Green Grass Without Synthetics

There are benefits to having grass in parks and residential properties. When taken care of, grass becomes a natural carpet on which one can easily rest, play or walk. But to keep Poa pratensis green and thus in a juvenile state requires an investment of energy, an amount that is exaggerated by our questionable habits.... Continue Reading →

Queen Bee Chemistry

It is so easy to jump to conclusions when observing and studying honeybees. To the uninitiated, the female workers seem to be the key to the hive. After all, they do so much. They start off early in their lives cleaning the nest. A few days later they are feeding larvae, then secreting wax to... Continue Reading →

Pesticides in Tea: Strange Brew Indeed

Early in 2014, CBC's Marketplace decided to investigate pesticide residues in dry tea leaves. After using an accredited lab with a testing method employed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), here's what they concluded: Half of the teas tested contained pesticide residues above the allowable limits in Canada. And eight of the 10 brands tested contained multiple substances, with one... Continue Reading →

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