(Natural News) When people are faced with a serious ailment, their tendency is to go to a hospital and have themselves checked by a general practitioner. They then take the medication prescribed by the doctor and hope everything will be alright. These people, on the other hand, took a different direction when it came to searching... [...]
Members of California's Sisters of the Valley are not affiliated with the Catholic Church and their goal is promote the legalization of marijuana at the federal level.
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(Natural News) During the first three weeks of the 2003 Iraq conflict, the U.S. military committed egregious war crimes using radioactive weapons. Even though the Pentagon pledged to never use this technology again, military command went ahead anyway in the 2003 Iraq conflict, deploying missiles loaded with depleted uranium (DU). More than 2,000 tons of... [...]
(NaturalNews) With the holiday season almost upon us, the consumption of chocolate is likely to skyrocket — anything from chocolate cakes, cookies, and pudding, to the frothing cups of hot chocolate sold outside to help keep us warm at this time of the year. (Article by Elika Ansari, republished from TheDailySheeple.com) Chocolate is a popular... [...]
(NaturalNews) The new report, “The Great Palm Oil Scandal,” released Wednesday, “investigates labour exploitation on plantations in Indonesia that provide palm oil to Wilmar, which is the world’s largest processor and merchandiser of palm and lauric (palm kernel) oils and controls over 43% of the global palm oil trade.” (Article by Joel B. Pollak, republished... [...]
(NaturalNews) Law enforcement authorities in Michigan have found a more creative way to crack down on the use of illegal substances. The Bath Township Police Department published a posting on Facebook on September 6 stating that as a result of online reports about methamphetamine... [...]
(NaturalNews) There are plenty of good reasons to stop using plastic containers, ranging from health and environmental concerns, to simple practicality in the kitchen.Considering the facts, there's really no good reason to continue buying products packed or bottled in plastic...
Here are the top five facts regarding plastic versus glass:
Fact #1: The environmental impact of plastic is enormous – Enough plastic is discarded each year to circle the Earth four times, and the average American throws away nearly 200 pounds of plastic each year. Billions of pounds of plastic are polluting our oceans and threatening marine life, killing 1 million sea birds and 100,000 marine animals annually. Fifty percent of plastic containers are used once and then thrown away.
Fact #2: Plastics are a threat to human health – Chemicals leached from plastic containers enter our bodies and can lead to serious health issues. Many of the substances used to make plastic are carcinogens, while others cause hormonal imbalances, birth defects and developmental problems. Plastics often contain lead, cadmium and mercury, which can be absorbed by the food or drinks they are used to contain – and subsequently end up in our bodies.
Fact #3: Glass is better for the environment – Glass containers can be used many times and can be recycled to make new containers. Plastic containers are "down-cycled" instead. In other words, when you throw away a plastic bottle it will be turned into other products (if it manages to get recycled at all). Every time you buy a plastic water bottle, it is made from "new" plastic.
Fact #4: Glass is more practical in the kitchen – One of the best things about glass containers is that they can be used for storage, cooking and serving. The same glass food container can be used from the refrigerator to the oven to the dining table. Glass containers can be used over and over again, and can be repurposed for other uses. If you buy a glass bottle containing pasta sauce or juice, for instance, it can be washed and used for storing other foods once its contents are consumed.
Fact #5: Glass does not absorb smells or colors – Plastic containers not only leach dangerous chemicals into food, but they also absorb smells and can become discolored. Glass containers, on the other hand, do not have this problem. Glass containers are more aesthetically pleasing as well.
Kicking the plastic habit
Of course, it's nearly impossible to avoid all plastic packaging, but it's relatively easy to significantly reduce the amount of plastic bags, bottles and containers you buy or use.
Many products, such as bottled water for example, are available in glass containers as well as plastic. If you buy your food fresh from local sources – which you should do anyway – you can often avoid any packaging at all.
A number of foods are also available in bulk form, meaning that you can use your own recyclable containers to carry and store them. It's eas [...]
(NaturalNews) As more and more people find out about the countless dangers to human health and the environment caused by GMO food, and make an effort to actively avoid it, many food companies are starting to meet the demand by going GMO-free.In an ideal world, this would be the... [...]
(NaturalNews) Several environmental groups have joined forces to file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to try to put a stop to the practice of using wastewater from fracking on farmland.Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, entails injecting large amounts... [...]
(NaturalNews) Okay, the fun is over with this pot "sort of" legalization thing. Now it's getting serious.With some states allowing recreational and medical use of pot, some states only allowing medical uses, some states not allowing either, and the Obama administration selectively...
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