On the Season Premiere of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Jamie demonstrates how 70% of America's ground beef contains leftover cow parts (a.k.a. "pink slime") containing e.coli and salmonella that has been treated with ammonia. Ammonia treated meat can be found in virtually all conventional grocery stores, fast food restaurants, many national restaurant chains, and school cafeterias. The saddest part is that the USDA allows this ammonia treated meat to enter the marketplace and with no labeling requirement on the packaging to inform the consumer that the meat their about to buy contains ammonia, thus hiding the truth and pulling a wool over the consumer's eye. This is certainly a rude awakening to the majority of Americans that don't know where the meat in their fridge, the meat in their conventional local grocery store, the meat in their fast food hamburger, and the meat in their restaurant made hamburger comes from. How do you avoid this poison? Buy beef that has come from grass fed cows, which can be found at natural and organic grocery stores and your local farmers market. No matter the size of your town or city, grass fed beef (real beef) is not out of reach. Unlike ammonia treated beef, grass fed beef is clearly labeled and contains no ammonia.
Sing Your Song is the result of a confluence of many events, things as diverse as the passing of Marlon Brando, a look back at the lives of many other unsung heroes in the fight for justice as well as the faithful love (and gentle nagging) of two daughters. Like Brando, there are many public figures who are not known, primarily, for their activism, their compassion and their dedication to human rights. Harry Belafonte is one of them:
Do we have New Year's Day must-see for you! Tom Shadyac's documentary I Am is making its network premiere on OWN "Super Soul Sunday" on January 1, 2012, at 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. ET/PT.
At one time, Tom (the director of blockbuster films like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Nutty Professor) seemed to have it all—big houses, fancy cars and private planes. But when a cycling accident left him incapacitated, he set out on a journey to answer two very important questions:
Oprah and guests Rev. Michael Beckwith, Elizabeth Lesser and Rev Ed Bacon discuss "what is spirituality?" and answer a caller with being gay is a gift
The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced a trio of hosts for the December 2nd IDA Documentary Awards, representing the dizzying diversity of documentary filmmaking. Oscar®-nominated Josh Fox, our banjo-strumming guide through last year’s GASLAND and hailed by The New York Times as "one of the most adventurous impresarios of the New York avant-garde,” and Sundance veteran and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain, one of Newsweek’s “Women Shaping the 21st Century,”
On September 27, for one special night nationwide, famed Chimpanzee researcher Dr. Jane Goodall will appear LIVE in hundreds of select movie theaters. There will be special celebrity appearances, including Dave Matthews and others. Jane's Journey, including appearances by Angelina Jolie and Pierce Brosnan, will be screened, there will be interaction with theatre audiences. Audiences will have the first look ever at historic unseen footage of her first days in Africa recently found in her attic, and the dynamic impact she and the Jane Goodall Institute programs have contributed to the planet. Also participating in the event are Charlize Theron, Nancy Cartwright and Angie Everhart.
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.
Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.
Bill Maher talked to Canadian actress Ellen Page on Real Time about her work on the vanishing of the bees and their importance to our very survival and our ability to feed ourselves. Maher quoted Einstein during the segment who said:
350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.
Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate…