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The Next Best Thing After Fringe

Not since the era of Fringe have I felt compelled to think carefully about the value of another TV show. That changes with Syfy’s Continuum. The Canadian production appears, on the surface, to be the typical sci-fi drama, with expected ingredients: time travel, brain implants, and hi tech weaponry, among others. It combines these common sci-fi elements with a standard police procedural and focuses on the search for “terrorists” from the future who are intent on changing history and the rise of the almighty corporation. But Continuum is, at its core, a bold declaration of the state of our society today in 2013. It cleverly uses its story arc to highlight what is the real definition of a “terrorist”: is the Liber8 group out to destroy innocent lives or to stop the enslavement of the masses, who live in financial ruin, without hope for freedom? Is it acceptable to persecute those who have the courage to stand up to the powerful corporations, while at the same time ignoring the damage caused by greedy CEO’s? Continuum may not have the delicate sensitivities of Fringe, or its heart breaking love theme, but it more than makes up for it by waking up its audiences and forcing them to confront the true meaning of right and wrong, justice vs. injustice, freedom vs. slavery.


Got one hour to save the world?

Got one hour to save the world?


What’s Being Done to Fight the World’s Food Waste Problem?

What’s Being Done to Fight the World’s Food Waste Problem?

“Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted by consumers and retailers around the world. This is more than the net total food production of Sub-Saharan Africa, and enough to feed the estimated 900 million people hungry in the world, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization. In the U.S. alone, about 40 percent of all edible food goes to waste, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, a figure made all the more ominous when considering the 50 million Americans currently classified as food insecure.

It’s safe say that the world has a food waste problem. Luckily, many groups, individuals and movements are stepping up with both large and small-scale efforts to fight food waste worldwide.”

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