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Truth in Nourishment…Epicurist supports debate on sustainable agricultural practices for a healthy environment, healthy you, and a better life through tastier food.
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Cuba's organic honey exports create buzz as bees die off elsewhere

Cuba's organic honey exports create buzz as bees die off elsewhere | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
As it is pesticide-free, Cuba's bee industry could be protected from problems hitting other honey producers
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una de las consequenzas buenas de viivir en una isla sin industrializacion es que la natura sigue viviendo fuertemente.  Los Cubanos tambien tienen meliponas, mucha mariposa--se seguimos como estamos hacienda, vamos a perder nuestro patrimonio, una biodiversidad casi sin ugual.

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Scientists propose ten policies to protect vital pollinators - Press Release - UEA

Scientists propose ten policies to protect vital pollinators - Press Release - UEA | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it

Pesticide regulation, diversified farming systems and long-term monitoring are all ways governments can help to secure the future of pollinators such as bees, flies and wasps, according to scientists.




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Lo que tenemos que hacer para proteger los pollinizadores.  En Ingles.  What we need to do to protect the pollinators. 

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The ten suggested policies in full are:
Raise pesticide regulatory standards
Promote integrated pest management (IPM)
Include indirect and sublethal effects in GM crop risk assessments
Regulate movement of managed pollinators
Develop incentives, such as insurance schemes, to help farmers benefit from ecosystem services instead of agrochemicals Recognize pollination as an agricultural input in extension services
Support diversified farming systems
Conserve and restore “green infrastructure” (a network of habitats that pollinators can move between) in agricultural and urban landscapes
Develop long-term monitoring of pollinators and pollination
Fund participatory research on improving yields in organic, diversified, and ecologically intensified farming
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Cover Crops: An Effective Weed Control For Organic Vegetable Production

Cover Crops: An Effective Weed Control For Organic Vegetable Production | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Why Cover Crops?
In addition to their ability to suppress weeds, cover crops provide a variety of additional benefits to production including adding organic matter to the soil, supporting microbial populations, and nutrient cycling, to name just a few.

Cover crops are excellent at scavenging nutrients in the soil that might not have been utilized by your cash crop, thereby helping to prevent those nutrients from leaching out of the system. However, Gaskin explains that one of the most important things cover crops do is prevent erosion.

“Most of the fertility is in our topsoil, and with organic production, one of the drawbacks is that we need to use cultivation for weed management,” she says. “Destroying organic matter in the soil and leaving the soil bare can make it vulnerable to erosion, so cover cropping is a way for us to try to keep something growing on there for as much of the year as possible.”

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Cover crops also provide valuable habitat and food sources for butterflies and bees.

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Pourquoi les abeilles disparaissent

Pourquoi les abeilles disparaissent | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Ces vingt dernières années, les populations d’abeilles ont subi des pertes spectaculaires, jamais observées auparavant. L’agriculture intensive et l’utilisation massive de pesticides figurent au premier rang des coupables présumés. Mais certaines pratiques des apiculteurs seraient également en cause.

 

Enquête. Par Laure Cailloce. CNRS Le journal, 28.09.2016

 

[Image] Ruches suivies par le Centre d’études biologiques de Chizé. L’agriculture intensive (usage de pesticides, élimination des haies et des fleurs des champs...) a des effets délétères sur les populations d’abeilles. 

                              


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'Final warning' decline in butterflies raises fears over pesticides 

'Final warning' decline in butterflies raises fears over pesticides  | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it

Butterfly numbers are suffering a "shock collapse", a study shows today as conservationists raise concen farm pesticides are causing the worst population fall in six years.


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The plight of pollinators is not just with the bees.  Pesticides, habitat loss, mono-cropping, industrial agriculture are wiping out the pollinators.  This is the canary in the coalmine.

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High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
The typical American diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly.


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Did you know that sugar shrinks your brain and excessive amounts cause changes in your gut bacteria that can cause major losses in cognitive flexibility? Read the article for more information on how sugar impacts your brain function.

 

As you’ve read on this site many times sugar and all its derivatives, including artificial sweeteners, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS now known as fructose), and all words ending in the letters “ose” (sucrose, lactose, and others) are not your friend. Sugar leads to inflammation which causes a myriad of chronic diseases, including diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and sugar also causes auto-immune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Candida.

