Dear MOTHER: October/November 2012

Reader letters about energy efficient cars, genetically modified foods, putting food by, pioneering in passive solar, mosquito repellent plants and more.



Tractor
Glyphosate, Roundup's active ingredient, has been linked to birth defects in birds and amphibians, as well as to cancer, endocrine disruption, damage to DNA, and reproductive and developmental damage in mammals. Roundup-Ready crops are genetically modified to withstand drenching with this weedkiller. 
Photo By Dave Reede Photography
GE Light Bulb Is Dangerous
When heated, Teflon-coated light bulbs ― such as the GE Rough Service Worklight 100 ― give off fumes potentially fatal to confined birds. 
Photo By Matthew T. Stallbaumer
Putting Food By
Canning produces flavorful, high-quality food that saves money, builds self-reliance and creates lifelong memories. 
Photo By Tim Nauman
Plug-In Hybrid Chevrolet Volt
The plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt.
Photo Courtesy GM
Lantana Is a Natural Mosquito Repellent
Some sources report that lantana can be toxic. 
Photo By Fotolia/Videowokart











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