Health

Plants for a Future

"A garden you can eat, a garden you can wear, a garden you can use as your medicines, a garden you can use as fuel and to build your houses...a garden full of purposes, and a garden you can enjoy as well - that you can sit in - and a garden that doesn't take up all your time. You can actually, for a few hours of work each week, produce the things that you need." –Ken Fern Ten years as a London bus drive drove Ken Fern to look for an alternative way of life. After a period of grindingly hard work growing annual crops on a small plot in Sari, he decided to investigate news ways of rearing plants ...

Pharmacratic Inquisition, The

"Each day as we see the sun rise, we know that the sun sustains our lives and it sustains the lives of our plant allies. However, this magnificent story of the yearly cycle of the sun and the cycles of the moon, and the stars, and the planets, have become hidden. These stories have been suppressed for so long that they have become mythology." Thousands of years ago, in the pre monarchic era, sacred plants and other entheogenic substances where politically correct and highly respected for their ability to bring forth the divine, Yahweh, God, The Great Spirit, etc., by the many cultures who used them. Often the entire tribe or community would partake in the entheogenic rites and rituals. These ...

Patent For A Pig: The Big Business of Genetics

"How can you claim a patent on something that already exists? They might as well apply for a patent on sunlight or require a patent and charge license fees to have children." –Christian Jentzsch The American biotechnology firm, Monsanto, has applied for a patent for pig breeding in 160 countries. The patent is for specific parts of the genetic material of pigs which Monsanto's genetic researchers have decoded. If this patent is granted, pig breeding would be possible with the approval of the company. Farmers and breeders are naturally alarmed because these genes have long existed in the great majority of their pigs. Using DNA tests they can prove that there is no new invention in the patent applications but that, instead, ...

Owning the Weather

"Chemically fertilizing the oceans, beaming microwaves to earth, covering the oceans' surfaces with polymers, steering hurricanes, none of these are far-fetched. But will science lead us to the next golden era or to absolute devastation? When we finally own the weather, what will we do with it?" Nothing is more terrifying that weather gone. Since the very beginning we’ve search for ways to manipulate mother nature. Now thanks to technological leaps in the last three decades, the holy grail of climate science may actually be in our reach as we strive to own the weather. Chaos theory hurricane control, advanced cloud seeding, massive ionospheric heaters, storm absorbing super gels, nano scale weather machines, some barely visible to the human eye. All of ...

My Penis and Everyone Else’s

"I do think pornography and the way it seeped into culture has had some effect because it's so saturated, it's so become a norm that people are seeing sex and their bodies through a completely distorted lens." -Rowan Peeling, Former Editor of the Erotic Review My Penis And Everyone Else’s challenges society’s stereotypes of masculinity as well as getting to the heart of why men are so fixated with their members. Emotional, revelatory, and intensely engaging, this film takes on one of society’s last taboos and culminates in one of the most daring exhibitions ever seen in the UK, as Lawrence puts together the world’s largest collection of penis portraiture ever seen! (Excerpt from main website)

My Big Breasts and Me

"We tend to assume that if some woman has larger breasts than she'll get much better treatment, but in actual fact, a lot of women that have big breasts talk about feeling very minimized about their identity being so bound up just in their sexuality that people don't take them seriously." –Dr.Linda Papadopoulos Great Britain is home to the biggest breasts in all of Europe. But for many women, this isn't good news. In this documentary, meet three women who feel defined by their naturally big breasts, and find out what it's really like to have a cup size at the far end of the alphabet. (Excerpt from main website)

Multiple Personalities

"Why have they become tormented and broken into different personalities? What is the childhood pain that lies buried in the unknown depths of their mind? How can they search for the deadly memories that holds the secrets of their paths and the promise of their healing?" In early times, evil spirits were thought to possess people and make them act in strange and frightening ways. By the 1800's, the study of this hysteria led some doctors to believe one person could have separately functioning personalities. In this rare research film from the 1920's, a woman has different personalities who believes they are separate people. One is a male that is not comfortable in women's clothes. Another is a small child. The ...

Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety

"There are over 80,000 pharmaceutical sales people employed in the pharmaceutical industry in the United States alone. My understanding is that that is about 1 for every 4 doctors. Their job is to sell drugs. Their job is not to educate doctors. Their job is not to provide medical information. They have one job and one job only: to push their product particularly against other competing products. Doctors should not trust them to give them unbiased and accurate information about their drugs, and frankly, doctors shouldn't let them in their offices." –Alex Sugarman-Brozan, attorney Money Talks exposes the questionable tactics that big drug companies use to make record profits by playing with the safety of our family's health care. Using ...

Monarch: The New Phoenix Program

"These weapons are more dangerous than atomic destruction. With knowledge of the brain, we may transform, we may shape, direct, robotosize man. I think the great danger of the future is that we will have roboticize human beings who are not aware that they have been roboticized." –Dr. Jose Delgado The Phoenix Program, assassinating suspected VC sympathizers in a systematic manner, worked well during the Vietnam War and is the blueprint for the current black op targeting thousands of loyal Americans using state of the art microwave (MW) and radio frequency radiation (RFR) weapons. The motivation to suppress domestic dissidents and to assassinate loyal American opposition stems from the perception of dissent against the war as treason. This philosophy is stated ...

Modern Meat

"Industrialization of our meat supply opened up a conduit for salmonella, for camphylobacter, for E. coli 0157 infections." What could be simpler than a hamburger? Take a ground beef patty, throw it on a grill, wait a few minutes as the fat sizzles, maybe add some cheese, and stick it on a bun. It's a thoroughly American operation that takes place countless times a day all around the country. The average American, in fact, eats three hamburgers a week. And with more meat available than ever before, today's beef costs 30 percent less than it did in 1970, making it that much more attractive to consumers looking for a quick, cheap meal. But in "Modern Meat," FRONTLINE goes inside the world of ...