Category «environment»

A Winter Haiku

The first day of the new year 2016. Usually by now in eastern Pa there has  at least been snow flurries. Just last week the temperature nearly reached the 70 degree mark. Records have been blown away.  The weather is weird. I am missing the cold days of winter. Not because I like snow, but …

The Power of Food Choices

Food Inc. is a documentary of what is becoming its own genre, that of simply awakening the American public to the politics, economics, environmental and of course health implications of food. Similar movies also worth viewing include “King Corn“, and Super Size Me. Another independent movie, The Corporation, uses the DSM classification of sociopath as …

Pesticides in your food, the dirty dozen

Chances are you’ve seen or heard of this pesticide list, which ranks common foods by the amount of pesticide residue. The folks over at the Environmental Working Group (as far as I know), produce this guide. It is updated yearly. Print a copy and take it with you when grocery shopping. The need to keep …

Fish in U.S. Rivers Tainted With Common Medications

Do you eat fish as a means to a healthy diet? Well, er before you take out that fishing rod, or purchase that package of fish you may want to check out where that fish swam. Turns out waste from the many medications in use by the American populace is ending up as effluent in …

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