• Growing Saffron Crocus Bulbs

    Known around the globe as a spice worth more than its weight in gold, saffron is expensive, but the intense color and incredible flavor it brings to food is priceless. A single grain of pure saffron will add distinctive bright yellow color to 10 gallons of water, or embellish the flavor of 10 pounds of […] More

  • Storage Benches

    Storage benches may be one of the most versatile pieces of furniture we can own. For anyone needing to maximize space, they’re the answer to solving storage and seating problems. They can also serve as a beautiful piece of home décor. The options for storage benches are endless. We’re using them in our living rooms, […] More

  • Earth Policy Institute: Run Cars on Green Electricity, Not Natural Gas

    By Jonathan G. Dorn [social_buttons]With the dramatic increase in oil prices earlier this year translating into higher prices at the gas pump in the United States, concerns over U.S. dependence on foreign oil are once again part of the national discussion on energy security. Combined with the growing understanding that carbon emissions from the combustion […] More

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    All About Organic Skincare

    Organic and natural products are coming out of the shadow of mainstream beauty preparations, demonstrating likely and proven restorative results. Both women and men are more frequently choosing not to apply products with chemicals and possible noxious toxins that may irritate or damage delicate skin. Instead, they are opting to only use pure organic/natural preparations. […] More

  • Ten Green Storage Solutions

    People often characterize the proliferation of self storage in the United States as a sign of consumerism or a materialist culture. To me, consumerism means consuming products. Buying a bunch of stuff and then throwing it away when you get bored with it — or buying items that are designed for just once use before […] More

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    Top Global Warming Causes – Natural or Human?

    If you’ve followed the debate over climate change even a little, you likely know the main causes of global warming: concentrations of greenhouse gases build up in the Earth’s atmosphere, and create a “greenhouse,” or warming effect. You’re likely also aware that evidence of past warming periods has fueled the argument that natural causes are […] More

  • ‘Natural’ Label Should Be Easy To Pin Down

    Marion Nestle, the esteemed food politics author and professor, recently wrote a column in the San Francisco Chronicle titled ‘Natural’ label not easy to pin down in which she discusses why the FDA has failed to define the term ‘natural.’ She says its “difficult to pin down” but I say it isn’t. It her column, Nestle points out […] More

  • Most “Natural” Cereals Likely to Contain GMOs

    Does “natural” mean non-GMO? Not likely. Many breakfast cereals labeled natural are likely to contain ingredients from genetically modified corn, soy, canola, and sugar beets. This was a key finding from a survey of natural cereal manufacturers conducted by The Organic & Non-GMO Report. Several natural cereal manufacturers admitted that their products may contain GM ingredients, one manufacturer refused to comment, and three are putting their products through a non-GMO verification program to avoid the use of GMOs. More

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    GMOs in Natural Breakfast Cereals

    GMOs are found in many breakfast cereals labeled “natural”, including popular brands like Barbara’s, Kashi, and Mother’s.

    The Cornucopia Institute tested a wide variety of breakfast cereals for genetically engineered ingredients. What they found is surprising. Even long-time respected natural brands contain 25%-100% GMOs. More

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