 

In addition to harming your health, sugar also has a sordid history going back to 1493 on Christopher Columbus’ second journey to the New World where he brought along sugar cane plant seedlings for planting in the Caribbean Islands, giving rise to the sugar cane industry. Then in the16th century first Native American and later African slaves died in the sugar cane fields from brutal cruel labor, lack of medical care, or in attempting to escape imprisonment.

 

In the 1700’s an average person in Britain consumes four pounds a year. When the price of sugar falls due to overconsumption in the Americas, sugar becomes more affordable for the lower and middle class people who were never exposed to it previously. During this century sugar beets are identified as a new source of commercial sugar.

 

In 1807, the average Britain is now consuming forty-seven pounds of sugar a year. In the 1890’s indentured servants become the primary workforce grown and processing sugar. Indentured servitude ends in the early 20th century while the sugar industry becomes known for meager wages and workers living in harsh working conditions and extreme poverty.

 

In the 1900’s the average Britain consumes 100 pounds while the average American consumes forty pounds of sugar a year. In 1906, a German medical doctor, Dr Alzheimer first identifies a form of dementia characterized by dramatic shrinkage “ “Sugar’s Sordid Timeline History 21” in brain nerve cells. By the close of the 20th century, an estimated five million Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

In 1910 a medical explanation emerges in the U.S. for the rising rates of diabetes: the pancreas of a diabetes patient was unable to produce what is termed “insulin”, a chemical the body uses to break down sugar. Therefore excess sugar ended up in the urine.

In 1962 an estimated thirteen percent of American adults meet the criteria for obesity.

 

In 1967, a Japanese scientist invents a cost-effective industrial process using enzymes to convert glucose in cornstarch to fructose. High /Fructose Corn Syrup derived from corn becomes a cheap alternative sweetener in place of sugar.

 

In 1975, in the U.S. 400 new cases of cancer occur for every 100,000 people.

 

In 1984, soft drink companies such as Pepsi and Coca-Cola switch from sugar to the cheaper HFCS in U.S. production facilities.

 

In 1992, cancer rates have climbed to 510 new cases for every 100,000 people in the U.S.

In 1997, an estimated 19.4% of U.S. adults meet criteria for obesity.

In 2004, obesity now affects 24.5% of U.S. adults.

 

In 2005, each U.S. citizen eats about 100 pounds of added sugars each year up from about 40 pounds in 1900.

 

In 2008, an ordinary American now consumes 37.8 pounds of HFCS every year, most unknowingly because it is laced in thousands of processed food and beverage products. It is considered one of the “hidden” sweeteners because, like many sugars and artificial sweeteners, it uses numerous chemical fake names making it difficult to identify on food label ingredient lists.

 

In 2008 also the obesity rate for adult Americans reaches 32.2 percent of men and 35.5 percent of women. Obesity is considered a contributing factor to the deaths of nearly 400,000 Americans annually.

 

In 2009, the American Heart Association issues health recommendations that women consume no more than six teaspoons per day of sugars and men consume no more than nine teaspoons a day. Generally both men and women consume three times that amount daily.

 

In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which meets every five years to issue dietary recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of agriculture (USDA), advises for the first time that American consumers dramatically cut back on the amount of added sugars to twelve (12) teaspoons a day, half of what Americans currently consume. Much of these added sugars are derived from consumption of juices, sodas, and a wide range of sugary drinks.

 

This information on the history of sugar comes from @hippocrateshealthinst.org 

References:

“A Brief History of Honey.” The Honey Association. http://www.honeyassociation. com/index.asp?pid=9

 

A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World.  William Bernstein. 2009. London: Atlantic Books.

“Adult Obesity Facts.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Statistics. http://www.alzfdn.org/AboutAlzheimers/statistics.html

 

“Cancer Statistics.” NIH Fact Sheets. National Institutes of Health. http://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/viewfactsheet.aspx?csid=75

 

“Cancer Trends During the 20th Century.” Journal of Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine. Vol. 21, No. 1. April 2002.

“Diabetes Public Health Resource.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/prev/national/figbyage.htm

 

Dietary sugars intake and cardiovascular health: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association . Circulation, 120:1011–1020.

 

“History of Type 2 Diabetes.” Healthline. April, 2013. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/history-type-2-diabetes#3

 

“How Sugar is Made—the History.” http://www.sucrose.com/Ihist.html

“Is sugar the missing link in RA? Weissmann G. Internal Medicine News. 2006;39(16):11.

