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Excuse Me, But What is in that “Food” I’m Eating?

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How to survive the Industrial Food System

Surviving the Industrial Food System: How to Take back Your Health: Kristin Lawless, Author “Formerly Known as Food”

If you think buying organic is protecting you, you’re wrong. Our food―even what we’re told is good for us―has changed for the worse in the past 100 years, its nutritional content deteriorating due to industrial farming and its composition altered due to the addition of thousands of chemicals from pesticides to packaging. We simply no longer know what we’re eating.

In Formerly Known as Food, Kristin Lawless argues that, because of the degradation of our diet, our bodies are literally changing from the inside out. The billion-dollar food industry is reshaping our food preferences, altering our brains, changing the composition of our microbiota, and even affecting the expression of our genes. Lawless chronicles how this is happening and what it means for our bodies, health, and survival.

An independent journalist and nutrition expert, Lawless is emerging as the voice of a new generation of food thinkers. After years of “eat this, not that” advice from doctors, journalists, and food

 

faddists, she offers something completely different. Lawless presents a comprehensive explanation of the problem―going beyond nutrition to issues of food choice, class, race, and gender―and provides a sound and simple philosophy of eating, which she calls “The Whole Egg Theory.”

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KRISTIN LAWLESS is the author of Formerly Known As Food: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture, which won the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature in 2019. Her journalism and columns have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Newsweek, and VICE. Lawless is also a Certified Nutrition Educator and lives with her husband and son in California.

 

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Communities Take a Stand for The Rights of Nature

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Creating Human-Like Civil Rights of Nature Laws in your Community

“Let the River Run: Creating Rights of Nature Laws in your Community”

Featuring Thomas Linzey, Senior Attorney for the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights (CDER), former Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF).

Humanity stands at the brink of global environmental collapse. Our environmental protection laws more often protect the very corporations that they are supposed to regulate, rather than our rivers, forests, mountains, and other ecosystems.

A global movement is starting to change that. Using indigenous value systems to create legally enforceable rights for nature, cities, towns, and counties across the United States are creating laws which recognize the rights of nature.

This short primer from the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights (www.centerforenvironmentalrights.org) describes the philosophy and underpinnings of the rights of nature movement that has emerged in the United States and beyond. This session will include a segment on how to design and adopt “rights of nature” laws in your own community.

But right now, people within the community rights movement aren’t waiting for power brokers to fix the system. They’re beginning to envision a new sustainability constitution by adopting new laws at the local level that are forcing those ideas upward into the state and national ones. In doing so, they are directly challenging the basic operating system of this country—one which currently elevates corporate “rights” above the rights of people, nature, and their communities—and changing it into one which recognizes a right to local, community self-government that cannot be overridden by corporations, or by governments wielded by corporate interests.

Thomas Linzey serves as Senior Counsel for the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights (CDER), an organization committed to globally advancing environmental rights. He is the co-founder of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), and is widely recognized as the founder of the contemporary “community rights” movement which has resulted in the adoption of several hundred municipal laws across the United States. He also sits on the Board of Advisors of the New Earth Foundation.

Linzey is a cum laude graduate of Widener Law School and a three-time recipient of the law school’s public interest law award. He has been a finalist for the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award, and is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Farmers Union’s Golden Triangle Legislative Award. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, and he is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Third, Fourth, Eighth, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

He is a co-founder of the Daniel Pennock Democracy School – which has been taught in twenty-four states across the country and which has graduated over 5,000 lawyers, activists, and municipal officials – which assists groups to create new community campaigns which elevate the rights of those communities over rights claimed by corporations. Linzey is the author of Be The Change: How to Get What You Want in Your Community (Gibbs-Smith 2009), the author of On Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainability (PM Press 2016), the co-author of We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement in the United States (PM Press 2016), has served as a co-host of Democracy Matters, a public affairs radio show broadcast from KYRS in Spokane, Washington and syndicated on ten other stations, was featured in Leonardo DiCaprio and Tree Media’s film 11th Hour and We the People 2.0 (Official Selection of the Seattle International Film Festival), assisted the Ecuadorian constitutional assembly in 2008 to adopt the world’s first constitution recognizing the independently enforceable rights of ecosystems, and is a frequent lecturer at conferences across the country.

His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, the Nation magazine, he was named, in 2007, as one of Forbes’ magazines’ “Top Ten Revolutionaries,” and, in 2018, Linzey was named as one of the top 400 environmentalists of the last 200 years in the two volume encyclopedia, American Environmental Leaders (3rd Ed. Grey House Publishing 2018). He is currently working on a new book, “Modern American Democracy (and other fairy tales)” (forthcoming Spring, 2021). Linzey currently resides in Spokane, Washington.

 

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Healthy Soil for Healthy, Nutritious Food and Healthy Climate

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Did you know that most of the food that we eat is not coming from healthy soil? Healthy soil and healthy elements creates healthy food with healthy nutrients.

