Urgent…Save Our Food

Help Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act

Dear Organic Consumer,

The Senate will take up the farm bill this week, and we need you to contact your senators about several key amendments. There’s no time to waste. Please read through the list of important votes below, and contact your senators today! You can call the Senate switchboard and ask to be connected: (202) 224-3121. Or you can look up the number for your senators here.

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An Interesting Article from Nature Conservancy

You’re standing at the kitchen sink cleaning the dinner dishes when eco-confusion strikes: what’s the greenest way to dispose of your meat scraps and other non-compostable leftovers—in the trash or garbage disposal (if you have one)?

Grinding up leftover chicken bones in the garbage disposal means sending them down the drain to be handled by your wastewater treatment facility, which requires plenty of water and energy. But dropping them in the trash means decades of slow decomposition in a landfill.

Read the answer from one of the Conservancy’s green living experts below, and don’t forget to send us your questions on any conservation subject for one of the Conservancy’s 550 staff scientists. (Note: We regret that we can only answer one or two questions each month and that we cannot answer the others offline.)

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