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Request a Watkins Products Catalog

Request a Watkins Products Catalog | Green Living | Scoop.it
Request your free Watkins product catalog so you can browse and shop from the comfort of your home.
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Making plastics from natural products, not oil

Making plastics from natural products, not oil | Green Living | Scoop.it
Italian chemists have found a way to make a widely-used industrial chemical from natural, not oil-based products.
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New Research Suggests Benefits of Mammography May Be Overstated While Risks Are Underestimated

New Research Suggests Benefits of Mammography May Be Overstated While Risks Are Underestimated | Green Living | Scoop.it
By Dr. Mercola
Mammograms are in the news again.
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5 Water Conservation Films That You Shouldn’t Miss

5 Water Conservation Films That You Shouldn’t Miss | Green Living | Scoop.it
Watch these 5 Water Conservation Films: talking about the global water crisis is like talking about the universe – it is at once so big and so “far away”
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GMO whistleblower: Canadian federal scientist speaks out

GMO whistleblower: Canadian federal scientist speaks out | Green Living | Scoop.it
An interview with a whistle-blower doesn’t happen every day. I spoke with Dr. Thierry Vrain, a former soil biologist and genetic scientist who for 35...
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I'm speachless!  

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10 Things the Processed Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

10 Things the Processed Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know | Green Living | Scoop.it
By Dr. Mercola
Processed foods are typically loaded with excess sugar, salt, unhealthful fats, preservatives and other additives.
But you probably know this already.
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Food for thought, even if one can't give up all processed food, eating more real food might be a good idea!

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Some of these might suprise you!

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Find Natural Cleaning and Beauty Products - Mother Earth News

Find Natural Cleaning and Beauty Products - Mother Earth News | Green Living | Scoop.it
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We bring a lot of products into our homes without knowing that they might be harmful to our health — which is not a comfortable fact.
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No surprising my favorite source for natural cleaning and beauty products is https://www.jrwatkins.com/consultant/thacker

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Clean bill of health

Clean bill of health | Green Living | Scoop.it
Once hard to find, lemon, orange, herb and vinegar-based cleaning products have gone mainstream.
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Common kitchen staples make great natural cleaners plus you can purchase natural plant based cleaners that are environmentally friendly. 

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GMOs in Italian Artisan Foods: Traditions Impacted by Biotech? - The Epoch Times

GMOs in Italian Artisan Foods: Traditions Impacted by Biotech? - The Epoch Times | Green Living | Scoop.it
Parmesan cheese and other beloved Italian food exports give the issue of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in Italy international breadth.
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One has to wonder about the long term safety of GMOs in our diets. 

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Independent Watkins Associate Melody Thacker News and Product Reviews

Find out when new and limited edition Watkins products become available, when your favorite products are temporarily unavailable and are back in stock again plus other customer service news.
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How Pepperidge Farm Duped My Family With Frozen Cake, Gold Fish and Milano Cookies

How Pepperidge Farm Duped My Family With Frozen Cake, Gold Fish and Milano Cookies | Green Living | Scoop.it
Pepperidge Farm Duped My Family, Don't Let Them Dupe Yours.
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Most food manufacturers are duping us... best stick to eating real food.  

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Independent Watkins Associate Melody Thacker | Tips For Your Life | Vegetarian Fourth of July Picnic Ideas

Independent Watkins Associate Melody Thacker | Tips For Your Life | Vegetarian Fourth of July Picnic Ideas | Green Living | Scoop.it
The great American 4th of July picnic, with its traditional foods like grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and fried chicken, is something vegetarians can enjoy too.
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Grilled veggies, black bean patties and potato salad are just a few vegetarian choices for your holiday picnic!

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The differences and uses for Watkins lotions, creams, body butters, body oils, and salves.

