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The seed emergency: The threat to food and democracy

Vandana Shiva Al Jazeera Patenting seeds has led to a farming and food crisis – and huge profits for US biotechnology corporations. The seed is the first link in the food chain – and seed sovereignty is the foundation of … Continue reading

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Conversations with History: Glenn Greenwald

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer Glenn Greenwald for a discussion of his new book, “With Liberty and Justice for Some.” Greenwald traces his intellectual odyssey; analyzes the relationship between principle, power, and law; and describes the erosion of the … Continue reading

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They really are growing up fast: Pressures of modern world are eroding childhood

Source: Daily Mail Calls for initiatives to ensure that children’s outdoor play and connection to nature are encouraged All forms of marketing directed at children up to at least age seven ‘should be banned’ Children are growing up too quickly … Continue reading

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USDA downplays own scientist’s research on ill effects of Monsanto herbicide

Source: Grist.org What would happen if a USDA scientist discovered that one of the most commonly used pesticides on the planet with a reputation for having saved millions of tons of US soil from erosion was — rather than a … Continue reading

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Zero Degrees of Empathy

Source: RSA Professor Simon Baron Cohen presents a new way of understanding what it is that leads individuals down negative paths, and challenges all of us to consider replacing the idea of evil with the idea of empathy-erosion. Listen to … Continue reading

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