WWALS is an advocacy organization working for watershed conservation
of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River
Systems watershed in south Georgia and north Florida through
awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy.
PS: They also recorded
which starts out on what may sound like a completely different topic,
but which is actually quite related.
At least seven US state attorneys general are investigating whether Monsanto Company has abused its market power to lock out competitors and raise prices on seed. Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and two other unidentified states are in a working group to investigate the biotech giant.
The states are probing whether Monsanto violated laws by offering rebates to seed distributors for excluding rival seeds, imposing limits on combining the product with other genetic modifications, or offering cash incentives to switch farmers to more expensive generation of seed varieties.
The state investigations add to pressure on Monsanto. The US Justice Department is investigating the company’s marketing practices, and DuPont Company has accused Monsanto of anti-competitive practices in licensing litigation.
And Monsanto’s stock price is down more than 30%, from $93.35 in May to a 52 week low of $63.75 Friday.
Well, the CDC has gone further to say that
those children born in the year 2000 could be the first generation
in our country’s history to die at a younger age than their parents,
and it’s because of what we feed them.
And who teaches us to feed them that?
Big companies spent twenty billion dollars a year marketing
non-nutrient foods to kids….
They spent 500 dollars marketing foods kids shouldn’t eat
for every one dollar marketing healthy nutritious food.
She feeds school children in Berkeley.
You might think that would be easy, but when she started,
it was just as bad as anywhere else:
…extremo burritos, corn dogs, pizza pockets, grilled cheese sandwiches,
everything came in plastic, in cardboard, the only kitchen tools my
staff had was a box cutter; the only working piece of equipment
a can crusher.
So she set out to fix it,
And if she can, we can.