The following video is a documentary on how a chemical – sodium nitrite (E250) – which was identified as a cancer causing agent, was almost banned in the 1970’s from being added to meat. The video describes how lobbying from the meat industry discredited the scientists’ report on the deadly chemical, which gives raw meat its pink complexion, so that it is still injected in meat to this day.
Month: August 2021
Los Angeles Is Squandering $1.2 Billion While Homeless Face a ‘Spiral of Death’
Five years after Los Angeles voters approved a $1.2 billion bond measure and a countywide sales tax hike to raise another estimated $355 million annually to solve its homelessness problem, there are more people living and dying on the streets than ever before. Many of these men and women are both frequent targets and perpetrators of violence.
Mayor Eric Garcetti (D), who did not respond to our interview request, has partially blamed this failure on the pandemic, which slowed new housing construction and limited shelter capacity. It’s true that COVID caused a surge in homelessness, but the city’s plan was already failing.ReasonTV
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A year after Beirut’s deadly blast | DW Documentary
At 6:08pm on 4th August 2020, 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded in the port of Beirut. The huge shock wave destroyed large parts of the city. 200 people died, over 6,500 were injured and hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless…One year after the explosion, its exact cause has still not been explained. It’s also unclear who bears responsibility for the catastrophe. The whole government under Lebanese prime minister Hassan Diab had to step down – but is still in office in a caretaker role. No one has yet been held accountable. The film is an attempt to reconstruct the events.DW Documentary
Food Globalization: The Truth Behind Cheap Food | ENDEVR Documentary
Who’s paying the real price for the cheap food in our supermarkets? We investigate the conditions under which three staples – bananas, vegetables and fish – are produced. In Italy, illegal workers from sub-Saharan Africa live in appalling conditions, working long hours under the control of omnipotent ‘caporalatos’. In Cameroon, the banana industry stands accused of appropriating land, polluting the environment and bribing local politicians. Meanwhile in Guinea, fish stocks are plundered by foreign fleets. The African workers on these ships are often exploited and abused.ENDEVR Documentary