Diane Perlman blogged about the symposium, and even wrote a song about the attack on food
On March 4, Dr. Meryl Nass, with assistance, comments and summaries by Alexis Baden-Mayer, convened a magnificent, important 7-hour Attack on Food Symposium + Solutions to Fight Back
See my musical summary below. But first, my take.
This highly educational symposium was brilliantly coordinated and well-designed. It was like a symphony with each speaker playing their instrument in the orchestra and singing their song in the chorus to create a unified whole.
· The whole was greater than the sum of the parts
o Each speaker was excellent in their own right
o Each speaker shed light on a particular aspect of the entire global food crisis.
o More than additive, the combination of all the speakers allowed viewers to connect many dots. Talks were mutually reinforcing and there was no contradictory information.
o The integration of all content painted a coherent, compelling, undeniable picture of the depth, breadth and extent of what is known and knowable about going on, while much remains hidden and mysterious.
o Speakers raised similar questions and connected similar dots.
o While some might challenge the implications presented by any one speaker, the sum totality was corroborating and rendered it near impossible to deny.
o Witnessing this together as a group created a community that shared the experience and made much shocking information more bearable
o By combining difficult information with problem-solving, the symposium inspired individual and collective action rather than overwhelm, psychic numbing and paralysis.
Last week I analyzed the Refreshing Post-Partisan “Rage Against the War Machine” Rally as a sign of political evolution. I believe that like the rally, this symposium is also sign of political evolution.
After three years of awakening, informing ourselves, coming to grips, finding each other, teaching and learning from each other, watching innumerable videos, webinars, connecting countless dots and detecting patterns, many have risen to the surface to play a higher game.
· Another Sign of Political Evolution and political maturity
o It was post-partisan, not political.
o Every speaker was focused on sound truth, facts, public education, nature, science, health, humanity, and solutions.
o The emotional tone was thoughtful, earnest, compassionate, serious, mature, enlightening and constructive.
o One could not tell any person’s political beliefs, as it should be.
o Much of the information was presented in a way that was self-evident
o It supported a foundation for all to participate in a shared reality.
o It provided solutions
o It provided a way for us to transcend differences to unite at a higher level.
· Education is all important. The Symposium is exactly what we need now.
o This symposium was a well-designed educational experience.
o Many of our differences and conflicts arise from ignorance, partisanship, propaganda, and psychological manipulation. Knowledge presented in a compelling way goes a long way in reducing unnecessary tensions so that we can align with each other based on accurate information.
My Summary of the Summit in Song– not a substitute for watching the speakers. The first 2 sessions provide essential background information.
First listen to this wonderful classic from the 1968 movie for the melody and because it’s beautiful and endearing. Oliver! - Food, Glorious Food
Feel free to add verses or suggestions in comments
Feel free to perform it if you have musical talent
Note: I was unable to figure out how to format the spacing or make single spacing within verses on this Substack.
FOOD INGLORIOUS FOOD - The Song
Is it worth us working for?
Is it 1984?
All we ever get is Roundup
Even though we say our prayer --
Still Monsanto’s bought by Bayer
So we get the same old Roundup!
There's not a fruit or a vegetable to find,
that doesn’t have glyphosate
everywhere that we turn we are being surveilled
Cause their trying to dominate our
Food, engineered food!
They’re corrupting our diet
They all should be sued
They genetically modify it
Killing chickens and livestock too
Why aggressively culling?
This enables the very few
To be world controlling
Food new Frankenfoods
Impossible burgers and fake meat
We’re biologically screwed
Til Bill Gates meets with defeat
Just picture a bowl of bugs
Fried, roasted, or stewed
Oh food! chemical food! Unhealthy food! Modified food!
Food sabotaged food
Explosions, crashes and fires
Connect the dots to be clued
And to expose the deniers
Why are they grabbing up so much land
dispossessing the farmers
Understanding what they have planned
should set off alarmers!!!!!!
Food, organic food!
It’s on us to regain it
We must be super shrewd
Educate ourselves to maintain it
We need not be be fated to
Do nothing but brood for food
Organic food, Natural food, Grow your own food,
Healthier food, Dynamic food, Magical food!
Who the heck is Diane Perlman?
Never heard of her, until now!