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grass carp farming

I’ve always liked pasture, especially with real, native, mixed species hedgerows and the occasional mature native tree in the field. There’s lots of beef and sheep farming hereabouts (North Cornwall), which is fine, but: a. In an overpopulated world, 500 lbs of of meat per acre every other year seems a small crop; b. Small … Continue reading grass carp farming The post grass carp farming appeared first on pjf.

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butter is better – whole foods beat profitable processed pap

The food corporation adverts would have us believe that margarine is cheaper than butter, and you can’t taste the difference! Well I can taste the difference, and decided to do some simple arithmetic to test the truth of their claims: Facts: Maragarine ingredients: 1. WATER 2. sunflower oil 26% 3. Palm oil 4. linseed oil … Continue reading butter is better – whole foods beat profitable processed pap The post butter is better – whole foods beat profitable processed pap appeared first on pjf.

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advertising, corporations, food, health, nutrition,
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biodiversity and organic farming combats drought in Thailand

A joined-up-thinking (and feeling) approach to food production has produced signs of hope in Thailand. Rather than leaving food production and the survival of life on Earth to mutants with calculators and profit and loss obsessions, a small group that turned its back on industrial farming and monocultures has been able to weather the storm … Continue reading biodiversity and organic farming combats drought in Thailand The post biodiversity and organic farming combats drought in Thailand appeared first on pjf.

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agriculture, biodiversity, food, landscape, organic, photos, Thailand,
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eating healthy on a budget

Recent shopping trips have made two facts very plain:  1. Many customers, much younger than I, look extremely physically unfit/unwell.  2. Many customers look and sound bewildered when deciding what to buy  They would be less vulnerable to the mischief of food corporations’ TV advertising and packaging if they had a list. Even better if … Continue reading eating healthy on a budget The post eating healthy on a budget appeared first on pjf.

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advertising, alcohol, diet, education, food, poverty, wellbeing,
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plant-based diet, health and climate change

An academic study has analysed the benefits to the environment and the population of the world that are possible through dietary change. food study Their conclusions: The food system is responsible for more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions while unhealthy diets and high body weight are among the greatest contributors to premature … Continue reading plant-based diet, health and climate change The post plant-based diet, health and climate change appeared first on pjf.

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climate change, farming, food, health, organic, self-sufficiency,
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oils healthier than solid fat

There’s an article here healthy oils which helps to remind us that oils are more easily digested than fats; especially fats that are ~solid at room temperature or (worse) at body temperature.  Many oils have some specific benefits – omega 3 …Canola Oil This type of oil can be used in frying, baking, and sauteing. … Continue reading oils healthier than solid fat The post oils healthier than solid fat appeared first on pjf.

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diet, fats, food, health, nutrition, obesity, wellbeing,
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gluten and wheat free pancakes

If you have problems digesting wheat, intolerance or Coeliac disease, this pancake recipe is for you. If you have access to free range hens’ eggs, so much the better. http://www.foodnetwork.co.uk/video/flourless-2-ingredient-pancake.html Alternatives to wheat include oatmeal, ‘gluten free flour’ (mostly potato flour), ground almonds, … related: diet, eggs, gluten free, health, wheat, food, freefrom, unusual allergy The post gluten and wheat free pancakes appeared first on pjf.

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climate change threatens healthy diet

Environment degradation due to climate change has serious implications for the wellbeing of the world due to poorer  diet and food shortages over the next 35 years: Climate change could kill more than 500,000 people a year globally by 2050 by making their diets less healthy, according to new research published in the Lancet. The … Continue reading climate change threatens healthy diet The post climate change threatens healthy diet appeared first on pjf.

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climate change, diet, environment, food, wellbeing,
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organic food for childrens health

A new scientific study from UC Berkeley Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health, shows that organic food can substantially lower pesticide exposure in children from low-income families in both urban and rural areas. But traces of pesticides are higher than in previous studies involving middle-income, suburban children, suggesting that kids from cities and farming … Continue reading organic food for childrens health The post organic food for childrens health appeared first on pjf.

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agriculture, children, diet, food, health, nutrition, organic, wellbeing,
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Vitamins and Minerals Overview

A video detailing the Vitamins & Minerals the body needs, which ones the body can store, and avoiding overdose of the fat-soluble (which store in the body’s fat). This is an overview of vitamins and minerals. In this video the viewer will learn about the two classifications of vitamins and what foods are best to … Continue reading Vitamins and Minerals Overview The post Vitamins and Minerals Overview appeared first on pjf.

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