#905 Personal, societal and environmental health (Food System)

Today we take a look at what we put in our bodies, how it gets there and how we could do things differently for the betterment of all

 

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Gabriel Cortez (@gabesoprock): Perfect Soldiers - The Bigger Picture Project (@BigPicCampaign) - Air Date: 2-5-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A


Ch. 4: Act 2: Drinking a 'Medium' Soda Per Day Can Age You As Much As Smoking - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-22-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: "Diet Coke" - Airbäg


Ch. 6: Act 3: CFC Keynote - @JoelSalatin - Polyface Farm Part 1 - @marioninstitute - Air Date: 11-5-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Garden Song - Around the Campfire


Ch. 8: Act 4: Industrial Vs Sustainable Agriculture - @FoodMythBusters - Air Date: 08-26-13

Ch. 9: Song 4: Mothers of the Night - Last Night


Ch. 10: Act 5: CFC Keynote - @JoelSalatin - Polyface Farm Part 2 - @marioninstitute - Air Date: 11-5-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Moment of Truth - Diversity


Ch. 12: Act 6: NYTimes: U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date: 1-26-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Down On The Farm - Dancing In The Streets


Ch. 14: Act 7: Curbing #FactoryFarming via @ASPCA & @UN — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)


Ch. 16: Act 8: You Won't Believe What Goes On At These "Farms" - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 02-22-15


Voicemails

Ch. 17: The problem with the gender binary - Ash from Washington, DC

Ch. 18: #YesAllPolice started by family member of man killed by police - Dede from Philly

Ch. 19: Libertarian on how tax money is spent - Mick from Australia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics


Ch. 20: Final comments on libertarianism's lack of a better alternative to government

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Activism: Curbing #FactoryFarming via @ASPCA & @UN

Take Action:

10 Ways You Can Fight Factory Farms via The ASPCA

Fight Factory Farming via The Humane Society

Additional Activism/Resources:

Sign: Protect Farm Animals petition from The Humane Society

Use the WorldAnimalNet directory HERE to find anti-factory farm as well as animal rescue/adoption organizations in your country, state, and city.

Sources/further reading:

"Rearing cattle produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars, UN report warns” via the United Nations News Centre

Farm Animal Cruelty — ASPCA facts on factory farms

"How to Stop the Next Pandemic: End Factory Farming” by Thom Hartmann via Truthout

Watch: “Us & The Planet” video from Animals Australia at #MakeItPossible


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2015-03-18 16:25:06 -0400
    the problem that Joel Salatin isn’t confronting that is the primary cause of everything he objects to is Capitalism. It goes beyond the food system. Why do we put 1000 pigs in one building? Because the market treats everything the same, whether it’s widgets or life. Everything must be made more efficient to extract a profit that is at least 3% increase over last year’s profit. Everything is treated as an input/output system, including life, and it is bent to the will of the market, everything except executive pay that is. With executives, the owner class, the capitalists, since they own everything, they think they deserve everything they own, so they are never forced to be made more efficient by the market, because the system of Capitalism is founded on private ownership of everything. The CEO doesn’t lose money when his business fails. He gets another business to extract wealth from until it’s drained dry. The ones left behind in factory farming or any business under Capitalism are the pigs living in tighter conditions until slaughter and the humans who eat those pigs.