Big big chemical corporations, in collusion with big media, politicians and other decision makers, have created the illusion that we can pour chemicals and pesticides on our lands and lawns and think that it’s good for us.

This illusion of a beautiful world through chemistry has led to the destruction of most of our lands, our seas, climate change (actually, it’s climate catastrophe) and yet, there is a way out.

This conversation clearly reveals what we can all do to make the difference to reverse course and reclaim both planetary and personal health. About Dr. Elaine Ingham

Dr. Ingham discovered the soil food web nearly 4 decades ago and has been pioneering research ever since. Widely recognized as the world’s foremost soil biologist, she’s passionate about empowering ordinary people to bring the soils in their community back to life.

Dr. Elaine’s™ Soil Food Web Approach has been used to successfully restore the ecological functions of soils on six continents. The courses offered by Dr. Elaine’s™ Soil Food Web School have been designed for people with no relevant experience – making them accessible to individuals who wish to retrain and to begin a meaningful and impactful career in an area that will help to secure the survival of humans and other species.

B.A., Biology and Chemistry, St. Olaf College
M.S., Microbiology, Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Microbiology, Colorado State University

 

 

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A Paradigm Change Starting with Your Lawns

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<img class=”alignleft size-large wp-image-42893″ src=”https://mobilized.news/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/rainbow-5549830_960_720-657×438.jpg” alt=”” width=”657″ height=”438″ />Did you know that walking on your lawn results in more carbon dioxide** being sequestered* from the air.<sup>.(1)</sup> So says expert researcher and Director Dr. Rob Moir of OceanRiver Institute.

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. the Institute connects donors and advocates with specific community-based opportunities for proactive stewardship, saving wildlife, and protecting ecosystems with environmental education, science and conservation. (*sequestered – taken out and held in place) (**C02 a major component of greenhouse gases.)

Dr. Moir’s presentation, helping us get focused on a common element of many landscapes. <strong><em>It’s all about the Grasses! </em></strong>The scientific study of soils and microbiological dynamics of soils interaction with the grasses, turns out to be very important. Grass / lawn care management re-think can become a simple but effective means to fight global warming.

Ever wondered what you can do at home that would impact climate change and the bad weather many of us have had to deal with? Then Dr. Moir has a proven solution. In his home state there are 2000 square miles of lawns.

Do the math! 1 sq mile is 640 acres. That’s 1,280,000 acres in one of 50 states?

According to<a href=”https://www.eagletribune.com/opinion/column-natural-lawn-care-helps-reduce-carbon-in-the-air” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”><strong> this recently published article</strong></a> Dr. Moir stated “Natural lawn care helps reduce carbon in the air” Join us to find out how you can spend less money on lawn care, improve the quality of your local watershed, and create a safer healthier yard for your family and pets.
<h2><img class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-44427″ src=”https://mobilized.news/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/moir-150×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”150″ />Rob Moir, Ph.D., President and Executive Director, Ocean River Institute</h2>
Dr. Moir is an educator, scientist, and activist with a proven history of institutional management and marine policy success. Dr. Moir has been a leader of citizen science and efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor, as president of the advocacy organizations Salem Sound Harbor Monitors, Salem Sound 2000 and later Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and through his appointment by the Secretary of Interior to the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership.

When he was Curator of Natural History at the Peabody Essex Museum, he created the first bioregional management collaborative organization, Salem Sound Coastwatch in 1988. Dr. Moir established The James Baldwin Scholars Program at Hampshire College where he worked as a major gifts officer. He was formerly Curator of Education at the New England Aquarium and Executive Director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, Massachusetts.

Dr. Moir was awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert &amp; Patricia Switzer Foundation, and the James Centorino Award for Distinguished Performance in Marine Education by the National Marine Educators Association, which he also served as president. He was Sea Education Association’s first assistant scientist contracted for multiple voyages of the R.V. Westward in 1979 and 1980 <a href=”https://darchive.mblwhoilibrary.org/bitstream/handle/1912/3205/CR_W-45.pdf?sequence=1″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>W45</a>, <a href=”https://darchive.mblwhoilibrary.org/bitstream/handle/1912/3196/CR_W-49.pdf.txt?sequence=3″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>W49, </a><a href=”https://darchive.mblwhoilibrary.org/bitstream/handle/1912/4464/CR_W-50.pdf?sequence=1″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>W50</a>, <a href=”https://darchive.mblwhoilibrary.org/bitstream/handle/1912/4567/CR_W-52.pdf?sequence=1″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>W52</a>, and W53, and served on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Cambridge School of Weston.

Dr. Moir has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, a Masters of Science and Teaching from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire. a B.A. from Hampshire College, and certificates of studies from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and the USC Wrigley Institute on Catalina Island.

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