“Controlling Our Food” Documentary

Filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin conducted a three-year investigation in North and South America, Europe and Asia on the  effects of Monsanto’s GMO crops around the World. The first in the series of ten clips addresses the pollutant PB that Monsanto dumped int the small town of Georgia. Viewer discretion is advised. This film is not appropriate for young…

A Path Appears

From the best-selling authors and creators of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide comes a compelling new book and documentary film, A Path Appears. In the book A Path Appears, coming September 23, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn provide a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world — and a roadmap…

The Ticking Timeline | The White House

Last week, galvanized by the Ebola epidemic, 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly quietly, but unanimously, agreed to provide support for West African, Central African and other at-risk states to achieve the capacity they need to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to infectious disease threats by 2019.  Learn more.   Source: The Ticking…

EARTHQUAKE HITS NEPAL REGION AGAIN

A 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal, killing dozens. The earthquake occurred Tuesday centered about 47 miles east-northeast of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu near the border of Tibet. It was followed by 10 aftershocks, the strongest of which was magnitude 6.3, occurring a half hour after the initial 7.3 magnitude. UNICEF has been in the area providing aide…

What You Should Know About GMOs

Everyone is talking about genetically modified foods, GMOs, these days and wondering if they are safe. Here is a break down of what is going on in the food industry, and how it affects what we eat. Humans have been manipulating our food for centuries. We cross-breed plants and animals to give us a better stock…

Zero to 54

Studies are showing that an increase in global temperatures will lead to an increase in extinction rates, and according to the publication in Science, results vary by region and species from 0 to 54%. Areas like New Zealand, Australia, and South America are considered most at risk to large numbers of extinction, but globally 7.9% are predicted…