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World's Largest Blue Morpho Butterfly Display is at Callaway Gardens in September

World's Largest Blue Morpho Butterfly Display is at Callaway Gardens in September

Brilliant Blue Butterflies Provide Beautiful Sight for Guests; Exclusive Reception Available

September is Blue Morpho Butterfly Month at Callaway Gardens’ Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center.  Typically there are more than 1,000 tropical butterflies of various kinds flying freely throughout the conservatory; however, this month it will be filled exclusively with spectacular blue morpho butterflies.

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People’s Gardens, Farmers Markets & CSAs at USDA and Across Government

The Trend Toward Cage-Free Eggs is Based on Misinformation

More than 100 companies purchasing eggs now are demanding their sources produce cage-free eggs. The idea of chickens roaming about, scratching in the dirt, elicits an idealistic thought that it leads to better animal welfare and better quality eggs. The National Association of Egg Farmers wants consumers to know that this is simply not true.

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Summer Project: Kids Get Involved in Stopping Climate Change

The things we teach our kids today will benefit their great grandchildren!It’s called the “long emergency”, where the effort to stem the effects of climate change requires a collective effort spanning generations from people all over the world. The things we teach our kids today will benefit their great grandchildren! For as urgent as all this is, we still need to communicate the message in a way that makes this cause a fun one! They will eventually appreciate the urgency...in due time.

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Non Profits Sue General Mills for False and Misleading Use of ‘Natural’

Tests Reveal Nature Valley Products Contain Glyphosate, an Ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundupTests Reveal Nature Valley Products Contain Glyphosate, an Ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup

Three non profit organizations filed a lawsuit against General Mills for misleading the public by labeling their Nature Valley brand granola bars “Made with 100% NATURAL whole grain OATS.” It was recently discovered that the herbicide chemical glyphosate, an ingredient in Roundup and hundreds of other glyphosate-based herbicides, is present in the Nature Valley granola bars, which consumers expect to be natural and free of toxins.

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Toxic chemicals contaminate drinking water of 6 million in US

Firefighter using fire retardant foam to put out a jet fuel fire at an airport training facility in Boise Idaho USA.Research traces source from military bases to water to women’s bodies–and to the next generation

Cancer-causing highly fluorinated chemicals are polluting the drinking water of an estimated 6 million – and likely many more – Americans, and the blood of almost everyone.

For the first time, researchers have used sophisticated mapping technology to identify military bases, airports, industrial sites, and wastewater treatment plants as the major sources of contamination and to connect the dots from sources to drinking water and then to women’s blood.

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Wild giraffe populations dwindling, Ranch sounds alarm

South Africa University of the Free State lecturer in wildlife management Dr. Francois Deacon collars a wild giraffe with a GPS tracking device. Collars and ear tags help Deacon silently follow wild giraffe in Africa to learn of habits that may be leading to their decline.Researchers and giraffe enthusiasts celebrate Texas Giraffe Day to honor giraffe twins, raise awareness of threats

May 10 marked the first Texas Giraffe Day, according to a Texas House of Representatives resolution adopted by Rep. Doug Miller last May to honor the rare giraffe twins born at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (NBWR), and to sound the alarm that wild giraffe are dying at a rapid pace.

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