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▶Books, Documentaries, Reviews: The Future of Food – Trailer – YouTube

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Books, Documentaries, Reviews:  December 30, 2013

The Future of Food Trailer on YouTube

I couldn’t get all of this information on The Future of Food on one blog entry.  So here’s the trailer:

▶ The Future of Food – Trailer – YouTube.

 

It’s important that we all understand the issues with GMO foods since this battle is heating up across the nation and will come to your area sooner or later.

GMO foods have never been tested properly.

There is a lot of good science now showing that these foods are harmful.

At the very least, GMO foods should be labeled–which is what the rest of the world is doing.

Here in “exceptional” America, we are asleep at the wheel.

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December 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Books, Documentaries, Reviews: The Future of Food

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Books, Documentaries, Reviews:  December 30, 2013

The Future of Food

A Film By Deborah Koons Garcia (2004)

 

We have a “swap shop” at our local dump here in Camden, Maine.

I’ve gotten some really cool things there–and, I’d like to think, dropped off some really cool things I’m not using there so someone else can use those things.

Books and DVDs are big items people “swap” at the Swap Shop.

Ronald VanHeeswijk brought me The Future of Food from the Swap Shop last summer some time.

I watched it when the cable was out.

It’s a good documentary.  Sturdy.  Covers the issue of GMO foods.  Has lots of scientist experts.  Exposes Monsanto’s goals to control food.  Did you know there are patents now on “life,” like cells, seeds, and so forth.  That’s pretty scary.

Here’s a review:

The Future of Food | Top Documentary Films.

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December 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Turkey Tracks: Winter Turkeys

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Turkey Tracks:  December 30, 2013

Winter Turkeys

Turkeys are very present in my yard in the winter.

They’ve always been drawn to the tall pines to roost.   But, with the coming of the chickens, they started wintering with us.  They wait patiently until I discard chicken bedding under the pines alongside the creek.  Chickens “bill out” a lot of food into the bedding.  And, then, there is the matter of the chicken droppings–which are filled with protein and good bacteria.  It’s a fact that most city-dwellers don’t know, but most animals, including man, will eat the feces of other animals.  There are, of course, health claims made by men eating cow dung a few times a year…

And with weather like we’ve had recently, I often throw them some sunflower seeds or a bit of chicken scratch feed (corn, barley, etc.).

This band of turkeys is mixed male and female.  Altogether there are between 25 and 30.  It’s hard to count as they are always moving in and among the trees and up and down the hillside.

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I was able to get the video below of the turkeys after some days of them seeing me up close frequently.  It’s not the clearest video I took, but it shows a large male starting to display his gorgeous self.  He went on to strut around the snow yard for some 20 minutes or so.

I talk to the turkeys as much as I talk to the chickens in the winter.  Often, they answer.

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December 30, 2013 at 12:06 pm