Clean Environment Company – A Good Story

I came across this article in today’s Omaha World-Herald, “A Natural Leader in Cleaners” This is a must-read about a company that has successfully produed “green cleaning products”  for a number of years. It is a great story about a company with only four employees that makes natrual cleaning products that are used across the

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Shelf Life and Nutritional Value of Food

I am seeing a lot of articles in the news that are addressing the topic of “Shelf Life” and the nutritional composition of food. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency came out with a report this month that indicated that nutritional labels failed to provide consumers with proper nutritional information. Some companies claimed the following, Companies

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Story of Sweet Loren’s Cookies

Swee Loren’s is an all natural baked goods cookie company that specializes in fresh and frozen cookie dough. Loren overcame cancer a few years ago and took on the challenge to bake an all-natural product which contained 100% whole grains, no refined sugar, dairy free and coconut oil. In 2009, Loren entered a cooking contest

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Fixing dead spots in your lawn

Your spring lawn is quickly turning thick and green. Now is the time to address those few dead spots in your lawn. I really like this video. It talks about three simple techniques to use when addressing your dead spots. I think the principles in this video can also be applied to a whole section

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What is Earth Day all about.

Earth Day can be answered by this simple question: How do my actions affect the earth? History Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 by Gaylord Nelson. Earth Day went global  April 22, 1990. Definition Earth Day is all about taking responsibility for helping create a a clean world: Air, Earth, Water Today,

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USAToday Lead in Soil Study

Did you see the USAToday story this week? Soils were tested in 13 different states and tested more that 1,000 soils in 2,100 neighborhoods. Very high lead levels were found.  Read the article and watch this video. There is alot of work to be done. Picture via geojanitor

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Bacteria on Trays and in Lunch Boxes

Check out this study of 45 fast-food trays and 100 lunch boxes in North Carolina. The laboratory study tested for fecal bacteria, listeria and staph. I like this study because it actually tested a larger number of locations. Here were some of the highlights: The trays came back with no evidence of fecal bacteria, listeria

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Toilet Paper Testing

If you are like me, I like to check-in on Consumer Reports and read some reviews of products and services. It really is all about adding value through testing. In this report check out the strength, sensory/softness, proper tearing along perforation and disintegration.   Some company view thoughts: Through this testing, these companies will know

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Getting an oil change soon..read this first

I came across this article the other day in the New York Times “California Urges Drivers to Change the Oil Less Often” January 4, 2012 by Mary M. Chapman. The article looks at studies that are showing that automobile owners do not have to change their oil every 3,000 miles. Mr. Jeff Danzinger, California Department

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Germs and Childrens Play Areas

I am revisiting this topic of germs and childrens’ play areas from last year.. It appears this issues is still a problem. Children play areas are not safe. These areas are unsafe for a number of health reasons ranging from loose bolts to feces and urinary smells. In California,  legislation is being introduced to address

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