 

“Major Milestones in Alzheimer’s Research.” Alzheimer’s Association. http://www.alz.org/research/science/major_milestones_in_alzheimers.asp

 

“Periodontitis Health Guide.” The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/periodontitis/risk-factors.html

 

“Processed Food: A 2-Million-Year History.” Scientific American .Vol. 309, Issue 3. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/processed-food-a-two-million-year-history/

 

“Sugar Consumption in the US Diet between 1822 and 2005.” Guyenet,Stephan & Landen, Jeremy. Online Statistics, Rice University andTufts University. http://onlinestatbook.com/2/case_studies/sugar.html

“Sugar Love.” Rich Cohen. National Geographic. August, 2013.

 

“Sugar and Sweeteners.” Anderson J. & Young L. Colorado StateUniversity, Fact Sheet No. 9.301. Food and Nutrition Series. Revised May 2010.

“The Real Bad Egg Is Sugar.” The New York Times . Feb. 19, 2015.196 References

 

The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire and War.  Matthew Parker. 2011. London: Hutchinson.

“Why Did Thematoid Arthritis Begin in 1800?” Richard S. Panush, M.D. The Rheumatologist . Sept. 2012. http://www.the-rheumatologist.org/details/article/2543901/Why_Did_Rheumatoid_Arthritis_Begin_in_1800.html

 

 

Health Tips: By now you may understand why it’s in your best interest to avoid, eliminate, and stop using and consuming sugar and all of its derivatives. Even so called healthy sugars, including honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, lucuma, brown rice syrup, agave, date paste, molasses, dried fruits must be used very sparingly or not at all.

 

Opt for fresh whole fruit. Berries, cherries, pomegranate and low sugar fruit (tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, avocado) are recommended. If you’re healthy, then you can eat other fruits as well. It’s always your choice, just be aware that too much of any food isn’t a good idea if that’s all you’re consuming.

 

Eat more sweet potatoes and cinnamon, try winter squashes with cinnamon. If you eat whole ancient grains, use cinnamon and carob for sweet or eat as a savory with other herbs. Your tastebuds do adapt and change within a few days. Take organic chlorella for sugar cravings. And you can use a few drops of organic liquid Stevia.

Once you get off all sugar, you will discover how delicious your food really tastes and your body will be much healthier. Always work with a qualified health care professional who understands nutrition.

 

Read more about “High Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning and Memory by Altering Gut Bacteria” from www.huffingtonpost.com by Carolyn Gregoire.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/dangers-of-sugar-consumption site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

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Did you know that sugar shrinks your brain and excessive amounts cause changes in your gut bacteria that can cause major losses in cognitive flexibility? Read the article for more information on how sugar impacts your brain function.

 

As you’ve read on this site many times sugar and all its derivatives, including artificial sweeteners, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS now known as fructose), and all words ending in the letters “ose” (sucrose, lactose, and others) are not your friend. Sugar leads to inflammation which causes a myriad of chronic diseases, including diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and sugar also causes auto-immune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Candida.

 

In addition to harming your health, sugar also has a sordid history going back to 1493 on Christopher Columbus’ second journey to the New World where he brought along sugar cane plant seedlings for planting in the Caribbean Islands, giving rise to the sugar cane industry. Then in the16th century first Native American and later African slaves died in the sugar cane fields from brutal cruel labor, lack of medical care, or in attempting to escape imprisonment.

 

In the 1700’s an average person in Britain consumes four pounds a year. When the price of sugar falls due to overconsumption in the Americas, sugar becomes more affordable for the lower and middle class people who were never exposed to it previously. During this century sugar beets are identified as a new source of commercial sugar.

 

In 1807, the average Britain is now consuming forty-seven pounds of sugar a year. In the 1890’s indentured servants become the primary workforce grown and processing sugar. Indentured servitude ends in the early 20th century while the sugar industry becomes known for meager wages and workers living in harsh working conditions and extreme poverty.

 

In the 1900’s the average Britain consumes 100 pounds while the average American consumes forty pounds of sugar a year. In 1906, a German medical doctor, Dr Alzheimer first identifies a form of dementia characterized by dramatic shrinkage “ “Sugar’s Sordid Timeline History 21” in brain nerve cells. By the close of the 20th century, an estimated five million Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

In 1910 a medical explanation emerges in the U.S. for the rising rates of diabetes: the pancreas of a diabetes patient was unable to produce what is termed “insulin”, a chemical the body uses to break down sugar. Therefore excess sugar ended up in the urine.

