Private Companies Labeling GMOs When Washington Won’t

Independent labeling organizations team up with retailers to certify non-GMO foods.

Ask and you shall receive! While Washington drags its feet on the issue of GMO labeling (and no wonder given the bipartisan incest between Monsanto and the government), Americans are nearly unanimous in support of labeling genetically engineered food.  Hardly any difference exists across political or informational lines;  But far from passing any labeling measures, on […]

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Grow your own… eggs!

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I’ve been wanting to get some backyard chickens for a few years now, but there were other things needing to be done first. Now, I’m just about ready to plunge in, and I thought I’d share a post that a friend of mine wrote for me a few years ago. Chickens are good for gardens […]

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Buycott. An app to help you know who makes that product on the shelf.

Recently, I was stunned to learn that one of my favorite cereal manufacturers was one of a few “organic” manufacturers behind a lobbying effort to ban labeling of GMOs. I”ll admit, it was really frustrating, and I felt like I didn”t even know what to buy anymore. Today, I learned about Buycott, and I hope […]

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A Wholesome Oasis in the Food Desert

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Two weeks ago, my local farmer”s market opened for the year with it”s usual crowds of people hungry for good, locally grown produce. For me, this is a sight which almost always brings me to tears. As few as 15 years ago in this area you couldn”t get a decent fresh vegetable for miles, and […]

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Repurposing Plastics – Let’s get Crafty

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The lovely LindaEve started this Earth-inspired week off with a wonderful post on monday – The Truth About Plastics. The industry of creating plastics and even recycling plastics is a disgusting, environmentally disastrous reality that is destroying our environment. So what can we do about it? Avoid it whenever possible! But I admit that is […]

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Save the Bees!

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When you think about animals vital to human survival, bees and their fellow pollinators are right at the top of the list. Without bees, crops don’t grow, and we don’t get to eat real food. For a few years now, researchers and gardeners alike have been wringing their hands over the mass disappearance of so […]

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Springtime Crafts – Enjoy the Spring Outdoors!

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The sun has been shining warm and bright for days now here in Missouri. Almost every night we get a beautiful Spring shower and the afternoon clears up to a beautiful day! Birds are chirping, squirrels are coming out of their homes, and I spend time outside every chance I get! Today I’ve compiled a […]

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What’s better than a tiny house?

By now, I’m sure everyone here has heard about the Tiny House phenomenon. Just enough space, ingeniously designed, possibly even portable – what’s not to love? Well, it gets even better. In a town just outside Atlanta, a 12 year old student has taken her love of tiny houses to the next level: Sicily Kolbeck […]

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Spring Cleaning without toxic chemicals

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Here at Eco Etsy, we’re wrapping up our 14 days of crafting tutorials, but if you aren’t quite ready to wave goodbye to the DIY, you’re in luck. Today, in honor of the budding daffodils outside my window, and the new blog format, ECO Monday is going to help you with a little Spring Cleaning. […]

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