Cloned meat and dairy products may soon be coming to a supermarket near you. The FDA is fast approving the sale and consumption of animal food products derived from cloned livestock. A recent poll shows that many Americans are skeptical, at best, about eating the stuff. Click here
There are pros and cons to wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts, but one of the most promising recent home-heating developments is the biomass stove — a combustion device much like a pellet stove. Biomass stoves burn organic fuels: cherry pits, olive pits, sunflower seeds, corn, wheat and other cereal grains. The seeds and grains go into the hopper and out comes a slow, steady stream of fuel to the combustion chamber. These fuel sources burn cleanly and contain a huge amount of energy…how hearth and heart-warming. For more, try www.magnumHeat.com for biomass and wood stoves, www.bixbyEnergy.com for biomass stoves, or www.Tulikivi.com for soapstone masonry fireplaces. /m
In an embarrassing affront to animal rights supporters everywhere, Puff Daddy, or “Diddy”, has had his dog-fur hoodies removed from Macy’s shelves. The discovery that the Chinese manufactured clothing incorporated real animal fur as opposed to the advertised “faux fur”, has caused Macy’s to remove the offending jackets from its stores.
Is Santa delivering a new, wide-screen, LCD Groove Tube to anyone this year? Here’s a natural beauty that’s surrounded by a nice alternative to nasty plastic — hard-as-steel, bamboo. Bamboo is our Product of the Year — extremely durable, versatile, and best of all, a highly sustainable, grass. This 19-inch-high, 9-pounder is RoHS-compliant, saves power 5 ways, and costs under $500. Too bad the buttons are plastic…maybe next year. Check it out, here.
As you plan for December’s onslaught of festive activities, you may want to consider donating some time or money to an environmental cause…help clean up a local river, the air, New Orleans…the opportunities to derive satisfaction from the act of giving are endless. a few possibilities that may inspire…
Here’s to a happy, healthy, and green Holiday. Let us know your worthy cause.