Netflix, Rotten: This docuseries travels deep into the heart of the food supply chain to reveal unsavory truths and expose hidden forces that shape what we eat.
ROTTEN. What a perfect word to describe Big Sugar – an industry that rots our political process, our Everglades, environment, drinking water supply and wildlife. (Not to mention our health.)
We’ve been shining a big bright light on their atrocities. In this episode of "Rotten," Netflix does too. "Rotten" Season 2, Episode 4 - A Sweet Deal - is MUST-WATCH.
Congressman Brian Mast: “For the last nine out of 11 years, the estuaries have been hit with massive discharges and toxic algae blooms. This summer, things were done differently."
Now, as a result of changing the paradigm of managing water, the sugar cartel is on the warpath and the lawsuits are flying. But as Bob Dylan reminds us, “The times they are a changin’."
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“The question is whether legislators are prepared to do more than throwing money at our water problems — or whether there's any appetite for tougher regulations that could make a far bigger difference.”
Governor Ron DeSantis is serious as a heart attack. DEP is working on their regulation proposals as we speak. Our collective job will be to get the Florida Legislature to act.
Now that the Army Corps, not to mention the Governor and a growing list of congressmen, is looking out for more than just Big Sugar, these sugar boys are hoppin' mad. Go Army!
Governor Ron DeSantis, Congressman Brian Mast and Congressman Francis Rooney forced the Army Corps to relook at how and when Lake O discharges happen. Funded projects and new regulations for the polluters are on the horizon.
Florida’s waters got lucky this year and we able to take full advantage of it. But without due haste by the Legislature, the destruction will continue and our luck will run out.
Palm Beach Post Editorial Board: “Governor Ron DeSantis’ commitment to Florida’s waterways – ridding them of the sewage and fertilizers that breed toxic algae, restoring the ancient flow of the Everglades, protecting coral reefs – so far is looking solid. That’s good for all of us.”
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Change doesn't happen accidentally. It comes from raised voices demanding it. Special interests, with an army of lobbyists, have created loopholes in regulations, which have led the demise of Florida's waters. The time has come for our water, waterways and Everglades to be protected at all cost.
Less than a year ago, we were stuck with a SFWMD governing board that didn’t even try to hide their contempt for the public as they pulled out all the stops for Big Sugar.
New day. New governing board. Everglades champions, like Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch from Martin County, are stepping up big time!
"After they take a swamp walk, they say, 'Wow, this is better than Disney World,'" says Clyde. "It's a pretty place. I want to keep showing it to people."
At the heart of his work is a desire to preserve and protect Florida's delicate ecostructure. We stand with Clyde Butcher Photography!
Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL): “It is well past time for Republicans to recognize the increasing costs and dangers associated with a changing climate.”
Congressman Rooney also has our backs on the Everglades -- we're mighty proud of him.