Vegan café sees greater demand for local food

By Daniela Marin | July 9, 2015 Tucked away in the heart of Orlando along the Mills 50 district of downtown stands a green 1920s-styled House, neighboring several holistic businesses along Thornton Avenue. Dandelion Communitea Café is an organic and eco-friendly eatery that has been offering vegan and vegetarian fare, as well as premium loose-leaf tea, since its opening in 2007. “Dandelion is very unique because from the very beginning, we’ve had a very strict policy on sourcing …

FSSAI to tighten noose on meat and poultry industry – The Times of India

… that licensing of slaughterHouses may be taken care by the FSSAI and state governments as per current regulations, but the enforcement of the rules and correct practices should be checked by local urban bodies. So far, slaughter House license is issued by local urban bodies, which FSSAI aims to take under its ambit. A committee has, comprising of the food safety commissioners from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir, to work on a set of good business and regulatory practices …

Could you sleep, eat, work and bathe in 86 square feet? Introducing the Ecocapsule – The Globe and Mail

By Valerie Howes | June 10, 2015 The tiny-House movement has been gaining traction ever since U.S.-based architect Sarah Susanka published her bestseller The Not So Big House almost two decades ago. And a growing number of people are rejecting the mortgage trap to live pared-down lives in 100- to 400-square-foot spaces. But in early 2016, the small-minded can go next level, in an off-the-grid, 86-square-foot micro-House. Slovakian architecture firm Nice Architects Studio is taking pre-orders for …

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

… equivalent” to non-GMO foods and “Generally Recognized as Safe.” This classification exempts them from any pre-market safety testing. And Monsanto wants to keep it that way. In recent days Kansas House Republican Mike Pompeo has reintroduced what has been dubbed the DARK Act, the “Denying Americans the Right-to-Know” Act. The bill would prevent states from adopting their own Genetically Engineered/ Modified labeling laws as well as prevent the FDA from requiring companies to label …

True Food Kitchen chef favors healthy, ethnic foods

… House, but I get cravings for Tacos Jalisco that won’t be stopped. Thankfully, they’re open late. I also love the Penang curry and green papaya salad at Thai Basil, and enjoyed a really interesting meal at SumoMaya. And I’m still discovering new places. Why did you become a chef? I get so much pleasure out of feeding and taking care of people, plus it’s my creative outlet … and I’m kind of an adrenaline junkie. I don’t have any desire to jump out of a …

GMO bill intensifies federal food fight | TheHill

… increased role of biotechnology in growing crops. “This isn’t a messaging bill, this isn’t something the House intends to do so we can say we did it,” he told reporters. “The idea is to get the Senate to move on roughly the same timeframe that we’re proceeding on.” Food safety advocates say lawmakers will ultimately balk at the bill once they discover its implications. “Members of Congress are really looking for a federal solution here,” said Colin O’Neil, …

Legislature considers banning microbeads: Oregon environment news | OregonLive.com

  Oregon could join the list of states to ban microbeads, a popular exfoliating agent found in face wash and other hygienic products. House Bill 3478 would phase in restrictions on the plastic beads, which often slip past water treatment systems and into the ocean. There, fish mistake them for food, eat them and become contaminated with toxins. Oregon’s ban would not apply to the sale of over-the-counter drugs. Effective immediately, neonicotinoids can no longer be used on Portland …

Abbott’s support for Old King Coal is worse than knighting a prince – Opinion – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

… Australia”. It does not. It is a dying industry reliant on a resource that must be left in the ground if we want to maintain a liveable planet. But politics can move painfully slowly. On this issue Parliament House is stuck in slow-motion, while the rest of Australia is charging ahead. There are thousands of people working as solar installers; farmers are including renewable energy on the balance sheet by getting a stable income from wind turbines; communities are coming together against …

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Do you want to use your lawn to charge your electric car? Use your green roof to power your House? Would you like to see each wetland and rice paddy field in the world turned into a power plant without harvesting the plants? Plant-e is a company that develops and produces products in which living plants generate electricity. The company was founded on September 14, 2009 as a spin-off from the sub-department of Environmental Technology of Wageningen University by David Strik and Marjolein Helder. …