Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic

… that area. If I’m supporting those farms and those people are at risk, then I don’t want to support that. Some people don’t have a choice in many of those countries, and we are in a position where we can change that.” We are privileged to live here, and forking out an extra couple bucks ensures that these farmers can live safer, less chemical infested lives. In regards to affordability lets be honest, can we really not afford a couple extra dollars for organics? If we are buying …

Do you want healthier food? Start demanding it | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

… Wal-Mart has issued new guidelines to suppliers of beef, poultry and eggs that call for reduced use of antibiotics and better treatment of animals — guidelines that may have encouraged Tyson Foods’ recent announcement that it will stop using human antibiotics in its domestic broiler chicken flocks within a couple of years. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Do you want healthier food? Start demanding it | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star …

Greenville moms launch organic baby food company

By Lillia Callum-Penso | April 14, 2015 It was a couple months into their friendship when Jessica Gates and Julie Hines decided to go into business together. Their product would be wholesome, nutritious, organic and delicious. Neither woman had previous business experience, but they had a strong desire to provide kids, theirs included, better food choices than they found on the shelves. A year later, Gates, 37, and Hines, 35, have started Harvest Moon Baby Food. The baby food company specializes …

Growing food heals communities – Valley Morning Star : Tu Salud

By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett Tu Salud | April 12, 2015 Ron Finely gave a TED Talk a couple of years ago that spread around social media like, well, weeds. Finely is an urban gardener, local food forest advocate and one of those “regular” people who do extraordinary things because they are committed to a cause. In his TED Talk, he describes his hometown. “South Central Los Angeles — Home of the drive by, and the drive through.” He continues, “Funny thing is more people are dying from the …

WHO Says Roundup is “Probably” Cancer-causing | Crozet Gazette

… rapeseed (canola), and sugar beets. A couple of weeks ago the World Health Organization in The Lancet Oncology, a respected British medical journal, classified Roundup/glyphosate a “probable carcinogen.” It cited evidence that glyphosate can cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma in humans. Of course, Monsanto is screaming foul and wants a retraction. The usual corporate shills, including Patrick Moore (“there is no evidence of global warming, nuclear energy is great, and I was a founder of …

Dark Horse May Outdo Lithium-Ion Battery Storage

… except for comparatively narrow and strictly defined cases. A developer of vanadium-flow battery storage systems, Imergy Power Systems, is taking its case to the market. Flow batteries for utilities and large-scale end users On Feb. 17, Fremont, California-based Imergy announced the introduction of its largest line of vanadium-flow batteries to date: the ESP 250 series. Capable of operating 20 years or more without the need to replace electrolytes and with only a couple of moving parts, …