The Golden Age of Half-Truths

Long ago, in a time before the iPad, YouTube and even the Internet, we our entertainment came from stories told to us in books or by our parents and grandparents. Some kids were lucky enough to have access to magical, technological marvels like televisions and radios, but we were not that class of people. My mother used to read me stories from Indian mythology, and nothing got me more excited than the Mahabharata. Decades later, whenever I find myself thinking a lot about the difficulty of distinguishing what is actually real in our modern news cycles, I often go back to one of the stories in that epic tale.

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Unbroken Ground: Some food for thought

Unbroken Ground is a 25-minute film that explores the critical role food plays in finding solutions to the environmental crisis. The industrial style food production has a negative impact on our ecosystems and this is a story of four pioneering groups who are rethinking agriculture and production of food. Highly recommended.