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The World According to Monsanto reports many controversies surrounding the use and promotion of genetically modified seeds, polychlorinated biphenyls, Agent Orange, and bovine growth hormone by Monsanto. Click the above picture to watch the film now.  1 hour, 50 minutes

The World According to Monsanto reports many controversies surrounding the use and promotion of genetically modified seeds, polychlorinated biphenyls, Agent Orange, and bovine growth hormone by Monsanto.
Click the above picture to watch the film. 1 hour, 50 min

Food Inc

Food, Inc. examines the costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact. A MUST SEE! Click the picture to watch the film, 1 hour 30 minutes.

This documentary offers practical steps on how to ‘permaculturize’ our lives. It invites viewers into a permaculture community that spans the globe. Most importantly, it gives the critical inspiration needed to turn our backs on that which is failing us, and to create a sustainable future of our own making.   Click this image to watch this film.  26 min

This documentary offers practical steps on how to ‘permaculturize’ our lives. It invites viewers into a permaculture community that spans the globe. Most importantly, it gives the critical inspiration needed to turn our backs on that which is failing us, and to create a sustainable future of our own making. Click this image to watch this film. 26 min

What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.  Two out of every three of us are overweight.  Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population.  About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug.  Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels.  Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions.  Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.  Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems?  A solution so comprehensive but so straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously? “Forks Over Knives” examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.  The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell.   Click the picture to watch this film.  1 hour, 35 min

“Forks Over Knives” examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.  The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell. Click the picture to watch this film. 1 hour, 35 min

Edible City

Edible City is a fun, fast-paced journey through the Local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.  Click the picture to watch the film.  1 hour, 10 min

Beyond Belief

GMOs | An interview with Jeffery M. Smith, author of Genetic Roulette, hosted by Coast to Coast AM’s George Noory. Click the picture to watch the film. 55 min

Our Daily Bread

Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting into the places where food is produced in Europe: monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds – a cool, industrial environment which leaves little space for individualism. People, animals, crops and machines play a supporting role in the logistics of this system which provides our society’s standard of living. Click the picture to watch the film. 1 hour, 30 min

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Sepp Holzer created an edible landscape in Austria. It includes a beautiful fishpond system with its own water power station, 9000 fruit trees, 30 different types of potatoes, many different grains, fruits, vegetables, herbs and wildflowers. All of this he grows without the use of any pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer. Click the picture to watch the film, 36 minutes.

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This video, whose aim is to inspire people to start their own permaculture projects, shows how permaculture is practiced in four very different settings: a backyard garden, an urban community garden, a co-op restaurant garden, and a small farm. Click the picture to watch the this film, 49 minutes.

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A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York’s tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery — and jobs. Just try to keep up with this New York treasure as he spins through the many, many ways there are to grow hope in a neighborhood many have written off, or in your own. Click the picture to watch this film, 14 minutes.

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100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well- with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health. With doctors and conventional medicines unable to help long-term, Joe turns to the only option left, the body’s ability to heal itself. He trades in the junk food and hits the road with juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for the next 60 days. Click the picture to watch the film, 1 hour, 37 minutes.

11 comments

    • Oddly enough, this show got me tihnking about some food production elements on my property that DON’T involve a garden. We have a 45-degree, east-facing slope on our property that’s by a state highway. It’s nearly impossible to mow, and when it rains, water floods off the highway down that slope and it also floods at the foot of the slope (from a culvert that runs under our gravel drive AND a creek that runs along the north side of our property.) Hearing Dave talk about his land flooding made me think about this spot on our property, although I can’t seem to be as excited as Dave because that water contains Big Ag and highway run-off.I’m wondering if you folks think I’m over-thinking this. I’m as newbie as it gets when it comes to plants, trees, and the like, but I have a few goals. I want to do something with that slope so my husband doesn’t have to drag a push mower up and down it, and if possible, I want to do something with that area that might provide food or something. (I’m just not sure if I should fear the run-off though.)Anybody have any ideas?Great show as always, Jack!Current score: 0

    • Now that this video is out, Ia0hope that people will finllay start to see the truth, and realadize that the band Queen was formed to disadtract people. It preadvenadted people from foladlowading the work of the Waradren Comadmisadsion and the HSCA, and realadizading those two organadizadaadtions — like Queen itself — were fronts for the CIA. Now there is hope that people will begin to underadstand that Brian May, John Deaadcon, Roger Taylor, Fredaddie Meradcury, and espeadcially, Keradmit the Frog, helped preadvent the Ameradican people from seeading the TRUTH!!!

    • The last time I visited my son and falmiy I forgot to take my baking soda and salt mixture to brush my teeth. I didn’t want to be a bother and decided to use their toothpaste. It was a brand I used years ago (many, many) but this time my eyes burned just from the fumes. It never bothered me, yes I knew it was strong but not that strong.I lived in Az for a while, there was a large factory farm (cows) on my way into the city. One day I spotted a dead cow on the outside of the fencing, it stayed there for over a week. One day, I saw a forklift come get this cow. I pulled over to see what they were going to do to it. I wish I hadn’t. They fed it into a chipper machine, grinding it up,then took that and dumped the ground up remains into the food troughs. I vowed not to eat meat unless I knew where it came from from that point on.As for Monsanto, what bothers me after what these genetically modified seeds can do to our bodies is what happens when/if they choose to cut back production. These seeds can not be used again, they are dead after one season. That’s not sustainable.

  1. Hi Jack. Geoff from Sydney, Aust. Just wanted to say faittsanc interview more like eavesdropping on a long phone conversation with a good friend. You sure know how to unlike a lot of interviewees I’ve heard allow a good guest to guide their own discussion flow particularly in areas which they didn’t expect to be talking about. Where even they are learning things about themselves they didn’t expect. And I never walk away without having either learned something new or viewed a topic from a different angle. Way to go, Jack!Current score: 1

  2. I had two slopes that were unusable. I spent one summer gathering rocks I found along the road. I used the rocks to make walls and terraced the slopes. One slope became an asparagus bed, the other, with three levels I use for different things each year. Mostly veggies. And…. I am a 62 year old woman and I did this myself, so it is definitely doable by most anyone. Start by building a wall at the base of the slope. Build it as high as is practical so that you can access the levels. Mine is about 2 feet tall, but you can go higher or lower. Then dig dirt from the slope and shovel it forward to fill up the area created by the wall. Try to dig back so that where you have filled in and where you dig back to creates a level area. At the back of that level, build another wall, etc. Depending upon the initial size of the slope, you can create as many levels/terraces as works for your spot. I turned unusable, unmowable slopes into productive gardens. If you are clever, you may be able to work in some drainage to channel the water runoff away from the growing areas, so that they only get clean rain water?

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