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Growth Hormones in Food
- In 2005, 32.5 million cattle were slaughtered to provide beef for US consumers. Scientists believe about two-thirds of American cattle raised for slaughter today are injected with hormones to make them grow faster and America’s dairy cows are given a genetically-engineered hormone called rBGH to increase milk production.
- The EU actually has banned the use of artificial hormones to fatten cattle and bring them to maturity faster.
- Dairy cows account for as much as 20 percent of human-induced emissions of methane, a potent climate change–causing greenhouse gas. More...
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Brain food for kids
Nutrition plays a key role in providing children with a critical physiological foundation to help them succeed in school. The quality of food that we provide our children significantly affects their academic performance during the school years. More...
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Green laundry detergent
A green detergent should be non-toxic and biodegradable with no petroleum based ingredients, no optical brighteners and no dyes or fragrances. Natural and eco-friendly home laundry products have been in use for centuries. They were replaced by chemical based detergents as science progressed. With the rise in environmental concerns among mainstream consumers, green laundry detergents have once again become popular. The ingredients used in laundry detergents first caught the attention of the public in the late 1960s when gobs of green gunk appeared as water bodies got polluted. This was largely attributed to phosphates in detergents. In time, phosphates were banned in laundry detergents. More...