Don't forget about the March Against Monsanto.The worldwide march against the leading GMO Monsanto hits Orange County today at Laguna Beach's Main Beach Park, with over 1,000 participants expected to attend. The march begins at 11:00am with a cavalcade of speakers at noon to enlighten listeners on the ill effects of genetically modified food.
Here is a lovely article from the Middle East about World Turtle Day. The World Turtle Day 2013 is May, 23. World Turtle Day was to increase respect and knowledge for the world's oldest creatures. Turtles are reptiles, characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield. These gentle animals have been around for about 200 million years, yet they are rapidly disappearing as a result of the exotic food industry, habitat destruction and the cruel pet trade.
In 1854 in the United States, the 'Great White Chief' in Washington made an offer for a large area of Indian land and promised a reservation for the Indian people. Chief Seattle's reply, published here in full, has been described as one of the most beautiful and profound statements on the environment ever made.
Check out the creative exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung in Switzerland that claims "not a single square kilometer of seawater is free of plastic particles". The exhibition shows how much plastic an average person tosses every day, and how much makes its way into our oceans every 15 seconds—staggering when you see the piles.
Ever since mass-produced plastic products have made our lives easier, the sea has gradually begun to change into a gigantic soup of plastic – today not a single square kilometer of seawater is free of plastic particles. As standard plastic is not biodegradable, these pieces are broken up into constantly smaller pieces and enter the food chain. And so the garbage ends up on our plates, with serious consequences for our health.