Organic Living Community

Detoxing every area of our lives.

How many veg*n's here?
lovey_dorlaque
And how long have you been one.

ShopSmart;) Best Green Buys April 2010 magazine
lovey_dorlaque
If you have never flipped through a copy, ShopSmart;) magazine mirrors Consumer Reports reviews in a more user friendly approach. Well, this month features green gets and skips.
I know most of us use baking soda and vinegar to clean, but I prefer to vote with my dollar. I'm not definite on how much of an advocate the baking soda or vinegar companies are for the ecologic good, but I do research companies that support the planet and those who do not sell any questionable products in their entire company as a whole. So, I compel you to do your own investigating and come to a decision that best serves the level of activism you desire. And shopping is activism. We vote with our dollars. The winners stay in business and losers fall by the wayside. Shop with your conscience.
What's your favorite green brand or product?

Are we sticking to the resolves?
lovey_dorlaque
Believe or not, we're in month 2 of 2010! I think of every day as a new opportunity to better my self and world around me. But I know tradition dictates that on the first of every new year, we leave something behind or add something new. What were your resolves and how's it going for you?

Bisphenol A
Me at Birch
hopita
Just read the following article on Bisphenol A in canned foods:

http://www.walletpop.com/consumer-reports/insurance/article/concern-over-canned-foods/770756?icid=main

The part I find especially troubling (emphasis mine):

Now Consumer Reports' latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods we tested contain some BPA. The canned organic foods we tested did not always have lower BPA levels than nonorganic brands of similar foods analyzed. We even found the chemical in some products in cans that were labeled "BPA-free."

Kanga Organics products now available at Oasis Organic LLP store at Shaw Tower!
kangaorganics

Hi Everyone!

I’m real pleased to announce that you are now able to get your hands on the full Skin Blossom range, UK Soil Association certified organic & Vegan registered skin care at Oasis Organic LLP located at Shaw Tower!  Our Ola Hawaii Collection of Face Masks & Pacific Sea Salt scrubs are also available in store, so if you prefer to be able to see, touch & smell your skincare products before purchasing them, do head down to the shop today! 

Oasis Organic LLP was established in 2007 to cater to the growing demand for health and eco friendly food and products.  Besides an extensive range of certified organic products from all over the world, Oasis Organic LLP is also well stocked with a wide range of natural products which are free of preservatives, artificial colours or harmful chemicals.

Be it organic groceries, SLS & Paraben-free toiletries, eco-friendly detergents, energy wear, water soluble botanical based health supplements or pesticide-free, non-GMO fresh produce, you’ll find it all under one roof at Oasis Organic LLP.  You will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of FRESH wholesome bread made with unbleached flour, filtered water, organic raw sugar , sea salt and sunflower or olive oil every Tuesday and Thursday.  

So why wait?  Hurry down to Oasis Organic LLP today, and be connected to produce and products which are grown and made in harmony with nature, good for our health and the health of our future generations. 

Oasis Organic LLP is located at 100, Beach Road, #01-49, Shaw Tower, Singapore 189702. 
Telephone no.: 6299 1695.
 
Their operating hours are from Mons – Sats, 12nn to 730pm, and closed on all Sundays & Public Holidays. 


PS: Their FRESH wholesome bread should be ordered in advance if you want a piece of it, as stocks run out real fast! 

Go Organic with us today! 

Cheers,
Joey

www.KANGAORGANICS.com


Kanga Organics invites you to visit our blog for your organic beauty updates
kangaorganics

Hi Everyone,

Kanga Organics is a new organic beauty online store in Singapore.  I hope you can support by visiting our blog for more organic updates.  Our website is
www.kangaorganics.com  Just to share a little on the background story of Kanga Organics:


Kanga Organics, a new online store, is launched by a passionate and zealous beauty junkie, Joey Lam. She loves trying out new brands of beauty products, and almost looks forward to whenever her skincare runs out, in order to experience something new.

Then one day, she ran out of brands to switch to. That’s when she started looking into less commercial brands that make ‘No animal testing’ claims on their labels – it made perfect sense to the animal lover. To her surprise, the product range was quite limited. That started her on a research hunt, which led her into the world of organic products.

This field was even more limited – most of the products were too pricey. Determined to hunt down affordable yet authentic organic products, she researched further, and was so excited by what she found, that she decided to start her own organic beauty store -- Kanga Organics was born.

Kanga Organics was created based on the philosophy of sharing the joy of using affordable organics for everyone, and Joey’s belief that this little effort of spreading the word of switching to organic products, however small it may be, is her way of giving thanks to Mother Earth.

Please feel free to bookmark our website or better yet our blog for your organic beauty updates!  Thank you very much.

Regards,
Joey Lam (Ms.)
Managing Director
www.KANGAORGANICS.com


Flooring
surferelf
I'm looking for some sustainable, non-toxic, durable flooring for a kitchen and entry way that doesn't outgas, is reasonably easy for a competent novice DIYer to install, and costs about $2 - $3/sqft. Any ideas?

Organics not allowed for WIC?
Aisle 5
hopita
Has anyone else heard about this?

The gist: WIC has been cutting the number of organic foods on their list of approved items. The top three reasons why (according to The Organic Consumers Association): "the ‘high’ cost of organics, a lack of scientific evidence that organic produce is more nutritious than their conventional counterpart, and recipient preferences."

I, for one, was horrified to read about this. WIC is denying women and children access to organic food? What the fuck kind of sense does that make?

Glad Rags Blog
38th birthday
hopita
Hey All. Any fans of Glad Rags out there?

I just got the bright idea to syndicate The Glad Rags Blog. Dig it:

gladragsblog



x-posted to feminist_yay, happy_feminists

Secretary of Food?
fathom eye
meryddian
In my own blog every so often, I write about organic living and the need for change in our national food/agricultural system. A column in the NY Times today prompted my post for today, which I am cross-posting here because I think a lot of you will be interested in the links and info:

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A little further understanding about the urgent need for reformation of the American food chain:
"One measure of the absurdity of the system: Every year you, the American taxpayer, send me a check for $588 in exchange for me not growing crops on timberland I own in Oregon (I forward the money to a charity). That’s right. The Agriculture Department pays a New York journalist not to grow crops in a forest in Oregon."

It comes from an op-ed article, "Obama's 'Secretary of Food'?" but is an informative read.

That not enough for you? He also cites that "An industrial farm with 5,000 hogs produces as much waste as a town with 20,000 people. But while the town is required to have a sewage system, the industrial farm isn’t." There's a reason there's a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico larger than the state of New Jersey; that's industrial run-off from the heartland's farming systems, both the petroleum-based fertilizers so heavily used in American agriculture, combined with the waste products from our industrial animal production.

There's an online petition at fooddemocracynow.org which calls for a reformist pick for agriculture secretary.

Have also started reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, - if you enjoyed reading Michael Pollan's books, you'll like this one too.

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