THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING, Thanking Indigenous People for the Food We Eat
- From: Sid Shniad
November 22, 2006
THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING
"It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to
Mark Twain, The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING, in the rich MaxSpeak tradition, is here.
Or maybe it's here. [http://www.eatel.net/%7Ewahya/thksgvg.html%5d
MaxSpeak Summary: the Puritan Christian fundamentalists, of whom the
Pilgrims were a subgroup, were murderous, treacherous swine who made a
treaty with the indigenous people around Plymouth until they had enough
forces to wipe them out. This they later did with smallpox and guns, unless
they were able to sell them into slavery, all of course for the greater
glory of Jesus Christ.
From: "RICHARD MENEC" < <mailto:menecraj@...> menecraj@...>
Thanking Indigenous People for the Food We Eat
By Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq.
Organic Consumers Association: November 24, 2009
This Thanksgiving, the Organic Consumers Association gives thanks to the
indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere for their contributions to
Chiloé Agriculture (Chile)
The Archipelago of Chiloé, in the south of Chile, is one of the center of
origin of potatoes and is an extraordinary biodiversity reserve: its
temperate rainforests hold a wide range of endangered plant and animal
species. The Chilotes Huilliche indigenous populations and Mestize still
cultivate about 200 varieties of native potatoes, following ancestral
practices transmitted orally by generations of farmers, mostly women.
Chiloe Island is one of the centers of origin of crop diversity.
It is a centre of origin of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum), and a centre of
mango (Bromus mango) and strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis). Some 200
documented varieties of native potatoes are still managed today, together
with a variety of garlic (Ajo chilote) that is unique to the islands and its
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