Unsustainable Nuts  

Posted by Elisa

This individually-wrapped cashew nut was reviewed on the strange and hilarious site Culinary Abortions from Japan: a Journal of Food Failures:

"One would hope that the pearl within the wrapper would somehow trump its cashew colleagues–but rest assured this is an ordinary nut: prosaic, unadorned, banal.

Aside from a light gown of salt, it rests naked within its deplorable womb of plastic."

I'm not sure if that nut goes with this video, but I have been thinking lately about the idea of "spend more, get less" and the goal of purchasing quality sustainable products produced ethically.

The Story of Stuff, which has been viewed 2 million times, is a passionate but quite depressing explanation of how we get stuff, by Annie Leonard.

"From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view.

The Story of Stuff
is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever."

The Story of Stuff has a fantastic blog with this interesting post about how Leonard got into Materials Economy

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The Story of Stuff is one of the best videos I have ever seen! So true and vital! I have my eyes open now! Now I understand everything and it makes me really sad..

It's amazing what we do not know. I really liked your video.