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‘Ideal Global Population Under 2 Billion,’ Sustainability Experts Say

September 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm




When people argue overpopulation is a myth, their arguments typically revolve around the amount of “open” space on earth not yet occupied by humans.pewsg80mndk1p441pyjd

“Ever flown across the country and seen all the vacant land between New York and California?” or “Did you know every single person on Earth could fit into the State of Texas?” they say.

Overpopulation is Not a Myth, And No, We Cannot All Live in the State of Texas

August 28, 2016 at 1:29 am




“But every person on the planet could fit inside the State of Texas,” people keep telling me when I argue the earth is overpopulated.

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I’m so confused by this response.

Of course every person on the planet could fit into the State of Texas. So what? A dozen sardines can fit into a can. But guess what… a dozen sardines can’t live in a can, just like 7 billion people can’t live in the State of Texas.

How Whole Foods Teamed Up With Monsanto to Kill GMO Labeling Bill

July 3, 2016 at 11:48 pm




Whole Foods, Organic Valley and Stoneyfield have teamed up with Monsanto and Dupont to nullify Vermont’s new GMO labeling law that now requires companies to disclose the genetically engineered ingredients hiding in nearly 75 percent of processed foods in this country.

Food Democracy Now reported last week that the self-described “organic companies” have brokered a last-minute backroom deal with the “devil” food giants that guts a national GMO labeling bill and overturns Vermont’s new state law.

Thanks to Vermont’s historic legislation, which went into effect July 1, many major food companies like Campbell’s, General Mills, Pepsi, Nestle and Smucker’s have already started labeling their products as “partially produced with genetic engineering.”

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How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support it

June 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm

If you buy products or services from any of the 50 companies listed below (and you likely do), you are supporting modern American slavery




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American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment for crimes” well into the 21st century. Not surprisingly, corporations have lobbied for a broader and broader definition of “crime” in the last 150 years. As a result, there are more (mostly dark-skinned) people performing mandatory, essentially unpaid, hard labor in America today than there were in 1830.

Kombucha Cures What Ails You, and It’s Too Easy Not to Make Yourself

June 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm




This ancient Chinese elixir is loaded with probiotics, enzymes, vitamins and minerals and tastes like a gift from the gods.

IMG_1884-768x1028One taste of this sparkling, fruity, probiotic, super elixir and I was hooked. It was fizzy and refreshing like champagne, but loaded with good bacteria, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B 12, which my then vegan body was starving for. It gave me a burst of energy (not the jittery caffeine kind) and mental clarity, and helped me digest my food and cleanse my body.

“Zoochosis” Documentary Claims Zoos Drive Animals Insane

June 2, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Animal rights organization calls phasing out zoos and conserving more wilderness instead




980x-18 (dragged)Lots of the “cute” things animals do in the zoo – like elephants “dancing” or bears walking around in circles – are actually signs they are losing their minds. It’s called “zoochosis.”

When wild animals are locked in spaces much smaller than and different from their natural habitats they become bored, frustrated, lonely and desperate, and their compulsive, repetitive behaviors are an attempt to cope.

Cities are Inherently Unsustainable, Ecologist Claims

May 31, 2016 at 10:48 pm




Population densities that require importation of  resources are, by definition, unsustainable, documentary claims. We need to reshape society into small, self-sufficient communities or face unprecedented collapse.

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Agriculture: The Worst Mistake Humans Ever Made

May 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm




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Prior to agriculture, humans lived happier, healthier, freer and easier lives, claims one of the world’s top scientists and thinkers.

In an article published in Discover Magazine nearly 30 years ago, Pulitzer Prize winning anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond calls agriculture “a catastrophe from which we have never recovered.”

Beautiful Photos of Mammals Safely “Co-Sleeping” with Their Babies, As We’ve Done for Millions of Years

May 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm




The term “co-sleeping” has always seemed strange to me. It implies parents are doing something special or out-of-the-ordinary by doing what mammals have always done for millions of years – sleep with their babies.

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“Are you going to co-sleep?” people asked when I was pregnant. “What kind of co-sleeper are you going to buy?”

At first, I had no idea what they were talking about. Then I became aware of the vast market of overpriced baskets parents could buy to ensure they didn’t “roll over and kill their babies:”

Circumcision Is Male Genital Mutilation

May 10, 2016 at 9:03 pm

It’s as bad as female circumcision




circumcision-1Imagine what would happen in this country if a doctor strapped a young girl’s arms and legs to his exam table and began cutting away at her genitals, while she was writhing and screaming at the top of her lungs, trying to break free.