Ronnie Cummins is the founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a nonprofit, US-based network of more than two million consumers dedicated to safeguarding organic standards. In the first half, he discussed promoting a healthy and regenerative system of food, farming, and commerce and how poor diet and junk food affect not only individuals but the health of entire communities. Regenerative agriculture goes beyond just growing organic foods, he explained, with attention paid to what's happening to the soil and moving away from some of the factory farming practices. "We truly can resolve the climate crisis in the United States," he declared, by changing our farming system, returning animals to grasslands, and stepping up reforestation efforts.
We have 650 million acres of pastures and grazing land in the US, but a lot of it is now being used to grow GMO crops of corn and soybeans for factory farms. All the excess carbon in the atmosphere used to be in the soil of the Great Plains of the Midwest, Cummins added. Junk food or fast food tends to be overly processed and laden with sugar, salt, and bad fats. And while it is inexpensive and tasty, it's a leading factor in our health epidemic, he suggested. The twenty million people that work in the food industry aren't making much money, he pointed out-- it's the big corporations that are raking it in, selling, and addicting us to junk food that is much more profitable for them than natural and organic foods.
Christy Whitman is a transformational leader, celebrity coach, and Law of Attraction expert, as well as a bestselling author. In the latter half, she outlined steps people can take to manifest their desires and talked about her work as a channel for the Divine Council. The Council are "Ascended Masters," she explained, a consciousness that alters their energy to come into her body and share messages with her. "They are here to speak to us about energy mastery," she shared, "and how we can be more fully aligned as human beings with the divine part of us." The Law of Attraction is an organizing principle that the energy we send out comes back to us-- so if you're always giving out negative energy, it will bounce back to you, she detailed.
To bring what we want into our lives, it's more than just being positive in our mindset; we have to connect with the energy and feeling of that which we desire, she continued. Whitman said our greatest desires come from a higher source of who we are and can serve to enliven us and make us more expansive. Manifestation involves being able to focus on what we want and be in alignment with it. But sometimes, people have blocks or "imprinting" from the past that holds them back with notions of lack and limitation. While abundance is available to all, there is also a principle of surrender, she added, in which a person remains open to various possibilities or forms that can fulfill the feeling or emotion they are genuinely seeking.
News segment guests: Howard Bloom, Mish Shedlock