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(2015/03/13) Personal, societal and environmental health (Food System)

March 13, 201573 min
Edition #905
Today we take a look at what we put in our bodies, how it gets there and how we could do things differently for the betterment of all
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
Ch. 2: Act 1: Gabriel Cortez (@gabesoprock): Perfect Soldiers - The Bigger Picture Project (@BigPicCampaign) - Air Date: 2-5-14
Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A

Ch. 4: Act 2: Drinking a 'Medium' Soda Per Day Can Age You As Much As Smoking - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-22-14
Ch. 5: Song 2: "Diet Coke" - Airbäg

Ch. 6: Act 3: CFC Keynote - @JoelSalatin - Polyface Farm Part 1 - @marioninstitute - Air Date: 11-5-14
Ch. 7: Song 3: Garden Song - Around the Campfire

Ch. 8: Act 4: Industrial Vs Sustainable Agriculture - @FoodMythBusters - Air Date: 08-26-13
Ch. 9: Song 4: Mothers of the Night - Last Night

Ch. 10: Act 5: CFC Keynote - @JoelSalatin - Polyface Farm Part 2 - @marioninstitute - Air Date: 11-5-14
Ch. 11: Song 5: Moment of Truth - Diversity

Ch. 12: Act 6: NYTimes: U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 1-26-15
Ch. 13: Song 6: Down On The Farm - Dancing In The Streets

Ch. 14: Act 7: Curbing #FactoryFarming via @ASPCA & @UN — Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 15: Song 7: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 16: Act 8: You Won't Believe What Goes On At These "Farms" - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 02-22-15

Ch. 17: The problem with the gender binary - Ash from Washington, DC
Ch. 18: #YesAllPolice started by family member of man killed by police - Dede from Philly
Ch. 19: Libertarian on how tax money is spent - Mick from Australia
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on libertarianism's lack of a better alternative to government
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Curbing #FactoryFarming via @ASPCA & @UN
Take Action:
10 Ways You Can Fight Factory Farms via The ASPCA
Fight Factory Farming via The Humane Society
Additional Activism/Resources:
Sign: Protect Farm Animals petition from The Humane Society
Use the WorldAnimalNet directory HERE to find anti-factory farm as well as animal rescue/adoption organizations in your country, state, and city.
Sources/further reading:
"Rearing cattle produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars, UN report warns” via the United Nations News Centre
Farm Animal Cruelty — ASPCA facts on factory farms
"How to Stop the Next Pandemic: End Factory Farming” by Thom Hartmann via Truthout
Watch: “Us & The Planet” video from Animals Australia at #MakeItPossible

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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