Tag: Heather-Callaghan

UK Shocked to Find it Has Duplicated U.S. Factory Farms

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A new report has shocked the UK who apparently did not know that they have just witnessed the reverse of a British invasion. That is to say, they awoke to realize that US-style factory farms now dot the shires and any idyllic semblances of a family-run farm are now gone. Our unfortunate trend in…

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Asbestos Found in Makeup Sold to Tweens and Girls

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Should girls and young teens wear makeup? That’s usually a debate surrounding maturity and self-image. Maybe the more important question is this – are cosmetics safe for girls and teens? A report by WTVD found the toxic carcinogen asbestos, along with four heavy metals, contaminating a line of makeup sold to girls and young teens at…

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Community Demands Answers After Australian Healer Shot Dead By U.S. Police

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Americans have been increasingly groomed to accept the most egregious forms of injustice from police. While the media stirs people up into a frenzy over acts of terrorism and mass shootings – the startling truth is, that police kill more Americans in one year, than all mass shootings of our history combined. Think about…

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You Can Grow World’s Smallest Garden in Recycled Bottles

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Got zero space? Got zero time? Got wine bottles strewn over the floor after your last drunken fiesta? Good news – you can “grow” from that! Urban Leaf has just introduced the “world’s smallest gardens” on Kickstarter. The idea is for people who like to “upcycle,” grow their own food, but have little…

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Erin Brockovich Won’t Back Down on Mount Pleasant Water Contamination Statements

By Heather Callaghan, Editor It’s been 19 years and Erin Brockovich still rises up to get involved in the time following the 1990s Oscar-winning movie about her fight with PG&E for a community that became a cancer cluster due to corporate malfeasance. When she speaks up, the world listens. Corporations and regulatory boards – be they reckless or negligent – think…

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Man’s Blessing Box a Food Pantry For the Hungry You Can Replicate

By Heather Callaghan, Editor The concepts of Little Free Pantries and Blessing Boxes are finally starting to blossom across the country. That’s good news for those who like to lend a helping hand – and great news for those who need it. Similar to “Free Libraries,” the concept is simple. A cabinet with a window is placed on a…

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Japan About to Drop Radioactive Tritium Waste in Pacific Ocean

By Heather Callaghan, Editor We live in a post-Fukushima world and it’s about to get worse… Sometimes it’s easy to blot out from our minds that the March 2011 Fukushima catastrophe that occurred when a major tsunami flooded Tepco’s nuclear cooling reactors following an earthquake was the worst radioactive disaster since the Chernobyl meltdown of 1986. Similar to Chernobyl,…

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What They Aren’t Telling You About the Dicamba Crisis

By Heather Callaghan, Editor There’s a reason Arkansas and Missouri just issued emergency, temporary dicamba bans. Dicamba pesticide isn’t new – but the biotech feats that are bolstering its indiscriminate use are unsurprisingly causing new problems If you know agriculture, you know that sometimes – drift happens. If you live near farm fields, you know when it’s time to close…

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Roundup Weedkiller to Officially Receive Cancer Warning July 7

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Good news! Despite the cover-up antics of Big Agri – glyphosate – the main ingredient in herbicides such as Roundup – will be officially listed as a substance known to cause cancer in the state of California. Therefore, after a long-time coming, the toxic product will finally receive the warning it deserves. This…

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Acetaminophen Taken During Pregnancy Can Inhibit Masculinity

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Acetaminophen – known in other parts of the world as paracetamol and under various brand names such as Tylenol – is making scientific headlines more and more now. If you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills according to the researchers in a new study. In an animal model, acetaminophen…

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