The real evidence of the harm of GMO food

Finally, there is scientific, understandable evidence of the negative effects of genetically modified (GMO) food crops. Scientists, farmers and informed consumers are speaking up in Jeffrey Smith’s new documentary Genetic Roulette. Smith is the founder of Seventh Generation, the well-respected laundry product company.

See this eye-opening film. Learn how scientists of the FDA itself deemed GMO’s as dangerous – and were ignored. Find out how farmers have lost countless animals due directly to GMO feed.

Become an educated consumer. It’s a step forward towards real and lasting health.

Large retailers to adopt new recycling labels that make sense

More of us are recycling these days. Figuring out what’s recyclable and what isn’t, however, is often like wandering through a maze. But there’s finally a light at the end of that tunnel.

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Seventh Generation’s new eco-friendly laundry bottle

Known for leading their industry down the green path, Seventh Generation has come up with a new first. They’ve just introduced a new laundry detergent bottle made from 100 percent  recycled cardboard and newspaper.

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All environmental “activists” are not alike

This post is a partial reprint of an article by Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Inspired Protagonist of Burlington, VT-based Seventh Generation Inc.   

America: All Koched Up

We all know that dollars buy influence and aren’t surprised when some millionaire we never heard of is found placing electoral bets or underwriting a political action committee. We have, quite sadly, become accustomed to the power of money and the dubious ends to which those who have it frequently put it. Even so, I found an article in last week’s New Yorker detailing the activities of billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch absolutely horrific. The Koch brothers run America’s second largest private company, Koch Industries, estimated to have revenues of $100 billion from brands that include Lycra, Stainmaster, Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups, and Georgia-Pacific lumber.   

It’s an excellent piece of reporting I strongly urge everyone to read, but for now here’s the gist: David and Charles Koch (pronounced “coke”), have for years been clandestinely founding and funding the organizations and efforts at the very epicenter of the right wing’s war on science, truth, progress, and political civility.   

Photo courtesy of Greenpeace's 2010 report on Koch Industries anti-climate change spending

 

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Seventh Generation teams up with Walmart

This week Walmart begins carrying Seventh Generation products in stores across the country

 

The announcement that Seventh Generation – a company known for high quality cleaning and household products – will now have their products carried at Walmart, the giant retailer with a mixed reputation for their sustainability and honest-t0-goodness organics, has caused a lot of conversation and some consternation. 

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Ban on dishwasher detergents with high phosphates to begin July 1st

 

Beginning July 1st, it will be illegal for retailers to sell high phosphate dishwasher detergent in sixteen states. The new phosphate limit of 0.5 percent phosphorus by weight only applies to non-commercial dishwasher detergents. 

A ban on phosphates had been in the works in a number of states since 2008, to give detergent companies time to develop effective dishwashing alternatives. 

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