The differences and uses for Watkins lotions, creams, body butters, body oils, and salves. | Green Living | Scoop.it
Lotions and potions, oh my! If you're like me you need clarification on the differences and uses for lotions, creams, body butters, oils, and salves.
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Natural & Organic Beauty Products: Your Guide to Reading the Labels - Youbeauty.com

Natural & Organic Beauty Products: Your Guide to Reading the Labels - Youbeauty.com | Green Living | Scoop.it
What claims and labels on natural and organic beauty product labels really mean.
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Great infographic! 

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Monsanto Protection Act Dropped from Senate Funding Bill

Monsanto Protection Act Dropped from Senate Funding Bill | Green Living | Scoop.it

The Farmer Assurance Provision (FAP)–dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act” by its critics–has been dropped from the Senate’s most recent short-term funding bill, seven months after being controversially introduced.

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In a statement, Sen. Merkley said, “This is a victory for all those who think special interests shouldn’t get special deals. This secret rider, which was slipped into a must-pass spending bill earlier this year, instructed the Secretary of Agriculture to allow GMO crops to be cultivated and sold even when our courts had found they posed a potential risk to farmers of nearby crops, the environment, and human health.”

 
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Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters | Green Living | Scoop.it
The Experimental Lakes project has influenced environmental policy around the world. So why would the Harper government abandon it?
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Watkins and Being Green : Independent Watkins Associate Melody Thacker

Watkins helps preserve the environment by being green.
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The reality is we need companies to practice "green" manufacturing, in fact it's more important today than ever. Watkins has been a pioneer in natural living, utilizing the finest natural ingredients for 140 years. We continue our commitment to you and the environment by implementing processes that reduce waste and conserve energy. Together we can make a positive impact on our environment.

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Vani Hari: A Woman on a Mission to Change the Food Industry

Vani Hari: A Woman on a Mission to Change the Food Industry | Green Living | Scoop.it
Vani Hari, blogger and founder of FoodBabe.com, is an inspiration to many people because of her style of food activism.
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If you want to know more about the food you eat, Vani is someone worth following. It's sad and unfortunate that manufactured food is far from being real food today!

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7 Natural Alternatives to Toxic Household Cleaning Products

7 Natural Alternatives to Toxic Household Cleaning Products | Green Living | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that some of the chemicals used in household cleaning products are bad news.
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You can't beat baking soda and vinegar for natural cleaning! 

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We ignore scientists at our peril

We ignore scientists at our peril | Green Living | Scoop.it
It's happening again. Research confirms agreement among most climate scientists that we are altering the Earth's climate, mainly by burning fossil fuels.
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Make your own organic baby foods.

Make your own organic baby foods. | Green Living | Scoop.it
If you choose organic baby food ingredients, you’re also protecting your baby from exposure to pesticide residues.
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It's really easy to make your own baby food, cook a little extra when you make your family's meals and whiz up some for baby. 

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Take 10-Day Pledge - 100 Days of Real Food

Take 10-Day Pledge - 100 Days of Real Food | Green Living | Scoop.it
- We would like to ask you to join our mission by taking the 10 Days of Real Food pledge. Taking the 10-day pledge means following our same real food ru
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You'll be amazed by the realization that most of those pre-packaged processed “food-like substances” don’t even taste that good compared to real food!
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Who Else Wants A Natural Bleach Alternative?

Who Else Wants A Natural Bleach Alternative? | Green Living | Scoop.it

Who else wants a safe, natural bleach alternative?  Did you know that chlorine bleach, the common household disinfectant that many people have come to rely on can make us sick? The fact is bleach, the chemical sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) can damage eyes, skin and lungs and it's registered with the EPA as an antimicrobial pesticide.

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Chlorine bleach is chemical we can live without during our everyday cleaning. 

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Making Sense of the Complicated World of Natural Products | Care2 ...

Making Sense of the Complicated World of Natural Products | Care2 ... | Green Living | Scoop.it
Buying natural and organic products can be overwhelming and confusing. The founders of AbesMarket want to make it easier for consumers to live naturally.
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Consumers need to demand greater transparency from manufaturers as to what's in the products they use and how they are made. 

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