March 26th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
20 million trees planted around the world in the next five years is the goal of an ambitious new project aptly named One Tree. The foundation was formed by Greg Reitman, filmmaker and founder of Blue Water Entertainment, along with Navitas Naturals, the leading brand of organic superfoods, in an effort to plant ‘one tree at a time’ to tackle some of the biggest issues on our planet today.
Read More:Can A ‘One Tree at A Time’ Approach Reverse Human Health and Environmental Issues?
February 12th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Students from Yale University have published findings in the current issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology about a major discovery they made in the Ecuadorian jungle: A fungus that likes to eat plastic.
Read More:Truly Magical Mushrooms Found to Eat Up Our Plastic Waste
January 23rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Methyl iodine, the neurotoxin chemical used to fumigate strawberry and tomato fields before planting, is at the heart of a growing debate in California just a year after former Governor Schwarzenegger approved its use.
Read More:Strawberries ‘n Cancer: Methyl Iodine’s Future Uncertain in California
January 17th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Multitaskers take note: Simple is in, at least as far as reducing global warming says a new study published in the journal Science, led by NASA scientist, Drew Shindell.
Read More:Saving the Environment Is ‘Simple’, Cites New Study
January 4th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation released data showing an extra 15 million pounds—nearly a ten percent increase—of pesticides were used in 2010 after four years of steady declines.
Read More:Pesticide Use Rises in California
December 18th, 2011 - Erin Shaw
There has never been a better time to assert your right to an informed choice in food. The FDA may be finalizing approval of genetically engineered salmon, the first GE animal for human consumption, and there is one team working hard for consumers’ rights to know. The Just Label It! Campaign is calling for support for their legal petition urging the FDA to require mandatory labeling of GE salmon and all genetically engineered foods.
Read More:Label It Today! GMO Salmon Up for FDA Approval, Public Scrutiny