Monthly Archives: March 2013

Study Abroad in Greece: The Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle

http://extension.missouri.edu/hes/studyabroad/Greece/

2013 Summer Semester
May 20 – June 1, 2013

Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle
The Greece location of the Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle study abroad course provides an ideal setting for a two week overview of the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and way of life. This course will be held in the town of Heraklion and the villages of Archanes and Vamos on the island of Crete as well as in the city of Athens.

The environment on Crete is conducive to an active lifestyle, and taking time for healthy meals which, when combined with a wholesome diet, contributes to overall good health and longevity.

Students will study different aspects of the Mediterranean diet through activity-related experiences, including visits to archaeological sites, organic food markets, farms, traditional tavernas and olive oil factories, as well as participate in food preparation classes. They will take a guided botanical hike to learn about the native vegetation that is incorporated into the diet. Students will finish their experience in Athens where they will learn about the research focused on adherence and behavior change related to the Mediterranean diet.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Native American women walking length of river, raising pollution awareness – Brainerd, Minnesota

http://brainerddispatch.com/news/2013-03-27/native-american-women-walking-length-river-raising-pollution-awareness
Posted: March 27, 2013 – 9:06pm

By Jessica Larsen
Staff Writer

A modest copper bucket carries fresh, pure water from the headwaters of the Mississippi River.

About 1 1/2 quarts of the clear liquid will finish its journey at the river’s end in the Gulf of Mexico.

A group of Native American women are walking the length of the river — 1,200 miles — in an effort to raise awareness about pollution.

“The water effects all of us. We are all water,” said walker Sharon Day, an Ojibwe tribe member and executive director of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force. “We want people to recreate a relationship with the water, with themselves.”

Today, they’re near Davenport, Iowa.
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Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Obama Signature On Monsanto Protection Act Ignites Massive Activism

http://naturalsociety.com/obama-signature-monsanto-protection-act-ignites-massive-activism/
by Anthony Gucciardi
March 28th, 2013
Updated 03/28/2013 at 8:29 pmWhile Monsanto executives may be rejoicing behind the closed doors of their corporate offices, they have also just stabbed themselves in the heart with the blatant and cocky decision to go through with the Monsanto Protection Act. Obama’s social media profiles are being blown up with thousands of enraged activists and concerned citizens who are demanding answers.

Thanks to the alternative news covering every angle of the Protection Act and the absurd fact that Monsanto actually wrote the rider itself, people have now come to fully understand just how deep the corruption goes when it comes to Monsanto’s Big Food monopoly. And it doesn’t exempt the President.

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/obama-signature-monsanto-protection-act-ignites-massive-activism/#ixzz2P620UzvU

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act

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Listening Post – Media mea culpas and the Iraq war

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You have received a YouTuSouth2North – Foreign aid: A blessing or a curse?

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4MIN News March 30, 2013: NASA ISON – We Have a Measurement

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Counting the Cost – China: A new colonial power?

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Cyprus big depositors to lose up to 60%

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Key Canada climate centre faces closure

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