“The first wealth is health.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you haven’t watched Genetic Roulette yet, here is a 10 mn remix. As my 8 years old daughter is learning about the food chain and California is getting ready to vote on Prop 37, the debate about GMO is on fire. There are 9 currently GM food crops: soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, sugar beets, papaya, zuchinni, yellow crookneck squash and alfalfa. I have to admit I did not know about the last 4 ones 😦
GMO have been linked to serious health risks*. Do you think we have the right to know what we put in our bodies? Do you think we have the right to make an informed decision? I sincerely do.
*Read the article here.
By now, you are aware of (and hopefully very concerned by) the Pacific Garbage Patch and you have been reducing tremendously your plastic consumption. As I am still fighting with some issues at home, I will be attending the @ecoetsy Twitter Party Monday 6/25 9-10pm EST and meet with @Plasticfreebeth from My Plastic Free life to learn how to kick the habit of plastic. See you there!
Garbage Patch in Pacific Ocean
Hemp is a miracle crop. One acre of hemp produces as much cellulose fiber pulp as 4.1 acres of trees. It grows faster than cotton, requires much less water and no pesticides. On an environmental level it can be grown in a variety of environments and replanted over an over without soil depletion!
New research conducted by the US Department of Energy (USDE) provides even more proof that synthetic pesticides and herbicides are completely unnecessary when the right balance of natural microbes are present and flourishing in soil.
“Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.” ~Henrik Tikkanen
dead infant dolphin on Orange Beach, Alabama, March 3, 2011
Thousands of dead sardines in Redondo Beach, March 8, 2011
3 years ago we launched our “Dolphins” design with the statement: Protect our oceans and surfers!. The images above are depressing and tells us that we need a serious wake up call. Our oceans are our life support… The good news is that Plastic Shopping bag ban begins in Santa Monica