Monday, October 24, 2011

Just Label It!

Recently, a legal docket has been filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to label items that contain genetically engineered foods. The FDA has not required labeling GMO foods because they said it would cause "fear" among the public. The FDA themselves seem to think GMO foods are indeed a problem, but they have so far let America eat the foods blindly. GMO foods have been in our food supply since the 1990's and an entire generation of kids have grown up eating GMO foods. It is time to label these foods so we can at least make an informed decision about what we eat and what we allow into our bodies! Other countries including the 15 European nations, Brazil, Japan, Australia, Russia, and China all require labeling of GMO foods. We should too!

You can write the FDA commissioner through and tell him that you want GMO foods labeled. This website already writes the letter for you so all you have to do is submit, or you can edit, or write an original one!

Also, visit that website to learn about GMO's and why we want them labeled!

Just label it!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Book Review: Green Housekeeping

Green Housekeeping
by Ellen Sandbeck

Easily a great reference to all things clean, Green Housekeeping has some really great tips and ideas for cleaning everything in, under, and around your home WITHOUT any chemicals. Most of the cleaning products listed in the book are already in your kitchen pantry. Vinegar, baking soda, salt, vodka, and potentially some borax seems to be all you need to clean anything that stains, splatters, or stinks. There is also a good section on pest control in and outside of the home. Sandbeck seems to have some serious OCD issues when it comes to clutter. Her chapter on decluttering was the most obsessive I've seen on the subject, but I strangely found her OCD highly entertaining. Her bathroom cleaning routine, though advertised as only taking "5 minutes a day" seems to use "5 towels a day". You definitely need a large laundry closet to heed some of her advice.

Green Housekeeping is worth having around for the next stain you can't seem to remove, the appliances you want sparkling, or the bug you want dead, all without toxic chemicals.