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Meditations and Molotovs – 06.26.17

 On today’s program, Vince examines the conspiratorial left and the organizations, media outlets and individuals who support it. In order for poor and working-class people to effectively organize in the long-term, we must reject the nihilism, cynicism and apathy produced by those entities. Unfortunately, these trends are not limited to progressive movements in the U.S. Download this episode (right click …

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It’s All About Food – Guests Milton Mills, MD and Ted Genoways – 05.16.17

Milton Mills, MD, Health and Politics Critical Care Physician, Inova Fairfax Hospital Member, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine National Advisory Board Member of the Board of Directors, Plant-based Prevention Of Disease, Inc. Milton Mills, MD practices urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine, and currently as a member of …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 05.10.17

Kevin Miller is the filmmaker of Generation Rx and now Letters from Generation Rx.   He and I enjoy our tour of common falsehoods sold to us by psychiatry, medicine and nutrition in our world.   For the first time in public, I talk more about my own enlightenment about nutrition, and my glorious first six weeks of plant-based eating.  Kevin and …

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The Infectious Myth – Pesticides and GMOs with Sheryl McCumsey – 04.18.17

David talks with Canadian pesticide activist Sheryl McCumsey about Roundup, other pesticides, agricultural practices, the influence of the chemical industry, and GMOs.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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Study: How climate change threatens mountaintops (and clean water)

Mountains are far more than rocks. About half of the world’s drinking water filters through their high-elevation forests, plants, and soils, among other natural benefits. Now, a new first-of-its kind study, in the journal Nature, shows how these mountain ecosystems around the globe may be threatened by climate change. Rising temperatures over the next decades appear likely to “decouple” key …

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Victoria Pope – Much of the Cuisine We Now Know, and Think of as Ours, Came to Us by War

The relish on my plate is Sicilian, a tangy blend of sweet and sour flavors. I can pick out some of the ingredients—eggplant, capers, celery—right away. I haven’t a clue, however, about the forces that came together to create this exquisite vegetable dish. Gaetano Basile, a writer and lecturer on the food and culture of Sicily, does know. He has …

Sheep graze in a dry field near the town of McFarland in California's Central Valley, August 24, 2016.
The Central Valley is the states agriculture hub producing vast quanities of fruits, vegetables, nuts as well as dairy, beef and lamb but has been struggle through five years of drought. / AFP / Robyn BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

GEORGINA GUSTIN – 2017: Agriculture Begins to Tackle Its Role in Climate Change

By allowing countries to decide how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the landmark Paris climate agreement opened the door to new solutions. And over the past year, many countries, particularly in the developing world, decided that an especially effective way to reach those targets is through their farms. Nearly 80 percent of the countries said they would use agricultural practices …

Agustina Larrea – ‘Experts call Latin America ‘the world’s scrapyard for pesticides’

Although agrochemical products, pesticides and genetically modified crops are today part of everyday life for those who live in the countryside, they are relatively new in Argentina. Very few people, apart from enviromental activists, question their use. Yet the consequences — in both the short and the long term — of their impact on the health of those living near …

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JESSE FROST – Winter: The Hottest Thing in Farming

Seeing fresh produce on the grocery store shelves throughout winter is nothing new—places like California, Florida, and Mexico have been making it happen for years. What is new, however, is how much of it has started coming from your local farmer, even in the northern half of the country. Because, as it turns out, winter farming is kind of having …

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Ruth Milka – 2016: The year solar panels became cheaper than fossil fuels

It’s finally happened. The renewable energy future has arrived. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas, or other options. Solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than fossil fuels in more than 30 countries. According to Michael Drexler, head of development investing at …