Thursday, August 15, 2013

Links and Resource Roundup

From time to time, we come across important articles, websites, and resources that we want to share with Boline fans. They are about food and cosmetic safety, sustainability, and the like. Here is the first of many future link round ups!

National Geographic talks about worldwide food fraud and mislabeling.
Factory farming is helping create mega-bacteria to make us all sick.
Elle writes an exposé about GMO corn.

How to make your own vinegars.

After my first pregnancy and birth, I had PTSD, too. Read this survivors story and how she now is working to Improve Birth.

International Union for the Conservation of Nature is the world's oldest and largest environmental organization. They speak for food security and biodiversity and against unchecked development.

The SAFE Seafood Act in the USA and the Monterey Bay Aquarium's shopping guide to safe and sustainable seafood.

The new FSMA- Food Safety Modernization Act is supposed to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it. Below is additional information on FSMA. It was signed into law by President Obama in January 2011. Since this is the same president that appointed a Monsanto VP to head the FDA, we are more than a little skeptical about the law and its enforcement.

The Environmental Working Group has a "Skin Deep" program that monitors and educates about ingredients in cosmetics and toiletries. They are amazing.

Peru will be providing FREE solar power to its poorest residents!

More links to come!

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