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Rocket Fuel In Infant Formula

Green Earth Journey

On rocket fuel in infant formula By Jovana Ruzicic April 2, 2009 [link] You don't need to be a parent to know that moms and dads have a lot to worry about--anything from their kids' healthy growth and development to the friends they choose and those math homework assignments. The chemical is also in food: our analysis of data from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that three quarters of the most commonly consumed foods and beverages contain traces of perchlorate.

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Heated Bottled Water Myth or Not?

Green Earth Journey

The FDA says “In the United States, plastic bottles of the type used for commercially marketed water are regulated by the FDA as "food contact substances" and held to the same safety standards as food additives.” Please correct me if I am wrong but isn’t a food additive stuff we can eat? There is another email floating around the internet about not drinking bottled water that has been warmed up in the car.

The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future?

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Thursday, March 19, 2009 The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future? science-fiction posted by SF Girl @ 9:32 AM 158 Comments 158 Comments: At March 19, 2009 12:04 PM , Catana said.

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Why “District 9” Should Have Been the Most Important Movie of 2009

The Alien Next Door

We first see the aliens as the humans see them: unattractive unruly and repulsive insect-like creatures, who are not terribly intelligent and are pathetically addicted to cat food—until we meet one.

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Better Organic Standards for Cosmetics

Green Blog

On November 5th the USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) voted 12 to 1 in favor of heavier scrutiny by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) when it comes to organic labeling by personal care product manufacturers, holding them to the same guidelines as food producers.

Holistic Education - An Introduction

The Green Changemakers

Perhaps one needs to feed the person initially, but no amount of just feeding the person will help; simply giving them food will only mean they end up starving again later. Every child is more than a future employee; every person’s intelligence and abilities are far more complex than his or her scores on standardized tests. [link] The highest function of education is to bring about an integrated individual who is capable of dealing with life as a whole. -J.

Food, Inc. review

Eco-Vegan Girl

I finally saw Food, Inc. This is a very important movie for everyone to see, even if you're a health nut or think you know a lot about the food industry. However, there was a lot of discussion on corn and soy, which are in a lot of food I eat. Food Inc.

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Mother Earth “Guide To” Bookazines – A Review

Green (Living) Review

Instead of having to dig through thick manuals or through back issues of magazines such as the Mother Earth News as to how to grow food, etc., The other volumes are “Guide To Living on Less and Loving It”, “Guide To Growing Your Own Food” and “Guide To Home Energy Savings”.

Read more - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live healthy, live green

Eco-Vegan Girl

LunchSkins ~ reusable cloth pouches for sandwiches and snacks, made from high-quality European cotton fabric, coated with a food-safe polyurethane liner (lead, Bisphenol-A and phthalate-free).

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Marína of the Zabbaleen - DVD movie review

Green (Living) Review

With inspiration from the Zabbaleen’s thorough recycling system, distribution of the film will set the global standard for an environmentally and socially responsible independent motion picture release, serving as a benchmark for green film distribution. C) 2009.

Is Local Food Better?

The Green Changemakers

Editor's note from World Watch Institute : The local-food movement has been gaining momentum in developed countries, and in many developing countries as well, in recent years; in the United States alone, sales of locally grown foods, worth about $4 billion in 2002, could reach as much as $7 billion by 2011. The concept offers a kind of convenient shorthand for describing a food system that's centralized, industrialized, and complex almost to the point of absurdity.

Coca-Cola's Orange Drinks Found to Contain 300 Times More Pesticides than Legal Limit in Water

Green Earth Journey

In its defense, Coca-Cola responded to the DailyMail article, saying, "All of the drinks tested meet the safety regulations relating to food products made from agricultural ingredients, which include drinks with fruit juice as an ingredient."

Product Review - Soleo Organics Sunscreen

Green Earth Journey

Zooxanthellae provide coral with food energy through photosynthesis and contribute to the organisms' vibrant color. The Food and Drug Administration has failed miserably in its duty to protect the public from toxic chemicals like oxybenzone in personal care products.

ASDA 'betrays UK farmers' by importing turkeys

Green (Living) Review

Certainly not good food miles. Aside from the fact that they brought them over such a long distance, which cause emissions galore, we all know that Brazil often has standards in which the birds are raised so much lower than ours and so are the hygiene standards and it could be possible to bring in dangerous pathogens that way into the country and this also could be dangerous to the consumers.

