "ag gag" bills.

March of Bills Have Roots in ALEC The ideological ancestor of these bills is a 2002 "model" bill called the "Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act" (AETA) pushed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the corporate bill mill responsible for spreading 2011's spate of "voter ID" laws and the NRA-drafted "Stand your Ground" law, as Green is the New Red author Will Potter points out.... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/03/13-1

 

NEW "AG GAG" LAWS CRIMINALIZE REPORTING ON ANIMAL ABUSE, SLAUGHTERHOUSE CRUELTY, WORKERS COMPLAINTS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2162481659/new-ag-gag-laws-criminalize-reporting-on-animal-abuse-slaughterhouse-cruelty-workers-complaints

 

>>>>>>> USA AG-GAG LAWS: REPORTING FACTORY FARM ABUSES TO BE CONSIDERED "ACT OF TERRORISM" IF NEW LAWS PASS | Alternet Jan 24, 2013 http://www.alternet.org/environment/shocking-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-be-considered-act-terrorism-if-new-laws-pass?akid=9977.237541.HdOWdv&rd=1&src=newsletter783554&t=7

 

ANTI WHISTLE BLOWER AG GAG BILLS AIMED AT KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT FACTORY FARMS -- AND YOUR FOOD  http://sco.lt/5PLyHx

 

NEW BILL H.R. 5961, SEEKS TO PREVENT EPA FROM FLYING OVER LARGE-SCALE LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS  as part of their effort to enforce the Clean Water Act against the biggest polluters of waterways in the country. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-edwards/keeping-secrets-down-on-t_b_1736929.html

 

NEW AG GAG LAW: REPORTING FACTORY FARM ABUSES NOW AN "ACT OF TERRORISM"  http://sco.lt/6Ud1hx

 

CAFOs "ANIMAL CONCENTRATION CAMPS" - WHEN EVERYTHING BECOMES A COMMODITY FOR THE BOTTOM-LINE http://sco.lt/4gk7yz

 

 

 

March 11, 2013 2013

MONSANTO THREATENS LAWSUIT AGAINST EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY  http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/345386

 

WHY THE WORLD NEEDS A RENAISSANCE OF SMALL FARMING | Colin Tudge | The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/18/small-farming-renaissance-greed-agriculture

 

THEY EAT WHAT? THE REALITY OF FEED AT ANIMAL FACTORIES | Union of Concerned Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/our-failing-food-system/industrial-agriculture/they-eat-what-the-reality-of.html

 

 

 

      +++++++++++++++"ENVIROPIGS" +++++++++++++++++++

 

Rather Than Find An Alternative to Extreme Factory Farming, The Biotech Industry is altering our animals to keep "more of the same" mega-profit factory farming going, with little regulation, oversight, or labeling for consumers:

PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Monsanto versus the people

Monsanto versus the people | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it
Many farmers have decided to forego growing corn and soybeans due to the "inevitable contamination that will result".
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"Between 1997 and 2010, Monsanto filed 144 lawsuits against family farmers and settled 700 cases out of court...Victims of Monsanto's predatory lawsuits include farmers who used Monsanto seed but violated the licensing agreement, as well as those farmers who never had any intention of growing GE plants. OSGATA et al v Monsanto deals with the latter..."

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The Fair Share of the Common Heritage

Project Censored board members talk about the Fair Share of the Common Heritage http://www.fairsharecommonheritage.org http://www.projectcensored.org http://...
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Protect the Commons, Be a citizen of the world!
The Profit of a hospital should be in the lives it has saved! not the lives it subscribes to expensive medication.

 

THe Profit of our farms should be in the people we feed, and the minds we liberate to develop our world, not from the agressive use of toxins, poisons, and life killing chemicals in the name of profit and at the cost of health of the planet, cost of the people and cost of our livelihoods.


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RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace....
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I dont really know what to say except I LOVE RSA and make sure that what ever you choose as a career satisfies and feeds your pasion.  

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Almost half of the world's food thrown away, report finds

Almost half of the world's food thrown away, report finds | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it
Figures from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers show as much as 2bn tonnes of food never makes it on to a plate
P3 Permaculture's insight:

The world is hungy, the economies are waneing, governments bow to corporate lobby all for the sake of capitalism and industrialisateion.  Without a local foundation of support, economy, and food we are all at risk of collaps. this insecurity is what keeps us dependant on the governments but what do they really do for the people. Ask Harper! 

