Category: Month: October 2013
Made in a lab

Made in a lab

There’s little argument over what genetic engineering is: Scientists remove a gene from one organism and transfer that gene to a different organism. Unlike traditional methods, where farmers might breed plants from the same species to make a stronger plant, GE...

Why you should care about GMOs

Why you should care about GMOs

In mid-October 2006, I drove from Indianapolis to Bloomington to tour Indiana University, a prospective college. Having grown up in Connecticut, the Midwest looked like another planet to me: mile after mile of flat, verdant cropland. As I gazed at the sea of...

What’s really in soap? Study finds harmful chemicals

What’s really in soap? Study finds harmful chemicals

Source: Lisa Marshall | Natural Foods Merchandiser A decades-old chemical found in most deodorant and antibacterial bar soaps could be harmful to nursing babies when mom uses it, according to a new University of Tennessee study conducted in rats.The study, unveiled at...

Water issues beginning to ‘permeate the mainstream’

Water issues beginning to ‘permeate the mainstream’

18 September 2013, source edie newsroomWater preservation and scarcity is "on the cusp" of being the next big sustainability issue, says Bloomberg's head of sustainability Lee Ballin. Speaking exclusively to edie, Ballin says businesses and Government's are becoming...

Every drop counts – Live for Tomorrow partners with WaterCan

Every drop counts – Live for Tomorrow partners with WaterCan

Do you leave the water running while you’re brushing your teeth? Do you take extra long showers? Then you’re not alone. Many of us take clean, drinkable water for granted.Around the world, 890 million people—about one in seven— do not have access to clean drinking...

IPCC report expected to ignite efforts on climate change

IPCC report expected to ignite efforts on climate change

20 September 2013, source edie newsroomThe latest climate review from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is expected to confirm and highlight the drivers of climate change and kick-start action from businesses and Governments. The IPCC will convene...

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