Asian Carp Invasion

Have you heard about this infestation of Asian Carp? I saw a story on ESPN that reminded me of this terrible tragedy.  Asian Carp are invading water areas everywhere. These fish eat plankton and drive all other variety of fishes out of the area.   You cannot miss these fish. They fly everywhere, knocking into boats

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Antibiotics in Feed

I came across this article in The Wall Street Journal, “Groups Sue FDA Over Use of Certain Antibiotics in  Animal Feed”  Several environment and health-advocacy groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration to ban the widespread use of two antibiotics, (penicillin and tetracycline) in animal feed. The groups claim that antibiotics are being given

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Pork Temp Changes from 160 to 145

The USDA announced that an internal temperature for pork can be achieved at a temperature of 145 degrees. This replaces the old guideline of 160 degrees. I came across this story in the USAToday Article, USDA now says pork can be pink, at 145 degrees.  The new regulations were put in place after it was

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Toxic Flame Retardants in baby products and recycled carpet

I came across this story on the CBS Evening News and looked at it more closely this morning in the Environmental Health News article, Array of flame retardants found in baby car seats, changing pads, other items. The article suggests that 80% of all baby products contain some type of flame retardants.  A study was

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Dealing with Mold

Mold is nothing to mess around with.  Be aware of mold forming in moist, wet areas of your home.   According to the site, HowStuffWorks.com, you should use your nose as the first indicator and check for mold in these areas of your house: Under carpets and carpet pads Behind wall paper or draperies Behind drywall,

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Farmers Markets

It’s time to welcome a new season of Farmer Markets across the country.  Check out the markets in your area. The following Farmers Market Map shows all of the different locations across the country.  In Omaha, The Omaha Farmers Market opens downtown tomorrow from 8.00am – 12.30pm  and Sunday in the Aksarben Village from 9.00am 

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Eating food with fine pieces of wood

Are you aware that you are eating fine pieces of wood in some of your food products. I came across this subject in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal Article “Cellulose in Foods” “Cellulose products, gums and fibers allow food manufactures to offer white bread with high dietary fiber content, low-fat ice cream that still feels creamy

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Celebrate National Public Gardens Day

May 6, 2011 is National Public Gardens Day – I found out about this event on yesterday’s  NaturaTurf Blog Post. What a cool event sponsored by the American Public Gardens Association. The National Public Gardens Day 2011 has a website with all sorts of information about this special day. My favorite is the page, What

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Toxins in your house

Which is worse the air in your backyard or in your house? According to the article, “Let your house breathe to remove toxins” the air in your house is much worse than the air outside because there are so many pollutants like scent of paint, (benzene), carbon monoxide, pet dander, gas leaks, radon, mold and

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Planting a Family Vegetable Garden

This week, we started planning our new garden endeavor in the back yard. The picture in this post will serve as a reminder of where I want to be in a few weeks. I’ll add my own pictures in future posts. We have picked out our spot and plan on preparing the soil this week

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