Weighing The Costs of Not Eating Organic

By Leanne Gerich | June 15, 2015 With the majority of us living in cities, our toxin levels are at a high. We are surrounded by pollution from the air, water and wastes and are affected by these toxins on a daily basis. It’s unfortunate to say that our food is no different. With pesticides, herbicides, or antibiotic and hormone fed animals, our diet is also changing from how our ancestors ate. Do you eat organic? An alarming number of us don’t. Our busy lives have us rushing 24/7 and we …

Choose smart & organic – Focus Health – Susie Ponici

… pollution while enforcing waste water management, crop rotation, animal welfare, and sustainability. Fortunately, organic foods are becoming an important staple among the health-conscious public. Many grocery stores are expanding their organic produce while health food stores have sprung up across the country. Families are learning the value of eating locally by joining community gardens and supporting local farmers. In doing so, you too can support local producers who use sustainable and …

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

… coal seam gas; and individuals are doing all they can to cut pollution — reducing, rethinking, reusing, recycling, and cutting their bills with renewable power. In recent years, people have really harnessed their power as consumers, but not all have yet realised how much power they have as investors. You don’t need a share portfolio. If you have a bank account, you have money being invested. If you have superannuation, you have money being invested. If you’re paying a mortgage, …

AGL’s Camden coal seam gas claims spark transparency fears

… at the company’s 144-well Camden Gas Project. They include a rig manager who worked 21 days’ straight and a sudden release of gas that injured workers. Coal seam gas is shaping as a hotly fought state election issue in rural and regional NSW, amid public concern over the pollution of land, water and air. Radio host Alan Jones, whose castigation of Queensland’s LNP government over coal mining is likely to have contributed to the party’s electoral walloping, is a vocal …

All gas activities in NSW now require a licence from the EPA — Gas Today — The magazine for Australia’s natural gas industry

… which holders must comply with in order to prevent and minimise pollution, and safeguard the environment. This regulatory change gives the EPA direct regulatory oversight of gas activities and ensures effective, consistent and transparent regulation of the gas industry.” via All gas activities in NSW now require a licence from the EPA — Gas Today — The magazine for Australia’s natural gas industry. …