Healthy Living: Boycott Fake “Organic” Brands

  The following brands market their products as “organic,” but they don’t have enough organic ingredients to be USDA certified, and they use ingredients that would never be allowed in USDA certified products. The links below go to each brand’s entry in the Cosmetics Safety Database. Compare Hazard Scores for Dr. Bronner’s Products certified under … Continue reading

Active Movement: Hollywood Celebs Join Our Campaign in California: Spread the Message

Hollywood Celebs Join Our Campaign in California: Spread the Message No matter how much money Monsanto pours into the No on 37 campaign, it’s never going to be able to find people who go to the grocery store looking for genetically modified food to eat and feed their families. If there were people like that, … Continue reading

Living Green: Amazon starts up site for green products, does not claim it will solve the world’s problems

  By Sarah Laskow Today in refreshingly honest incrementalism: Amazon has launched a site called Vine.com that sells green products. But the people in charge of it aren’t promising it’s going to save the world. They know what they’re offering is as “better-than” solution, rather than a “best” solution. Josh Dorfman, the guy who runs the site, told The New … Continue reading

Healthy Living: New Organic Spies Video: Whole Foods Hidden Camera GMO Sting – Bait Organic, Switch to GMO

  Originally posted on http://www.organicconsumers.org/bytes/ob348.htm Not all of Whole Foods Market’s employees are aware that they’re selling unlabeled GMO foods, and Organic Spies has now caught many on camera, swearing up and down that Whole Foods is a GMO-free store. It’s the old “bait-and-switch.” Whole Foods lures customers in on the promise of local, organic and … Continue reading

A Curious Notion: Moments of Pause

I open this edition of A Curious Notion by asking pardon from my readers for my absence over the course of the last three weeks. I have truly been flabbergasted by the events that I have been witnessing in this country and around the world of late. This is not by way of offering excuses. … Continue reading

Gardening: Hydroponics or Soil, the Big Question?

Hi Everyone: I know it’s been awhile since my last post, so I decided to re-connect to let you know what we’re up to.  We had a successful growing season for our experimental summer garden.  Although we had many challenges, we have a lovely bounty and are enjoying our tasty fruits and veggies.  We still … Continue reading

Music: The “Artsy” Type

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMxQEIGmDww I admit, I am jealous of the support that she got from her parents, anyways, I purpose a question to  anyone who chooses to answer. What makes music like Janelle Monae so “not desired” in our culture.  Why are we not seing more creative performers with artistic integrity being interviewed by and MTV or VH1 rep? Related articles CoverGirl … Continue reading

A Curious Notion: The Difference Between Price and Cost

Ever felt that you had been purposefully lied to, misled or manipulated? Have you ever been denied, on a bureaucratic wim, something that you thought you had a right to? Ever been tragically effected by another person’s arbitrary business decision? What if you live in Michigan and your city government is upset and nullified by … Continue reading

A Curious Notion: A Storm on the Horizon

Isaac, a hurricane with a name that conjures up notions of biblical proportions is headed for TampaFlorida, of all places, and is due to arrive on Monday,  just in time for the Republican National Convention. This is such a delicious slice of irony that I refuse to open the door to all the jokes and … Continue reading

A Curious Notion: Electability and the Ability to Relate

In this edition of A Curious Notion I want to turn the tables toward you the reader, to cause you to think about what really matters to you this time. We live in a very tortured and perilous time and I am not referring to dates on the Incan calendar. We all know that times … Continue reading

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