Archive for January 2012

1.31.12

serious shit

There are so many important issues clamoring for my attention and I only have so much bandwidth… but one issue I just can’t ignore is the genetically modified food battle. It’s so fundamental.

GMO foods in the US are not labeled because lobbyists pay to ensure they’re not. Why? Because a GMO label is a consumer’s equivalent of a skull and crossbones. And for good reason. (Just skim this interview with the heroic Dr. Árpád Pusztai, a whistleblower whose astounding study on the damaging effects of GMO potatoes caused a citizen uproar leading to an all-out BAN of genetically modified foods in Europe!)

To sum up Dr. Pusztai’s scientific findings: GMO foods weaken your immune system and will eventually weaken the human genome.

Hopefully, you belong to a CSA or get your veggies from an organic farmer’s market. But if you shop at Whole Foods – even occasionally – thinking they don’t sell this crap because of their (hypocritical) Non-GMO project, think again. Whole Foods just caved under Monsanto’s pressure and will now carry GMO foods beginning with Roundup Ready alfalfa sprouts and spreading from there. Oh, and these GMO foods won’t be labeled.

No matter where you shop, make some noise. Please take a sec to sign and pass along these two petitions asking food retailers to label GMO foods:

Tell the top 6 Food Retailers to label GMOs & factory farm products

Tell Whole Foods to voluntarily label conventional and “natural” foods containing GMOs or coming from Factory Farms

Posted at 10pm on 1/31/12 | 1 comment | Filed Under: do something!, environment, health & healing | read on

1.19.12

emmy lee and mia

See here for the the sweetest story about a young photographer and her orphaned fawn. (That little deerling is growing up fast!)

Posted at 1pm on 1/19/12 | no comments; | Filed Under: photography | read on

1.19.12

how to plant a forest

This’ll lift your spirits…

Plant a forest in 2012 from Wildlife Alliance on Vimeo.

Posted at 1pm on 1/19/12 | no comments; | Filed Under: do something!, environment | read on

1.12.12

what kind of bird are you?

He’s back! Wes Anderson… national treasure.

Posted at 9pm on 1/12/12 | 2 comments | Filed Under: film, trailers | read on

1.11.12

mix(ed bag)

Just some songs I been listenin’ to in no order of preference…..Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lana Del Ray, David Lynch w/ Karen O, UNKLE w/ Katrina Ford, Secret Sisters w/ Jack White on geetar…

Paradisco by planned_obsolescence

Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans by pillowjungle

David Lynch – Pinky’s Dream (feat. Karen O) by Pretty Much Amazing

UNKLE – Caged Bird (feat Katrina Ford) by davish34

Secret Sisters feat Jack White: Big River (Johnny Cash cover) by TheMusicFile

Posted at 8pm on 1/11/12 | 4 comments | Filed Under: female voices | read on

1.9.12

winter in yosemite

This was my meditation today. I am chill and refreshed.

Winter in Yosemite National Park from Henry Jun Wah Lee on Vimeo.

Posted at 12pm on 1/9/12 | no comments; | Filed Under: environment | read on

1.8.12

yosemite

A couple of pics from our new year’s trip to Yosemite last weekend. ‘Twas my first trip and long overdue. Such an awe-inspiring corner of the world. Can’t wait to go back after it snows! Some gorgeous pics can be found in Peter’s Yosemite gallery.

Posted at 3pm on 1/8/12 | 1 comment | Filed Under: my photos, photography | read on

1.8.12

no fear

For a new year’s reminder that anything is possible, watch this bit on 60 minutes where mountain climber Alex Honnold scales the sheer rock walls of Yosemite (1000’s of feet above the valley floor) with out ropes, only a bag of chalk and some good sneakers. (And how cute is he with those enormous, luminous eyes? He looks like a magical forest creature. The lower half of his body should have furry haunches and mountain goat legs.)

Posted at 1pm on 1/8/12 | no comments; | Filed Under: random | read on

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