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Europe won't eat'em, why do we?

Posted by Ethan on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, In : Toxin Free 
Hey Neergs!

Ever heard of GMO's--Genetically Modified Organisms? Probably not. Unfortunately, most families in the the U.S. don't know either. GMO's are found in all kinds of food you eat everyday like milk, meat, cookies, crackers, juice--the list goes on and on! America is only just learning about a company called Monsanto and it's very special relationship with the USDA.  Monsanto is a biotech company that produces 90% of GMO seed in the world. They allege that their biotechnology can produ...

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"Gasland" Exposes "The Halliburton Loophole"

Posted by Ethan Poole on Friday, January 28, 2011, In : Toxin Free 
Happy Friday Neergs!

Joshua Kors of the Huffington Post brought our attention to a great film you should all know about. We've discussed "fracking"  before at Green Kids Rock--a controversial natural gas drilling operation. Now you won't want to miss GasLand.  I know, documentaries can sometimes be a snooze, but Josh Fox isn't an Oscar Nominee or a Sundance Film award winner for nothing!  In May of 2008, Fox was offered $100,000 to lease his land to a natural gas company. $100,000? No-brainer ...
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Halliburton discloses safer fracking fluid?

Posted by Ethan on Friday, November 19, 2010, In : Toxin Free 
Hey Neergs!

Yesterday we talked about fracking--a technology that allows natural gas to be extracted from beneathe the earth using what some environmentalists would say are dangerous chemicals.  If you'll recall, a company called Halliburton did not disclose what chemicals it uses in its fracking fluid. It turns out, Halliburton has recently disclosed the ingredients--at least some of them for the state of Pennsylvania (and more information coming soon supposedly). Halliburton may have been st...
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Fracking? What's all the fuss about?

Posted by Ethan on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : Toxin Free 
Hey Neergs--

Don't know if you watch 60 minutes with your family--a very good show--but last Sunday reporter Lesley Stahl covered a very important topic you need to know about. The segment researched the race for Natural Gas as the new, cleaner alternative to Dirty Coal and Oil. Natural gas used to be too costly to extract, but two new technologies allow the industry to drill cost-effectively through shale, a very hard rock below the earth's surface. One technology allows companies to drill si...
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Stop Spraying Us!

Posted by Ethan on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, In : Toxin Free 
Hey Neergs--

So did you wear something totally hot to school today? Unfortunately, I was sporting my uniform--khakis and a blue polo shirt. Not so hot, I know! At least we don't have girls at our school, so no one cares, LOL. Now I'm betting some of you crazy kids get to express yourselves and wear what you want. Let me guess...you probably own a thing or two from Abercrombie and Fitch, right? Well pay attention, because I'm hoping you Neergs are ready to vote with your wallet.

Teens Turning Gr...

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Make your own sunscreen?

Posted by Ethan on Monday, August 2, 2010, In : Toxin Free 
Hey Neergs--

As I get ready to head to the Zone meet with my swim team, I started thinking about the video we recently posted, The Story of Cosmetics. This very cool video talked about how all these products have toxic chemicals in them, which really adds up when you use several a day.

As a swimmer, I use sunscreen all the time.  I bet you used a lot of sunscreen at your pool this summer. With the harsh UVA rays, you have to protect yourself from skin cancer, right?  My grandma just came back ...

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Oil in my Shampoo?

Posted by Ethan on Thursday, July 22, 2010, In : Toxin Free 
Hey Neergs!

I have some questions for you today.  Do you use shampoo, sunscreen or maybe lipstick?  All of these products are known to have harmful chemicals in them.  These chemicals are hard to pronounce and even harder to spell. The companies that make these products say there is very little of these toxins in the products and that you'd have to use a whole lot to get sick.  But they forgot to do the math! We all use lots of these products, and we use them everyday. These toxins can cause c...
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