A recent op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle lines up the scientific reasons why sugary beverages are linked to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other health concerns. The quick snapshot is that soda and other sugary drinks deliver huge quantities of glucose and fructose directly to our bloodstream, overloading our pancreas and liver. Fructose gets… Read more »
Good tidings! The Center for Environmental Health announced that Gov. Jerry Brown approved new standards that protect everyone’s health, by limiting unnecessary exposure to toxic flame retardants. This is a toxicity in the home issue that we have been following for quite some time. Let’s take a moment to celebrate that we can start getting… Read more »
Fipronil has been added to the list of pesticides banned in the EU in an attempt to halt declining bee populations. Bee colony collapse has been linked to use of a certain class of pesticides, called neonicotinoids. Head to this article in the Guardian for more on Europe’s move. We posted a few weeks ago… Read more »
Beyond Pesticides is championing a new effort to create national protection for bees and insect pollinators. The proposed bill comes after 50,000 bees died in an Oregon parking lot last month, due to application of neonicotinoid pesticides. Read their call to action, contact your congressperson, and spread the word!
On July 17th, Representatives John Conyers… Read more »
The Ecology Center is perhaps best known for our local, service-oriented work. But as we’ve created infrastructure and piloted projects, we have frequently found ourselves at government’s door, advocating for policy changes that would stop harmful practices and allow our positive, local solutions to scale up. Even in this jaded age of low government expectations,… Read more »