In 1962 an estimated thirteen percent of American adults meet the criteria for obesity.

 

In 1967, a Japanese scientist invents a cost-effective industrial process using enzymes to convert glucose in cornstarch to fructose. High /Fructose Corn Syrup derived from corn becomes a cheap alternative sweetener in place of sugar.

 

In 1975, in the U.S. 400 new cases of cancer occur for every 100,000 people.

 

In 1984, soft drink companies such as Pepsi and Coca-Cola switch from sugar to the cheaper HFCS in U.S. production facilities.

 

In 1992, cancer rates have climbed to 510 new cases for every 100,000 people in the U.S.

In 1997, an estimated 19.4% of U.S. adults meet criteria for obesity.

In 2004, obesity now affects 24.5% of U.S. adults.

 

In 2005, each U.S. citizen eats about 100 pounds of added sugars each year up from about 40 pounds in 1900.

 

In 2008, an ordinary American now consumes 37.8 pounds of HFCS every year, most unknowingly because it is laced in thousands of processed food and beverage products. It is considered one of the “hidden” sweeteners because, like many sugars and artificial sweeteners, it uses numerous chemical fake names making it difficult to identify on food label ingredient lists.

 

In 2008 also the obesity rate for adult Americans reaches 32.2 percent of men and 35.5 percent of women. Obesity is considered a contributing factor to the deaths of nearly 400,000 Americans annually.

 

In 2009, the American Heart Association issues health recommendations that women consume no more than six teaspoons per day of sugars and men consume no more than nine teaspoons a day. Generally both men and women consume three times that amount daily.

 

In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which meets every five years to issue dietary recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of agriculture (USDA), advises for the first time that American consumers dramatically cut back on the amount of added sugars to twelve (12) teaspoons a day, half of what Americans currently consume. Much of these added sugars are derived from consumption of juices, sodas, and a wide range of sugary drinks.

 

This information on the history of sugar comes from @hippocrateshealthinst.org 

References:

“A Brief History of Honey.” The Honey Association. http://www.honeyassociation. com/index.asp?pid=9

 

A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World.  William Bernstein. 2009. London: Atlantic Books.

“Adult Obesity Facts.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Statistics. http://www.alzfdn.org/AboutAlzheimers/statistics.html

 

“Cancer Statistics.” NIH Fact Sheets. National Institutes of Health. http://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/viewfactsheet.aspx?csid=75

 

“Cancer Trends During the 20th Century.” Journal of Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine. Vol. 21, No. 1. April 2002.

“Diabetes Public Health Resource.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/prev/national/figbyage.htm

 

Dietary sugars intake and cardiovascular health: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association . Circulation, 120:1011–1020.

 

“History of Type 2 Diabetes.” Healthline. April, 2013. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/history-type-2-diabetes#3

 

“How Sugar is Made—the History.” http://www.sucrose.com/Ihist.html

“Is sugar the missing link in RA? Weissmann G. Internal Medicine News. 2006;39(16):11.

 

“Major Milestones in Alzheimer’s Research.” Alzheimer’s Association. http://www.alz.org/research/science/major_milestones_in_alzheimers.asp

 

“Periodontitis Health Guide.” The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/periodontitis/risk-factors.html

 

“Processed Food: A 2-Million-Year History.” Scientific American .Vol. 309, Issue 3. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/processed-food-a-two-million-year-history/

 

“Sugar Consumption in the US Diet between 1822 and 2005.” Guyenet,Stephan & Landen, Jeremy. Online Statistics, Rice University andTufts University. http://onlinestatbook.com/2/case_studies/sugar.html

“Sugar Love.” Rich Cohen. National Geographic. August, 2013.

 

“Sugar and Sweeteners.” Anderson J. & Young L. Colorado StateUniversity, Fact Sheet No. 9.301. Food and Nutrition Series. Revised May 2010.

“The Real Bad Egg Is Sugar.” The New York Times . Feb. 19, 2015.196 References

 

The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire and War.  Matthew Parker. 2011. London: Hutchinson.

“Why Did Thematoid Arthritis Begin in 1800?” Richard S. Panush, M.D. The Rheumatologist . Sept. 2012. http://www.the-rheumatologist.org/details/article/2543901/Why_Did_Rheumatoid_Arthritis_Begin_in_1800.html

 

 

Health Tips: By now you may understand why it’s in your best interest to avoid, eliminate, and stop using and consuming sugar and all of its derivatives. Even so called healthy sugars, including honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, lucuma, brown rice syrup, agave, date paste, molasses, dried fruits must be used very sparingly or not at all.

