Revolution of the Heart
WASHINGTON — House Republicans pushed through a bill Wednesday to bypass the president to speed approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Democrats criticized the legislation as a blatant attempt to allow a foreign company to avoid environmental review.
Never limit the Supreme Power.
- Ramesh Balsekar
Are you comfortable doing business with the Koch Brothers, and giving them more money for their climate denial lobbying? Do you want to buy in to Monsanto’s efforts to modify and aggressively patent the genetics of staple food crops?
Those are personal decisions in a free market economy. But to be a rational consumer, you need more information than can be found on product packaging. Since large corporations often grow by absorbing smaller brands, often you have no idea where your dollars are ending up.
Los Angeles-based programmer Ivan Pardo would like to change that with a new app, called “Buycott”. More from the great Osocio…
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Coming Soon: The Summer 2013 Issue
Navdanya is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 16 states in India.It has its 54 seed banks across the country and organic farm spread over an area of 20 acres in Uttranchal, north India.
True love does not seek to possess or control another.
I just signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate: I want you, as my elected official in Congress, to know that you will lose my vote, regardless of your party affiliation, if you support the King Amendment, or any other amendment in the 2013 Farm Bill that would nullify states’ rights to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs). I belong to the more than 90% of Americans who want what consumers in more than 60 other countries already have: mandatory GMO-labeling laws. Even more important, I expect you to represent me, not a corporation, and to protect the more than 225-year-old right of states, counties, and cities to enact laws that protect the health and environment of local citizens. This isn’t just about GMO labeling. It’s about states’ rights.