Green News For The Weekend Volume 347

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Check out these green news reads from the past week…

Russia Considers Complete Ban on GM Food Production While the United States is busy supporting and promoting genetically modified foods, it seems Russia may ban them outright. Now which country is stuck in the old days? Putin may be one weird dude, but this is awesome news.

Beef Recall: Rancho Feeding Corp. Recalls A Year’s Worth Of Beef Products This, on the other hand, is not awesome news. If you live in or near California, Florida, Illinois and Texas, I wouldn’t eat any meat any time soon.

Calculating your water footprint Don’t think that your water footprint is only made up of the water you use in your home; it also considers the amount of water required to produce the goods and services that you consume. With that in mind, you would be amazed at the size of your water footprint. Click through the link to calculate it for yourself and your family, and then work on conserving/limiting your water use where possible.

7 Recipes for Homemade Dog Treats Have your own man’s (or women’s) best friend at home? Then my friend Becky has you covered with some homemade dog treats for your furry friend.

Organic Farms and Biodiversity:Is Your Food Fighting Extinction? According to Elizabeth Kolbert’s upcoming book, The Sixth Extinction, humans are causing the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaur days. The good news? Organic farms are clear champions when it comes to preserving biodiversity.

The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science “It’s just that we have other important goals besides accuracy—including identity affirmation and protecting one’s sense of self—and often those make us highly resistant to changing our beliefs when the facts say we should.”

Science. Who needs it?

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