Who Owns Organic? Surprise!

Green Earth Journey

Do you purchase packaged or processed organic foods? I have my packaged foods down to a minimum, but I still do purchase some. These companies historically have not adhered to a green standard of doing business, and I, personally, question their processing methods. But, who owns my organic packaged food? According to organicconsumers.org regarding food mergers. owns 20% of Hain Celestial Food Group. White Wave and Horizon Organic are owned by Dean Foods.

Newcastle University Study Proves Organic Food Is Better for You

Green (Living) Review

The study, led by Newcastle University, will re-ignite debate about the benefits of organic food The Journal by Tony Henderson The largest study of its kind – led by North East experts – has found significant benefits to organic food. green living organic food

Product Review - Bummis

Green Earth Journey

Not only is it a fabric of amazing quality, but you can be 100% certain that it adheres as well to stringent environmental and toxicity standards. I recently received 2 different cloth diapers from Bummis to review.

Urban Research Symposium 2009

The Green Changemakers

Mr José Lopez, International Conseil Energie Monday, June 29, 2009 Cities and Climate Change in Public Policy Moderator: Daniel Hoornweg, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank The French Case.

Auckland Setting the Standard for Green Zoos

Eco Friendly Daily

It is green schemes such as these that has helped the Auckland Zoo achieve the highest international environmental management rating this month, the catchily titled ISO 14001 – the global standard of measuring and monitoring environmental performance.

PLANNING OUR FUTURE

Green (Living) Review

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) supports the UN’s World Habitat Day 2009, which is raising awareness of the need to improve urban planning to deal with the major challenges of the twenty first century. In both developed and developing countries, cities and towns are increasingly feeling the effects of climate change, resource depletion, food insecurity, unsustainable population growth and economic instability.

Diverse Health and Environmental Coalition Calls for Sweeping Changes in U.S. Chemical Safety Law

Green (Living) Review

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition Releases Comprehensive Reform Platform by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WASHINGTON, DC, August 2009 -- A broad coalition of health and environmental organizations unveiled today a set of key requirements for reforming the nation's antiquated chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Chemicals should meet a standard of safety for all people, including children, pregnant women, and workers.

With recession biting organic sales are down

Green (Living) Review

When money gets tighter people are not interested in the “organic” bit, in the main, but in food, though often still free-range and especially many shoppers want to have LOCAL foods. Local foods is one thing, as is free-range, but people are not prepared, in these hard times, and they may last longer than the governments are trying to tell us, to pay the premium for the “organic” label and I, personally, am often having a problem with the label. They produce our food.

Holy Water Is ‘Unsafe for Human Consumption’

Green Prophet

Reports from the UK’s Food Standards Agency has been warning Muslim consumers not to drink bottled ‘Zamzam’ water since 2005 due to concerns over the high levels of arsenic found in the water. Food & Health Hajj health Muslims water contamination water pollution

Reducing CO2 to cool the Planet

Green (Living) Review

In addition to that we must reafforest devastated areas and ensure that all forestry operations in boreal and standard forests, as well as tropical ones, are carried out on a sustainable basis. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable, sometimes called alternative, energy, wind, wave and sun, are touted as a way to reduce CO2 emissions and cool down our, unfortunately, overheating Planet. But that is not the first step to take.

Turmeric Helps Conquer Arthritic Inflammation

Green Prophet

A study conducted in Thailand in 2009 concluded that in controlling pain of knee osteoarthritis, curcumine was as effective as ibuprofen. I’m no great fan of standardized extracts, and suggest that if using fresh or ground turmeric is inconvenient, tincture is better.

As Climate Negotiations Slow, Forests Won't Wait

Green (Living) Review

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says overall tropical deforestation rates this decade are 8.5 New York - Experts warn that any international climate treaty or national climate legislation that fails to address forest and land use issues thoroughly and without delay will not be effective. To drive that point home, representatives of the nonprofit sustainability group the Rainforest Alliance will attend the Copenhagen climate treaty conference December 7-18.

