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Tyson’s ‘Non-Antibiotic’ Chickens Contain Ionophobes

Tyson’s ‘Non-Antibiotic’ Chickens Contain Ionophobes

For much of 2007, Tyson Foods has been touting its fresh chicken as ‘natural’ since it is “raised without antibiotics.”  That label, however, may have to change.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture erroneously approved of such labeling.

November 20, 2007

British Airway’s Ghost Flights

British Airway’s Ghost Flights

On November 14, Britain’s Daily Mail reported that British Airways has been flying ghost flights across the Atlantic in order to preserve slots at airports.  The airline, which touts itself as an environmentally responsible company, has been widely condemned for the activity.  Considering the massive carbon impact of a single flight, this activity calls into question BA’s commitment to environmentalism.

November 20, 2007

Most U.S. Electronic Waste is Pollution-and-Worker-Danger Shipped Overseas

Most U.S. Electronic Waste is Pollution-and-Worker-Danger Shipped Overseas

Part of our society’s growing green practices as ethical and socially conscious consumers is to recycle old computers, monitors, drives, televisions, cell phones and other electronic gadget waste. But our e-waste in many cases is not being recycled here, but is being shipped out of America as a global jet stream of electronic waste to countries with low-wage workers.

November 19, 2007

For the Holiday Season: A Warning to Avoid these Toys

For the Holiday Season: A Warning to Avoid these Toys

World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH), a consumer group out of Boston, just issued its 10 Worst Toys of 2007 list.  Only one of the toys on the list has been recalled and among the concerns with the toys making the list were lead paint, small parts that may causes choking, and sharp edges that may harm children.  According to WATCH, “The alarming number of recent toy recalls is evidence of an industry that has put profits before child safety.”

November 15, 2007

Stem Cells from Monkeys Created; Impact on Human Health Issues

Stem Cells from Monkeys Created; Impact on Human Health Issues

The brave new world medical technique of stem cell cloning was elevated to new possibilities yesterday in Oregon. Researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center successfully cloned monkey embryos from single monkey skin cells and also generated stem cells.

November 15, 2007

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