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): CenterForFoodsafety.org FDA.gov/food/labelingnutrition/default.htm Who.int/foodsafety/publications/biotech/20questions/en/ Scripps.org/news_items/4134-decoding-nutrition-labels Factoidz.com/the-facts-about-msg-and-your-health
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 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 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.
The election is about a month away and we still have a lot of work to do. The good news is that you may already be supporting GMO labeling, so good for you. While Proposition 37 GMO labeling campaign is California specific, the outcome will be felt across the Country.