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All of Our Aquifers are Leaking

By Tom Lewis, published on Feb 1, 2010

Relentlessly, our industrial society continues to destroy the natural resources essential to its survival, with industrial agriculture leading the way. Perhaps the worst -- and least recognized -- example, in terms of the accelerating pace and ominous portents of the destruction, is the depletion of water resources by over-consumption.

This is not a matter of new discoveries. We have known for decades, although we continue to ignore it, that we are drawing down the aquifers -- underground reservoirs of water tapped by wells -- that make industrial agriculture possible. Irrigators are... (more)

Tags: food production, industrial agriculture, agribusiness, irrigation, drought, water shortage, aquifers, ogallala aquifer

Food Inc. DVD Releases Today

By Anne Coleman, published on Nov 2, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Dinner will never look the same again when the " all powerful wake-up call for consumers," (NewYorkTimes.com) Food, Inc., arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD November 3 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. "Bracing, compassionate, witty and compelling," (Time) Food, Inc. exposes the highly mechanized substructure that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of the government’s regulatory agencies, the USDA and FDA.

Using animation and graphics, Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Robert Kenner (The American Experience) lifts the veil on the nation’s food... (more)

Tags: movie, food inc, dvd, food production, organic, food industry, what we eat

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