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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 farms are failing, because the profit per acre is miniscule with large

agriculture, books, carp, Cornwall, fish, food, gardens, grass carp, growyourown, healthyfood, photos, popular, self-sufficiency,

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 5. reconstituted milk 6. salt 7. emulsifier 8. lecithin 9. sodium

advertising, corporations, food, health, nutrition,

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 surprisingly well - by focusing on organic farming and

agriculture, biodiversity, food, landscape, organic, photos, Thailand,

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/ or 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 it is a " food for wellbeing on a budget"

advertising, alcohol, diet, education, food, healthyfood, longevity, poverty, wellbeing,

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 mortality.

climate change, farming, food, growyourown, health, healthyfood, organic, self-sufficiency,

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. It is made out of rapeseeds and is considered healthy as it contains many

diet, fats, food, health, healthyfood, longevity, nutrition, obesity, wellbeing,

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,

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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 research is the first to assess how the impacts of global

climate change, diet, environment, food, healthyfood, wellbeing,

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 communities

agriculture, children, diet, food, health, nutrition, organic, wellbeing,

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 consume for increasing their vitamin and mineral intake. It also touches on

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pasty upgrade beats supermarket

A visitor contacted me with this question: "I often read about what is a good diet, but I can't resist buying pies and pasties in the supermarket. They do smell good. I'm three stone overweight (and rising) and it's causing problems." Reply: British supermarkets do sell good food (apparently other countries are not so good), but the top priority of their shareholders is profit. There is

corporations, food, healthyfood, matrix, popular, self-sufficiency, value for money, wellbeing,

Herbs for health

Forget the adverts telling you to buy so and so for your health. There are many health benefits in ordinary herbs and spices (not to mention ordinary foods). A few examples: Turmeric: Reputedly Turmeric can help lower cholesterol and event prevent bad cholesterol from building up in the future. Cayenne Pepper: can help stimulate your metabolism, circulation and digestion. For your

environment, food, gardens, health, herbs, self-sufficiency, wellbeing,

Mud, glorious dirt ... and healthy bacteria

As sales of multivitamins declines, 'bio' foods like yogurt are increasing, despite the adverse publicity for dairy foods in general. There is also concern that excessively sterile homes may handicap children, through a lack of exposure to relatively harmless germ that trigger the child's immune system. "Of course, we humans eat a lot less dirt than we used to.  In fact, our excessively

bacteria, environment, food, gardens, health, healthyfood, immune system, wellbeing,

Soil Association Organic September

In the UK, the Soil Association, our largest accreditor of truly organic standards of food production, is promoting http://www.soilassociation.org/organicseptember to introduce more people to organic food. Food grown in a manner that supports the health / wellbeing of both people and planet Organic sales are steadily growing by around 5% a year in the UK. While spending on food overall is

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Food, advertising and trying too hard for wellbeing

1. Fitness foods may give the false (subconscious?) impression that they are a substitute for exercise - hence making the purchasers less fit! http://bit.ly/1TbHG1B study author Jörg Königstorfer, chair of sport and health management at Technische Universität München in Germany. “Don’t rely on these misleading labels.” 2. Orthorexia nervosa, is emerging as a dangerous eating disorder.

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