Your Green Table
According to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group: “The controversial yoga mat chemical that Vani Hari, creator of FoodBabe.com, campaigned to remove from Subway sandwich bread has turned up in nearly 500 items and more than 130 brands of bread, stuffing, pre-made sandwiches and snacks.”
EWG found azodicarbonamide (or ADA), an industrial foaming agent, used in yoga mats, and flip-flops, on the labels of many well known food brands including Pillsbury, Sara Lee, Smucker’s and Fleischman’s, among others.
For more on the story, visit the Environmental Working Group.
Click here for the full list of foods congaing ADA.
Elizabeth Street has created a list celebrating “The 15 Most Important Moms In the Food Industry,” a list that includes Katie Couric and Laurie David (Executive Producers of the new documentary Fed Up), First Lady Michelle Obama, Maria Rodale, Shazi Visram, Jessica Alba, Bettina Elias Siegel, and others.
Visit Elizabeth Street to view the slideshow.
Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen produces the most waste. Yes we need to recycle, but it’s even more important to avoid creating trash in the first place. Here are a few ways to do this:
When you’re out shopping, and you haven’t brought your own bag with you, using a plastic one can be convenient. It’s easy to think: What does it matter if I do it just this once? I’ll bring my own bag next time. I can reuse this one later. But millions of people all over the world use plastic bags every day — many without recycling them at all. We’re not sure exactly how long it takes for plastic bags to break down, but estimates range from 500 to 1,000 years.
The good news for plastic bag opponents is that more and more places around the world are banning the disposable carriers. Even if your town or city doesn’t have a ban right now, you can make a difference by bringing reusable bags to the supermarket and encouraging those around you to do the same.
Scientists have found that sugary soft drinks could “profoundly” change you brain. According to the report, drinking soft drinks can lead to hyperactivity and alter hundreds of proteins in the brain.
Read the whole story: “Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists”.