While Earth doesn’t have a place to stick a tongue depressor, researchers still give it regular checkups.
Here are our planet’s vitals, according to NASA’s recent medical charts.
As other sustainable technologies catch on for green homes and businesses, one has been under the radar for the past 30 years: composting toilets.
“This is not your typical outhouse,” said former Maryland congressman Roscoe Bartlett, who had three composting toilets installed at his West Virginia retreat about 25 years ago.
If you are concerned, like we are, with wellness and healthy eating, eliminating GMOs from our diet, reducing the risk of getting sick, cutting back on sugar, lightening our carbon footprint, eliminating non food additives from our diet…here is a good article with just two suggestions to do so.
From Ground Truth, Pesticide Action Network’s publication
“It’s official. EPA and USDA have both evaluated Dow Chemical’s new line of 2,4-D-resistant seeds, Enlist — and have approved both the seeds and the accompanying pesticide formulation for market.
This is a turning point, not just for grain production but for food production in the U.S. and internationally. The introduction of Enlist corn and soybeans, and the widespread adoption of this new seed line, will have pervasive impacts on farmer livelihoods, public health and control of our food system.
This is a decision that our regulators should not have taken lightly. And yet, it seems they did. Both USDA and EPA set up an intentionally narrow scope for evaluating the potential harms posed by 2,4-D resistant crops — one that ignored the biggest problems and held up irrelevant factors as evidence of safety.
As small farmers brace for the impact of pesticide drift that will hit with the introduction of Enlist crops, it is time for us to look forward. It’s time to demand a regulatory system that takes a rigorous approach to pesticides and genetically engineered crops, one that values small farmers as much as industrial agriculture — and public health as much as corporate profit.” Read the article.