3 reasons why bamboo plywood is better than hardwood | Architecture And Design

From www.architectureanddesign.com.au | December 8, 2015 Hardwood has been relied upon by designers and builders for centuries as a proven and flexible building material across architecture, furniture and interior design projects. However, the increasing international demand for tropical hardwood has led to the destruction of rainforests in countries such as Brazil and Indonesia, contributing to climate change. Contractors, architects and builders today have access to timber products from …

The best anti-inflammatory foods and recipes | Fox News

… morning tea with fresh ginger root, using kale or other leafy greens in your afternoon salad and tossing in raw walnuts to your dinner. Be sure to choose organic as often as possible so that you’re not ingesting toxic pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics and herbicides with each bite! To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on this link: Source: The best anti-inflammatory foods and recipes | Fox News …

Just Because Your Chicken Is Organic Doesn’t Mean It Was Raised Humanely | Mother Jones

… organic farms “have access to outdoor pasture and fresh air throughout the day.” Similarly, 67 percent said they believe “animals have significantly more space to move than on non-organic farms.” But as Meerman, whose family runs a 90-cow farmstead cheese operation, can attest, organic certification doesn’t require either full-time pasture access or more space for the animals. That’s one reason his family has chosen to add the Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) …

Federal Grant To Help More Low-Income Families Buy Organic Produce | WJCT NEWS

By Murphy Stidham | April 8, 2015 Organic farmers have received a federal grant that’s expected to help low-income Floridians access healthier food. It’s also anticipated to increase farmers’ revenue by more than $2 million. Two farmers’ markets in Jacksonville are going to join in the Fresh access Bucks program, which allows food stamps to be used to buy fresh produce. That’s because of a grant awarded to an association of organic growers. Carmen Franz with Florida Certified Organic …

Claims that GMOs Will “Feed the World” Don’t Hold Up | EWG

… wonder consumers are increasingly skeptical.” Traditionally bred varieties have been the major source of improved crop yields in recent years, her report concludes, and this trend is likely to continue. Moreover, investment in genetic engineering is no substitute for solving the real causes of food insecurity and poverty, such as improving access to basic resources and infrastructure in developing countries. “Seed companies’ investment in improving the yields of GMOs in already …

Toyota follows Tesla, makes hydrogen patents open source

… easier for others to get their hands on. Last summer, Tesla said that it would, “not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” In an announcement today at CES, Toyota said it would let “automakers who will produce and sell fuel cell vehicles, as well as … fuel cell parts suppliers and energy companies who establish and operate fueling stations” get free access to 5,680 fuel cell related patents around the world. That …