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Education Break: The Story of Bottled Water

This is from the Story of Stuff series with Annie Leonard. Occasionally I run one of these at Under The LobsterScope. This is one I haven’t run before.

This is why Elly and I put a water filter onto the kitchen sink and no longer buy bottled water.

The Story of Cosmetics

A presentation worth taking a look at:

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Organic Comsumers Association Calls Boycott on Fake Organic Body Care Brands

Before OCA launched the boycott of brands that are falsely marketing themselves as organic, it gave producers an opportunity to come clean. Beginning September 24, 2009, at the Natural Products Expo East in Boston, OCA met with personal care products companies engaged in organic fraud and urged them to sign a contract making a pledge to consumers that they will either meet organic standards or stop making false organic claims. The following brands refused and are now being boycotted:
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Click on the links below to be taken to each brand’s entry in the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetics Safety Review Database where you’ll find a hazard score for each product and ingredient.

  • Avalon “Organics”
  • Desert Essence “Organics”
  • Earth’s Best “Organic”
  • Eminence “Organic Skin Care”
  • Giovanni “Organic Hair Care”
  • Goodstuff “Organics”
  • Head “Organics”
  • Jason “Pure, Natural & Organic”
  • Kiss My Face “ObsessivelyOrganic”
  • Nature’s Gate “Organics”
  • Physicians Formula “Organic” Wear
  • Stella McCartney “100% Organic”
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