Yesterday I stumbled upon a great mindful eating experiment: eat with your non-dominant hand! Continue reading
March 5-9 2012 in Calgary, Alberta
Occupy Our Food Supply is bringing together the Occupy, sustainable farming, food justice, buy local, slow food, and environmental movements for a global day of action on February 27, 2012. Inspired by the theme of CREATE/RESIST, thousands will come together to creatively confront corporate control of our food supply and take action to build healthy, accessible food systems for all. Continue reading
Last weekend we traveled to Boulder Colorado for the National Peace Academy Peacelearning Conference on Ecological Peace. Aside from wanting to simply connect with other peacemakers to share ideas and get inspired, we also went to launch a new project. After many months of pondering, plotting and “peacing” things together, on February 19, the PeaceMeal Project was officially born. Continue reading
Animals. Seeds. God. People. Persons.
This was the answer by the youngest audience member to the question “What is life?” during the pre-show audience interview at Tuesday night’s performance of Seeds. So powerful and simple a reply, the lead actress began the show wiping tears from her face, saying, “That’s unfair to do to a pregnant woman!” Continue reading
Looking at Your Empty Bowl
My bowl, empty now,
will be filled with precious food.
Beings all over the Earth are struggling to live.
How fortunate I am to have enough to eat.
OK, let’s do a little exercise. Grab a pen and paper. Without thinking much about it, write down the first 5 words that come to your mind when you hear the word PEACE.
OK, now, take a deep breath, clear your mind, re-center… Continue reading
Vandana Shiva on Sustaining India’s Agriculture
Environmental activist Vandana Shiva has been working to build an organic agriculture movement across India for the past 22 years through the Navdanya Trust, an organization that she founded and directs. She recently spoke with Worldwatch India Fellow Anna da Costa about the connections between sustainable agriculture, climate change, and poverty alleviation. Continue reading
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 12:00AM EST
Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 6:08PM EST
Lionel Campbell says it all started with a pain in his chest. The 28-year-old, who came to Canada from Jamaica as a temporary worker in 2008, had been planting, picking and spraying cucumbers at a Southwestern Ontario greenhouse for nearly two years.
Sometimes, the chemicals he sprayed burned his nostrils. Sometimes, they burned his eyes. Sometimes, the spray was so thick, he could taste it. Continue reading