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Moregreenmoms Interviews Alice Shabecoff

California-based Christine Gardner from moregreenmoms interviewed Alice Shabecoff, author of Poisoned for Profit, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers on September 30th, as seen in the video below.

Alice explains the circumstances that lead her and her husband, Philip, to write the book, and why California and Massachusetts are leading the nation in toxics education, child protection laws, and consumer awareness.

Did you know that climate change could have a particularly dangerous effect on unborn babies in the womb? Alice thinks there’s a strong connection between global warming and fetal development as well as children’s health.

She points out that the internet is the best place to start in terms of gathering information and resources for protecting our children – second, of course, to checking out her and Philip’s book! Watch the video below for more.

moregreenmoms Presents Alice Shabecoff, author of “Poisoned for Profit” from Polidoc on Vimeo.

Alice Shabecoff is the author of Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill – With new information on what we can do, available now.


Ready, Set, Forage: Pick Pawpaws, Win a Book!

It’s pawpaw picking time! As we cruise into fall, the change in season often evokes images of apple picking and pie-eating. But apples aren’t the only fruit reaching their prime this time of year. Lesser known but equally delicious is the pawpaw. Described as a cross between a banana and a mango, this exotic-looking fruit […] Read More..

5 Common Invasive Species and How to Manage Them

Last week, we asked authors Tao Orion and Katrina Blair to share alternative approaches to managing five different plant species commonly held to be “invasive.” St. John’s Wort, Garlic Mustard, Thistle, Oxeye Daisy, and Kudzu are often dismissed as annoyances at best and the target of aggressive eradication with harmful chemicals at worst. Orion and […] Read More..

What in the World is a Pawpaw?

Have you heard of the pawpaw? A few generations ago, most would say “yes!” You could ask just about anyone and they could tell you what this fruit looked and tasted like, and more importantly, where to find it. But today, the pawpaw remains a mystery to some and entirely unknown to others. In Pawpaw: […] Read More..

Uncovering the Many Uses for Abundant Kudzu

As Invasive Species Week comes to a close, Tao Orion, author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species, and Katrina Blair, author of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds,  share alternative approaches to understanding and managing Kudzu. Take a look through our final profile and check out any you might have missed along the way: Oxeye […] Read More..

Oxeye Daisy: A Plant for the Pollinators

As Invasive Species Week continues, Tao Orion, author of Beyond the War on Invasive Species, and Katrina Blair, author of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, are sharing alternative approaches to managing and using plants considered to be “invasive.” Take a look through today’s profile on Oxeye Daisy and check out tips for working with Garlic […] Read More..