Unless our new policy demands that new chemicals demonstrate safety, I fear they may wind up being as toxic as the older ones. We need to make sure that the pending Safe Chemicals Act sets strong standards.
Contrary to the Rose Acre's cheerful claims, our investigator found birds with broken bones and untreated, prolapsed uteruses; mummified corpses in cages with live hens; and abandoned hens who had fallen into manure pits.
Greenwashing is not only a rip-off if you pay more for a product based on green claims, but it can be dangerous by lulling us into using products carrying precisely the kinds of ingredients we are seeking to avoid.
Why not take positive steps to champion nonprofit and benevolent businesses? This is the birth of a new world, where your dollars can act as catalysts to accomplish the change that we want to see in the world.
When Coke buys Odwalla or Pepsi buys Naked Juice, The Man dumbs the product down. It's no longer quite so high-quality, quite so green -- because The Man is about the bottom lines, not triple bottom lines.
As a "global sustainability movement" that'll include just about everyone - from educators to scientists to businesses to non-profits and little kids - Team Earth's first campaign centers on tackling deforestation.