 

Localise your life! grow food, grow community grow trust and hope in yourself.

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Global food - Waste not, want not | Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Global food - Waste not, want not | Institution of Mechanical Engineers | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it
New global food report highlighting losses of over one billion tonnes of food each year.
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Waste Waste everywhere! Energy, Food, Water all wasted in the industrialised system. The only thing in the design of this system is the Bottom line $$$ what will it matter if we have nothing to eat, or drink. Money will be worthless.

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the Economics of Happiness | Home

the Economics of Happiness | Home | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it
'The Economics of Happiness' - a documentary about the worldwide movement for economic localization.
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People Care, Fair Share!  Localize your Life

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Aspartame Linked to Leukemia & Lymphoma in Groundbreaking Study

Aspartame Linked to Leukemia & Lymphoma in Groundbreaking Study | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it
Each year, Americans consume about 5,250 tons of aspartame in total, of which about 86 percent (4,500 tons) is from the consumption of diet sodas. Diet soda is the largest dietary source of asparta...
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Thanks Mom and Dad for never letting us eat anything with this carcinogenic poison in it!  ........Sugar free with a touch of tumors!

 

Get off the Diet and eat whole foods! anything processed is likely to have these untested timebombs laiden throughout their ingredients. 

 

Its just a matter of time before we find them out to be toxic, carcinogenic or down right bad, so get a head start eat whole , homemade fresh, and organic!

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Holistic Planned Grazing

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The chalenges that we face are deeper than Climate Change. We need to fundamentally understand the systems of earth and reunite them in order to restore the earth to its former glory!  A time when a species as beautiful and complex as the human could emerge. 

 

This 3 min video gives a short summary on how to reverse desertification by mimicking the ancient herds of the grasslands. 

 

We need to understand life and design with it. Permaculture is exactly that and  this solution and many more are shared in our 2 week intensive emersion courses offered this summer in Nova Scotia canada.

 

Visit us for more information www.p3permaculture.ca

 

Course 1: May 25-June9th www.p3permaculture.ca/P3/NS_May_PDC.html

 

Course 2: July 27th-August 11th www.p3permaculture.ca/P3/NS_July_PDC.html

 

Advanced training: August 13th-18th 

 

See you in the field.

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Frankenfoods hitch a ride through US Congress, free from liability and regulation -- but you can help stop them

Frankenfoods hitch a ride through US Congress, free from liability and regulation -- but you can help stop them | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it
If the "Monsanto rider" becomes law, no judge could halt genetically modified foods from making it onto your table. Is that so wrong?

 

"15 March 2013 - Grist

MONSANTO RIDER" IN FARM BILL EXEMPTS AGRIBUSINESS FROM LIABILITY FOR BIOCROPS AND ELIMINATES GOVERNMENT POWER TO REGULATE THEM ... http://grist.org/article/frankenfoods-hitch-a-ride-through-congress-but-you-can-help-stop-them/

 

HOW MONSNTO OUTFOXED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION - OWNING THE SEEDS OF LIFE PATENTS http://sco.lt/8OMWHZ

 

OBAMA AG BILL GIVES  "FOOD MAFIA" FREE LICENSE to Feed Us Biotech GMO foods -  NO oversight NO regulation NO Labeling http://sco.lt/4wLvkH

 

March 14, 2013 - Al Jazeera
WATCH: ARGENTINA'S BAD SEEDS - GENETICALLY-MODIFIED SOY BEAN CROPS AND THE AGGRESSIVE USE OF PESTICIDES  http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2013/03/201331313434142322.html

 

THE POWER OF THE PESTICIDE INDUSTRY: BRITAIN HELPS PREVENT BAN ON PESTICIDES LINKED TO BEE DECLINE http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/britain-helps-prevent-ban-on-pesticides-linked-to-bee-decline-8536994.html

 

MANY PRO-GMO BIOLOGISTS OWN GMO PATENTS, IN BED WITH MONANTO NationofChange http://www.nationofchange.org/many-pro-gmo-corporate-biologists-own-gmo-patents-bed-monsanto-1353859536

 

 

 

 

 


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Dont turn a blind wyw this link is full of good information we can stop this. 

we need to think People before profit! 

