This is more of a Re-Blog. If such a thing exists. I just read this Blog entry, I thought it was very well written as well as insightful and wanted to share it with you. Here is the link. Science and Religion Best Friends Forever
As farm land rapidly gives way to sky-rises, traffic, smog and the general growth of the human race, what plan do we have in place to feed our selves? Companies like monsanto would argue the solution is to genetically modify everything so that you need less land to produce more food that doesn't spoil as fast. They would own the patents and profit from every seed planted. That's definitely one way to go about it. Is it the only way? Is there any reason we can't integrate our farm land into our urban planning?
The concept of eating local food grown in season has been around for a long time, the beginning of time in-fact. Before we had transit systems to carry bananas from South America to Alaska and refrigeration to keep food from spoiling, it was the only way people ate.
What if we were able to develop massive sprawling concrete jungles that had farm land built right in?
On a very small scale HK Honey is doing just that, right in the heart of Hong Kong: population 7.07 million. Its estimated that one third of everything we eat relies on honey bee pollination.
This info-graphic illustrates why it makes environmental sense to eat local.
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Ever since Rainn Wilson recruited Kid President for Soul Pancake we've been watching and learning and enjoying and taking notes and......turns out so has President Obama! We loved Kid President meeting the real President so much we wanted to share it with you but first watch the story behind Kid President. What a cool kid.
And now for the goods. How cool is President Obama?
I remember watching the documentary "Scratch" when it was first released in 2001 and being completely captivated by the subject matter and the talent of these artists. There was one section in particular that really stuck with me. It started with DJ Shadow sitting on the floor in the dark basement of a record store somewhere in Davis, California. The camera zooms out to reveal mountains and mountains of old records stacked to the sealing on either side of him. This is where I was introduced to the art of digging.
I hadn't thought about this movie for probably 8-9 years, until today. I was cruising around the googles when I stumbled upon this little gem. The scene I just described came back to me in a rush and I thought to my self, this guy is the DJ shadow of visual artists.
There is something amazing to me about an artist who takes something old and forgotten and turns it into something new and relevant. Enjoy.
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