Healthy nutritious food should not be an elitist privilege; it should be an inalienable right. Agriculture touches everything. Every thing we ingest has a consequence, a consequence to our physical being, a reverse consequence to the soil that food was grown in and everything in between and beyond. Each decision we make in the process of buying and eating food enforces a specific paradigm. This film is an odyssey, my quest for clarity in what I’m finding to be a very hazy time in our adaptation as a species on this planet.
Alan Weisman is an award-winning journalist whose reports have appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Discover, and on NPR, among others. A former contributing editor to The Los Angeles Times Magazine, he is a senior radio producer for Homelands Productions and teaches international journalism at the University of Arizona. In his current book, The World Without Us, Weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet: he asks us to envision our Earth, without us.
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that provides organizing and technical assistance to grassroots community organizations nationwide. CHEJ's mission is to build healthy communities, with social justice, economic well-being, and democratic governance. The PVC Consumer Campaign is coordinated by CHEJ's BE SAFE Initiative.
Our services empower distributed networks to protect the environment, advance peace, improve public health, promote education, champion social and economic justice and increase human potential.
Climate Counts is a collaborative effort to bring consumers and companies together in the fight against global climate change. We are a nonprofit organization funded by Stonyfield Farm, Inc. and launched in collaboration with Clean Air-Cool Planet.
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. We reject the Bush administration's fear-based politics that justify violence, and instead calls for policies based on compassion, kindness and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.
We know we could be using our talents to sell cheeseburgers or sneakers. But as message shapers and image-makers, we choose to inspire, educate and move people toward action.
The Global Oneness Project was created to discover and document the diverse ways in which the emerging consciousness of oneness is impacting people's lives. We are traveling worldwide with a small camera crew, asking people from a variety of disciplines whose work is grounded in a perspective of oneness for their stories and insights.
JIM HIGHTOWER is a best-selling author, radio commentator, and political sparkplug whose credo is "You can fight the gods and still have fun." Twice elected to office in Texas, he has long battled the Power that Be on behalf of the Powers that Ought to Be: working families, the environment, small businesses, and plain folks.
MOMS was founded in the Spring of 2005 by four nursing mothers living in the Bay Area with the mission of protecting the health of our babies by eliminating the growing threat of toxic chemicals and industrial pollutants in human breast milk. We believe that breast milk is the best source of nutrition for our babies, and we want to keep it that way.