Posts Categorized: Conscious Consumer

Is Your Shampoo Organic?

If you’ve shopped for organic shampoo, body wash or make-up, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of brands that call themselves “organic,” but don’t carry the “USDA Organic” seal. Contrary to popular belief, the U.S. government doesn’t regulate cosmetics for safety, long-term health impacts or environmental damage. Many common cosmetics ingredients are harmful… Read more »

The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen: 2012

2012 Dirty Dozen Clean Fifteen

The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) eighth edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ has updated information on 45 popular fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its new Dirty Dozen Plus™ list and the cleanest conventional produce with its list of the Clean Fifteen™. “The explosive… Read more »