website resources

The following is a short-list of available resources on the topic of synthetic and industrialized chemicals in food, personal care products, and the general environment.

We hope you will use these resources as a jumping-off point to discover the wide array of resources now available on the topic!




Environmental Working Group


Skin Deep database site for checking the safety of the ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products


Campaign for Safe Cosmetics


Pesticide Action Network


CSPI: Food Additives


Feingold: Food Dyes and ADHD


Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families



Open Sesame:  The Story of Seeds

“Open sesame” were the two magic words that unlocked the door to the robber’s cave in Ali-Baba and the Forty Thieves (sesame seeds burst when mature). On the one hand, we live in a period when the door to common seed access may slam shut forever. On the other, we are in the midst of a massive transition toward a broad awareness that seed control means food control. The ongoing “Occupy Food” actions that followed on the heels of Occupy Wall Street are just one example of the movement afoot.

Over the past one hundred years, seeds have steadily shifted from being common heritage to sovereign property. In 1980 the Supreme Court ruled that living things could be patented and the pace quickened. Hundreds of indigenous and heirloom seed varieties are being lost, multinational seed companies enforce new contracts and GMO seed contamination present grave challenges…

Open Sesame! takes an energizing and entertaining look at the threat to seed sovereignty and the plundering of our genetic commons while drawing parallels between the broader open source movement. In the process we meet a fascinating range of subjects ranging from farmers, to artists to activists whose lives and/or livelihoods revolve around seed. We also hear from a diverse range of thinkers and renegade philosophers who offer seldom-heard solutions and ways forward for the future.

Watch Trailer

Unacceptable Levels


In Organic We Trust – food documentary


Food Inc (Official Trailer)



GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds.



Documentary Warns Against ‘Killer Cookies,” Other Processed Foods

Food Fight


Hungry for Change

A Chemical Reaction



The Food Hacker’s Handbook:A Guide to Breaking the Processed Foods and Additives Addiction

Rich Food, Poor Food

New book finds many US foods banned overseas for cancer links

Dr. Jayson Calton and Mira Calton

Pandora’s Lunchbox, How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

Melanie Warner

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

Michael Pollan

You’re Not Crazy, Your Doctor Is: The secrets they can t tell you about weight gain, illness and food and environmental chemicals


The Autoimmune Epidemic

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives: A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients

Ruth Winter

The Essential Green You: Easy Ways to Detox Your Diet, Your Body, and Your Life (Green This!) 

Deirdre Imus

Cancer Is Not A Disease – It’s A Survival Mechanism

Andreas Moritz

Asthma Controlled Naturally: Techniques That Work

Dr. Ron Roberts

The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First

Mark Hyman, M.D.

The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps

Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith

Spent: Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Feel Great Again

Frank Lipman, M.D. & Mollie Doyle

Eating Well for Optimum Health

Andrew Weil, M.D.



General Interest


Food/Environmental Chemicals: Articles, Features, etc.


Nine harmful Ingredients in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products


The Dirty Dozen—12 Fruits and Vegetables with the Most Pesticide residue

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