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Vermont Sued by Food Behemoths; Ben & Jerry’s to the Rescue!

Author: Lee Ann Rush You may recall that in April of this year, Vermont became the first state in the country to pass legislation requiring that foods containing GMOs be labeled as such. The law, known as Act 120, is

Vermont Sued by Food Behemoths; Ben & Jerry’s to the Rescue!

Author: Lee Ann Rush You may recall that in April of this year, Vermont became the first state in the country to pass legislation requiring that foods containing GMOs be labeled as such. The law, known as Act 120, is

Teach Your Children Well

Written by: Lee Ann Rush As though the skyrocketing numbers of obese children in the United States aren’t enough to wake us up to the need for immediate and dramatic changes to our overall lifestyle in this country, a sobering

Does Gardening Education Have a Place in Our Schools?

I do quite a bit of reading about organic farming, the dangers of pesticides and genetically-modified (GMO) crops, holistic health and natural solutions to everyday problems, such as using vinegar to kill weeds or baking soda and lemon juice as

Now Do You Believe in Global Warming? (Part 2)

Those of us who support the Green movement and conscientiously work toward reducing our own carbon footprints have long understood that the continued proliferation of greenhouse gas emissions from industry, transportation and a myriad of other sources has, slowly but

Now Do You Believe in Global Warming?

Recently, the press has been full of articles describing the horrific consequences that will befall our planet as a result of our collective paying lip service to, or outright ignoring, the devastating potential of global warming. A United Nations study

Coke and Pepsi Bow to Public Outcry and Will Drop BVO from Drinks

Written by: Lee Ann Rush Awhile back I wrote about eight food additives that are banned in numerous foreign countries but, thanks in large part to the FDA’s cozy relationship with the US government, still used in foods processed in

What Can We Do with All These Plastic Bags?

Author: Lee Ann Rush In a recent piece, I discussed the pending legislation in New York City that would impose a ten-cent per bag fee on those customers of the city’s grocery stores and other retail establishments who, rather than

Are Corn-Based Biofuels Worse for the Environment than Gasoline?

Environmentalists and others concerned about the problem of global warming have for some time considered plant-based biofuels to be one of the cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels. In fact, the Obama administration has touted biofuel made from the residue of

A Reflection of Earth Day 2014

Another year has passed and we can celebrate Earth Day once more. 1970 was the year that the modern environmental movement was first started. I provided some basic information regarding the origins of Earth Day in my blog from last