Nelson Mandela, RIP [Video]

Neslon Mandela

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

The world mourns the loss of a great human being. But Mandela’s words–and his message–they’re here for good. They have changed our world, and they’ll continue to change the future.

We particularly love this moving speech given after his release from prison.

Image: guardianlv

Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and editor focused on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, diet preferences, health, and politics. She is the senior editor for sister websites and, and works as a research associate and editor with the Cornucopia Institute, the organic industry watchdog group. Jill has been featured in The Huffington Post, MTV, Reality Sandwich, and Eat Drink Better.