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Bill McKibben on the Global Frackdown
Bill McKibben, environmental activist and President of 350.org, speaks about the importance of the international day of action to stop fracking, the Global Frackdown. Fracking destroys air quality, contaminates water and threatens public heath and safety. It is time people everywhere unite to take action and make their voices heard. Visit www.globalfrackdown.org to join the fight on 10/19.
Wenonah Hauter on the Global Frackdown
Five continents. Thousands of people. One united show of force. The Global Frackdown is an international day of action where concerned communities around the world will call on their elected officials to ban fracking. Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, asks you to join the movement on October 19 by creating an event in your local community! Find out more and sign up at www.globalfrackdown.org/events.
Josh Fox Is Down With The Global Frackdown
In his new video, Josh Fox asks you to join this year’s Global Frackdown! On October 19, thousands of concerned citizens around the world will unite in an international day of action to tell officials that the journey to renewable energy will not be fueled by shale gas. Visit www.globalfrackdown.org to join the fight and find an event near you.
Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America
Wenonah Hauter’s Foodopoly (www.foodopoly.org) is the shocking and revealing account of the business behind the meat, vegetables, grains and milk that most Americans eat every day, including some of our favorite and most respected organic and health-conscious brands. If you care about the food you eat, you want to find out more about Foodopoly: www.foodopoly.org.
Global Frackdown2 – Oct 19, 2013
Global Frackdown2 – Oct 19, 2013
What are Superweeds?
As weeds grow resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup pesticides, farmers are forced to spray larger quantities and more hazardous types of chemicals to keep these "superweeds" at bay. As a result, the health of the farmers and our environment are at risk.
Learn more in Food & Water Watch’s superweeds report: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/superweeds/
Which two companies produce nearly 80 percent of the beer sold in the U.S.? Text BEER to 69866 to find out, then take action to stop the Budweiser/Corona merger: http://fwwat.ch/beeropoly.
If you look around the beer aisle at your local grocery store, it might seem like you have a lot of choices. But, in reality, all those multitudes of beer brands are owned by a handful of international beer companies. This centralization of ownership has led to higher prices and lower selection for consumers, and it’s about to get worse.
Please sign the petition asking Attorney General Eric Holder to stop the Budweiser/Corona Merger: http://fwwat.ch/beeropoly. Check out Wenonah Hauter’s book, Foodopoly, at http://www.foodopoly.org.
Grocery Costs with Marisa Tomei: Yes on Prop 37
To learn more about Prop 37 and Food & Water Watch’s campaign to make GE Labeling the Law, and to help raise money to broadcast this public service announcement and others like it far and wide, visit www.voteyes37.org.
Proposition 37 is a ballot measure that requires simple, clear labels letting consumers know if foods are genetically engineered. It was written with broad input from food groups, industry, science, legal and health experts and qualified for the November ballot with more than 1 million signatures from California citizens.