Food Labels And What You Should Know

Why is the labeling of our food and more specifically GMOs so important?  Let this infographic do the explaining:   Please share with others to spread this pertinent information – GreenUp! Guy Sources (larger version here):

Are You Playing Genetic Roulette With Your Food?

Genetic Roulette is an informative documentary about the dangers of GMOs and how they quietly slipped into our food system back in 1996.  Thanks to Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology for bringing this important information to the masses.  You can enjoy Genetic Roulette for free until November 6th thanks to sponsors such as Nutiva, Bragg, Frey Vinyards and Organic Pastures to name a few.


The Dirty Dozen Is Recruiting

The Environmental Working Group provides extremely useful information about clean and green living.  From food to personal care products to cleaning solutions, the Environmental Working Group tests and rates the products on a scale of toxicity.  The “Dirty Dozen” refers to produce in which pesticides are heavily utilized and should be bought as organic for your health.  The Dirty Dozen is recruiting and not having difficulty finding candidates, newly added for 2012, green beans and kale.  On the other end of the spectrum is the “Clean Fifteen” which refers to produce with the least amount of pesticides utilized when growing and may be bought as conventional.  Do you see any member of the Clean Fifteen that you would demote to the  Dirty Dozen?

source: Environmental Working Group

Do You Respect Wood?

Do you insist on using coasters?  Do you despise dusting, but do it religiously anyway?  Does your worst nightmare involve water rings on your favorite coffee table?  Do you respect wood? This line of questioning reminds me of an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.  Clips from that episode are below, but be forewarned that it is rated-R for language.

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In the spirit of respecting wood, here are two GreenUp! tested and approved DIY natural wood care and cleaning solutions.