Category Archives: Environment

Fruit flies and organics, chemicals, sugar and more from the weekend readings

An article How Monsanto Went From Selling Aspirin to Controlling Our Food Supply from AlterNet based on a report by Food and Water Watch describes how this agrochemical company evolved from producing toxic PBCs (“carcinogenic and harmful to the liver, … Continue reading

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Chemicals, apples, germs, honey and more from the weekend readings

Plenty of interesting articles and editorials reiterate in a refreshing way issues and concerns regarding natural environment, food, health and other matters worth attention. On chemicals that are part of our daily life – cosmetics, detergents and alike – New … Continue reading

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Monsanto Protection Act

Last week President Obama signed into law a spending bill with a controversial rider (Farmer Assurance Provision, Sec. 735 of HR 933) named the “Monsanto Protection Act” by the critics and activists.  It is important to notice that the provision was … Continue reading

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Leading to labeling GMOs!

Connecticut may become the first state that mandates labeling of GM (Genetically Modified) Foods. People deserve to be informed and to make their own choices. So lets Just Label It. GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) have never been adequately tested for … Continue reading

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Save money while saving planet – 8 ways

An article, “7 (Free!) Ways to Reduce and Reuse” from VegNews describes just that. Here is the list: Eliminate junk mail Sell your used books Find places to recycle just about everything Use pantry items to clean Host a clothing … Continue reading

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Wasted Food

Below is the executive summary of a paper by Dana Gunders from Natural Resources Defense Council. Nothing more needs to be added other than what do we do? To read the entire paper, follow this link, Wasted: How America Is … Continue reading

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