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Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Here’s a new interview with Morgan Levy and myself on our project, Alviso’s Medicinal All-Salt. Our interview is about 10 minutes long and goes into depth about some aspects of the project that we’ve never talked about before. We’re about 30 minutes into the show, or you can listen to the whole episode which has three other great stories about hookworms, DDT, and the arctic.


Saturday, December 25th, 2010

“Nothing like taking a highly problematic issue and wringing the humor out of it in the form of bottled salt. The artists make a rather serious point, however, about the levels of drugs found in San Jose, California water — which could be just about Anytown, USA — and cite much more serious information about the problems of pharmaceuticals in water supplies.”

Treehugger: “All-Salt Medicine Reuses Drugs Floating In Our Water Supply”

Sustainability Review

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

“Feedback on the project, both direct to the artists and through various online forums, ranged from shock and disbelief to inspired political testimonials and even outrage. It proved to be a unique experiment and case study in creative non-traditional forms of environmental communications and for inspiring engagement on important environmental and human health issues through absurdity, humor, and DIY fun.”

All-Salt on PFSK

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

As we previously reported, in France and Italy, an overuse of medication has caused the natural breakdown of human bodies to slow, creating urban planning issues with overpopulated grave sites. Recognizing that such issues surrounding pharmaceuticals are as applicable to ecology of the environment as much as individuals, Jon Cohrs and Morgan Levy have created an “All-Salt” that critiques this problem:

Health Sciences Institute

Monday, October 11th, 2010

“And a little advice is offered: “We encourage you to contact your local wastewater treatment plant and ask about the pharmaceuticals found in your local wastewater, so you can harvest your own local flavors!”

I think the folks at Alviso’s are using humor to raise awareness about a genuine public health problem. At least I hope that’s what they’re doing. I would hate to think this is some tricky Big Pharma marketing test!”

To Your Good Health,

Carbon Arts

Friday, October 1st, 2010 : “In an ingenious twist on the ye-olde cure all remedies, Eyebeam have generated a product that makes you think twice about the efficacy of sewage treatment plants and the medication that we (over)consume all the time. Alviso’s All-Salt is produced from a water body near the San Jose treatment plant in California and the local salt flats. The myriad medical products contained in the product are offered up for free as a shockingly ready combination of anti-depressants, anti-biotics, pain relief, and so on. A darkly humourous reminder of our role in the growing impurity of the environment.”


Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

From Grist:

“California’s new gold rush has prospectors back in the water, but they’re not panning for metals. This time, it’s all about recycling the painkillers, steroids, and mood stabilizers in South San Francisco Bay.”

Good Mag

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Good Magazine posted a nice post on Alviso’s All-Salt.


Friday, September 17th, 2010

Craftzine on how to make all-salt.

All-Salt featured on BoingBoing

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

All-Salt on BoingBoing:

“Jon Cohrs and Morgan Levy are selling bottles of Alviso’s Medicinal All-Salt: hand-harvested medicinal cure-all salt for $52.50 each.”