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Video: Down on the Farm: With Farm Animal Whisperer Susie Coston

More from Voices of the Food Revolution by John Robbins:  Down on the Farm with Farm Animal Whisperer Susie Coston. Up-close and personal at Farm Sanctuary.  I love this!

The videos above and below capture real, spontaneous moments on the Farm,  from pasture to pasture, in the barns.  This 175-acre Farm in Watkins Glen, New York rescues factory farm animals. For these animals, Farm Sanctuary restores life, a real life–pain-free and respectful, free-range, free-run–and open. Connection and kindness replace the cruelty and corruption of factory farms.

‘Farm Animal Whisperer’ Susie Coston shares anecdotes, stories and the bonds between those in  Farm Sanctuary, animals and people alike.

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Video: Farm Sanctuary’s 2013 Mother of the Year: Julia, the Pig

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Video: More up close and personal with Farm Sanctuary rescues

All animals at Farm Sanctuary have a story, like Bruno the cow. Enroute to slaughter, Bruno fell off of the truck. Farm Sanctuary rescued him–Bruno, and other animal ‘rescues’ just like him. Cheers to all involved!

Farm Sanctuary has locations in Watkins Glen, New York and Orland, California.

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Video: Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise (OFFICIAL VIDEO HD)

What if telekinesis was real? How would you react? This hidden camera experiment in a coffee shop captures the reactions of unsuspecting patrons. Hilarious! So well done!

Add one coffee shop, multiple remote controlled tables and chairs, bookshelves and books, actors playing patrons “from the beyond”–and what do you get? Best Coffee Shop Prank Ever! I’ll be laughing every time I set foot in ANY coffee shop this Halloween! Bravo to whoever is responsible for this wit!

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Photo: Surrealist art by Russian artist Vladimr Kush

Everything in this painting is “organic,” even the caterpillar! This Vladimir Kush painting  is definitely memorable! Kush is an artist who transforms the ordinary into the fantastic. This “butterfly in the apple” is just one example of his artwork.

For any Vladimir Kush painting you’ll have to look twice–at least–to fully GET what his paintings show. Kush calls his style–or approach‘metaphorical realism,’ and he’s clearly a master.

Here’s more wit and wonder from Vladimir Kush:

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Photo:  “Sunrise” surrealism from Vladimir Kush

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Photo:  Painting “Breakfast” a la Vladimir Kush surrealism

These paintings from Vladimir Kush give new meaning to a standard breakfast egg order of  “over easy.” Fun. Maybe “fun” should be  a requirement for art–and food!  Kush’s paintings certainly deliver! [For more Vladimir Kush surrealism (or ‘metaphorical realism’), see Journey in Metaphorical Realism. For even more, see Artists Inspire Artists.]

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Photo: Artist Unknown but highly creative!

May your Holidays ALL BE COVERED with  appreciation and laughter–and a belly full of organic food! Happy Whatever, Whenever!

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Video: The Official Meatrix II: Revolting!

This animated, second installment of The Meatrix is just a “warm up” to the genuinely scary issue of “Factory Farms.” The short video (above) again features “Matrix” (film) characters portrayed as farm animals. Infamous hacker Neo, aka “the One,” joins  Trinity aka Chickity, and Morpheus–or Moopheus–for a “revolt’ against Factory Farming, in defence The Farmthe organic family farm.

“Revolting” was created and produced by Sustainable Table and Free Range Studios.

The sequel sheds more light on the “revolting” reality of industrial or Factory Farming! With humor, action, and reverse rose-colored glasses, our heroes take on the threat to our food supply posed by Factory Farming. This is just a warm up!

Here are the facts about Factory Farms: FULL length documentary “A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms.”

Video: River of Waste (documentary)

This is a heart-stopping documentary! RIVER OF WASTE exposes the health and environmental scandal of the industrial system of agriculture, meat and poultry production. Some scientists call current Factory Farm practices as “mini Chernobyls.” Yes, you read that right!

Posted on WhereElseOrganic

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Video: SAMSARA food sequence from Baraka & Samsara

This video will gut you! I could weep! This 6-minute video, circulated recently on Twitter by Stop_GMO_Canada,  speaks volumes about our relationship to our fellow creatures, to food, and to what we’ve become as a society. THIS the video achieves without uttering a single word!

Though, personally, a vegetarian–THIS is still what goes on in the world, and that assigns responsibility equally to us all, me included. The Samsara food sequence is an unforgettable video.

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Photo: Artist Ray Villafane with giant pumpkin

It’s that time of year again! Ready to whip out your carving tools–and shop for pumpkins? Halloween is just round the corner. For inspiration, check out New York artist, and master pumpkin carver, Ray Villafane’s masterful creations [below]:

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Photo: Ray Villafane’s sculpture impersonates Rodin’s ‘Thinker’?

Ray Villafane takes pumpkin carving to a whole new level with animated expressionsand decidedly hilarious realism.

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Photo: Artist Villafane’s Knockout Punch?

Who is Villafane? He’s the two-time champion of Food Network’s Challenge Show “Outrageous Pumpkins” as well as a contestant on Season One of the Food Network’s “Halloween Wars,” author of a pumpkin bookand wit extraordinaire! I love this guy’s pumpkins! Enjoy!

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Photo: Ray Villafane pumpkin carving leaves ever the pumpkins speechless!

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