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12 Ways To Avoid Or Stop Genetically Modified Cotton

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Photo Credit: “Feeding cotton seeds, in New South Wales” by Cgoodwin

Now that you read 5 Things You Need To Know About Cotton Or You’ll Die Twice what do you do with all the new things you learned? Die twice? Get angry? Hide under the bed? Well, you can’t die twice (I’m sure you’re relieved). Anger is acceptable and appropriate in this situation. Hiding under the bed is not. Some of the suggestions here are personal and can rid or reduce GE cotton in your life and your family’s lives, but that’s not enough. It’s important to help others.

So what can you do? Continue reading

5 Things You Need To Know About Cotton Or You’ll Die Twice

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It’s the cash crop enslaved Africans in America were forced to pick, as close as family and probably what you’re wearing right now. Yet much like our food there’s so much most of us don’t know about the fabric of our lives. Here’s 5 things need to know about cotton. Continue reading

Tropicana Sued For Claims Their Juice Is 100 Percent Natural

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Months after a California woman sued Nutella for false advertising another California woman is suing Tropicana’s parent company for claiming its orange juice is “100% pure and natural” when it is not.

The plaintiff Angelena Lewis said Tropicana Products Inc, know consumers “want and demand natural products” and deceives them with it’s advertising and packaging for its Pure Premium juice, including the cartons with the image of an orange with a straw stuck into it. Continue reading

PHOTOS: The House Made of Hemp

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Hemp is the soft, durable fiber cultivated from the Cannabis plant and is used to refer to marijuana with a low, non-psychoactive level of THC, the main chemical in marijuana. Hemp has been used for hundreds of years with an estimated 50,000 products being derived from it. Here, hemp is used in the form of Hemcrete- a mixture of industrial hemp, lime and water- to construct a home located in Asheville, North Carolina. More pics below. Continue reading

5 Things You Need To Know About The Cancer Causing Chemicals In Everyday Life

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Photo Credit: “a p p l i e d” by Jesse Wright

What are carcinogens?

Carcinogens are substances or exposures that cause or aggravate cancer.

Where can I find them?

Carcinogens can be found in foods, beauty products, or even cell phones. It was also recently reported that carcinogens were being found in Brazilian blowouts, a popular salon hair straightening process.

Do carcinogens cause cancer immediately?

Generally, no. But different carcinogens have different cancer-causing potential. Some may cause cancer quickly while others require more prolonged exposure.

What are some known carcinogens?

  • Naphthalene, found in tanning beds, mothballs, and coal tars.
  • Formaldehyde, found in many beauty products.
  • Aspartame, found in soft drinks as an artificial sweetener.
  • o-Nitrotoluene, found in dyes.
  • Aluminum, found in antiperspirants.

For a full list, check out Cancer.org.

What can I do to limit my exposure?

Eat organic foods and choose organic or natural hair products. Read ingredient labels and become educated about what you’re putting on and into your body.

Src: http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/cterms.html

5 Things You Need To Know About Genetically Modified Foods Or You’ll Die Twice

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Photo Credit: “Pannocchia sgranata” by Luigi Chiesa

  What are GMOs? 
GMO stands for genetically modified organism. It is any organism that has been altered genetically, usually through the transfer of DNA from another organism. It may also be called a GEO, genetically engineered organism or just GM for genetically modified.

Are GMOs bad for you?

There are several reasons GMOs are bad for you. One is Continue reading

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