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Read this before you buy chocolate for #ValentinesDay. Lead is a neurotoxin that causes permanent brain damage. And cadmium is a carcinogen. Also, most of the brands on this list are not #fairtrade which means their producers are heavily exploited.
 
Lab test results obtained by the group examined 42 products, 26 of which contained lead and/or cadmium at levels above what the state of California considers safe. The brands that tested positive for heavy metals included Hershey’s, Mars, Ghiradhelli, Godiva, See’s, Lindt, Whole Foods, and Green and Black’s.

Some of the chocolate tested contained lead at levels up to 5.9 times California’s “safe harbor” level—or the maximum allowable daily limit—for reproductive harm, and found cadmium at levels up to 8.2 times the limit.

- See more at: http://civileats.com/2015/02/11/heavy-metal-valentine-is-there-lead-in-your-chocolate/#sthash.CWyQv3UP.ih2pDm2G.dpuf
We’ve begun to expect unusual flavors like chili, salt, and lavender in chocolate. But there might be another surprising addition to your Valentine’s Day sweets: heavy metals. According to the consumer health watchdog As You Sow, there’s a good chance that chocolate you buy may contain lead or cadmium. Lab test results obtained by the... Read More
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Very interesting. I wish it would make me loose my appetite for chocolate. Happy Valentine's Day!
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Please join us for #EcoWed tonight. We'll be discussing how to have a #green & Just Halloween. Topics include: #Ecofriendly decorations, #Nontoxic face paint, #Green Costumes, Dye-free & #GMO-free candy, 
#FairTrade Chocolate, Reverse Trick-or-Treating, and more...
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Important read from +Anne Brock at +Flour Sack Mama. 
EPA approves Enlist Duo unprecedented herbicide for Midwest amid health concerns.
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It's that time of year again. Time to say "Stop the #Pinkwashing !" Join us on Twitter tonight. We will be joined by +Breast Cancer Fund, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Women's Voices for the Earth and Pink Ribbon Blues.  https://www.facebook.com/events/717516715004078/
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It's back! Scented #Massage Oil - Feed the skin while you feed the spirit. A light yet nourishing blend of 100% #certified organic botanical oils to enhance the experience of giving and receiving massages. The zesty tang of lime and sweet orange underpins the fragrant spice of clove and cinnamon. Miessence massage oil provides enough slip for a relaxation massage and enough drag for deep tissue work. Your clients will feel like their skin has been beautifully moisturised, not greasy.
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Get the skinny on non-toxic laundry detergent, alternatives to dry cleaning and DIY recipes!
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This is very encouraging and proof that I am in the right business.
 
Fascinating results from Nielsen's Global Health and Wellness Survey.

The data is very favorable for all things organic.

http://livingmaxwell.com/nielsen-global-health-and-wellness-survey-2015
Nielsen just released the results of its Global Health and Wellness Survey and the data is absolutely fascinating. Healthy living and organic are very strong.
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Join us tonight! We start in 40 minutes!
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Concerned about #GMOs? GMOs aren't just in your food. They are in your beauty products too. So for tonight's #EcoWed Twitter party we're going to talk about which ingredients are GMO and how to avoid them. Join us at 7p Pacific/10p Eastern.
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My friend +Robyn O'Brien, A Colorado mom and well regarded food safety advocate will be talking live in 15 minutes about ‪#‎Prop105‬ and why she helped start Colorado Moms for Labeling. There has been a lot of ads and phone calls lately that aren't just misleading, they are downright lying about this initiative, what it does & doesn't do, what it's effects will be upon our farmers, our food costs, etc.
 
Join +Mia Voss as she interviews Colorado mom,  +Robyn O'Brien  who has helped to lead a food awakening among consumers, corporations and politicians.

Tune in to hear Robyn discuss why she helped start "Colorado Moms for Labeling", a local movement formed to help pass #Proposition105  in Colorado, which will require labeling of food products with #GMOs   (Genetically Modified Organisms)

Furthermore, Robyn will help shed light on the changing landscape of food and health, how it is impacting our families and economy, in Colorado and beyond.

Robyn is the author of "The Unhealthy Truth," a mom of four and a former Wall Street equity analyst.  She serves on the board of several children's environmental health organizations, speaks publicly and appears in local and  national news discussing children's health and the state of our food system.  She has spoken at +Bloomberg News    +Target and +Chili's Grill & Bar and works to address today's health challenges faced by families in Colorado and around the country. 

Her work has been praised by local Colorado officials, #TedTurner  +Dr. Oz, #ErinBrockovich   #YokoOno  and members of Congress & recognized in the +The New York Times+CNN+TODAY+Forbes  +Chicago Tribune +Good Morning America & +TEDx 

#VoteYesOn105  
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Right To Know Colorado- Label GMOs. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Be sure to join us as we kick off the fun tonight. Join us even if you aren't attending +ShiftCon. We'll be sharing the #shiftConAtHome  events and have prizes from ShiftCon sponsors!
 
+ShiftCon Starts tomorrow and we're starting the celebrating tonight! 

Leah, Joanna and the rest of the Mamavation & ShiftCon crew are busy getting ready for our arrivals tomorrow. So during my weekly #EcoWed Twitter Party we're getting the fun started! We're also launching #ShiftConAtHome for those of you who can't join us in Los Angeles.

Can attend ShiftCon? No worries! We'll share all the ways you can stay engaged and participate from home.

And...we even have prizes! Two participants will win surprise gifts from ShiftCon sponsors! To be eligible to win a prize you MUST RSVP by commenting on the bottom of the ShitCon At Home Events http://shiftconmedia.com/2014/09/29/shiftconathome-at-home-participation-activities/ page AND Tweet at least 1 time. 

Join us at 7pm Pacific/ 10p Eastern. Be sure to follow #EcoWed host @YourOrganicLife.

Hashtags: #EcoWed #ShiftConAtHome #ShiftCon

Invite your friends!
+Mamavation +Leah Segedie +Joanna Liberty +Kia Ru 
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It's Palisade Peaches season here in Colorado. However, conventional peaches are one of the most heavily sprayed crops.  Check out my latest blog for the +Colorado Springs Independent about why #organic  is important and where to find organic Palisade & other local peaches in the Pikes Peak region.
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Eco-Beauty Editor, #EcoWed twitter party host, Freelance writer (sustainable, natural, nontoxic & holistic living; beauty, fashion, spas, real food), Sustainable Living expert & educator, toxic ingredient investigator, organic skincare rep
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Danika Kavulich
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Green Lifestyle & Beauty editor and freelance writer, consultant & educator, expert in everyday chemicals particularly in beauty products, organic advocate. Host of weekly green & non-toxic living Twitter parties.
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I'm the Beauty Editor at Greenwala, I host the #EcoWed (Eco-Wednesday) twitter party, I am a freelance writer, mostly writing about sustainable, natural, nontoxic & holistic living, beauty, fashion, spas, real food, greenwashing and pinkwashing.  I am a sustainable living expert and educator, spend a lot of time researching toxic ingredients in beauty & cleaning products, and I own an organic skincare and wellness company.
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  • San Francisco State University
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