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Syd H.

"Living by example"

Portland, OR, USA
female, age 105
Joined Sep 13, 2012

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GET TO KNOW YOUR FOOD, as there's nothing else you will be so very intimate with.
Watch some documentaries, especially food-related ones such as (click on the names to get to the sites):

Food, Inc
King Corn
Big River (a companion to King Corn)
Truck Farm
(a film by the King Corn boys)
In Organic We Trust Brand new 01.13
The Future of Food
The Corporation
The World According to Monsanto (Le monde selon Monsanto)
watch FREE
Monsanto's Patent for a Pig
watch FREE
Super Size Me
Fast Food Nation
(a NW Film)
Blue Gold
Red Gold
End of the Line
How to Boil a Frog
Darwin's Nightmare
The Gleaners and I (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse)
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
A Sense of Wonder
Food Fight
The Garden
Symphony of the Soil
Dirt! The Movie
Black Gold: - A Film About Coffee And Trade
Black Coffee
One Cup
Tony [Chocoloney] & the Chocolate Factory (Dutch & English)
WAL-MART: The High Price of Low Cost
Independent America: The Two-Lane Search for Mom & Pop
Independent America: Rising from the Ruins
We Feed The World
Our Daily Bread (Unser täglich Brot)
Fowl Play
Skin Trade
The Killing Fields
Processed People
Healing Cancer From The Inside Out
A Delicate Balance
(currently playing for FREE online)
Forks Over Knives
The Milk Documentary - Got [The Facts On] Milk?
Get Vegucated! :)
Chow Down
A Defiant Dude - EAT MORE KALE
GENETIC ROULETTE: The Gamble of Our Lives (watch free for limited time -- especially important for those living or who know people in the state of Washington but this affects the entire world)

As well as some raw food centered movies:
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days
(originally Raw For 30 Days)
Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw
Food Matters
May I Be Frank
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (also available for FREE viewing in some parts of the world!)
A new one by the Food Matters team, Hungry for Change

And the movie that changed my life:
The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Plus a little drama, Killer of Sheep

And, lest one think I'm not critical of all industrial agriculture there is BANANAS! though there are also two good books about the roots of exploitation and the phrase, "Banana Republic" (which is not a clothing line). Dole Foods in particular is a terrorist corporation that kills small farmers and workers too.

And hopefully one sees the bees!
Vanishing of the Bees
The Queen of the Sun (saw in Porto despite it being from Portland. :D)

Oh, and look... you too can watch the investigative doc which came out on the BBC in London while i was there:
The Men Who Made Us Fat

Then check this amazing "Trading Places" (Job Surfing) idea out then watch it online to bear witness to what the world gives so we can eat well. *EVERYONE* should have to do this to be allowed to eat.


Eating is an agricultural act ~~ Wendell Berry

It is difficult to get a man to understand something...
when his salary depends on his not understanding it ~~ Upton Sinclair

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find you cannot eat money
~~ Cree prophecy


"People spend the first part of their lives sacrificing their health for money...
then spend the rest of their lives sacrificing money in an attempt to regain their health"


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Birthday July 10, 1909  
About Me Left-Handed, Vegan, Raw Foodist, Continuing Nutritional Education, and so much more...
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Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Eating Habits Gluten-Free, Compassionate, Mostly Raw Vegan, HEALTHFUL :)  
Wild Fact About Me Vacuum cleaners scare me! =]
My Philosophy Most Good, Least Harm (MOGO)
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Dismantling Monsanto
What/who changed my life and why "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" movie, as I finally understood the intensity of work, and reason for real, good, fair, and organic food.
What Bugs Me ignorance, hard hearts, closed minds  
Passions taking pictures, food  
Inspirations Choosing Love over Fear, Compassion  
What Scares Me too much  
Role Models Vegans, My Friends  
Quotation "There can be no doubt that a society rooted in the soil is more stable than one rooted in pavements."
- Aldo Leopold
Interests Political Graffiti/Street Art, Food, Taking Pictures  
Books Lathe of Heaven (Ursula K LeGuin)  
Movies Fowl Play, The Corporation, Genetic Roulette, The Future of Food, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, Avatar  
TV Shows Mock the Week, Legend of the Seeker, Big Bang Theory, Star Trek, Doctor Who  
Favorite Foods Granadilla, Ground Cherries, My Amazing Salads, Garlic, Turkish Halva, Pacific NW Cherries, Oregon Strawberries, Portuguese Citrus, Mangosteen, Loquats, Nuts, Green Smoothies, Olives, Greens, Coconut, Avocado  
Favorite Places Kitchens, Porto, Istanbul, Vancouver BC  
Can't Live Without Greens, Water, Air  
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