This week’s green round of news is quite intense, starting off with a Pesticides and Obesity Study. Adding to the mix are GE’s new lighting technologies, and Honest Tea to fair trade certify their teas. And don’t forget to say no to Nestle and Hershey’s especially on Halloween! Both received failing grades from Green America in the child slave labor department.
So grab a cup of organic, fair trade Joe, and read on. Lots of green news covered this week:
- Hyland’s Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children via the FDA.
- Pesticide in womb may promote obesity, study finds. After you read this consider reading, “Organic Doesn’t Mean Free of Pesticides“ since traces of pesticides may still remain in the soil which is in contact with root vegetables. The article suggests to peel your vegetables just to be on the safe side.
- Sustainable Agricultural Workshop in Sussex County, NJ: Workshop is October 29, 2010
- Honest Tea Commits to Fair Trade Certified Tea for all Bottled Teas (The Company anticipates by the end of the first quarter of 2011, the transition will be complete.)
- Google Investing in Offshore Wind Power Project
- Yorker’s furniture designs stress the OMG factor
- GE Scientists Employ Jet Engine Cooling Technology in Prototype LED Bulb and
- GE Unveils Unique Hybrid Halogen-CFL Light Bulb Coming in 2011
- Somerset County (NJ) set to begin $40M, 15-building solar system. The solar system are being paid for by bond financing and will be installed on many public buildings. This is a very interesting trend but it begs the question, are we, as tax payers, paying for solar on leaky buildings? Is it better to invest the money in tightening up our municipal buildings?
- Your tax dollars shouldn’t fund disinformation about pesticides in food! The Environmental Working Group urging us to sign a petition to stop the USDA for a rubber stamp funding of front groups to counter claims made by activists about the unsafe levels of pesticides in our food.
- Is There Child Slave Labor in Your Child’s Halloween Candy? Check out Green America’s scorecard and say no to Nestle and Hershey’s this year.
- Want to know if lead, bromine (brominated flame retardants), chlorine (PVC), cadmium, arsenic, tin (organotins), pththalates and mercury are in commonly-used flooring and wallpaper? Check out HealthyStuff.org’s newest directory.
- Scientists Pursue New Sustainable Alternatives for Weed Control in Organic Production Systems.
As always, I encourage you to link to green news in the comments below. Self promotion is always encouraged! Also, let me know which of the above stories is your favorite.