Monthly Archives: July 2016

Greening the Revolution – Watch the Complete Film

A high-definition documentary explores the far-reaching effects of international food injustice, from world hunger to the consumption of industrial food. Using food as a symbol of inequality, we explain and expose the corrupt cycle of globalization that perpetuates systems of poverty and oppressive social control. We then present hope: successful, sustainable communities achieving food justice and freedom through the power of the people.

Filmed in India, Kenya, Zambia, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti and the United States.


Should FDA be an independent agency? – Marion Nestle

Take note of nutritionist, author and academic Marion Nestle’s post on the FDA today: The FDA is a public health agency housed in the health department. BUT: it gets its congressional funding from House and Senate Agricultural committees. Reports Nestle: “A couple of weeks ago, Politico reported that six former commissioners of the FDA agreed that this…

Postscript: Coloring Outside the Box – Defined

“Coloring Outside the Box” Utilized locally by longtime Petaluma City Councilmember Mike Healy*, this is a somewhat nebulous phrase describing something which is always frowned upon. As of the summer 2016, it appears to be defined as any city requirement of prospective developers within Petaluma city limits that: Is of benefit to the citizens of Petaluma,…

Coloring Outside the Box – Why Basin Street Properties Loves the Petaluma City Council

At the April 4, 2016 meeting of the Petaluma City Council, Mayor David Glass expressed astonishment that a city requirement to construct a small segment of bicycle path along an abandoned railway corridor would cause developer Basin Street Properties to consider abandoning its proposed Marina Apartments project altogether. Glass suggested at the outset of the…