Did you know?
Saltwater (and a lot of it) is sometimes added to meat and poultry products labeled “natural”
A while back I wrote about the misleading labels on hot dogs. There’s more to be concerned about when it comes to the labeling of processed meats and poultry. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest:
Some unscrupulous meat and poultry producers add as much as 15 percent saltwater to their products—and then have the gall to label such pumped-up products “natural.” The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is calling for public comments regarding such labeling practices.
The “enhanced” poultry adds significant amounts of unneeded sodium to an otherwise healthy food, adding to Americans’ already excessive sodium consumption and gouging consumers with exorbitant prices for salt water. Consumers should not be misled by a false “natural” label claim and they have a right to label information that allows them to make informed, healthful decisions.
Click HERE to send a message to the USDA today, urging an end to this deceptive-labeling practice.
Green Cuisine: Crock Pot Lentil Stew
Looking for a delicious stew to take away the winter chill? HERE’s a green cuisine recipe that will keep you warm and cozy, while the weather outside is frightful.
Green Parenting and Design Predictions for 2012
Inhabitots asked a few of their favorite bloggers (including me!), green-minded business owners, and a few of their own Inhabitots editors and writers to share their predictions for the year ahead. What will change in green design this year? How will the world move forward to provide a better environment for healthy families? Click HERE to see what we think.
Listening to all the Pinterest buzz, I decided to finally take the plunge and join in. Pinterest is a site that lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. If you aren’t familiar here are a few tips to get you started.
I’m definitely a newbie, but I’m really enjoying the creative outlet. Make sure you come and find me –FOLLOW ME and I’ll follow you back!
Are you on Pinterest? Leave your link and I’ll find you and hopefully others will too.
[Photo used under Creative Commons from D. Sharon Pruitt/Flickr]