News Links & FAQs

News and information on Birds, Birding and GMOs

FAQs

  1. How should I store my suet?  Our suet is best stored in a cool dry place. Avoid high temperatures that can cause the suet to melt. The suet can be refrigerated or frozen.
  2. Is your packaging material environmentally friendly?  We use biodegradable shrink wrap that breaks down under exposure to sunlight and moisture into a state that is non-toxic to our environment. We use second hand bubble wrap and air pockets that we get for free from a local business, to help protect the suet.
  3. Can I feed the suet to anything other than birds? All ingredients are organic and food grade for humans. Our dogs love it, but it is not meant for consumption by anything other than birds.
  4. Where is your palm shortening from? We are very aware of the environmental destruction the palm industry is currently causing our planet. We source all of our palm shortening from certified sustainable and organic sources.
    Palmfruit (product of Brazil)-  http://www.ciranda.com/sites/ciranda.com/files/CIRANDA%20PalmFruit%20Sustainability%20April%2009%20-%20without%20RAN%20for%20website.pdf
    We are always searching for a better alternative to palm shortening  to use in our suet and when we find a suitable one will make a switch, until then you can be assured we will source our shortening as responsibly as we possibly can!

 

GMO Links

  1. http://gmosummit.org/former-pro-gmo-scientist/
  2. http://www.i-sis.org.uk/ispr-summary.php
  3. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/26-3
  4. http://www.mariasfarmcountrykitchen.com/12-reasons-to-avoid-gmos/?cm_mmc=Care2-_-Blog-_-The_Virus_in_Our_Food_Supply-_-12-reasons-to-avoid-gmos
  5. http://www.rense.com/general68/rats.htm
  6. http://www.enveurope.com/content/23/1/10
  7. http://www.seedsofdeception.com/utility/showArticle/?objectID=298
  8. http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/stunning_corn_comparison_gmo_versus_non_gmo
  9. http://www.naturalnews.com/025001.html
  10. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/19/monsanto-gm-corn-causing_n_425195.html
  11. http://www.responsibletechnology.org/article-gmo-soy-linked-to-sterility
  12. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-smith/genetically-modified-soy_b_544575.html
  13. http://www.edf.org/news/genetic-engineering-kills-monarch-butterflies
  14. http://www.globalresearch.ca/neonicotinoid-pesticides-ongoing-death-of-the-beas-epa-slapped-with-lawsuit/5334816
  15. http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/52-2013/14654-roundup-more-toxic-than-officially-declared-new-study
  16. http://gmoseralini.org/roundup-is-more-toxic-than-declared-new-criigen-study/
  17. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/15/dr-don-huber-interview-part-2.aspx
  18. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=weed-whacking-herbicide-p

GMO Studies

  1. http://gmoseralini.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Mesnageal.TOX_2012.pdf
  2. http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/15/4/1416
  3. http://research.sustainablefoodtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Final-Paper.pdf
  4. http://www.biolsci.org/v05p0706.htm#headingA11
  5. http://www.biosicherheit.de/pdf/aktuell/zentek_studie_2008.pdf
  6. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691507005443
  7. http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/csf/27/4/27_173/_article/-char/en
  8. http://www.springerlink.com/content/02648wu132m07804/
  9. http://www.i-sis.org.uk/GM_Soya_Fed_Rats.php

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