Watch Dr Nancy Mroczek talk about the sorry state of our produce, in particular here – peaches.
In the first 21 minutes, Dr Mroczek makes a case for how wrong it is to use animals for research. She parses the logic of such exploitation to show that animal suffering is the ultimate and only relevant matter regarding animal research. Dr Mroczek then continues about serious environmental wrongs, focusing here on the genetic engineering of plants, commercialism, and the disconnect between we humans hurting the environment and thereby hurting ourselves. She extends her argument to money being our God and the fact that we are forever making ‘products’. Nancy Mroczek PhD
Sea Life in the Gulf of Mexico continues to suffer and then dies, dies, dies, and, no, it’s not over; the death, dying, and depletion will continue. Nancy Mroczek PhD (2010)
A Louisiana holocaust unfolds with untold environmental ramifications to human life quality, while, most cruel of all, animals suffer painful, slow horror. A president steps back, failing to recognize the most base and fundamental practical and moral call to engagement.
Highlighting a few of the very very many body harmful things we eat or use everyday; also a plea for animals.
Even before the 2010 oil spill in Louisiana, the alarming condition of sea life and the seafood supply; also what’s in your new car smell can hurt you
Fast-Food Dangers: case in point; non-food half of chicken McNuggets and your well-being and health.
Dr Mroczek talks about the multitudinous negative realities for our exploited earth and suffering animals and receives listener calls. She talks about soil quality, air quality, ocean pollution, dwindling seafood, the horror for animals used in research, as well as how and why these are important and bad.
Dr Mroczek delivers a lecture about oil in the USA. She begins with an overview of oil in its extraction, oil on exchanges, variables affecting price, the effectiveness of non-collusive markets, the entrenchment of major and highly profitable oil based corporations, gov’t benefits given to oil, the great leverage of major oil corporations, the need to arrest any increase of deregulation, pollution associated with oil, harm to animals and the environment, and harm to human health. Dr Mroczek supports that gov’t be out of businesses. She stresses conservation, decreased consumption, better ways of building to decrease energy consumption, least high consuming vehicles, ingenuity in public transportation, and protection of human and animal habitat. D Mroczek also notes negative realities of nuclear power.
Dr Mroczek talks with marine biologist Dr Pederson re: the problem of non-native species being introduced to our ocean coastline water particularly by the release of ballast water from tankers at our ports. Dr Pederson shows us live samples of the small, passive, simple creatures such as sea squirts, anemones, and tiny crabs, both introduced and/or naturally occurring that cling to flat surfaces such as pier columns and rocks along our coast – creatures that look like indiscriminate ‘stuff’ rather than collections of small living organisms – some of which belong there and some of which do not and disrupt the shoreline ecology important to ocean health. Dr Pederson relates how this study bears on commercial aquaculture as well. The discussion is an eye opening awareness of more of what constitutes the living fabric of our earth and its vulnerability from human deeds.
Dr Mroczek begins at 6:17 talking about the suffering and pain of animals in experimental research and otherwise. She follows with information on the understanding and detriment of multiple environmental wrongs such as weather anomalies and effects of radiation exposure and toxins, etc. Dr Mroczek has been distressed about animal research and environmental toxicities for decades, so much so that denial is necessary to carry on living with seeing how bad things are for life – life for ourselves, life for animals, life of the planet itself.
Dr Mroczek continues her efforts to inform about environmental degradation and the travesty that it is. Here she talks about the multiple insults to our environment such as agricultural runoff, radioactivity, and marine dead zones ; genetically engineered sterile seeds; salt used on roadways; roundup in our soil; bad human attitudes toward all insects; and commercial conditionings that further obfuscate awareness. Dr Mroczek proposes that though the many many environmental woes are depressing to focus on, if we all carry the consciousness of them together they would not exist nor would they be the depressants to mood, life, and liberty that they are. Finally she discounts technology as any sort of salvation to these problems which can only be solved by abandonment of much of what is causing the harm.
Dr Mroczek returns with another lecture about the massively deleterious environment we are living in and discussing some of the many ills that plague it and we, the people: ills such as pesticided and artificially preserved foods, detergents we use, plastics per their manufacture and ill effects on us all the way to the recycling bin, industrial solvents, etc, etc. She notes the increasing number of children born with disease and/or abnomalities and the plethora of health ailments such as cancer and neurological disorder plaguing the general population. Dr Mroczek emphasizes awareness as the key. That is, if we all saw these things, took note of them as we live our daily lives, the contaminations and travesties against natural living would cease to exist. Dr Mroczek discusses the media as our brain source, the media as empty platitudes, and corporations as liable for perpetrating ignorance for purposes of furthering commerce. She notes recent instances of corporations delivering advance conditionings favorable to products they see as coming in for criticism. Again, she emphasizes greater personal awareness and attention to what is harming us and Mother Earth. She proposes getting in advance of recycling by ceasing to use materials that are not good for people or the Earth in the first place. Dr Mroczek espouses considering the entire complex of the many many things we are doing that hurt our health and welfare as well as that of Mother Earth and espouses laying out the many many problems in totality across the board such that no one entity must take a hit in isolation. To right the ship we must live an entirely different way. Finally she makes clear that technology is neither the boon nor the answer and most often is ‘just another brick in the wall’.
Dr Mroczek first talks about the multiple and multifarious ways humans and all life are being poisoned and/or being made unwell and burdened due to ‘advancements’ of technology and biology running amok with insufficient attention to harm caused. She talks about extreme weather, radiation, carbon emission, plastic, aluminum, destruction of trees, phosphate usage, insecticides, deep sea drilling, etc and the fact that so much of the unhealthy environment we are living in is antithetical to human welfare. She then addresses the ills of corporate organization and control as de facto agency for many ills to exist with less than adequate attention to their effect on the lives we are trying to live. Dr Mroczek describes what is effectively control of air and water quality, food and food processing, government agency, media and ultimately humans. She sides with reverence for Mother Earth. She speaks to the influence and control on persons’ lives and the greening or bilking of their natural and economic means. In sum, Dr Mroczek argues for ways to think about quality of life.
Dr Mroczek talks with writer and industrial engineer Peter Catalano about how the city of Boston, especially Fenway, home to the Red Sox, is being developed. The concepts discussed apply to quality of living in any city or place and the discourse can open our eyes to greater awareness, input, and concern about ways in which our living environments matter and either hurt or help human living now and into the future.
Dr Mroczek discusses some of the truly worrisome environmental problems happening in the US and the world. She begins with weather and notes the lack of educational discourse on and in the media about it as well as the lack of greater public consciousness about specifics and realities of the many problems. Dr Mroczek also decries nuclear power and radiation and she singles out the need to re-adjust our way of living to be in harmony with nature as opposed to proliferating gizmos and gadgets that expend resources and continue a pattern of environmental usury. She cites harmful effects to animals as well. She notes that our true dependency is on a clean and unviolated mother earth.
Further lectures available by order, not yet online :
Natural Environment Is Good For You
Dr. Mroczek continues to talk about the many many problems of the environment, why to care, and with a caller to the show; also, about animals used for research.
Brutal Sound Under the Sea
Activist Ms Taffy Williams speaks against Navy use of LFA sonar in the ocean.
City, Air, Trees
Supreme importance of environment to city.
Environment and Regulation Parts I-IV
Four videos: problems of environment and corporate latitude.
Fenway/ Back Bay/ Boston Development
Quality of life, citizen needs.
Piggy Problems: Energy Fundamentals Part II
Serious “energy” influences from self interest to gluttony.
On Nature/ Animals
Dr. Mroczek talks about ongoing matters of concern, remedies, – July 2002.