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Environment, Food & Sustainability: watch-listen

No set of issues is more vital today than climate change and access to clean water, healthy foods and fertile land. Nature in all of its bounty is being sequestered at an unprecedented rate, creating life-threatening borders between greed and need. What does a just and sustainable future look like?

One Night in Bhopal

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One Night in Bhopal is a BBC documentary film about the chemical and gas disaster that took place in Bhopal, India in 1984.

Jimmy’s GM Food Fight

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Jimmy Doherty is on a mission to find out if GM crops really can feed the world. To find the answers, Jimmy is on a journey that will take him from the soy plantations of Argentina to the Amish farms … Continue reading

Seeds Of Death

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Seeds of Death, an award-winning documentary, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.

Germany’s Coal Addiction

Repost from the New York Times. This video investigates Germany’s current struggle to shift from brown coal to renewable energy.    

UGOCHI – Don’t Mind Them

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This is the latest video by UGOCHI, “Don’t Mind Them.” This mantra is healing and how one should cope with simple minds trying to frustrate GREAT PEOPLE. “Don’t mind them, the evil they do will find them.” #igbowisdom, #♥ & … Continue reading

Don’t Let Shell Kill Again

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This public policy video is edited from two films to support the City of Berkeley’s boycott of companies doing business with Shell Oil Company because of the multinational corporation’s impact on Nigeria and for the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa with … Continue reading

Supermarket Secrets

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How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we paying for the homogenized, cheap and convenient food that supermarkets specialize in? In a two-part … Continue reading

Without Walls: Interview With Ken Saro-Wiwa

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This rare interview with the writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was screened in late November 1995 on Channel 4. Saro-Wiwa led the Ogoni people of Nigeria in their non-violent struggle to stop the multinational oil companies, like Shell, destroying their … Continue reading

Stats That Reshape Your Worldview

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With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, and … Continue reading

Food + Justice = Democracy

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LaDonna Redmond joined the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in 2011 as the Senior Program Associate in Food and Justice. A long-time community activist, she has successfully worked to get Chicago Public Schools to evaluate junk food, launched urban … Continue reading

Environmental Justice

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In this TEDxHarlem talk, Peggy Shepard uses Harlem as a case study for introducing the concept of “sacrificed zones” as geographic spaces heavily impacted by environmental racism.

A Guerilla Gardener in South Central Los Angeles

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Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are … Continue reading