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Chemicals in Your Food - Feb. 18 newsletter

Chemicals in Your Food
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Pesticides in produce, hormones in milk, antibiotics in meat -- what are all these extra ingredients doing in our food?

Video - Meat Without Drugs

Kids talk WetlandsA remarkable 80 percent of antibiotics in the U.S. are used not by humans, but by the meat and poultry industries so factory farm animals can grow faster and survive crowded and unsanitary conditions.
This is creating superbugs and humans are exposed in a number of ways, including when we handle or eat undercooked meat. Our life-saving drugs are becoming less effective when we really need them.

watch the video here...

Consumer group presses Trader Joe's on meat antibiotics

A national consumer-advocacy group is asking grocer Trader Joe's to stop selling meat from animals raised on antibiotics.

Consumers Union took out full-page ads Monday in The Denver Post and the Boulder Daily Camera, saying, "Trader Joe's, be an industry leader: Get your meat off antibiotics."

Trader Joe's plans to open its first Colorado stores — in Denver, Greenwood Village and Boulder — on Friday.

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Antibiotics in your meat: What's the big deal?

About 80% of antibiotics produced in the U.S. are given to farm animals. This practice is:
Bad for Human Health
- This overuse of antibiotics encourages the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains by giving bacteria resistant to the antibiotics a better chance of survival.
- Because the antibiotics we feed animals are similar to those for humans, the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains is a serious public health threat. 
- Poultry products often carry at least one bacterial strain, and it is now increasingly likely that the bacteria in the meat you buy is an antibiotic-resistant strain.

read the article here...

The G2 Gallery promotion winner!

Earth Protect and The G2 Gallery are proud to announce the winner in the drawing on Feb. 7. Earth Protect member Dale was chosen to receive an original photograph by Barry Rowan.

Congratulations, Dale!

Earth Protect Welcomes Robin Smith, CPA, Interim CFO

Earth Protect is pleased to announce that Robin Smith, CPA, has joined its Management Team as Interim CFO. 

Robin Smith is a partner in his accounting firm, Smith and Associates, P.C., which was established in 2002. He works primarily with small to medium sized businesses to help them achieve financial goals and to comply with applicable government regulations. He provides a full range of financial and CFO services to his clients.

Prior to forming Smith and Associates, Robin was CFO for a company that provided tax advice for real estate transactions, including representing clients before various regulatory agencies. This company grew from revenues of $200,000 per year to over $1 million during Robin’s tenure. He also worked as CFO for several companies and subsidiaries in the mining industry, where he was responsible for tax compliance, contract negotiations, assistance in sales of subsidiary entities, and a mine reclamation project.

Robin has an MS in Finance from the University of Colorado – Denver, and is a Colorado CPA.

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