Date of publication: 2017-08-14 15:22
Scientists and professionals in nuclear-related areas from all over the world can now use the IAEA Isotope Browser mobile application in all six official United Nations languages as well as in Italian, Japanese, Slovenian and traditional Chinese. Read more
With Andy Catlett , Wendell Berry returns to Port William in the midst of the Second World War, continuing a story he has been telling now for fifty years.
"But things can change in this country," he adds. "It changed against the big tobacco companies. We have to influence the government and readjust these scales back into the interests of the consumer. We did it before, and we can do it again."
Maryland chicken farmer Carole Morison risks potential retaliation from the company to show the filmmakers what no other Perdue farmer would -- what antibiotics, high-tech breeding and overcrowding are doing to the nation's chickens.
Food, Inc. is a powerful, startling indictment of industrial food production, revealing truths about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
A large proportion of the population in low- and middle income countries lives in an environment characterized by poor water, sanitation and hygiene conditions, which contribute to growth retardation in children. Read more
Food Forensics and Filth Testing
American agriculture has in many respects been the envy of the world. . agri-business consistently produces more food on less land and at cheaper cost than the farmers of any other nation. What could possibly be wrong with that? According to the growing ranks of organic farmers, "slow food" activists and concerned consumers cited in the new documentary Food, Inc. , the answer is "plenty." As recounted in this sweeping, shockingly informative documentary, sick animals, environmental degradation, tainted and unhealthy food and obesity, diabetes and other health issues are only the more obvious problems with a highly mechanized and centralized system that touts efficiency -- and the low costs and high profits that result from it -- as the supreme value in food production.
697 Few write American English more limpidly than Berry.... As this telling of a farm woman 696 s life in her voice continues 656 and voice it seems more than writing, so spontaneously speechlike are its cadences and the simple accuracy of its diction 656 it feels ever more poetic 698
—Booklist (starred review)
Good food is not a cause limited to actresses on talk shows. Average people are getting concerned. Amazingly, Wal-Mart signed up with the eco-conscious Stonyfield Farms, due to consumer demand. When you hear commentators complaining about how the "government is paying farmers to not grow food," understand that "farmers" are corporations, and that the government is buying their surpluses to undercut local farmers around the world. The farmers who grew Bermuda onions are just about out of business because of the dumping of American onions. "Socialized agriculture" benefits megacorporations, which are committed to the goals of most corporations: maximize profits and executive salaries.
"Eric Schlosser and I had been wanting to do a documentary version of his book Fast Food Nation , says director Kenner, "and, for one reason or another, it didn't happen. By the time Food, Inc. started to come together, we realized that most of the food in the supermarket had become industrialized just like fast food. Then we realized there's something going on out there that supersedes foods. Our rights are being denied in ways that I had never imagined. And it was scary and shocking.
Scientists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) have identified a new outbreak of avian influenza using highly specific and sensitive nuclear-derived techniques. Read more