 

Opt for fresh whole fruit. Berries, cherries, pomegranate and low sugar fruit (tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, avocado) are recommended. If you’re healthy, then you can eat other fruits as well. It’s always your choice, just be aware that too much of any food isn’t a good idea if that’s all you’re consuming.

 

Eat more sweet potatoes and cinnamon, try winter squashes with cinnamon. If you eat whole ancient grains, use cinnamon and carob for sweet or eat as a savory with other herbs. Your tastebuds do adapt and change within a few days. Take organic chlorella for sugar cravings. And you can use a few drops of organic liquid Stevia.

Once you get off all sugar, you will discover how delicious your food really tastes and your body will be much healthier. Always work with a qualified health care professional who understands nutrition.

 

Read more about “High Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning and Memory by Altering Gut Bacteria” from www.huffingtonpost.com by Carolyn Gregoire.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/dangers-of-sugar-consumption site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

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Il Mondo dei Dolci: Miascia, la torta tipica del Lago di Como.

Il Mondo dei Dolci: Miascia, la torta tipica del Lago di Como. | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it

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Queen bees exposed to neonicotinoids lay fewer eggs

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A new study led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln entomologist reinforces the link between neonicotinoid pesticides and declining honeybee colonies. The researchers experimentally fed queen bees with a syrup laced with imidacloprid, finding that queens laid significantly fewer eggs than queens in unexposed colonies.

“The queens are of particular importance because they’re the only reproductive individual laying eggs in the colony,” said lead author Judy Wu-Smart, assistant professor of entomology. “One queen can lay up to 1,000 eggs a day. If her ability to lay eggs is reduced, that is a subtle effect that isn’t (immediately) noticeable but translates to really dramatic consequences for the colony.”

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Las pesticidas son como una enfermedad para la abejas...

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Palm oil versus paradise in Papua | Environment | DW.COM | 01.09.2016

Palm oil versus paradise in Papua | Environment | DW.COM | 01.09.2016 | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
On Indonesia's eastern islands, the last wild forests are being clear-cut and replaced with oil palm plantations. Although the product is practically indispensible, green groups say virgin land needn't be cleared for it.

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"Honey for the Maya", a short film by Stephen Buchmann

Deep in the rainforest of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, in the shadow of his ancestors' great stone pyramids, one of the last Mayan beekeepers guards a
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Film sobre apicultura/meliponicultura Maya...

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Loi biodiversité et néonicotinoïdes : L’UNAF et Agir pour l’environnement saluent l’interdiction mais dénoncent des délais trop tardifs

Loi biodiversité et néonicotinoïdes : L’UNAF et Agir pour l’environnement saluent l’interdiction mais dénoncent des délais trop tardifs | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Au terme d’une procédure parlementaire particulièrement longue et riche en rebondissements, la loi pour la reconquête de la biodiversité a été adoptée en lecture définitive à l’Assemblée nationale le

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Tenemos que aprender de los Frances que han creado una ley de apoyo para la diversidad.  En el imagin la palabra "abeille" es "abeja".  Articulo en Frances.

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Oui, les insecticides sont bien mortels pour les abeilles sauvages

Oui, les insecticides sont bien mortels pour les abeilles sauvages | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Une étude menée en Angleterre sur 18 années démontre l’effet des pesticides néonicotinoïdes sur les abeilles et les bourdons sauvages : une mortalité multipliée par trois.
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Las pesticidas son toxicos para las abejas, inclusive las abejas nativas y selvajes.  Articulo en Frances.

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5 of the Most Nutritious Vegetables on the Planet

5 of the Most Nutritious Vegetables on the Planet | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
By Maggie McCrackenKale, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower may all look different, but they're actually remarkably similar. These five veggies are all part of the Cruciferae family. We laymen commonly refer to them as cruciferous vegetables. In addition to being closely related

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Did you know that consuming cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower may make you more resilient at a sub cellular level? Scientists often study smokers to test the effects of how dietary interventions can prevent DNA damage. 

 

In one such study, longtime smokers were asked to eat twenty-five times more broccoli than most Americans eat - a single stalk/day. Compared to those smokers who avoid broccoli, the broccoli eating smokers had forty-one percent (41%) “fewer DNA mutations in their bloodstream over ten days.

