Posted on February 2, 2016 by Envirothink
Score another one for consumers Another large food manufacturer is paying attention to what we want.
Hellman’s parent company Unilever announced today it was adding 2 new non-GMO products to its line. They are Hellmann’s Organic Mayonaise and Hellmann’s “Carefully Crafted” egg-free dressing and sandwich spread. This comes after the introduction of Hellmann’s non-GMO olive oil mayonnaise last year.
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Posted on February 1, 2016 by Envirothink
The difference between “regular” salmon and larger, genetically engineered “Frankenfish” is apparent
Just two months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved genetically engineered salmon for human consumption, it appears that it’s taken a step backward – though perhaps this is actually a step forward for consumers. This past Friday, the FDA issued a ban on the import and sale of AquAdvantage salmon, produced by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty, until the agency can publish guidelines for how it should be labeled.
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Posted on January 27, 2016 by Envirothink
In the corporate world, money talks. And more corporate giants have been jumping on the organic bandwagon over the past few years. That’s due to the ever-increasing popularity of and demand for organic food product offerings.
But this trend has made for some very strange and sometimes suspicious bedfellows. After all, when titans of junk food, processed food and sugary beverages acquire brands long known for their top quality organic products, shouldn’t consumers be concerned that the quality will change? And isn’t that concern justified?
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Posted on January 15, 2016 by Envirothink
Photo by Deep Root, flickr
Trees are a really good defense against climate change. They sequester a large amount of CO2 and add oxygen to the air. They also help prevent erosion and add nutrients to the soil, along with providing habitat to a variety of birds and other creatures.
And adding trees to an urban landscape also helps provide shade, cool and beauty to an urban jungle. So why promote the idea of adding fake trees to cities as a potential and partial solution to climate change?
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Posted on January 12, 2016 by Envirothink
The news yesterday was excitingly hopeful. Ringling announced plans to retire its elephants this May rather than wait another year and a half as originally planned.
They are going to retire like everyone does – to Florida,” said Stephen Payne of parent company Feld Entertainment, ABC News reported. Payne said that the 11 elephants currently on tour will travel to roughly 14 more cities before May, at which time they will be transferred to the company’s 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida.
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Posted on January 4, 2016 by Envirothink
The Netherlands has one-upped the rest of the world yet again. Previously it was with their solar powered bike path, which opened in 2014 in a suburb outside of Amsterdam. In a country where there are admittedly more bikes than people, the government’s commitment to sustainability and innovation is inspiring.
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Posted on December 28, 2015 by Envirothink
The world has lost over 90 percent of its forests. We’re feeling the impact of this with increasing weather “events”.
One non-profit organization has been stepping up to help turn the tide by cloning and preserving some of our oldest and largest champion trees. And the latest example is Lady Liberty, a 2,000 year old bald cypress tree in Florida.
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, an organization we’ve written much about over the past few years, has plans to scale this magnificent 89 foot tall tree sometime today and collect samples and genetic material so that they can clone and preserve it as part of their genetic living library of trees. Continue reading
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