Thursday, July 29, 2010
"We’re a group of Park Slope Food Coop members who came together after realizing during our PSFC shopping trips that, while there are a lot of animal-friendly products on the Coop shelves, there was still a lot of room for improvement! In our conversations with other members, some were surprised to hear that we still carried any items that are tested on animals (even though our policy says the PSFC avoids such products) and others expressed confusion regarding animal-treatment labeling (“What’s the difference between grassfed and free-range?”).
After having these conversations and wishing for a way to help inform PSFC shoppers who are interested in animal welfare, we thought we would enlist other PSFC members who share these concerns to join us in creating a workslot credit committee to specifically address these issues and be in service to the PSFC membership regarding animal welfare.
We invite you to learn more about the proposal for a PSFC Animal Welfare Committee and share your ideas with us at http://psfcanimals.blogspot.com or email PSFCanimals@ gmail.com."
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
please contact Sampson's office and leave a message, urging the senator to advance the moratorium bill.
Sen. John Sampson
District Office: 718-649-7653
Albany Office: 518-455-2788
"I urge Senator Sampson to move the hydrofracking moratorium bill onto the floor for a vote before the legislature adjourns this year."
Also, call your own state senator and ask him/her to:
"Please co-sign and vote for the Thompson moratorium bill and urge Senator Sampson to move the bill onto the floor for a vote."
You can find your state senator at: http://www.nysenate.gov/
2) Please reach out RIGHT NOW to tell Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer NOT to strip the fracking disclosure provision out of the oil spill response bill! It would mandate disclosure of fracking chemicals for natural gas drilling wells on federal lands – a big first step forward to protect communities. For ......Speaker Pelosi, call 202-225-0100 For Majority Leader Hoyer, call 202-225-3130
Monday, July 26, 2010
Green Screens presents: Climate Refugees
Thursday, July 29 at 6:30pm
Walter Reade Theater at 65th St. near Amsterdam Ave. in Manhattan
Although climate change is a widely accepted phenomenon, few people have given thought to what disappearing glaciers, changing weather patterns, and rising sea levels will mean for the future. Michael Nash’s award-winning documentary explores the troubling result of such changes, centering on the mass migration of human populations. With spectacular footage from across the globe, Climate Refugees sketches out the scenario of displacement and upheaval. Nash’s film is a fascinating and unnerving wake-up call. Michael Nash, USA, 2009, 83 min
The Food and Climate Connection: From Heating the Planet to Healing It. Sara Grady, USA, 2010; 10 min
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), a long-time advocate of family farmers and organic foods, today made the following statement after the Supreme Court voted 7-1 to allow the experimental planting of genetically modified alfalfa seed before an environmental review is completed:
"Today the Supreme Court ruled that when it comes to genetically modified organisms, we as consumers, have to wait until the damage is done and obvious, before we can act to protect health and the environment, even if that damage could be irreversible.
"Haven't we learned from the catastrophe in the Gulf of the dangers of technological arrogance, of proceeding ahead with technologies without worrying about the consequences? Why do we continue to throw precaution to the wind?
"I will introduce three bills this week that will provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for all Genetically Engineered (GE) plants, animals, bacteria, and other organisms. To ensure we can maximize benefits and minimize hazards, Congress must provide a comprehensive regulatory framework for all GE products. Structured as a common-sense precaution to ensure GE foods do no harm, these bills will ensure that consumers are protected, food safety measures are strengthened, farmers' rights are better protected and biotech companies are responsible for their products," said Kucinich.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
This important gathering to protect the drinking water of 15 million people from New York City to Philadelphia and throughout the region is being held at the Delaware River Basin Commission's (DRBC) meeting and public hearing.
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
- 1:00 pm - Rally
- 1:30 pm - DRBC meeting & public hearing
- West Trenton, NJ Volunteer Fire Company
40 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, New Jersey.
- NJ Transit from NY Penn Station: The 10:31 am train gets you to Trenton by 12:05 pm. Shuttle service from there to the Fire Company will be available.
- Driving Directions: Visit the West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company website.
* Photo Credit: Mike Greenlar / The Post Standard
Friday, July 09, 2010
On Thursday, July 15th, from 7:30-9 PM, NY Loves Mountains will host an evening of entertainment and action to support the September 27th Appalachia Rising March on Washington to END mountaintop removal. The event will take place at the 15th St. Meeting House (15th St. btwn 2nd and 3rd avenues, Manhattan)
Admission is pay-what-you-wish, with proceeds going to support Appalachia Rising, and to transport New Yorkers to D.C. for the September march.
The show will feature: Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping Choir; Banjo Player Morgan O'Kane; Singers Mimi Bessette and Helen Russell from Woody Guthrie's American Song; and Actor Martin Pfefferkorn as energy genius Nikola Tesla.
Monday, July 05, 2010
Read more about this in the article Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds.
Photo: Beverly Bell