There was a very interesting program on CNN the other night that I found very refreshing. Their coverage of 'Toxic America' as they called it, was very extensive and offered hopeful alternatives as well as the scary chemical facts. It’s not often that I agree with so much of mainstream health and chemical press. So … Continue reading the story "Comprehensive Coverage by CNN on ‘Toxic America’"
Post Archives from the ‘Food’ Category
Going barefoot is one of the perks of summer. But it’s not without its risks. That was brought home today when I stepped on a bee/wasp of some sort. It’s one of those feelings you forget until you feel it again. Even without severe allergy dangers, there’s still that stab of burning pain that descends … Continue reading the story "Bee Sting Remedy – Hail to the Onion!"
It’s funny how often a story that’s written for one purpose can sometimes also end up informing us of something else entirely. This happened to me when I read a Reuters article about a new recipe for chewing gum that will loosen the gum’s grip. Before you say who cares, or … Continue reading the story "Chewing Gum Has What In It?"
The logic - or should I say skewed thought process in my opinion - is frightening. Because we’ve overfished and depleted the supply, thrown off the balance of nature, the next thing we do is kill the next species in line. It’s not the first … Continue reading the story "Proposal to Kill and Incinerate 80% of Sable Island Seals"
We may live in a small world, but within that small world are many different sets of national regulations. Whether it’s lead or cadmium found in toys or glasses, or melamine plastic in pet food, we are all too often unwittingly exposed to things that shock us once we discover the truth. Now add imported honey tainted with drugs to the ever-growing list of products … Continue reading the story "Antibiotic Chloramphenicol in Chinese Imported Honey"
I have a question. It’s one I guess I should really ask those in charge of supermarkets, specifically those who make the ambient temperature decisions. Why is it so darn much colder inside some grocery stores in the middle of summer? I don’t accept the argument that it has to be that cold inside to preserve … Continue reading the story "Freezing in the Summer – At the Supermarket"
Given the popularity of a post a few months ago on green tripe for dogs (and cats), I thought today I’d look at dehydrated tripe treats. For years we’ve fed ground up frozen green tripe. I’ve even gotten more or less used to the distinctive ‘farm’ odour of the stuff. But only … Continue reading the story "A Tripe Down Dog Food Lane"
Life is messy, and I don’t just mean figuratively. Literal mess, muck, puke, and poop. We may like to distance ourselves from it as much as possible, but just as we all put our pants on one leg and a time, we all generate the stuff. And good thing we do or else life wouldn’t go on for too long. … Continue reading the story "Whale Poop is Nature’s Perfect Carbon Offset"
I don’t understand spitting. OK, probably not the most appealing way to start a post, but then again, neither is what prompted me to write this. For probably the umpteenth time, give or take a few times, I saw someone walking down the street who decided it was appropriate to spit on the sidewalk. I simply do not understand the thinking behind this. What is so … Continue reading the story "Where Does Saliva Belong?"
We hear about good oils and bad oils – the eating kind not the crude kind – as they relate to our health. And we hear about the bad done to our planet because of the latter, but not usually the former. But it turns out great damage is being … Continue reading the story "Palm Oil Production – Orangutans Extinct in 10 Years?"