Mosanto Part 2 - Patent Pigs

Green Earth Journey

Monsanto Corporation is out to own the world's food supply, the dangers of genetic engineering and reduced biodiversity notwithstanding, as they pig-headedly set about hog-tying farmers with their monopoly plans. One way or another, Monsanto wants to make sure no food is grown that they don't own -- and the record shows they don't care if it's safe for the environment or not. At almost every level of food production, Monsanto is seeking a monopoly position.

Bush Administration Actions that Weakened USDA Organic Label

Green Living Ideas

explains, “It will unravel everything we’ve done if the standards can no longer be trusted. USDA Organic Label Standards Being Weakened by Lobbyists. Tags: Food and Cuisine agriculture Bush dairy food health National Organic Standards Board Obama organic Concern has been raised recently about the integrity of the USDA organic label.

New (and Old) Ideas for a Better Food System

The Green Changemakers

From Food for Everyone , the Spring 2009 issue of YES! Solutions for improving the food system: restore seed diversity and native varieties, steward water, build resiliency, process locally and cooperatively, treat everyone fairly, get local foods to local outlets. More: The Good Food Revolution SEEDS Restore Seed Diversity and Native Varieties “My community needs its own food,” says Winona LaDuke, executive director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. “We

Horizon Organic and Silk Soymilk: Integrity of Farm Aid Sponsors Questionable

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Food and Cuisine agriculture Dean Foods Farm Aid greenwashing Horizon Organic Neil Young organic standards Silk soymilk Willie Nelson

Are Rain Gardens Mini Toxic Cleanup Sites?

Sightline Daily

I’ve compared the amounts to Washington’s cleanup standards under the Model Toxics Control Act. These are the cleanup standards for the soil at sites that can then be used for residential or other uses. Environment Food & Sustainable Living Land Use & Transportatio

Mushroom Farmers Start to Sprout Up in Iraq

Green Prophet

Local growers are also interested in opening mushroom restaurants to help cultivate a taste for the food which is still considered relatively exotic in Iraq. They grow wild in Iran, but are still considered an exotic food. Food & Health

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A "Living" Built Environment

The Green Changemakers

by Jason McLennan For three years, "Living Buildings"—buildings that generate their own energy from renewable resources, capture and treat all the water they use, reclaim pre-developed sites, and fulfill a host of other requirements—have set the standard for green building.

Resource Based Economy

The Green Changemakers

Modern society has access to highly advanced technology and can make available food, clothing, housing and medical care; update our educational system; and develop a limitless supply of renewable, non-contaminating energy.

10 Tips to Be a Better Eco-Citizen

The Green Changemakers

They last 10 times longer, putting fewer of them in landfills; use two-thirds less energy, meaning less carbon emitted into the atmosphere; and they emit less heat than standard bulbs, so they're safer and cooler.

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A global manifesto for a happier planet

The Green Changemakers

The second compilation of the global HPI, published in July 2009, shows that we are still far from achieving sustainable well-being and puts forward a vision of what we need to do to get there. Why good lives don’t have to cost the Earth , first published in July 2009.

Sustainability in Suburbia

The Green Changemakers

Most ecovillages offer sustainable housing, the use of renewable energy and local food production. In 1991, Robert Gilman created a definition that has been adopted by many as the standard definition of an “ecovillage.” Food: Most ecovillages grow much of their own food.

Path to a Peace Economy

The Green Changemakers

David Korten presented the following speech on October 19, 2009 during a keynote lecture at the Economics of Peace Conference in Sonoma, California. We might say it is anything that has a real intrinsic value: land, labor, knowledge, food, education.

The 8 ‘Must-Dos’ of Being Green

The Green Changemakers

Reduce Food-Related Paper Use 8 Ways to Go Green and Save Hundreds The Scenario: Oil-based food stains are the easiest way to make your paper not recyclable. Only a few things are needed to make good worm compost: a bin, bedding, worms and worm food. pounds of food scraps daily.

Pioneer City 2030: What the Energy System of the Future Looks Like

The Green Changemakers

The stimulus passed by Congress in early 2009 includes $77 billion directed to new energy areas, including major new funding for energy efficiency, green buildings, smart grids, plug-in vehicles and renewable installations. by Patrick Mazza The energy system of the future is being founded now.