Queen of the Sun [Documentary Trailer, HD]

What are the bees telling us? Crank it up!

About the film

About the film

In 1923, Rudolf Steiner, a scientist, philosopher & social innovator, predicted that in 80 to 100 years honeybees would collapse.  His prediction has come true with Colony Collapse Disorder, where bees are disappearing in mass numbers from their hives with no clear single explanation.  In an alarming inquiry into the insights behind Steiner’s prediction QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? examines the dire global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic beekeepers, scientists, farmers, and philosophers.  On a pilgrimage around the world, the film unveils 10,000 years of beekeeping, highlighting how our historic and sacred relationship with bees has been lost due to highly mechanized industrial practices.  Featuring Michael Pollan, Vandana Shiva, Gunther Hauk and beekeepers from around the world, this engaging, alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together a dramatic story that uncovers the problems and solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature..

What’s up, @WholeFoods, #GMOs got your tongue?

  • Movie Review: ‘QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?’ (movies.nytimes.com)

Giveaway: Real Food Must Reads


The winner of the Real Food Must Reads Giveaway is juliebmorton.

Julie, please email me your shipping info and confirm which book you’d like and I’ll get it sent out right away


Thank you for participating, everyone!

All the best,


Kristen the Food Renegade wants to empower people to choose wholesome, healthy, traditional foods.  Towards that end, she  has carefully compiled a list of almost two dozen must reads for the Real Food practitioner..


and a dozen more..

Are you ready to learn about preparing lacto-fermented sauerkraut, a fresh loaf of sprouted whole grain bread or a glass of kombucha.. to rebel against the dominant food culture and become a food renegade?

If so, simply  go spend some quality time looking around at http://www.foodrenegade.com (including the Must Reads section, of course) then come back here and tell me (using the comment section below) which one of these books you feel will most help you on your way towards  freedom from the Standard American Diet (SAD, for short).

Include a thoughtful reason or two for your selection so that I know your interest is sincere, OK?

I’ll choose one eligible entry at random, order the winner’s book of choice from The Food Renegade’s store and ship it to  any U.S. (only, sorry) address.

Contest ends September 4, 2009.

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‘Food, Inc.’: Attention Must Be Paid To Food Supply

listen_icon Listen to the NPR Interview with Robert Kenner and Michael Pollan

The new documentary Food Inc. takes aim at corporate giants behind the U.S. food supply. As director Robert Kenner and food advocate and author Michael Pollan tell Steve Inskeep, they made the film in order to raise Americans’ awareness about where their food really comes from.

Pollan says he wanted to address “the pastoral illusion we’re spinning in the way we market food… You would think it comes from farms and that ranches with big hats are producing the meat.”

Cows are ruminants; they are designed to eat grass, not GM, pesticide-laden corn from giant industrial silos..

See more at www.cagefreefamily.com

See more at www.cagefreefamily.com

In fact, say Pollan and Kenner, America’s food comes primarily from enormous assembly lines, where animals and workers are being abused.

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Food, Inc. Opening Today!

Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner uses reports by Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser and The Omnivore’s Dilemma author Michael Pollan as a springboard to exploring where the food we purchase at the grocery store really comes from, and what it means for the health of future generations.

“Food, Inc.,” an informative, often infuriating activist documentary about the big business of feeding or, more to the political point, force-feeding, Americans all the junk that multinational corporate money can buy. You’ll shudder, shake and just possibly lose your genetically modified lunch. — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

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Natural Resource Defense Council Awards

From: “Michael Pollan Inquiries” <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 7:01 PM
Subject: [Pollan Events] Sustainable food awards; Nominations requested by Feb 6

Friends: I’m helping the Natural Resource Defense Council give an
award to farmers and others doing exemplary work in sustainable food
production. If you have ideas for people who deserve this recognition
I hope you’ll nominate them. The criteria and nominations forms appear
below. Thanks for your help. Best, Michael

Announcement.pdf Application.pdf