In many ways food systems guide the shape and boundaries of culture.  For decades anthropologists have noted the connections between food systems and carrying capacities to social and cultural forms of expression and organization.  Anthropologists often cite the development of agriculture in Mesopotamia and the simultaneous population growth and urban developments.  But less often do we hear how combinations of environmental, political factors, and over exploitation led to the eventual collapse of robust urban centers even in ancient times.  Through an exploration of our own food systems a better understanding [Read More]

 

  “GMO foods are a threat to human and environmental health; support mandatory labelling of these products”-Greenpeace official website   Founded in Vancouver in 1971, Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.   Please see the link below to Greenpeace’s webpage on genetically engineered foods   http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/campaigns/ge/Learn-about/

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“… On the twenty-third half-moon of the recalibrated Traversian cycle, a civil war raged between a race of machine called the Dronatics and their masters and creators, the Mechticians. The last hope of the Mechticians was a carrier spaceship and its flotilla commanded by admiral Cerzach. Losing to the Dronatics advanced weaponry, the Mechticians had no choice but to abandon their home world and space-travel to uncharted coordinates in search of a new world. Having escaped from the Dronatics’ radars, the Mechticians managed to find a new potential home in [Read More]

 
Government Taking Control of GMO seeds in Hungary

  This is an article which I found very interesting. It occurred a while back in July 2011 but the point is the same and still current. Governments can control what goes on inside their borders regardless of corporate influence. Hungary has a strict policy on genetically modified seeds and they proved their allegiance to that policy. Regardless of the social and economic repercussions of their actions Hungary destroyed 1000 acres of modified seeds. http://www.grist.org/list/2011-12-06-hungary-destroys-1000-acres-of-monsanto-maize              

 
Growing Wealth and Disconnectedness in the West & The Organic Movement

Growing Wealth and Disconnectedness in the West For many of us today who are living in urban areas, it is uncommon to think about where our food is coming from, how it is grown and produced, and by whom. Moreover, although environmental consciousness has been gaining popularity, many of us still do not necessarily question where waste is going and how it is being handled. This distancing and disconnection are closely linked to the political climate and to the capitalist system in which we live. Those influence not just our [Read More]