The Food We Eat, Health, And The Environment

17 05 2008

New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what’s wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it’s putting the entire planet at risk.

He makes a compelling case worth considering.

Link to TED





Absolutely Fantastic Documentary

1 04 2008

This is just a commercial from the BBC but I really can’t wait for the full documentary.





Animal Intelligence, Perception, and Art

31 03 2008

It’s difficult to overstate the gravitas a video like this brings. It raises so many questions begging in depth studies to better understand animal consciousness, personality, and their perception of the world. The concept of “animal rights” suddenly sounds far less loony or radical and instead becomes glaringly obvious and even necessary. It is difficult to not be moved by this.

UPDATE:

I was as amazed as many out there and I wondered if this was real or a hoax.Ā  Here I give you another video from a BBC news story that seems to confirm that the paintings are in fact done by an elephant.