Despite 7 Year Itch, NY Fracking Ban Holds; CA on Fence

After a seven-year review, last month New York formalized a state-wide ban on fracking. “After years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts, prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing is the only reasonable alternative,” Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens said to the Associated Press. “High-volume hydraulic fracturing poses significant adverse impacts to land, air, water, natural resources and potential significant public health impacts that cannot be adequately mitigated.” You’d think other mega-states like California might follow suit, right? Wrong. [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: Kabrita Gentle Goat Milk Foods

goat-milk-yogurt-formula-kabrita-mommy-greenest-photo-600-1I talk with many parents concerned about cow milk intolerance. Usually the diagnosis is a process of elimination: A colicky baby seems better after her breastfeeding mother stops drinking milk. But for formula-fed children, getting the balance right can be frustrating. Most alternative formulas are soy-based, which can also lead to congestion, rashes and digestive discomfort. That’s why I was so excited to discover Kabrita, a new line of GMO-free, goat milk based toddler formula and three toddler-approved flavors of Goat Milk Yogurt and Fruit that are naturally easy to digest—especially for children with cow milk intolerance. Want to try? Kabrita is offering free shipping through the month of August! [Read more…]