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Organic Bytes #144
Sep 17, 2008 - GrowOrganic
IN THIS ISSUE
Health, Justice and Sustainability News Tidbits with an Edge!Written and edited by Craig Minowa and Ronnie Cummins
The Organic Consumers Association’s “Planting Peace” brigade actively participated in a series of rallies, street protests, and concert/teach-ins at the Republican National Convention last week, along with tens of thousands of other participants. OCA’s Planting Peace contingent supplied organic food and literature to musicians, volunteers, and protesters at the “Ripple Effect” concert and march on September 2, which culminated in a massive and dramatic street march on the RNC.
Throughout the week, despite tear-gas, police dragnets, and intimidation
As OCA Director Ronnie Cummins
Please check out OCA’s Planting Peace website and campaign, designed to bring about cooperation and synergy between the peace movement, the climate crisis movement, and the organic community.
In an amazing demonstration of mass public support and creativity,
Among the major themes at the
Learn more - Visit the website of Slow Food Nation
School Lab Rats Freak Out on GE Food
Schools in Wisconsin are showing kids the dangers of genetically engineered (GE) junk food with some unique science class experiments. Sister Luigi Frigo repeats the experiment every year in her second grade class in Cudahy. Students feed one group of mice unprocessed whole foods. A second group of mice are given the same junk foods served at most schools.
Within a couple of days, the behavior of the second group of mice develop
The Battle in Seattle
Battle in Seattle , showcases activists as heroes protecting
Good News in Catastrophic Times:We Are Hard-Wired to Care and Connect
“Scientists who use advanced imaging technology to study brain function report that the human brain is wired to reward caring, cooperation, and service. According to this research, merely thinking about another person experiencing harm triggers the same reaction in our brain as when a mother sees distress in her baby’s face.
Conversely, the act of helping another triggers the brain’s pleasure center
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