'flow': documenting the global water crisis
from sustainablog: Host Sean Daily talks subject with filmmaker Irena Salina, director of the documentary “FLOW: How Did a Handful of Corporations Steal Our Water?” about the global water crisis and her experience making the film. Wired Magazine referred to the documentary as the “scariest movie at the Sundance Film Festival” after its screening there in 2008.
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pistachio recall: is anything safe to eat anymore?
from eat drink better: After my family and I enjoyed several handfuls of pistachios at a get-together last weekend, I was surprised to hear yesterday about the latest food recall. Federal food officials are warning Americans to avoid any food containing pistachios because of possible salmonella contamination. (Just like the recent problems with peanuts.) All of this food recalling makes a person wonder if anything is really safe to eat anymore?
food stamp list swells to record 32 million
from reuters: A record 32.2 million people - one in every 10 Americans - received food stamps at the latest count, the government said on Thursday, a reflection of the recession now in its 16th month. Food stamps, the major U.S. anti-hunger program, help poor people buy groceries. The average benefit was $112.82 per person in January. The January figure marks the third time in five months that enrollment set a record.