Togo, West Africa Added To A Growing List of Countries That Are Banning Glyphosate

Togo, West Africa Added To A Growing List of Countries That Are Banning Glyphosate Recently, a country in West Africa, Togo has prohibited the ‘import, market or use of glyphosate and any other product containing it.’ This decision was finalized in December of last year by the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Production and Fisheries, Noel Kouerta Bataka. If you are unfamiliar with glyphosate, it is a chemical pesticide made by none other than agricultural giant, Monsanto, Bayer. Glyphosate can be found in RoundUp and used on crops that have been…

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Bees Absolutely Love Cannabis & It Could Help Restore Their Populations

Bees Absolutely Love Cannabis & It Could Help Restore Their Populations New research out of Cornell University that’s been published in Environmental Entomology, shows that humans aren’t the only fans of cannabis. The recent findings also compliment a study published last year at Colorado State University that discovered the same thing, that bee’s love cannabis. The recent legalization of hemp in the United States seems to be having a very positive effect on multiple bee populations. The Cornell study states: We identified all bee visitors to the species level and found that hemp supported 16…

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Two Guys In Mexico Created Vegan Leather From Cactus

Two Guys In Mexico Created Vegan Leather From Cactus Although there are some heart-warming stories that are coming out of Australia right now, it’s truly devastating what’s happening there, especially for the animals. Approximately 1 billion of them have lost their lives due to the fires. In the midst of all of this, however, let’s not forget about the fact that hundreds of millions of animals are killed every single day for human consumption, as well as products that we buy, like clothing, for example. Compassion is the main reason…

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Is A Carbon Tax What We Really Want?

Is A Carbon Tax What We Really Want? If you are a person who actively supports the implementation of a worldwide carbon tax, it is likely that you have humanity’s best interests at heart. If you have participated in climate marches in order to help speed up the implementation of the carbon tax within your country, you are walking your talk. At CE we certainly appreciate those who take the time and effort to act selflessly in the interests of humanity. Ultimately, we believe that this is an important aspect of how we will improve living…

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Solutions You Can Use To Cut Plastic Out of Your Life – For Good

Solutions You Can Use To Cut Plastic Out of Your Life – For Good By now, most of us are aware of the harm that plastics are causing to our environment and our oceans. Thankfully, many cities are becoming proactive on the matter and banning the use of single-use plastic bags, and some even take it farther by banning single-use plastic of any kind altogether. Hopefully soon, we will have no choice because plastic as we know it, will be a thing of the past — we can only hope,…

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Supermarket Iceland’s Christmas Advertisement Banned For Being “Too Political”

Supermarket Iceland’s Christmas Advertisement Banned For Being “Too Political” A commercial made for supermarket chain, Iceland, along with political activist group, Greenpeace aims to raise awareness about the destruction of the rainforest by palm oil growers. Clearcast, the company who screens broadcast advertisements has banned the ad on the grounds that it breaks the rules of being too political, according to the 2003 Communications Act. By now many of us know about the destructive nature of palm oil harvesting. As each year goes by about 6,000 orangutans are killed as…

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Why Some Families Have Decided To Go Present Free This Christmas

Why Some Families Have Decided To Go Present Free This Christmas Ahhh it’s that time of year again — everywhere you look decorations, shiny lights, Christmas trees and of course, mass consumerism. Yes, it’s me again, some call me Scrooge, I’m here to bust through the notion that Christmas is not Christmas without presents. Because in all honesty, take away the presents and what are we left with? You’re right, it’s not nothing it’s something deeper and more meaningful than material goods; it’s love, connection and family, but it’s also…

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The Entire European Union Just Voted To Ban All Single Use Plastics By 2021

The Entire European Union Just Voted To Ban All Single Use Plastics By 2021 The BBC has reported that the European Parliament has voted to completely ban single-use plastics in an attempt to put an end to the seemingly unending stream of plastic pollution filling our oceans. Single-use plastic products include anything, as the name suggests, that are used just once and then thrown away. Some of these products are recyclable, however, they are rarely recycled so they end up in our oceans and landfills. They include items such as:…

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Kenyan Region Gets Clean Water After Years of Drought Thanks To A Solar-Powered Saltwater Plant

Kenyan Region Gets Clean Water After Years of Drought Thanks To A Solar-Powered Saltwater Plant It’s unfathomable that billions of people around the globe don’t have access to clean water, and the problems are getting worse, even in developed countries like the United States, where tap water is becoming more and more contaminated with harmful chemicals, heavy metals, prescription and drugs and much more. It can feel frustrating because long has humanity had the potential to provide good clean drinking water to people all over the world. This shouldn’t be…

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New Plastic “Zeoform” Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything

New Plastic “Zeoform” Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything What if today’s plastics could be made from materials which were not only sustainable, but non-toxic? At the moment, our plastics are made from oil, which means not only are we putting toxic chemicals into our atmosphere, but we are also filling our environment with products that cannot bio-degrade. To combat this problem, a company out of Australia has created a promising new product called Zeoform, made entirely out of water and cellulose taken from hemp plants. This means their plastic is not only eco-friendly in…

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