Environment

Ten Foods You Can Eat After The Sell-By Date

Ten Foods You Can Eat After The Sell-By Date

Before the economic crisis, few people would have considered paying for produce well past its best-before date. But now, thanks to increased public awareness about environmental issues and food ethics (together with rising food prices and a general disillusionment with corporate power), all kinds of people are choosing to shop at stores where all the groceries on offer […]

Anti-GMO Protests Rock Poland As Farmers Demand Food Sovereignty Rights

Anti-GMO Protests Rock Poland As Farmers Demand Food Sovereignty Rights

Farmers in Poland have risen up against Big Ag and GMOs in one of the biggest demonstrations of its kind the country has ever seen. They are demanding: the right to sell their produce directly to the people, a total ban on GMO sales and production, the regulation of land-grabs by biotech corporations like Monsanto, […]

Just One Hour From Vancouver There Is A Secret Island Where Everyone Lives Completely Off-grid

Just One Hour From Vancouver There Is A Secret Island Where Everyone Lives Completely Off-grid

Lasqueti is a small island between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, twelve miles long and three miles wide. It is home to a little known community of off-gridders who take pride in their isolation from both mainstream culture and mainland Canada. With very little industry or economy, most of the residents live simply, taking what they need from the […]

Merchants Of Doubt: This Is What Climate Change Deniers Learned From Big Tobacco

“If you can persuade people there’s no scientific consensus, people will believe it’s premature to act.” That’s a quote from Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes PhD, who wrote a book in 2010 with colleague Eric Conway about how sophisticated methods of distorting public opinion have been used on the subject of climate change, in exactly the same way […]

An Astronaut’s View Of Earth: What Was Once Beautiful Is Now Dead (Thanks To Humanity)

Col. Chris Hadfied is an astronaut who has seen first-hand the destruction of our planet from space. Sailing through the Southern Lights was a mind-blowing experience, but on subsequent space journeys he has noticed the devastating effects of climate change and population growth. “You can see some of those effects from space; you can see […]

This Is What Happened When Gordon Ramsey Was Trying To Expose The Illegal Shark Fin Market.

A clip from Gordon Ramsay’s Shark Bait, in which the world’s most famous chef set out to expose the shocking practices that are threatening the existence of one of the earth’s most amazing creatures. He traveled the world to confront the illicit fishermen, traders and diners who are responsible for the shark’s precipitous decline. Gordon […]

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