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Yvette West's curator insight, March 16, 2013 10:43 AM
DON'T IGNORE THIS PEOPLE! TAKE ACTION TODAY BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE! Lots of amazing links to articles outlining the effects of GMO and where Monsanto is headed!
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the poisoning of people supported by fascist US congress.

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Anti-Whistle-blower Ag-Gag Bills Aimed at Keeping You In the Dark About Factory Farms - And Your Food

Anti-Whistle-blower Ag-Gag Bills Aimed at Keeping You In the Dark About Factory Farms - And Your Food | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it

Jan 29, 2013 - Humane Society

Agribusiness has introduced anti-whistle-blower or “ag-gag” bills in numerous states aimed at making whistle-blowing on factory farms essentially impossible.

Whistle-blowing employees have played a vital role in exposing animal abuse, unsafe working conditions, and environmental problems on industrial factory farms.

The agribusiness industry's response to these exposés has not been to prevent the abuses, but rather to try to prevent the American people from finding out about the abuses in the first place.

What exactly are anti-whistle-blower bills?

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/campaigns/factory_farming/fact-sheets/ag_gag.html

 

NEW AG-GAG LAW: REPORTING FACTORY FARM ABUSES NOW AN "ACT OF TERRORISM"  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995524567/new-aggag-law-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-now-an-act-of-terrorism

 

VIDEO REPORT: ABC NEWS

March 15, 2013 MORE STATES MOVE TO BAN HIDDEN CAMERAS ON FARMS - NOW YOU WILL NEVER KNOW ... http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/states-move-ban-hidden-cameras-farms/story?id=18738108

 

March 17, 2013 - Pack Mentality
FACTORY FARMING INDUSTRY WANTS TO HIDE ACTS OF CRUELTY AND BLOCK ANY PROTECTION FOR THE ANIMALS AND YOUR FOOD http://tomgradyonline.com/wordpress/2013/03/17/factory-farming-industry-wants-to-hide-acts-of-cruelty-and-block-any-protections-for-the-animals/

 

WAVE OF "AG GAG" BILLS THREATEN FOOD SAFETY AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS http://sco.lt/7Q7T6X

 

 March 6, 2013 -  TURNING WHISTLEBLOWERS INTO CRIMINALS AND 'TERRORISTS' TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/media-reports-ag-gag-censorship-laws.html

 

Feb 28, 2013 - New Statesman

MEAT MARKET: THE RISKS OF OUR CORRUPT GLOBAL FOOD CHAIN  http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/culture/2013/02/meat-market-risks-our-corrupt-global-food-chain

 

 

 

+++++++CAFOs "ANIMAL CONCENTRATION CAMPS" = WHEN EVERYTHING BECOMES A COMMODITY FOR THE CORPORATE BOTTOMLINE - YOUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2428996999/cafos-animal-concentration-camps-when-everything-becomes-a-commodity-for-the-bottom-line

 

 

+++++ WATCH: THE MOST SHOCKINGLY BEAUTIFUL VIDEO ABOUT FACTORY FARMING - FROM AUSTRALIA  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3123800365/watch-the-most-shockingly-beautiful-video-about-factory-farming-from-australia

 

 

BIG AG - WHAT'S THE BIG SECRET - CAFOs - Take Action with the Pew Environment Group: http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/946961034/big-ag-what-s-the-big-secret-cafos-take-action-with-the-pew-environment-group

 

4.3 BILLION CONFINED FARM ANIMALS - CAFOs (Confined Animal Feed Operations  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/1480506468/cafos-4-3-billion-confined-farm-animals-pose-environmental-and-public-health-risks

 

SCIENTIFIC PAPER ARGUES AGAINST FACTORY FARMS "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3995263792/scientific-paper-argues-against-factory-farms-feeding-the-world

 

 

 

 +++++ WATCH: "A RIVER OF WASTE "  Beginning with a history of the American food system, River of Waste shows its evolution to large-scale corporate farms where pollution and use of growth hormones threaten both individual health and the future of our planet http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/river-waste/

