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Ray – recycled plastic drum chair


ray_chair_1_1.jpgPreviously employed as a plastic oil drum, ‘Ray’ features four storage bays under his seat and a Blade Runner look.

Get pricing info when you order (I asked, no reply).

@ reestore.com

allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery

(UPDATE: LINKS REMOVED)

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

cloning, seal hunts, polar bears and emissions – what’s up with all that?


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It’s been a rough week for consumers and wildlife, alike. Perhaps a little editorializing is in order. Here goes:

  • The FDA approved the marketing of foods derived from cloned animals and their offspring, with no labeling of cloned foods required! This has got to stick in consumer’s craws, (pun intented). Testing of cloned meats and milk products should be a long and exhausting process. Currently there are only a few hundred cloned animals, mostly cattle, in the U.S. which does not seem to represent a large enough sample to justify exposing millions of Americans to possible longterm side effects. The FDA has asked for a moratorium of a few months on the sale of food from the clones themselves, but not on their offspring. The vision of vast herds of animals of identical genetic structure doesn’t send me running to the fridge for a big glass of cloned milk and a perfectly marbled steak…though I may already have eaten some
  • The EPA recently denied California’s waiver to let the state impose its own tougher vehicle emissions regulations. Congress is conducting hearings on the issue and received records of the EPA’s internal decision making process. One problem, the records had 16 pages worth of material blacked out under the claim of “executive privilege.” The fight against transparency on consumer issues has a long and dubious legacy in the Bush administration. Vice President Dick Cheney’s Energy Task Force set the gold standard on this one. The Bush administration fought long and hard to conceal the oil men and lobbyists (more…)
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detox from toe to head?


body2.jpgThe only way we can hope to make the world healthier, is if we ourselves are healthy. People’s bodies are full of toxins, and Kinoki Foot Pads purports to be an effective way to cleanse the body. Supposedly, just put the pads on your feet at night and, by the next morning your body and mind will be free of toxins, (and ready to make greener choices). For more information, visit www.buykinoki.com. I have to warn you: the “after” pictures are pretty disgusting! Even though I think you’d rather have those toxins on the pad than in your body, the ‘hoaxie’ looking ad campaign and cure-all claims do leave plenty of room for skepticism!
by our resident high school contributor, Zach McGrath.

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