The Breach Film
A riveting story of the journey of wild salmon and their precarious situation in the American river ecosystem — specifically here in the Pacific Northwest. Wild salmon are icons in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, as well as a vital food source for the planet. One can find images of salmon everywhere — in airports, stadiums, even over I-90. We are uniquely connected to these ancient animals, yet the centuries-old system of dams, fish farms, the resource-extraction booms, and subsequent environmental busts of the last 150 years have nearly extinguished the once-teeming wild salmon runs throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
The Breach will be showing at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) later this summer.
original content Mark Titus
The Seattle International Film Fest is about to start! I’ll look this one up. Sounds fascinating!
Graphic; Top Ten Food Processing Companies And Their Web of Products.
“Control oil and you control nations,” said US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the 1970s. “Control food and you control the people.”Global food control has nearly been…
The countries with the highest grain consumption are most often the most malnourished too
Part of the reason for that is that grain is cheap filler food. The double-edged sword of moving from hunter-gatherer groups to agriculture-based societies is that, yes, population increased and other aspects of human development came about, but the people were smaller and weaker. In highly populated areas of Asia where rice is consumed, it may not be feasible to incorporate meats other than some chicken, fish, and pork.
But then there are areas of the world (many African countries) who switched from subsistence farming and very little famine to “modern” monoculture farming, only to find it is not a sustainable model. Once traditional farming is gone and the populations are dependent on grain, then a single crop failure can be disastrous; monoculture also has the distinction of stripping soil of nutrients (and allowing topsoil to be washed away in general), so even without crop failure there are diminishing returns. (In the US, farmers compensate with expensive chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides that third world farmers may not be able to afford.)
Another part of the puzzle is that when grains were prepared using traditional methods (fermentation, sprouting, etc.), they did offer up more nutrients. But as Western methods of food preparation accompanied our “superior” farming, many of those food traditions were pushed aside. Sadly, the US does supply food to much of the world, not so much like a knight in shining armor, but more like a drug dealer who gets his clients dependent”
– http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-katz-md/diets_b_4069694.html (via sabelmouse)
A restrictive diet will do more harm than good in the long run. Cheat meals are more of an indicator of a poor relationship with food or possible early signs of eating disorders. Moderation and balance in your dieting efforts is the key to long term success and making dieting a normal, healthy part of your lifestyle.
There is no such thing as clean/dirty or good/bad foods. If you speak in such ways then it’s a dead giveaway that your knowledge of the bare basics and fundamentals of nutrition science is lacking. Being healthy isn’t just about your physical well being, but also how you are mentally and emotionally which when dieting improperly can take a significant blow.
A balanced approach does not require cheat meals or days. You’ll feel like you’re cheating the system when you learn to practice moderation and flexibility in your diet and you’ll be at a healthier state.
"Few things are more pretentious, hypocritical, and downright annoying to me than people who act morally superior about eating ‘clean’ but then have massive binges that they try to justify as ‘cheat’ meals. Let me tell you something, severe caloric restriction followed by massive uncontrolled binging is NOT an effective long term diet solution for your health… mentally or physically. It’s a recipe for an eating disorder. FIND BALANCE! Stop attaching ‘good’ or ‘bad’ labels to food. A small amount of ‘unclean’ food isn’t going to ruin your diet if you account for it in your macronutrient intake and consume it in moderation. What kills your diet is when you consume the entire pizza followed by a carton of ice cream because you cannot stop once you start due to the way your diet has programmed you. Find balance, over time your mental health, and your physique will thank you!" -Layne Norton
BOOK: Potentially Dangerous Food Chemicals in U.S. Banned Elsewhere
The Food and Drug Administration’s stamp of approval means little to other nations — and much of what America is eating is actually considered cancerous in other nations.
The polymer clay miniature food art of WaterGleam.