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On The Natural Beauty and Cosmetics Advocate: Jessa Blades

@queenofbithynia Naturalistic fallacy FTW! Your commentary made me chortle.

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm 8

On The Natural Beauty and Cosmetics Advocate: Jessa Blades

@Kristen Thank you, Kristen. There are absolutely bigger problems here than "toxins."

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm 8

On The Ruthlessometer

I scored 24! This is... unsettling.

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 9:55 am 1

On Milk News

@SarahP You're probably right about the pesticide/fertilizer business. If the cattle is being pastured, it's reasonable to assume that the chemicals used to maintain an organic pasture will have a smaller impact.

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm 0

On Milk News

@itiresias Some farms will let the sick cow go back to the organic herd when it's off meds, but most won't (the idea being that they can't say their herd doesn't get treated with antibiotics if they sometimes treat some animals with antibiotics). Having said that, my experiences are by no means universal, and Polka Dots is right that my mentions of pasturing animals is a drop in the bucket when you think about how much more of our milk comes from factory farming. I'm from the West Coast, where people are righteously indignant about the way food gets labeled, despite the fact that different farms define "organic" differently.

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 11:58 am 0

On Milk News

@RK although, organic feed probably has a net benefit, if you trace it back far enough, and organic farms with a conventional herd tend to feed both herds the same.

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 9:53 am 1

On Milk News

@SarahP So, one issue though is that pasturing organic cattle is usually not that much better for the environment than conventional cattle, because when an organic cow gets sick and then gets treated with the antibiotics and medicines of conventional livestock, it becomes a "conventional" cow. (Obviously "organic" gets defined a bunch of different ways and this is not the case across the board, but generally ethial farmers keep 2 herds at once so that they can keep organic cows that have needed "conventionalizing" (not even slightly a word) medical interventions.) So, most proponents of organic dairy usually are mainly worried about what's better for you and what hormones are in the milk, instead of the broader environmental impact differential (which tends to be negligible).

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 9:42 am 3

On Things We Know for Sure About Marilyn Monroe

31. Her name was Robert Paulson.

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm 11

On Friday Bargain Bin: What to Eat With Your Allowance This Week

The lasagna pan! So each piece is a crusty delicious edge piece! And I bet it cooks faster, and the noodles get chewy, and the top gets brown all the way! Think of the casseroles you could make in there. That thing was made for me. I've seen brownie style ones too.

Also: those caftans! The very last one is my favorite, but that's just because I have conditioned myself to instantly hate articles of clothing with a four-digit price tag. One day.

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 11:09 am 1

On Girls on Tape

INCONCIEVEABLE!

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm 0