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Are we too Materialistic?

Are we too Materialistic?

it doesn’t seem to make sense to suggest that there might be such a thing as good materialism. After all isn’t materialism just plain bad always? It can seem as if we’re faced with a stark choice. Either you can be materialistic and that means obsessed with money and possessions shallow and selfish, or you can reject materialism be good and focus on more important matters of the Spirit. But in truth most of us are in our hearts stuck…

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Tossed Out: Food Waste in America

Tossed Out: Food Waste in America

♪ MUSIC ♪ GRANT GERLOCK: There’s a problem with America’s food system. It’s not how much food we make. It’s how much we end up throwing away. Pound for pound, more food goes into landfills across the country than any other single source of waste. The more food we throw away, the bigger the problem becomes. GAIL TAVILL: When you put food in a landfill it creates methane gas, which is massively more potent than carbon dioxide in terms of…

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