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Bee-Killing Insecticide Neonicotinoids Showing Up In Major Rivers

July 28, 2014 0 Comments
Bee-Killing Insecticide Neonicotinoids Showing Up In Major Rivers

There is no “away” on Planet Earth. This is it. So whatever we make/use/dispose of is still here and always will be. Toxic neonicotinoids, insecticides used in agriculture, have been found in six states and nine Midwestern rivers, according to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey. Neonicotinoids have been directly linked to the decimation of […]

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This Is Your Grocery Store After All The Bees Die

June 18, 2014 3 Comments
This Is Your Grocery Store After All The Bees Die

In case you were ever wondering just how important bees are to human life, or if all the hoopla is just that, I would like you to take a look at the images below. If you plan on eating fruits, vegetables, dairy, chocolate or just about anything else in the future, you better start caring […]

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Harvard Study Links Honeybee Decline to Popular Pesticides

May 12, 2014 1 Comment
Harvard Study Links Honeybee Decline to Popular Pesticides

A new study from Harvard supports a long suspected theory that widespread pesticide-use is killing the world’s bees. The study published in the Bulletin of Insectology suggests that the world’s most widely used class of insecticide, neonicotinoids, is responsible for the death of colonies. The researchers worked with beekeepers in Massachusetts, studying 18 bee colonies […]

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The Dangers of Antibacterial Soaps

March 24, 2014 0 Comments
The Dangers of Antibacterial Soaps

Are you still buying antibacterial soap and other cleansers? Why? Perhaps you think these products will keep you safe from germs and protect you from illness? The truth may surprise you. According to the Federal Drug Administration, there is no evidence that these over-the-counter products are more effective at preventing illness than washing with plain […]

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Change Your Soap, Stinky.

January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Change Your Soap, Stinky.

In the shower this morning, I got to thinking (not something I do very well first thing) about something. When taking a hot shower, our pores loosen up in order to clean out the clogged up dirt, oils, and sebum. But in that process, the pores also allow more stuff back into the body, absorbing […]

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Rethinking Flea and Tick Prevention, Part Two: Green & Healthy Alternatives

December 10, 2013 0 Comments
Rethinking Flea and Tick Prevention, Part Two: Green & Healthy Alternatives

In the first part of this series, I shared some unsettling truths about toxic chemicals found in many popular flea and tick prevention products. Though many vets stand by these prescription and over-the-counter products that are widely available to consumers, they contain toxins that pose serious health problems in both pets and their humans. In […]

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