I’m not a constant reader of my RSS feed, which sometimes brings stories that were published by separate people at disparate times into my view as one tidy package. Like these:
S U S T A I N A B L Y
On the advice of fellow speaker Patrick O'Malley, I have begun collecting audience members' reactions on video.
I'm fairly sure that this listener, whom I met when I spoke to the Brookline, Mass., Rotary Club last week used the word "brilliant" in relation to me in the prelude to her question afterward, but I didn't get that on film. Even so, when she came up afterward to say hello (and purchase a couple of books), she offered these comments. (It's only half a minute.)
The headline reads, “Don’t tax my soda! Study shows consumers put choice first,” but what do we learn from it?
I do not have permission to post the following, and if the author, Paul McDonald — a lawyer, no less — wants me to take it down, I will. But I'm entirely in agreement with his views, and want to extend their reach by whatever small measure I can provide. This article was published on politico.com (maybe they'll object, too?), and I saw it via Michele Simon, a public-interest advocate I admire.
Opinion: Big Food bears some responsibility
I missed the free showing last night — and you probably did too — but I still wanted to mention the film “Food Patriots,” about a family’s decision to ratchet up its fresh-and-local food buying, to grow chickens, and to otherwise takes steps toward being part of the food solution.
So here was the headline from foodnavigator-USA: General Mills CEO: Cereal slowdown is industry's fault, and I thought, "At last, power speaks to truth!"
From Marion Nestle, a list of 10 dietary guidelines promulgated in Brazil and now open for public comments.
I've written op-eds on other subjects, but today's piece published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is my first following the line of my forthcoming book, "It Matters." I argue that nature is humankind's pre-eminent guide to survival and that following its lead not only solves our environmental problems, but many personal ones as well.
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