Monthly Archives June 2017

Roundup Weed Killer Ingredient Going on California Cancer List

FRESNO, CA (AP) – Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it’s known to cause cancer. Officials announced that starting July 7 the weed killer’s main ingredient, glyphosate, will appear on a list California keeps of potentially cancerous chemicals. A year later, the listing could come with warning labels on the product, officials said. However, it’s not certain whether Roundup will ultimately get a warning label. Monsanto, the chemical’s maker, has filed an appeal after losing in court to block the labeling, arguing that Roundup doesn’t cause cancer and that the labels will harm [...]
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IKEA Releases Free Growroom Vertical Garden Plans

IKEA continually proves itself to be one of the most environmentally-friendly companies on the planet. The Swedish home furnishings retailer introduced a hydroponic garden last year that allows you to grow fresh produce in your home without any soil or gardening experience, and the company ditched Styrofoam packaging for biodegradable packaging that you can actually put in your garden to nourish your plants. IKEA releases open source plans for spherical garden Growing your own food in an urban environment requires innovative solutions to make the best use of limited available space. One solution is the Growroom, a spherical DIY garden kit from Space10, “an external innovation hub for IKEA.” When fully [...]
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Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country to Ban Eating Dog and Cat Meat

In a great victory for animals, Taiwan has become the first Asian country to ban eating dog and cat meat and establishes jail time for individuals who torture and kill animals. Where previously the Animal Protection Act, Taiwan’s animal rights legislation, only covered the slaughter and sale of dog and cat meat, this amendment specifically prohibits the consumption of dog and cat meat as well. Now individuals who eat or trade dog or cat meat can now be fined between $1,640 to $8,200. Not only that, but the amendment to the Animal Protection Act also bans “walking” an animal on a leash pulled by a car or motorcycle and raises the penalty for cruelty to animals. The maximum prison term for [...]
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