Daily Archives: September 2, 2020

Climate One TV: COVID19 Food Implications and Billion Dollar Burger

Climate One   Sep 2, 2020

Will COVID-19 change our food system for good? Increased coronavirus outbreaks in food markets, food plants, and farm worker communities have impacted food access and put a spotlight on food insecurity. Farmers are hurting as supply chains for fresh, perishable foods shrivel. Meanwhile, food banks have seen a surge in demand that has required distribution support from the National Guard.

What does COVID-19 mean for agriculture, our food supply systems — and our diets? Join us with Lisa Held, senior reporter at Civil Eats, Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and Helene York, professor at the Food Business School of the Culinary Institute of America, for a conversation on feeding a nation under quarantine.

And in part 2 of the show Billion Dollar burgers, plant based meat products replacing traditional meats?

Long before the coronavirus began disrupting America’s trillion-dollar meat industry, lab-grown proteins were upending the way we consume chicken, pork, and beef. With an environmental footprint far smaller than traditional animal agriculture, are cell-cultured and plant-based meat products — now on the menus of major chains like Burger King — still the future of food? Will food science and tech help us make better-informed decisions for our bodies and the planet, or do we need to get back to basics?

Join us for a conversation on the future of food with Sophie Egan, author of How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet, and Chase Purdy, author of Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech’s Race for the Future of Food.


Inside Big Tech’s Race for the Future of Food. #letstalkclimate
1:36 New Farming Business Model
7:47 Food Services
10:55 How Covid19 affected the food system
13:15 A shift to a plant based diet
14:13 The future of protein
18:20 How is cultured meat made?
24:02 Is Lab Meat less harmful to the environment than a cow?


The End of Oil? Pandemic Adds to Fossil Fuel Glut, But COVID-19 Relief Money Flows to Oil Industry

Democracy Now!

Sep 2, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic contributes to a glut of fossil fuels, groups like Greenpeace are calling on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to ban fossil fuel interests from his campaign and administration, if he wins, even as he recently declared at a campaign stop that he “will not ban fracking.” We discuss the politics of fossil fuels with reporter Antonia Juhasz, who says the end of oil could be near, and look at how the industry has profited from the COVID bailout. “The pandemic has taken essentially every weakness that already existed in the oil industry and then made each of them much, much worse, leaving the oil industry in a situation where I would argue it is at its weakest since its inception,” she says.

Trump Defends Man Charged With Killing Protesters As Critics Slam Trump For Fuel Violence | MSNBC


Published on Sep 1, 2020

During a press briefing Monday, President Trump called the killing of two protesters in Kenosha an “interesting situation,” and implied the alleged gunman, Kyle Rittenhouse, acted in self-defense. Commentators say Trump himself has encouraged acts of violence by portraying peaceful protesters as violent thugs out to destroy all his base holds dear. “Who benefits if lots of white voters believe that Black Lives Matter is threatening and violent? No one more than Donald Trump,” says Joy Reid. Aired on 8/31/2020

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Democracy Now!

Published on Sep 2, 2020

XR Money Rebellion – Tackling the Root of the Problem | Extinction Rebellion UK

Extinction Rebellion

Today in the UK rebellion XR Co-Founder Gail Bradbrook gave this talk on Tufton Street, home to many dodgy so called ‘think’ tanks and spreaders of climate denial. Couldn’t make it? Listen to her pre-recorded version of the same talk here.

Dr. Gail Bradbrook introduces a new limb to XRUK’s civil disobedience actions – Money Rebellion. This talk focuses on how the political and economic system is hard wired to destroy life on earth and what we can do about it.

We refuse to carry on being divided and conquered. In solidarity with those on the front lines of destruction, including those struggling to pay debts and taxes, we will reroute our money to projects that support life on earth to thrive. For more information, including how to take part, go to this short form.

We Want To Live | UK Rebellion | 1 September 2020

The Atlantic Trade and Africa: The Portuguese, the Spanish & the Dutch – Part 2 | EV & N 358 | CCTV



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European trade with Africa emerged as an aspect of the Asia trade, by the 16th century it came to focus upon the export of slaves as a high value-to-weight commodity to the labor-scarce plantations that began to emerge in the in the New World.   By the 17th century the Dutch had become the principal merchants of slaves to the Spanish and Portuguese plantations in Brazil and the Caribbean islands.

The English and the French were to emerge in the late 17th and 18th centuries, and more can be learned about the slave trade from English and French sources in this period.  It is hoped that more can be learned about the first two hundred years of the Atlantic trade through cooperative research between Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish scholars in coordination with French and British historians and cartographers.

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