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Carbon Neutral Supermarket Sections 2° (2 replies)

Folks, there is currently no section in a supermarket which allows us consumers to let our feet do the talking on climate change. We really want to get support for the concept of carbon neutral sections - http://www.celsias.com/project/carbon-neutral-supermarket-sections/ This will hopefully start a market imperative and encourage organisations to measure, ...

Started by Roger K. in July 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism

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New research shows that BT Cotton kills the soil 3° (3 replies)

Recent research by Navdanya, the research organization set up by world renowned scientist Vandana Shiva, has shown that BT Cotton, Mon 810 produced by Monsanto, destroys the ecology of the soil by killing vital microorganisms necessary for the transfer of nutrients from the soil to the plant. Read more at ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

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EU continues to see the light and listen to reason 9° (4 replies)

See Organic Consumers Association http://www.organicconsumers.org/gelink.cfm " Although more than 70% of the non-organic food in American supermarkets contains genetically engineered ingredients, massive opposition to GMO crops in Europe has basically kept them off the market (except for imported animal feed). According to the majority the EU, biotech crops pose unacceptable ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Food, Genetic Modification, Organic

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Where can I find a large storage tank for a large scale rain catchment system? What type of tank if recommended? 13° (13 replies)

The Homestead will be putting in a large scale rain catchment system once we have our new roof (lots of leaks) on this summer. Ideally, I would be interested in a 1.5-2 story cylindrical holding tank to be placed outside near the house. I can't seem to find anything on ...

Started by Jayne Bielecki in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

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A Living Nightmare 3° (3 replies)

Imagine London before Dickens, before King Henry the VIII, in the 14th century. Teeming with the great unwashed, rivers of sewage in the streets. Now imagine London with even more people, unable to leave their homes. Now the rivers of sewage are underfoot at the kitchen table, in the bedroom, ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Food, Health, Industry & Business, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Corn Syrup contaminated with Mercury 3° (3 replies)

Industrial agriculture has had some spectacular failures of late, contaminated tomatoes, contaminated spinach, deadly beef. Now they want to irradiate our vegetables, and kill it's nutritive qualities in the process, to kill contamination after the fact rather than cleaning up their act. On top of all that this new study ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Organic

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Bamboo, as green as it gets! 3° (3 replies)

Did you know, bamboo sequesters four times the amount of carbon dioxide and produces 35% more oxygen than trees! I want to spread the word about bamboo and its many "green benefits" such as an alternative to lumber. http://bamboohabitat.com/

Started by Jim S. in April 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Architecture, Climate Change, Deforestation

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East Africa Trust Newsletter 3° (3 replies)

East Africa Trust http://www.surreycommunity.info/eastafricatrust/ is a charity working to promote sustainable healthy lifestyles through appropriate technology, consultation, and hard work. If you are interested in Tristan's work please contact him at eastafricatrust@aol.com Rwanda joined the East African Community, EAC, in 2007, joining Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi in a union ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Education, Energy Saving, Green energy

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How do you apply the triple bottom line in your life? 12° (2 replies)

The environment, social equity, and economic factors make up the triple bottom line upon which all consumption decisions should be made. How do you prioritize them? How often do you apply them?

Started by C Robb W. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Economics, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Logging, Water

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