Chinese Father Punished for Food Safety Activism

November 11, 2010 The milk scandal that began in China in 2008 has served another ruling: Zhao Lianhai, the father of a toddler who became ill after drinking the milk containing the chemical melamine was sentenced yesterday to 2 1/2 years in prison for inciting social disorder. According to his lawyer, Li Fangping, “prosecutors leveled […]


Carlo Petrini: Creating A Sustainable Community: Part 4 (video)

At the heart of this assessment is a stark warning. Human activity is putting such strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet’s ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted. —2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment To Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International, one of the […]

The end of consumerism: Our way of life is ‘not viable’

January 14, 2010 Worldwatch released a report this month, State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures, in which “sixty renowned researchers and practitioners” share their thoughts on how we might go about shifting “from cultures of consumerism to cultures of sustainability”. via @TheIndyNews Go to Original Post…