Consumerism, The Environment & Your Health

IEA: world’s energy use is ‘patently unsustainable’  – CNet 11/12/08

The International Energy Agency’s annual report says that trillions of dollars needs to be invested in clean technologies for economic, social, and environmental reasons.

Three Possible Health Dangers of Long-Term Cell Phone Use – Natural News 11/14/08

Decrease male fertility, increased cancer risk, adverse health impact on children…

Uh Oh, the American Consumer Has Raised the White Flag – Alternet 10/31/08

The capitulation of the American consumer is coming at a particularly bad time. But it’s no use whining. What we need is a solution.

The Danger of Trans Fats may be Passed from Mother to Child through Breastfeeding – Natural News 10/27/08

Why Hydrogenated Oils Should be Avoided at All Costs – Natural News 11/4/08

Copper door handles and taps kill 95% of superbugs in hospitals – Daily Mail, UK 10/29/08

Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Homeopathy  – Natural News 11/1/08

Six Good Reasons to Avoid the Flu Shot – Natural News 10/27/08

Nanotechnology – the new threat to food – Global Research 10/30/08

Nanotech Dirty Manufacturing May Cancel Out Eco-Gains – Treehugger 10/30/08

Pigs with Mouse Genes: How GM Animals May Be Entering the Food Chain without Labeling – Alternet 10/30/08

Austrian Government Study Confirms Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Threaten Human Fertility and Health Safety  – Institute for Responsible Technology 11/13/08

Tyson Foods Injects Chickens with Antibiotics Before They Hatch to Claim “Raised without Antibiotics” – Natural News 11/9/08

Nitrogen Trifluoride – The Greenhouse Gas You Never See Movies About On Your Flat Screen TV – Scientific Blogging 10/23/08

MP3 headphones can deactivate pacemakers, study shows – Guardian, UK 11/9/08

Overworked, Vacation-Starved America Ranks #1 in Depression, Mental Health Problems – Alternet 11/13/08

Thirty Percent Of Global Fish Catch Wasted On Livestock – Treehugger 10/30/08

5 Steps to Finding Out if a Company Is Green – CorpWatch 10/17/08

The Psychology of Denial in the Age of Consumerism – Dissident Voice 11/3/08

The Green Tax Gusher  – Forbes 11/7/08

Want to install a $60,000 solar energy system in your home? Uncle Sam will pay 30%. Really.

Firms Scan Brain Waves to Improve Ads in Japan – PhysOrg via Cryptogon 11/13/08

US research firm Nielsen and its partner NeuroFocus said Wednesday they would offer a new service in Japan to scan the brain waves of potential customers to help companies improve their marketing.The service will review brain waves, eye movements and other physical features of potential customers to precisely study the impact of commercial messages or products, the two firms said.Nielsen will collect the necessary data in Japan and the California-based NeuroFocus will use its teams of experts, including physicians, to examine the effects of the tested products or commercial messages, they said.The service measures the attention level and emotional engagement of possible customers and the message’s retention level, they said.

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