The personal care marketplace is rapidly becoming organic. But with increased interest in certification, manufacturers are finding it difficult to keep up with the USDA's requirements. Some have suggested that the personal care industry develop its own certification process for organic and natural products. Others believe this will simply confuse consumers.
November 26, 2007
Looking for a new type of vacation? Maybe you should consider agritourism—agricultural tourism—where vacationers go to farms and can participate in a variety of farm activities. A growing part of the tourism industry, agritourism is being touted as a way for local farmers to supplement their income, educate the public, and expand people’s appreciation of how food is made.
November 25, 2007
The brave new world medical technique of stem cell cloning was elevated to new possibilities yesterday in Oregon. Researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center successfully cloned monkey embryos from single monkey skin cells and also generated stem cells.
November 15, 2007
A quick glance at milk carton’s label let’s us know if the milk has not been made with artificial bovine hormone (rBGH). Unfortunately, milk carton labels that state the milk does not come from rBGH cows are being banned by heads of the agriculture departments in Pennsylvania (with Ohio following suit).
November 11, 2007
For those without the time, energy or abilities to keep a clean home or office, it sometimes makes sense to bring in some professionals. But what of those boxes filled with brightly colored liquids and the toxicity that they bring to your home and to the environment? A growing number of cleaning services like Guilt-Free Pleasures of Seattle, are responding these and other ethical issues.
November 9, 2007