Written by Mark Jeantheau

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Maybe you think serving up cow's blood to calves and rendered slaughterhouse waste to feedlot cattle are shady, fringe practices. But such feedings are standard inrepparttar beef industry, and completely within current regulations. The beef industry has aggressively tried to quell any discussion ofrepparttar 110117 issue, and they generally get full support fromrepparttar 110118 US Department of Agriculture andrepparttar 110119 Food and Drug Administration.

Though "recycling" of animal slaughter waste may seem somewhat appealing from a waste-disposal perspective,repparttar 110120 barbarity of these practices is enough to make one cringe. But there is an even worse problem with these methods. Inrepparttar 110121 next Eco-Logical, we'll talk about how Mad Cow Disease relates to these feeding practices, and we'll offer some suggestions for finding beef that is free of freakish feeds. Want more... See part II

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Environmentally-Friendly "Earth Homes"

Written by Lady Camelot

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Rammed earth homes may have over 18-inch, thick walls that are made from a comcination of dirt, sand, cement and water. Energy conservative, rammed earth homes haverepparttar appearance of bungalow-style charm and help keeprepparttar 110116 house warm in winter and cool inrepparttar 110117 summer. Additionally, rammed earth homes may last hundreds of years.

Why build an earth home? Earth homes conserve energy, and in most cases are easier to maintain and can endure for years to come. An excellent site to visit on earth homes: This particular site even has a recipe for building your own "cob" earth home, and other projects as well.

As we embark on a strange, new age and global warming continuously onrepparttar 110118 rise, doesn't it make sense to construct your new custom home as an earth home?

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