G8 Summit + Politics of Fruit and the Secret History of the “Miracle Berry”

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July 9, 2008

As Global Food Crisis Tops G8 Summit Agenda, World Leaders Enjoy Lavish 18-Course Banquet

Shortly after saying they were “deeply concerned” about soaring global food prices and supply shortages, world leaders attending the G8 summit in Hokkaido sat down to an eighteen-course gastronomic extravaganza, courtesy of the Japanese government. We take a look at the global food crisis, food independence and real democracy with bestselling author, Frances Moore Lappé. [includes rush transcript]

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The Fruit Hunters: Author Adam Leith Gollner on the Politics of Fruit and the Secret History of the “Miracle Berry”

We speak with Montreal-based writer Adam Leith Gollner about his new book, The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession. Gollner traveled around the world in search of what he calls the forgotten histories of fruit. Among his discoveries: the “miracle berry,” a cranberry-like fruit that turns sour into sweet, but for questionable reasons—including possible conflicts with corporate interests—has yet to reach American consumers. [includes rush transcript]

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Frost over the World: Frank Luntz & Francis Moore-Lappe

Bill Moyers Journal: Hope in the Congo + 100 Years of Darkness + Bread for the World

Interview with Frances Moore Lappe: Getting a Grip + The Invisible Revolution (must-see videos)

Getting a Grip on Money & Politics, Part II (video; Lappe)

The World According to Monsanto – A documentary that Americans won’t ever see (full video)

Chiquita pays for paramilitary ties + Colombia Outraged Over Chiquita Fine By Joshua Goodman

Citizens for Boycotting Chiquita by Kyle de Beausset

Seek Justice Against Chiquita by Kyle de Beausse

Banana Republic: Chertoff, Chiquita and Right-Wing Death Squads by Chris Floyd

Suicide by Soda: The Dangers of Aspartame By William Mac (+ videos)

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