When was the last time you bought a product claiming to be made with blueberries that actually had blueberries on the ingredient list? Did you read the ingredient list? Well, it’s time for you to start doing that because you may have already participated in ‘The Blueberry Deception’, created by crafty marketers and food companies to get you to eat a cheaper, less perishable product at the price of a product that has real fruit in it. Did you not notice the taste? The texture? Are you really surprised by this? Maybe you did. Maybe you noticed this in Nutella and Tropicana orange juice too. Did you also know these fakeberries are made from chemicals and petroleum byproducts? Yuck! Watch this video and learn more about ‘The Blueberry Deception’.
Where this video fails for me, and where many others do too including Food, Inc., is leaving the consumer to a market solution as their only recourse. Surely buying something else isn’t the only thing someone can do to stop fake, unhealthy blueberries. You can write to manufacturers, call them, draft and circulate petitions, and actively boycott them, including spreading the news about your boycott.
In the beautifully shot “As I Am” South Memphis youth Chris Dean shows us his himself and environment. When we write about the environment here we don’t mean lush green open fields and we don’t just mean this spinning blue marble we all live on. We also mean our neighborhoods and ourselves. Continue reading →
Ras G and Open Mike Eagle are participating in an artist exchange program with Ugandan Emcee Mon Mc to “support the growth and development of hip-hop music in Uganda, collaboratively produce works of art, and provide public benefit with experience of the arts.
As such these artist are working in conjunction with non-profits Amagezi Germanyi Youth Association and J.U.I.C.E to create an 5 track EP. They are looking for donations to complete this project for more info check stayclassy.org
For it’s over the top materialism in a time when so many are suffering I SHUNNED Watch The Throne. So, I love that Mr. Bey has taken the beat from Niggas In Paris and put some soul to it. He discusses issues real people can relate to, poverty. For in these times you are either in poverty or it is touching your life in some way. In addition to crafting a great song, Yasiin has made a self-directed video to boot. Take a gander.
In this cute and informative video Little Bottle asks everyone to recycle their glass containers. Glass is pure, 100% recyclable and sustainable. Using just 50% recycled glass to make new containers would save enough energy to power 21,978 homes for a year. Help spread the word about glass recycling.