Friday, June 4, 2010

Just a few things for you to think about...

Here are a few stats from the book Radical Homemakers:

75% of plant genetic diversity has been lost and 30% of livestock breeds area at risk of extinction

75% of the world's food comes from twelve plants and only five animal species

Six companies control 98% of the world's seed sales, four companies slaughter 81% of American beef, and four companies control 70% of American milk sales

66% of adult American are currently overweight or obese

Today's children are now the first generation expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents


Rae said...

OOF! That reminds me of Animal Vegetable Mineral too, I'll have to pick this one up!

Thanks for stopping by the blog. Bev told me in church today that she passed the URL on to you, a sewing friend. Nice to "meet" you! :)

6512 and growing said...

I enjoyed that book. It's now getting passed around my community!

Canning Tomatoes said...

I am almost done with it and I am enjoying it as well. Most of the book really hits home about why I made the decision to be a stay at home mommie. It will go on my shelf right next to my other favoites that approach this issue: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Kingsolver and The Omnivore's Dilemma by Pollan and This Organic Life by Joan Dye Gussow