Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Carbofuran, Cats and Coffee. Nat. Parks.
It gets worse for Kenya which is a large exporter of coffee to the US.
Dr. Michael Fry of the American Bird Conservancy says, "The revocation of all food tolerances has international implications, as imports of rice, coffee, bananas and sugarcane were previously allowed to contain residues of carbofuran." He adds, "After this revocation, countries wishing to export these foods to the US must stop using carbofuran on these four major crops."
Every day is a feast day in the eyes of the Lord, and giving should not be just at this time of year. So if you could take the time to sign at least one of the petitions, there are several, https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1635&JServSessionIdr004=qrmvhtzoa1.app223a
or even donate to this cause, that will be your good deed for the day.
Here is a video thanking you for your support from the Wildlife:
While you are in a giving mood, I hope you will contribute to our National Parks, we don't want to see them go either: http://act.npca.org/npca/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=26798870
There is a special deal that all contributions will be matched until the end of the year. So that doubles your money. Can't beat that!
It is a lovely warm day, with some sunshine and a bit of drizzle, so the cats are on the porch today.