Food, Inc. PDF Print E-mail

Director/Producer Robert Kenner reveals how highly subsidized commodities of wheat, corn, and soybeans and chicken, pork, and beef are produced by industrialized agriculture that is controlled by a few food conglomerates.  While the system produces cheap food, Kenner shows the hidden costs which are very high.  They include destruction of our environment, poisoning of our water supplies with chemicals and pesticides, and serious health problems, including 73,000 people suffering illness as a result of ecoli bacteria and a surge in obesity and diabetes.  Six years in the making, the 100 minute film is available on DVD and can be viewed online:

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 October 2011 19:28
 

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MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon

 

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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016

 


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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