#1 The Constitution of the United States of America stands for each individual in all of the 50 states and the territories. General American Govt classes teach us that the Supreme Court upholds these rights as part of a checks and balances system. The Constitution is a very important document that impacts the daily lives of millions of Citizens without their attention to this fact.
#2 Water is possibly the most important resource you have. When you don’t have clean water anymore, you become indentured to provide for the most basic needs. Consider what it would be like to have a minimum wage of $3.80 per hour and a case of imported plastic water costing $7.00. All of a sudden instead of tithing to God you are sending that tithe to Nestle.
#3 Each one of us has a calling in this world, a place where God would have us if we listened to all that she seeks to impart upon us. While you might think your friends crazy for honoring the Sabbath on Saturday, planting gardens to provide healthy nutritious food for their family, or standing on a street corner in your community sending out a message of protest against the reality of the world around them, just remember that we are all given different gifts, and different callings. There was a time when saying “the world is round not flat” could get you executed by the church.
#4 Monsanto Company is a poison company. Yet they own the patent rights to over 90% of all corn and soybean plants grown in the world today. These patents are to changes in the DNA of the seeds so that they don’t die from the poison sprayed on them. This poison ends up in the processed foods we eat, it doesn’t evaporate out of the plant’s pores.
#5 Plants, including fruits and vegetables, are best known for their medical properties. In every nation of the world natural plants exist that have been used as medicines by the elders, medicine person, Dr, and even parents in the community. Plants are what fend off cancer, heart disease, diabetes (even though sugar also comes from a plant). Responsible use of these plants is the individual responsibility. Ignore your bodies need for them and illness will follow, over indulge in one or the other and another sickness or ailment will appear. According to the the United Nations, it is necessary to retain indigenous knowledge of plants and their nutritional or medical values as our world faces continued changes in the environment based on human impact.
#6 Global Climate Change is Real. Currently, the most significant cause of this change is consumption habits. These habits include a dependence on oil. Oil comes in many forms. In addition to the obvious gasoline we burn in our automobiles, plastics for our drinks and food, floating bags in the air formerly used to transport store purchases and of course there’s a different type of oil that we use for cooking many foods. Transportation from mine, field or manufacturer consumes even more. At all stages in this process we emit CO2 into the atmosphere. This CO2 also is absorbed into the ocean changing both the acidity of the ocean and the temperature. See what’s happening in the Asia Pacific.