What We Knew All Along: Sperm Count is the Canary in the Coal Mine

When any population shows a marked decrease in reproductive health, it is serious. Today we are talking about “humans”. In an opinion piece quietly published in the NY Times by Evan Hepler-Smith, he pointed to a study that indicates sperm count for men in the US, the EU, and Australia/New Zealand has dropped since the […]

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Sustainability Rant #2 – July 31, 2017

What does “sustainability” mean? For the past 20 or so years international companies have been talking about their “Sustainability Programs”. We supply a couple of the international cosmetic companies. Recently one of them did a Sustainability Survey and our “sustainability” was evaluated and rated in the 70th percentile. This by a company that uses 4 […]

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FDA Bans 19 Antimicrobial Soap Ingredients

So many things went through my mind after the initial and loud cheer when I first read this announcement. The first thing was my happiness about the act. Then I got scared because…the FDA has resisted this action since the 1970s and this ingredient list effects so many products (almost any soap that makes an […]

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Palm Done Right™

A Model For All Producers Part 2   This is personal: I have kids and I want grandkids and they should be able to breath and travel and love the world they live it. In order to clean up some of the mess that we’ve made to date, everything on the planet should be made […]

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Palm Done Right™ – Why Is Palm Oil Such a BIG Deal? Part 1

Facts about Palm Trees and Palm Oil Products: African Palm Trees are the highest volume producer of oil per acre of any plant. Both palm and coconut trees only grow in the equatorial belt (rain forest). Palm trees may produce twice-as-much oil per acre or hectare as coconut trees. Palm trees live for about 40 […]

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Non-GMO & RSPO vs. Organic Label Claims

We receive weekly requests for “Non-GMO” verification or “RSPO” (Sustainable Palm) certification. I continue to have to explain why “organic” certification is a more rigorous and legally accountable regulation and that our organic certificate includes both “Non-GMO” and “Sustainable” claims. Here are some details.   How the Organic Regulations Work: Certified Organic products must meet […]

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We Are Climate Change

On Monday, Nov. 30th over 140 nation’s leaders will sit in one room in Paris and determine the health future of ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren.   Many of these (mostly) men are beholden to giant corporations. While I would love it if they just did the right thing because…well, because they should! Maybe […]

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Welcome

So – new physical site seemed to indicate we needed a new web site. One that I can change at will. And I will … change it as needed. Basically – I’ll be getting rid of certain pages that seem pointless. I’ll try to keep the pricing page for small pack sizes current and I’ll […]

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FDA – Big Fun in the Little Warehouse

So…FDA came by to visit. It all went fine but most of what went on did not make sense. First, they do not tell you what they are there for, or if they do, it is a fairly vague referral. In my case I sold a material four years ago that was fully declared as […]

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