Sunday, December 03, 2006

Gorilla Radio for Monday, December 4th, 2006

PEJ News
- C. L. Cook - This week on GR; Bill Jeffery of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest and Parliament's failure to deliver safe food policy for Canadians. Activist and citizen journalist, Aaron Sussman and when outrage is not enough. And; Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed with some of the good things to get up to in and around Victoria in the coming week.

Chris Cook
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Gorilla Radio for Monday, December 4th, 2006

C. L. Cook

PEJ News
December 3, 2006

If we are what we eat, then most Canadians have no idea of just what consistutes their...constitutions. Canada is experiencing a health crisis. Diabetes rates are skyrocketting for both types I and II; heart disease, and the myriad health complications associated with obesity are making ill and killing thousands of citizens every year, and yet the country is getting fatter by the day. And the forecast for future generations doesn't look good if current trends continue. But how to address the issue?

Bill Jeffery is the National Coordinator for the Canadian office of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit health advocacy organization specializing in nutrition and food safety issues in Canada and the United States. The centre is a supporter of MP Tom Wappel's proposed Bill C-283, an act to amend food labelling laws in this country.

Bill Jeffery in the first half.

And; the ancient Chinese curse is a wish one's enemies live in "interesting times." I don't remember getting on the wrong side of the ancient Chinese, but I'm not alone in that: Today we all live in the most interesting times ever seen. Wars and rumours of war, pestilence, famine, and death stalk the planet, unchallenged by any adequate power of good; but, it is also a time of unprecedented access to myriad new mediums of communication, where the outrages perpetrated against men, women, and children, some seemingly for no better reason than terrorizing the people, are answered with moral outrage expressed across those emerging mediums.

Aaron Sussman, one of those voices of outrage says; while anger is good, and motivational, outrage isn't enough. Aaron is co-creator of Incite Magazine, a radio host at A Crowded Fire, heard on WESU radio, and a contributing writer to, the Atlantic Free Press, Alternet's WireTap, and the web sites, Dissident Voice, Online Journal, Eat the State,, among others. Aaron Sussman going beyond outrage in the second half.

And; Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all that's good to do in and around Victoria this week. But first, Bill Jeffery, exploring what's on the Canadian plate.

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