 

STOP FACTORY FARMS FROM POLLUTING OUR WATERWAYS WITH DRUGS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3643934709/groups-file-motion-to-stop-factory-farms-from-using-waterways-as-dumping-grounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

      +++++++++++++++"ENVIROPIGS" +++++++++++++++++++

 

Rather Than Find An Alternative to Extreme Factory Farming, The Biotech Industry is altering our animals to keep "more of the same" mega-profit factory farming going, with little regulation, oversight, or labeling for consumers:

PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

 

 

 

 MORE ON FACTORY FARMING HERE:

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=FACTORY+FARM

 

 


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P3 Permaculture's insight:

these atempts to silence the truth about Factory Food need to stop. 

Get informed and resist!

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CineversityTV's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:25 AM

Poisoned pigs are not good for sales.

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A World Without Water Permaculture Forums, Permaculture Courses, Permaculture Information & News

A World Without Water Permaculture Forums, Permaculture Courses, Permaculture Information & News | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it
The home of permaculture news and information - collaborating to spread permaculture design systems internationally.
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The World Bank believes in water privatisation like in the way that other people believe in Jesus, Muhammad or Buddha. The World Bank believes in water privatisation as a matter of theology. — Jim Schultz, Cochabamba Democracy Centre

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RSA Animate - Smile or Die

Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.
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I think I can ! I think I can ! I think I can ! 

 

But I KNOW WE CAN!!!

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Elimination of food waste could lift 1bn out of hunger, say campaigners

Elimination of food waste could lift 1bn out of hunger, say campaigners | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it
Excessive consumption in rich countries 'takes food out of mouths of poor' by inflating food prices on global market
P3 Permaculture's insight:

In the months before my Grandmother passed from cancer, i was showing her pictures of my permaculture gardens in montreal, I had said that we had too many tomatoes. With a quick scottish whit she snapped at me and said "you canny have too many tomatoes dear, Dont ever say that. you can make sauce, and preserves and so on," she proclaimed.  

 

Where has this wisdom gone, where are our values, this concept of keeping market prices high at the cost of human life is a global tragedy that make me imbaresd to be human. I feel wholely different and somehow cant immagin that people who are the same species as me can see this not only as acceptable but as a great profitable idea. 

 

I seek refuge in the people i meed through permaculture, food security workshops and community gardens, at last i know i am not alone in this way of thinking. if you want to join us and see your potential to change this world grow like the seeds of change often do, then join us in one of our many workshops at www.p3permaculture.ca or if we are not near you then find a permaculture community of your own.

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Time to stand up to food waste (and walk more)

Time to stand up to food waste (and walk more) | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it
Michael White: The planet faces the prospect of having to feed 10 billion people by 2050. We need to stop throwing good food in the bin
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Land Rush - Why Poverty? Trailer

LAND RUSH: How do you feed the world? Full film available online in JANUARY 2013 - see http://youtu.be/O_pKnP-2mOQ & www.whypoverty.net 75% of Mali's populat...
P3 Permaculture's insight:

We in the west are blinded by big box marts and grocery mega stores! The reality is a growing global food shortage.  Secure your own because the food industry is getting even uglier.

 

In a permaculture course we cover the information needed to among other things grow your own food, in a low input, low labour way.  We deal with food security, water security and simple strategies to be self suficient.  Tanke the PDC and get ready. 

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Methyl Bromide Toxicity: What’s on Your Strawberries?

Methyl Bromide Toxicity: What’s on Your Strawberries? | Food: Thy True Medicine | Scoop.it
Learn about the health and environmental effects of methyl bromide, an acutely toxic pesticide used to grow strawberries.
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A friend of mine once told me she was alergic to apples? I said i had never herd of that before , and I am alergic to all harsh chemicals so i know a bit about it. Then i  thought " you should try an organic apple before you discount the whole bunch" and low and behold she was just alergic to the pesticide laden wax that coats our precious food! 

 

If you cant go organic you can at least let your fruit and vegies soak in a bowl of water with 2 table spoons of vinegar , to really clean off the chemicals. 

 

Or find a CSA, or local farmer to support, it dosent need to be certified, if you can talk to the farmer and visit the farm.

 

Think with your life!

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