Synthetic additives could be included in “organic” baby food

It’s time to speak up about organic food labels before the NOSB dilutes them even more

According to an article by the Alliance for Natural Health, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) – the division of the USDA that’s responsible for regulating all organic crops and determining what can be called “Certified Organic” -will meet next week to decide several key issues:

  • whether to allow eight synthetic substances in organic baby food, primarily in organic infant formula and
  • whether to allow genetically engineered vaccines for organic livestock.

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Xtrema ceramics cookware offers a greener and more healthy way to cook

I love to cook, and I’m always on the lookout for things that will help me do a better, healthier job of it. I recently came across Xtrema, a durable, ceramic cookware that makes healthy cooking simple.

Xtrema is a highly versatile, good-looking line of cookware. It can be used on stovetops, in microwaves, barbecue grills, even put in the oven to bake. It can also go in the fridge and freezer, be put directly on the table (on a trivet of course) and is dishwasher safe. It can withstand very high temperatures and, unlike traditional nonstick cookware, you can’t scratch it.

To find out more about this durable and energy efficient cookware that helps create healthier meals, check out http://bit.ly/SGPXi8.

Licenders – a natural treatment that works

Head lice are a parasite that effects 12 million kids each year

The word lice strikes fear in the hearts of even the most fearless parent, conjuring up worries of disease and social stigma.

September was National Head Lice Awareness / Prevention Month. With kids so recently back to school, it’s time to examine the facts and effective treatments for this troubling issue. 

Lice aren’t a disease. They’re a parasite affecting over 12 million children each year, mainly kids ages 3 through 11. Lice don’t fly or jump – they crawl. They most frequently occur during summertime, in warm weather. Because kids play closely together, it’s easy for lice to spread – in playgroups, at schools, summer camps, hair salons, slumber parties, clubs, and at playgrounds.  Lice crawl from head to head, seeking a blood meal. 

And kids bring it with them to school.

If schools don’t have a screening for lice the first day, half the school could have it by October, says Adie Horowitz, President of Licenders, a New York-based company that provides screenings, lice treatment and prevention products throughout the New York tri-state area. 

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Unilever partners with Carrotmob to generate better sustainability with consumers

The saying “consumers vote with their dollars” is truer than ever these days. Manufacturers pay a great deal of attention to how and where consumers spend their hard-earned money and fine tune their products and marketing campaigns to meet their needs.

Unilever – a global consumer goods manufacturer – is deeply aware of this and recently partnered with non-profit Carrotmob to create sustainability campaigns that will attract green-minded consumers.

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