The Tucson Urban Agricultural Zoning Amendment looks solid and well written, with language that leaves it flexible and open to changes as they become needed by growers. I like that it addresses the sale of food to both neighbors and stores/farmer’s markets which is hugely important. I signed a petition for the amendment (below) and […]
Cowspiracy: TheSustainability Secret is a 2014 documentary that was made with great skill by Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen, despite their tight budget. While Kuhn operates the camera, Andersen demonstrates in an engaging and sometimes humorous way just how bad animal agriculture is for our planet. Though Cowspiracy also touches on the cruelty involved in […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Saturday, May 24th, the Third Anti-GMO Rally was held at Reid Park in Tucson. About three hundred souls, aged from seventy-plus to recently-born, marched from Reid Park at 22nd Street and Country Club, to 22nd Street and Randolph Way, with signs and positive energy and songs. On the way back, we […]
THE REAL NEWS In more than 400 cities protestors call for a ban on GMO food.
TED TALKS Savory offers a solution to desertification (and thus climate change) that can be accepted by the main stream. There’s an option that Savory doesn’t consider: allowing herds and pack predators to live freely. Of course, this unconsidered option is politically unacceptable (as well as economically unthinkable) to most.
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN It is hard to believe, after its recent renovation, that not too long ago the Food Conspiracy Food Co-Op on 4th Avenue was a hippy kind of place. A place where vegetarians, vegans, food activists and the like went and felt at home. Where the food products which might contain GMOs were […]
OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants and animals in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. This process allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another, also between non-related species. Genetically modified animals have largely been blocked from introduction […]