Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Portland Depaves, GMO Food, and Poets Travel to Basra, Iraq

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In Portland, hundreds of Oregonians removed pavement and plan to replace it with urban farms, trees, and native vegetation.
May 3 is another hurdle in the struggle to keep GMO out of our food. We face the latest assault on our food or at least on our ability to know what is in our food, and look at how food standards are decided.
Poets Jack Hirschman and Agnetta Falk recently returned from Basra, Iraq where they met and mingled with Iraqi poets and poets from all over the world...all there to share in the creative world of poetry.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

San Francisco's “green” mayor has toxic sludge on this hands

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San Francisco’s first 100 percent “off-grid” building, modeling solar power and alternative wastewater technologies opened at Bay View Hunter's Point on Earth Day.

Also this weekend was a deeply moving multi-day ceremony called Welcome to Ohlone Territory also held at Heron's Head Park.

And an update on the World Bank loan to South Africa's parastatal Escom.

Then John Mayer and John Stauber of Organic Consumers Association talk about toxic sludge and how San Francisco's “green” mayor has sludge on this hands.

Read article: The Green Mayor has Toxic Sludge on his Hands.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Compost: the highest tech method to preserve our planet and our health

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Robert Reed of San Francisco's Recology, one of the largest composting and recycling employee owned organizations in the country, is with us for the first half of the show. Then soil scientist and agronomist, Bob Shaffer shares the known secrets of composting and recognizes the secrets of humus that no one really knows.

Interviewed by Susan Galleymore for Raising Sand Radio: www.raisingsandradio.org

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ziad Abbas Discusses the Growing Water Crisis in Palestine

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Show Summary:
There is a growing water crisis in Palestine that affects agriculture, industry, and the health of virtually every adult and child.

The sole source of fresh water for the Gaza Strip is the Coastal Aquifer, a water source shared with Israel. This aquifer has been contaminated for years and it is deteriorating even further. Poor sanitation and over-extraction have polluted this limited water supply.

Today we take a look at the water crisis in the region with Ziad Abbas, a Palestinian refugee from Dheisheh Refugee camp in the West Bank and current associate director of Middle East Children's Alliance.

Links for more information:
Middle East Children's Alliance
Palestinian Academic Society for the study of international affairs, Jerusalem where you can find look up these facts and figures for yourself:
Inside Story: Palestine Water Shortage – entire segment.

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