Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Aug 12

Today’s Quote:

“The proof of integrity is what you do when no one is looking.”

— Denis Waitley

Today’s Most Important Stories, Information & Links:

Upcoming Events At Boulder Integral
Is A Perfect Storm Forming For Distributed Social Networking? (ReadWriteWeb)
13 Secret Toxins Lurking In Your Food, And How To Avoid Them (AlterNet)
World Evangelical Alliance Battles Human Trafficking (Christian Post)
• Integral Life: New-And-Improved Exploring The Future Of Christianity Page
• Integral Life: The Sounds & Visions of the Integral Movement (great collection of integral resources)
Redefining the Relationships Between Men and Women by Corey W. deVos
Facebook To Launch Facebook Lite (Mashable)
Sedentary Lives Can Be Deadly (Medical News Today)

Today’s Recommended Book:

Intoxication (The Universal Drive for Mind-Altering Substances) by Ronald K. Siegel, Ph.D.

New Additions To Website:

Tapped Movie Trailer (video)
Wanda Burch: Fighting Cancer Using Your Dreams (video)
She Who Dreams: A Journey into Healing through Dreamwork by Wanda Easter Burch (book)
Life-Changing Images From The Hubble Deep Field Telescope (videos)
Updated “All Things Twitter” Page
Food, Inc. Movie Trailer (video)
Updated Top 10 Video Page

Today’s Video: Food, Inc.

How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli — the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

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