What I discovered amidst the Northern California redwoods is what both a majority of Americans and Pat Robertson already sense (according to a 2011 Gallup poll): beyond its obviously valuable medicinal properties, taxing cannabis like alcohol for adult use will bring a half-trillion dollars into the legitimate American economy in the first five years after prohibition ends and will thus play a significant role in balancing the U.S. budget, while jump-starting an American agricultural and manufacturing revival.
Eric Herm joins us this Wednesday evening to discuss the ravages of commercial agriculture, including the GMO blight.
Nell Walton joins us this Wednesday evening to discuss her novel titled “The Bone Trail.”
By Rady Ananda From a high-tech, deep cover investigation emerges The Cove, a stunning documentary exposing the horrors of dolphin slaughter â€“ for human consumption, despite extreme levels of mercury contamination. Dolphin activist Ric Oâ€™Barry and his crack team of world-class divers, ex-military, professional artisans and a former NatGeo photographer risk life, limb and freedom [...]
By Rady Ananda What do urbanites know about farming? ana Sofia joanesâ€™ Fresh shows us how a sustainable food system operates â€“ by focusing on personal and community stories of change. Fresh is delightful, humorous and charming. What else can be said of a film that opens with, â€œPig, pig, pig, pigâ€? But it also [...]
The vast bulk of food production is now controlled by just a few mega-corporations with one value: profit. Relying on genetic engineering, pesticides and antibiotics, factory food is cheap, requiring little land. But the external costs to our health, the environment and the natural food industry are enormous.