Archive of ‘Reflections & Discoveries’ category

Organic Certification: is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Organic Certification: is it all it’s cracked up to be? | Sacred Habitats

I had been a devoted “certified organic” shopper for 25 years when something struck me while shopping in a well known supermarket in 2003. While selecting broccoli in the produce section I couldn’t help but notice that the appearance of both the conventionally grown and the “certified organic” broccoli looked exactly the same! I picked […] Read more…

Gross National Happiness

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Until a few years ago I didn’t even know a country named Bhutan existed, only 110 miles from the north to south and 200 from east to west, Bhutan – called by its people Druk Yul, “the Land of the Thunder Dragon” – is home to a remarkable variety of climates and ecosystems. When I […] Read more…

Nuclear Power, Earthquakes and Our Energy Consumption

This really sucks… devastating news about what occurred in Japan. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake caused extremely destructive tsunami waves in northeastern Japan. Leaving thousands of people confirmed dead, injured or missing, and millions more affected by lack of electricity, water and transportation… one can only imagine what’s going to happen with those nuclear reactors. Slightly a […] Read more…

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