Daily Archives: January 21, 2016

After 23 Years, David Koch Leaves Board of American Museum of Natural History


January 21, 2016
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And billionaire Republican donor David Koch has left the board of the prestigious American Museum of Natural History after 23 years. This comes after a campaign called on the American Museum of Natural History and other top scientific institutions to divest from the fossil fuel industry and cut ties with David Koch, whose company, Koch Industries, has poured millions into climate denial. Earlier this week, we spoke with award-winning New Yorker writer Jane Mayer about the Koch brothers’ interest in funding climate denial.

Jane Mayer: Their fortune is built on fossil fuels. I mean, they are refiners, and they have tremendous numbers of pipelines, and they own a huge amount of the tar sands that are up in Canada. And so, if America moved off fossil fuels, it would be catastrophic for their business. It’s a direct interest that they’ve got in this. And so, one of the things I do is try to follow the money in the denial of climate change, and an awful lot of it goes back to the Kochs and their circle.”

David Koch says the campaign did not influence his decision to leave the board of the American Museum of Natural History. He still sits on the advisory board of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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Food On Film Presents: Symphony of the Soil


BostonMOS

Published on Feb 12, 2014

Panel Discussion.

Learn more about the film or purchase a copy at the website, www.symphonyofthesoil.com

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Food Fight -Panel Discussion


BostonMOS

Uploaded on Nov 13, 2011

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Mark Bittman – Food Matters


BostonMOS

Uploaded on Mar 16, 2011

Mark Bittman is known for his no-nonsense style and no-frills approach to cooking. Drawing links between diet, health, and climate change, the popular food writer shows us how our bodies and our planet are paying the price for overproduction and overconsumption of food.

In Food Matters, Bittman takes the mystery out of what terms like “organic” and “agricultural sustainability” mean to focus on what small, but powerful things we can do to eat in an environmentally responsible and budget-friendly way. He explains how to eat more consciously and to become less reliant on animal products and nutritionally worthless food. By making simple adjustments to his diet, Bittman lost 35 pounds, improved his health, and reduced his carbon footprint. Join us for an evening that will make you rethink your relationship with food.

This program was part of the Celebrity Science Series, spotlighting luminaries of science, technology, and culture, and the Let’s Talk About Food series, inviting visitors to find out how food influences our culture and shapes our health and environment. Funding provided by the Reno Family Foundation.

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“Mimicking Nature: Woodleaf Farm’s Ecological Design” by Carl Rosato and Helen Atthowe


The Edible Schoolyard Project

Published on Mar 10, 2015

“Mimicking Nature: Woodleaf Farm’s Ecological Design” by Carl Rosato and Helen Atthowe

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EE 101: “Sustainable Farming through Agroecology” by Stephen Gliessman with Mark Bittman


The Edible Schoolyard Project

Published on Mar 31, 2015

“Sustainable Farming through Agroecology” by Stephen Gliessman with Mark Bittman

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Food-Matters

The Future of Food by Mark Bittman – April 8th, 2015


University of Iowa

Published on Jun 24, 2015

Award winning journalist and author Mark Bittman delivers a lecture at the Englert Theater in Iowa City as a part of the University of Iowa’s “Food for Thought” themed semester.

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