Monday, June 22, 2009

The Great Green Wash

The Guardian writes:

More than 98% of supposedly natural and environmentally friendly products on US supermarket shelves are making potentially false or misleading claims, Congress has been told. And 22% of products making green claims bear an environmental badge that has no inherent meaning, said Scot Case, of the environmental consulting firm TerraChoice.

I'm by nature very suspicious of anything in a package someone is trying to sell you. It's why the urban homesteader thing is so appealing to me: if you make it you control what goes into it. Certainly being able to have the time to do this is difficult as everything is quite time consuming.

Maybe the spike in unemployment will make us reconsider our priorities? Anyway read the whole article here. Interesting stuff.

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