News from the Vegosphere
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May 5, 2009
Paying for packaging: Chemical in food wrapping detected in human blood.
Save a tree: Banana crop waste in Africa can be turned into burnable briquettes for fuel.
Karma? Exotic pet trade harbors hidden costs, raises disease risks.
Her vegetarianism gets spotlighted: Stella McCartney named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2009.
Truth in labeling: Farm Sanctuary issues report evaluating animal welfare claims by agribusiness and food retailers.
Reprieve for wildlife: Obama revokes Bush administration ruling that once undermined the Endangered Species Act.
Another reason to ditch water bottles: PET plastics may harbor hormone disrupters.
Window on the future? Energy-efficiency standard set on all energy-related household goods, including showerheads and windows, sold in the European Union.
‘Green’ Apple: New York City officials announce plans to require buildings to be more energy efficient.
Royalties slated for charity: UK’s Prince Charles has an eco book and documentary film in the works.