Behold, the art of Caleb Charland, who uses fruit and vegetables, to light themselves.
Wow: “Contrary to the current widely-held misconception that glyphosate is relatively harmless to humans, the available evidence shows that glyphosate may rather be the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.” What’s glyphosate, you say? You may know it by the name of “Roundup”–one of the most heavily used herbicides in the world.
Here’s a quick article about the ways in which international diets have become drastically similar over the past 50 years.
Salon talks with journalist Christopher Leonard about his new book, an expose chronicling how virtually all of our meat is produced by four companies, led by Tyson, and “how those companies manage to keep the farmers who raise their chickens under crippling debt while ensuring that poultry prices stay high.”
Spraying with neonic poisons apparently isn’t enough–we also are coating a huge amount of our seeds in the toxic bee-killing pesticide. Turns out it’s not even that effective in killing (the intended) pests.
Antibiotics used in agriculture starting in the late 40′s have set off a series of domino effects we are only just beginning to recognize in our modern world. This NYT article, “The Fat Drug” examines connections between livestock, human weight gain, immunity, microbiomes, gut bacteria, and more. Fascinating stuff.