Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle by Elizabeth Royte

By Elizabeth Royte

“An attractive research of an unexpectedly murky substance…After you learn it you'll sip warily out of your water bottle.”—New York instances publication assessment

Bottled water is at the verge of changing into the most well-liked beverage within the state. yet what’s the cost of all this water—for us and for the surroundings? during this eye-opening ebook, Elizabeth Royte does for water what Michael Pollan did for meals: She examines the folks, machines, economies, and cultural tendencies that encompass it on its trip from far-off aquifers to our supermarkets and houses. She appears on the numerous resources of ingesting water (including the embattled Maine city that Poland Spring exports from), the chemical substances we sell off into it to make it potable, and the true ameliorations among faucet and bottled. Bottlemania is the tale of 1 of the best advertising coups of the 20th century—and probably the most troubling matters dealing with our surroundings at the present time. With a brand new afterword at the constructing matters in fresh water worldwide.

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In the next chapter we’ll talk about what to look for. For now, let’s discuss where to look. Touching Base with Sellers No matter what type of livestock you’re buying, it’s important to deal with reputable sellers of healthy stock. Start by contacting organizations involved with the species and breeds you choose. Most registries supply lists of breeders on request and most host directories on their Web sites. n Check out online breeder directories. To find them, type the name of the animal you’re searching for (for example, Lowline cattle, miniature horse, Pygmy goat) and the word directory in the search box at your favorite search engine (for example, Google).

Everyone who keeps livestock should be able to handle routine medical procedures and minor emergencies. Many of us learn to handle bigger problems as well. Decide how much you feel comfortable taking on, then take a class or seminar, read some books, or ask your vet or mentor to help you learn the basics. That said, never hesitate to call the vet if something seems not quite right or you’re looking at a situation you know you can’t handle. That’s what he’s there for. Where to Buy Once you have covered the preliminaries, it’s time to start looking for livestock.

Achondroplasic Normal Cob-type miniature horses and achondroplasic dwarfs both have deep bodies, but cobs’ legs are in proportion to their bodies; short-legged dwarfs’ legs aren’t. 5-inch, 57-pound dwarf born at Goessling’s Goose Creek Farm in St. Louis, Missouri. Thumbelina has her own Web site (see Resources), has been featured on Good Morning America, and hosts her own Thumbelina Friends Club. She travels the United States each year visiting children’s hospitals, special camps and schools, group children’s homes, and animal shelters from coast to coast.

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