KALE COULD KILL YOU

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With the right scientific studies, you can make pretty much any food sound like it’s going to kill you. This is a hard point for people to understand. The point is that yes, there are real reasons to be concerned about basically any food that we consume, if that food is being consumed in large […]















The Ultimate Showdown: Mother Earth vs Globalization

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Bolivia is a fascinating place to live right now. It is a bundle of contradictions and paradoxes that are a microcosm of the economic and ecological crises that the rest of the globe faces. Like any other collection of people, organizations, communities and especially nation-states, Bolivia is a complicated mix of history, races, languages, religions, […]















HFCS Propaganda Ads

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You may have seen some ads recently on television or the New York Times (where this ad is from). The television ads feature two people in some ordinary situation (backyard barbeque, etc.). One person asks if something has HFCS in it and says something generally negative. Then person #2 asks what is wrong with it. […]















Riding With Ray Pt 4

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A convergence of events in the heavens has been preventing me from my duty here at WWJE. My mentoring for seminary has been getting increasingly busy. I’m having problems with my blogging client, ecto. I highly recommend the program, but it is getting hung up for some reason. Anyway… enough excuses. Here’s an update on […]















Truth in Advertising

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I love it when advertising accidentally tells the truth. “It’s not a bug, it’s a feature!” The characteristics that Safeway touts are exactly what makes these tomatoes good for transporting long distances. Unfortunately they are also the least tasty and least nutritious for the same reason. Consider this a Freudian slip from a food system […]