Reduce Reuse Recycle

I’m excited to announce that The Pioneer Way has a new t-shirt design that focuses on recycling. The new Reduce Reuse Recycle t-shirts are available in styles for both men and women, so get yours now and help promote sustainable living!

All shirts are sourced from American Apparel and are Made in the USA, and for those of you that are super environmentally focused, some of the shirts are also made from 100% organic cotton.

If the Reduce Reuse Recycle shirt isn’t your cup of tea, we also have a great one of a kind original Powered by Bacon t-shirt as well as a Pioneer Way Classic design. Make sure to check them all out!

What do you think about our new Reduce Reuse Recycle t-shirts? Leave us a comment and let us know how your ideas for lowering your carbon footprint!

Simple Organic Clothing On The Cheap!

If organic living is an interest of yours, than the following instructional video is a must see for you. It’s also guaranteed to help brighten your day.

Proponents claim that while you may not be the best dressed at this years holiday party, you will rest easy knowing that you have not only lowered your carbon footprint, but you have also avoided contribution into any child slave-labor often associated with the manufacturing of clothing.

Watch how one farmer discovers a simple way to produce 100% organic clothing using the resources found on his farm.

WARNING: Please do not try this at home. This video is purely for entertainment purposes only. Any attempt to reproduce this type of organic clothing process is extremely dangerous as you run a high risk of snagging your “kibbles-n-bits” in the machinery. There is also a good chance that you will encounter a rather ungraceful alfalfa enema during the process, whether you like it or not. Again, please do not try this at home!

“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”

 

~ Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.

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Super-sized Salmon Gets Delayed

Filet of an Atlantic Salmon
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A highly controversial project, headed up by the biotechnology company AquaBounty Technologies Inc., recently faced an FDA panel for review as to whether AquaBounty’s genetically modified (GM) fish could be sold for human consumption. The FDA panel sided with consumer advocates and ruled that the data provided by AquaBounty Technologies contained insufficient evidence as to whether or not the super-sized salmon harbors the potential for harm.

AquAdvantage Salmon, the ‘Frankenfish’ developed by AquaBounty Technologies, is an advanced-hybrid fish genetically modified to reduce the growing cycle. Growth-hormone genes from king (Chinook) salmon are inserted into the fertilized eggs of Atlantic Salmon, along with AFP genes from the eel-like Ocean Pout, that allows for the growth hormone to remain active during the summer and the winter. The combination of these genes allow the GM fish to reach maturity twice as fast as natural Atlantic Salmon. (18 months versus three years)

AquaBounty claims that their fish is reproductively sterile due to another genetic alteration (triploidy), and plans to raise the fish within contained farms to avoid any possibility of interbreeding with native species.

If the sound of eating GM salmon isn’t enough, what would you say if you didn’t know you were eating it? AquaBounty claims that AquaAdvantage Salmon is completely like natural Atlantic salmon in every natural way, plus current FDA rules only call for special labels for altered food when there is a “material difference” in the final product. Frightening, absolutely frightening.

Advocates of the genetically modified salmon say it’s just a matter of time before GM fish become an accepted part of the US diet, but opponents say it could never happen. Since many major salmon farms have rejected the idea of raising these GM fish, I’m for one hoping that the critics are right on this one.

If or when the FDA approves this salmon, some say genetically modified trout and tilapia could be next, and you guessed it, AquaBounty is already working on it.

How do you feel about genetically modified food landing on your plate?