Europeans Snub America’s ‘Chlorinated Chicken’

October 1, 2014 by  
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The US industrial farming system is proving to be a stumbling block in the negotiation of a major free trade agreement between the United States and the EU. As negotiators from the two sides meet in Washington for the seventh round of talks over the creation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), many Europeans are saying they don’t want to eat industrially produced American chicken due to the anti-microbial chlorine baths  the birds get before hitting the store shelves. According to NPR , the chlorine bath has been banned in Europe since the 1990s, and many Europeans are concerned about the health effects of consuming American food. Read the rest of Europeans Snub America’s ‘Chlorinated Chicken’ Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chicken , chicken processing , chicken processing Europe , chicken processing problems , chlorinated , chlorinated chicken , chlorine , chlorine in chicken processing , european union , factory , farm , food safety , free trade agreements , Health , poultry , salmonella , trade agreement , united states , US European free trade , US food trade , US free trade

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Niko Niko’s Plantable Postcards Grow Edible Flowers That You Can Bake into Delicious Cakes

October 1, 2014 by  
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It’s always nice to receive a postcard from a loved one, and Dutch duo Niko Niko wants to make that snail mail experience even more special with their line of plantable violet postcards. The two cards–’Hooray, let’s eat cake’ and ‘Celebrate the everyday’ are made from biodegradable paper embedded with Viola Tricolor seeds. Niko Niko has even included two recipes–the Violet cake and Violet jam–for those who want to chow down on the cute little flowers. + Niko Niko The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biodegradable paper , biodegradable postcards , niko niko , plantable cards , plantable paper , plantable postcards , postcards , viola tricolor , violet cake , violet jam , violets

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Arkitema Architects Design an Elegant New Home that Supposedly Requires Zero Maintenance

October 1, 2014 by  
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A Glance Back at the Best in Green Design at the Buenos Aires 2013 CASA FOA Festival

October 1, 2014 by  
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the rain in spain…

August 21, 2010 by  
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The next time it rains, try collecting the drops in an easy-to-pour container for watering your houseplants. Potted plants, window boxes and indoor plants will love a healthy helping of freshly fallen rain

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How can I reuse or recycle hot tub water?

May 19, 2010 by  
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We’ve had an email from Linda: i want to use the water from my hot tub on the garden, it is a great waste to just put it down the drain. the water has chlorine in it. if i drain the water into water butts, is there any way i can remove the chlorine from it to make it safe to water my garden

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How can I stain my wedding dress?

May 18, 2010 by  
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I got an email with the above subject line and assuming it was spam, braced myself for a rude message – but in fact it was a genuine reusing/upcycling question from Valerie: i am getting married again, but because it is my second marriage, i don’t want to spend a lot of money all over again. i still have the gown i wore for my first wedding, a couple of years back (not outdated yet!), which i love, but i wouldn’t wear it white again…can i stain it? to make it cream or just not white?

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