Russia, France Shun GMOs; U.S. Media Remains Silent

Victory! World’s Largest Nation Bans GMO Food Crops

Back in September, France followed in the steps of other European Union nations– Scotland, Germany, Latvia and Greece– and revealed an opt-out from growing GM crops. The nation asked the European Commission to exclude its nationwide territory from the release of 9 GM maize varieties currently authorized (1 GM Maize range– MON9810) or waiting for authorization by the EU. France had actually already prohibited cultivation of Monsanto’s GM maize, saying it had severe doubts that … MORE

Nestle Is Trying to Break Us: A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction

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Big corporations privatizing clean water to make a profit is stealing a human right. BY ALEXIS BONOGOFSKY Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Flickr/ CC 2.0) This post originally appeared at Truthout. Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to crochet. Instead, Diehl, along with dozens of her neighbors, … MORE

DIY All Natural Purpose Spray Cleaner Without Toxic Chemicals

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Why make your own non-toxic All Purpose Cleaner?  The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization focused on environment and public health, recently came out with their Cleaners Hall of Shame list. With products containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons, some sparkly cleaners might come at a high price to your family’s health: According to the press release: Just 7 percent of cleaning products adequately disclosed their contents. To uncover what’s in common household cleaners, EWG’s … MORE

The New Treadmill Bicycle – A Whole New Way to Travel!

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Lopifit started as a small idea when Bruin Bergmeester, the founder of the Lopifit, was exercising on his cross trainer in his garage, wondering “How can I use the treadmill outdoors? Wouldn’t that be much more fun including the fact that I can enjoy nature? What about a treadmill on wheels?” Bruin worked for years to get it right, on what is now called the Lopifit. A unique product that gained worldwide attention from the … MORE

Volkswagen’s People’s Car Project – Hover Car of the Future?

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The days of the hovercraft are upon us. As Google’s self-driving cars prepare to roll out onto the streets of Nevada, Volkswagen one-ups everyone with its concept design for a hover car. The Volkswagen hover car is a product of the “People’s Car Project“ in China, which called upon customers to contribute design ideas for Volkswagen’s model of the future. The crowd-sourcing initiative debuted in China last year and, to date, has inspired 33 million website … MORE

Introducing Gi FlyBike: All-in-One Folding Electric Smart Bike Built for Urban Commuting

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“When I head into the future in my magical time machine, I’m going to want to bring a few things with me. One of those things is the Gi Bike.” -TechCrunch It’s no secret that bicycles are one of the most efficient and eco-friendly ways to commute throughout cities around the world. But while cities have been updated and riders attitudes have changed, there has not been a significant evolution in bicycling technology that satisfies the needs of the modern … MORE

Kinetic Wave Power Station for Unlimited Clean Energy

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How It Works The Wavestar machine draws energy from wave power with floats that rise and fall with the up and down motion of waves. The floats are attached by arms to a platform that stands on legs secured to the sea floor. The motion of the floats is transferred via hydraulics into the rotation of a generator, producing electricity. Waves run the length of the machine, lifting 20 floats in turn. Powering the motor … MORE

Ari Jónsson Uses Algae to Create Biodegradable Water Bottles

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Product design student Ari Jónsson has combined red algae powder with water to create a biodegradable bottle. Jónsson – who studies at the Iceland Academy of the Arts – exhibited the project during this year’s Reykjavik design festival DesignMarch from 10 to 13 March 2016. After reading about the amount of waste plastic produced every day, the designer felt an “urgent” need to develop a replacement material. “I read that 50 per cent of plastic is used … MORE

Ikea To Use Mushroom Based Packaging That Will Decompose In A Garden Within Weeks

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The furniture retailer is looking at using biodegradable mycelium “fungi packaging” as part of its efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling. It’s no secret polystyrene is devastating to the environment. But, do you know how exactly that is so? According to a fact-sheet provided by Harvard, polystyrene – which is made from petroleum, a non-sustainable, non-renewable, heavily polluting and fast-disappearing commodity – is not biodegradable, as it takes thousands of years to break down. … MORE

Non-Toxic Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

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Getting Rid of Toxic Chemicals in Your Home Have you been thinking about getting rid of toxic chemicals in your home?  One of the best places to start is by making your own laundry detergent. It’s actually very simple, takes very little time, works as well, if not better, than store bought detergents, and it also saves you a considerable amount of money. Store bought laundry detergents typically contain hazardous ingredients, including: sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)/sodium laureth … MORE