(Updated September 15, 2006 )

Wild Law, A Manifesto of Earth Justice, Cormac Cullinan with a forward by Thomas Berry.

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, David C. Korten. Excerpt: "The capacity to anticipate and choose our future is a defining characteristic to the human species."

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan. Pollan follows each of the food chains that sustain us – industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselves, from the source to the final meal, and in the process develops a definitive account of the American way of eating.

Raising Less Corn and More Hell: The Case for Independent Farm and Against Industrial Food, George Pyle. The book details Pyle’s assertions about the damage that has been caused by overproduction and overdevelopment of food to our economy, our health and our way of life.

Newly Updated: Talking Points on GMOs
What Are They? What Are the Concerns?

Wal-Mart Resources

The following materials from the Portfolio Advisory Board office are available for Congregation members to borrow :

1. DVD: "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" by Robert Greenwald (Both 20- and 97-minute versions are on the disc).

1a. Video: Ebert and Roeper Review the DVD, “The High Cost of Low Price.”

2. DVD: "PBS Frontline: Is Wal-Mart Good for America?" (Highlights the implications of off-shoring manufacturing to China).

3. The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman. Describes how the world’s most powerful company really works, and how it’s transforming the American economy (excellent footnotes).

4. How Wal-Mart is Destroying America (and the World) And What You Can Do About It by Bill Quinn. (Sheds light on Wal-Mart’s business model and its effects on manufacturers, ecology, suppliers, and the free-market concept).

5. Wal-Mart Watch: Low Prices At What Cost? Annual Report 2005. (Facts on wages, tax subsidies, U.S. jobs, and environmental issues.)

6. Shameless: A Wal-Mart Watch Special Report by Wal-MartWatch. (Examples of how Wal-Mart forces its way into communities and undermines local businesses).

7. Co-op America Quarterly-No. 68 Spring 2006 - Beyond the Wal-Mart Economy. www.coopamerica.org/tools/print.html?page=/pubs/caq/articles/BeyondWalMart.html
You can also call 202-872-5307 to receive a hard copy of this publication.

8. Shopping for Subsidies by Good Jobs First (May 2005). How Wal-Mart Uses Taxpayer Money to Finance Its Never-Ending Growth. www.goodjobsfirst.org/pdf/wmtstudy.pdf#search='www.goodjobsfirst.org'