#JusJotJan and #SoCS January 6th, 2018 – Eco

This post is part of #JusJotJan and #SoCS January 6th, 2018 – Eco.

What a great prompt. When I think of eco a couple of things come to mind – the worlds eco system which is under attack so to speak by global warming and climate change that according to the current occupant of the White House in the United States and pretty much most Republican lawmakers is a hoax. Take a look at our crazy weather patterns across the globe in 2017 and now the beginning of 2018. We have seen several devastating hurricanes, flooding, fires that are fueled by the weather after they begin, and now for the third or fourth year we are record low temperatures, record snowfall which is also causing record flooding in areas of the country that has never seen the likes of ever especially not 30 years ago.

I also think of global food markets and the imports from China and other countries that are wreaking havoc on producers of many crops, and products here in the United States which in turn wreaks havoc on the consumer due to adulterated products like honey, garlic that is peeled by prisoners in China and then shipped to the U.S. and more which in turn has an effect on the U.S. economy and the economies of our citizens.

A new documentary series popped up on my Netflix. It is called “Rotten” https://www.netflix.com/title/80146284.

It is very eye opening to say the least. The first 6 episodes are as follows:

1 – Lawyers, Guns and Honey which details the practice of adulterating honey and how the majority of honey sold in the United States is imported from China and other countries.

2 – The Peanut Problem, which details the food allergies to peanuts and other food allergies and how it affects the everyday consumer and peanut growers in the U.S.

3 – Garlic Breath details how cooking shows turned the humble garlic bulb into a multi-billion dollar crop. But a lawsuit raises troubling questions about top suppliers – mainly China.

4 – Big Bird, details the ruthlessly efficient world of chicken production pits vulnerable growers against each other and leaves them open to vicious acts of sabotage.

5 – Milk Money details how changing diets and dramatic price swings have put dairy farmers on the ropes and fueled a surge in lucrative but controversial raw milk sales.

6 – Cod is Dead details as the global fish supply dwindles, the industry faces crises on all sides – including crooked moguls, dubious imports and divisive regulations.

 

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This docuseries travels deep into the heart of the food supply chain to reveal unsavory truths and expose hidden forces that shape what we eat.
NETFLIX.COM. I have enjoyed the series.
This is what has Rattled my Cage!!
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3 thoughts on “#JusJotJan and #SoCS January 6th, 2018 – Eco”

  1. I’d love to advocate buying local… it’s definitely not a cure all (or even a cure most), but having been part of a small family farm who spent her youth working in the fields and at the local farmer’s markets, I know how feeble the promise of those little pickup truck gatherings really is.

    My suggestion? Plant things. Even in an apartment you can grow some herbs in pots. Nasturtiums and runner beans will happily trellis on strings tied to pole to make a living curtain… basil loves to be trimmed regularly. And garlic (especially the heritage purple hard-neck variety) is close to invasive, so you can grow it almost anywhere.

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