We need action

Land and water degradation, food and water supply shortages, drug-resistant infections from overuse of antibiotics, overuse of pesticides and disease, sea level rise affecting coastal areas, microplastics/single-use plastic pollution on land and in the oceans, rapidly melting ice at the Poles, heatwaves, droughts, extreme rainfall, powerful hurricanes, and more –> people and animals migrating, people and animals dying. It’s real, it’s happening now, and it’s…

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Corporate farming and its consequences in the U.S. Midwest

News: I live in Iowa, USA; I’ve lived here all my life–60 years. My parents, born in the 1920’s, both grew up on small family farms. I had relatives who farmed all their lives. Agriculture is still held up as a virtue here … even though, in 2019, fewer and fewer people in Iowa (only about 2.5% of Iowa residents) actually live and work on…

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We need to work together; can we find a way?

News: This is worth 7 minutes of your time–a story of oil palm, Indonesia, researchers, and large multinational corporations. What does this have to do with you? You eat it and use it. “Palm oil is used in a staggering number of consumer products, from fast food, chocolate spread, and cereals to toothpaste and dog chow. It is also a source of biodiesel.” Can we…

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