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GMO Myths Busted
Five More Lies about GMOs
Monday, August 26th, 2013 - By Jeff Siegel

Check out this video which dispels five of the biggest myths regarding GMOs. . .


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How Hemp Could Rock the Corporate Boat
One More Government-Backed Boondoggle
Monday, July 8th, 2013 - By Jeff Siegel

It's one of the biggest scams to ever come out of Washington, yet even after nearly a century, the government ban on hemp is still in effect. Why?

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Tyson's Core Values are Flawed
The Heresy of Tyson's Religious Claims
Monday, June 17th, 2013 - By Jeff Siegel

Yahoo Finance published an interesting piece today entitled, “Big U.S. Companies You Might Not Know Are Religious.”

In it, there's a section on Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) which according to the article, employs more than 100 office chaplains to provide “compassionate pastoral care” to employees.

Many customers may not realize it, but Tyson Foods is a very religious company that embraces spirituality in the workplace.

Founder John Tyson speaks openly about his Christian beliefs, and the company's core values say that it "strive(s) to honor God" and "be a faith-friendly company."

Since 2000, the company has employed approximately 120 office chaplains who are there to provide "compassionate pastoral care" to employees, according to Tyson's website.

Although I have no issue with anyone's religion, I call bullshit on Tyson.

Tyson runs one of the largest industrial farming operations in the world. The company treats chickens like soulless widgets and the planet like its own personal toilet. How does that “honor God?”

Although I do find it extremely thoughtful and progressive of Tyson to integrate chaplains into the workplace – certainly an effort that should be looked upon as honorable – management seems unable to realize that its daily operations not only dishonor God, but are actually blasphemous if they truly strive to honor God.

Spirituality is a wonderful thing. Hypocrisy is not. Perhaps this is something the company's Chairman of the Board, John Tyson should consider discussing with an office chaplain.

It is possible to raise and produce chickens in a responsible way that respects the sacrifice of the animal while honoring and conserving the natural capital necessary for meat production.

 


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New Toyota Electric Car
Has Toyota Created the Car of the Future?
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 - By Jeff Siegel

Although concept cars rarely make it into commercial production, it is here where we can at least catch a glimpse of the future. And if this is the future of personal transportation, then there's a reason to be excited.

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Water Sanitation Infrastructure Investing
Is Basic Sanitation a Privilege, Right or Opportunity?
Sunday, April 21st, 2013 - By Jeff Siegel

Investing in water infrastructure and sanitation can help save the world.

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Climate Change Options
Is it Possible to Reverse Climate Change?
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 - By Jeff Siegel

“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes – and his work so far shows – that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.

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Guerilla Gardening is on the Rise
The Truth about Guerilla Gardening
Sunday, March 10th, 2013 - By Jeff Siegel

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."


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A Very Smart Electric Car
This Electric Car Can Travel 200 Miles on a Single Charge
Monday, February 18th, 2013 - By Jeff Siegel

The company is called Lit Motors, and founder Danny Kim presents what he believes is a very smart electric car – at a very reasonable price.


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