 

To prove that the broccoli wasn’t just boosting the activity of the detoxifying enzymes in the livers of the subjects, which would help “clear the carcinogens before they made it to the smokers cells” the scientists performed another test. “The DNA was extracted from the subjects’ bodies and exposed to a known DNA damaging chemical”. “The genetic material from the broccoli eaters showed significantly less damage”. This information comes from Dr Michael Greger, in his newest book, “How Not to Die”.

 

If you smoke, this doesn’t mean that you can eat a stalk of broccoli before lighting up and “expect to erase the cancer causing effects of cigarette smoke”. It doesn’t work that way. However, you can consume these veggies whether your trying to quit smoking or you’ve been exposed to cigarette smoke, and who hasn’t been, to help prevent further damage. 

 

Crucifers are potent cancer fighters. According to Dr Michael Greger, certain compounds in broccoli may have the potential to suppress metastatic spread in lung cancer patients. Also researchers have found that kale may help control cholesterol levels.

 

Compounds in cruciferous veggies are necessary for the “maintenance of your body’s intestinal defense”. Broccoli is an immune system booster. Your body uses a lot energy to maintain your immune system. Your ancestors ate mainly plants. The presence of veggies in your gut “works as a signal” to prime your immune system. The immune boost you get from consuming crucifers “protects you against not only pathogens found in food, but also against pollutants found in the environment”.

 

Health Tips:  Eat a serving of any cruciferous veggie daily or at least three/four times a week. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, arugula, bok choy, horseradish, daikon radish, regular radish, wasabi, and watercress can be eaten raw or lightly steamed. You can also sprout broccoli, radish, arugula or purchase organic.

 

Dr Greger recommends chopping fresh crucifers and waiting forty minutes to cook, because at this point he says, the cancer fighting compound sulforaphane has been made, so the enzyme is no longer needed to achieve the critical benefit. Enzymes get destroyed when heated. If you cook it first, he says, and then blend it say for soup, you’re mixing the precursor sulforaphane with an enzyme that’s been inactivated by cooking. Dr Greger says to blend first, then wait forty minutes and cook it.

 

However, if you try this method with frozen store bought cruciferous veggies, they lack the ability to form sulforaphane because the veggies are flash cooked before they’re frozen for the very purpose of deactivating the enzymes. This process works for shelf life, but when you take the veggie out of your freezer, the enzyme is inert, which means that the life giving nutrients are dead. 

 

Dr Greger says you can “You can make some sulphoraphane by adding back some enzyme”. Mustard greens grow from mustard seeds. You can buy organic mustard powder and sprinkle some on frozen broccoli that’s been cooked. And yes, he says, the sulforaphane starts growing again.

 

Read more about “5 of the Most Nutritious Veggies on the Planet” from www.ecowatch.com by Maggie McCracken.

 

This www,scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

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Protection des abeilles : 17 petites et grandes villes labellisées « ApiCité »

Protection des abeilles : 17 petites et grandes villes labellisées « ApiCité » | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Dix-sept villes, allant de Paris à Dijon en passant par des petites communes, ont reçu jeudi le label « APICité » délivré par des apiculteurs professionnels pour récompenser des actions favorables aux abeilles et sensibiliser à leur rôle primordial dans l'agriculture.

 

AFP. Terre-Net, 01.12.2016

 

[Image] via http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/bourgogne/cote-d-or/dijon/dijon-recoit-label-apicite-qui-distingue-villes-qui-preservent-abeilles-1145507.html

 

Les communes labellisées

 

Démarche exemplaire :

  • ​Dijon (21)
  • Montberon (31)
  • Paris (75)
  • Tarbes (65)

 

Démarche remarquable :

  • Amiens (80)
  • Clermont-Ferrand (63)
  • Javerdat (87)
  • La Grigonnais (44)
  • Mèze (34)
  • Pernes-les-Fontaines (84)
  • Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly (17)
  • Thionville (57)
  • Villeveyrac (34)
  • Vitrolles (13)

 

Démarche reconnue :

  • ​Boutigny-sur-Essonne (91)
  • Montdardier (30)
  • Saint-Mandé (94)
 

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La Bièvre - SMBVB's curator insight, December 1, 5:50 PM
La taille importe peu pour préserver les abeilles, toutes les villes peuvent s'y mettre. L'abeille doit être défendue pour un bon fonctionnement des écosystèmes et les villes ont un rôle à jouer, les 17 labellisées ici doivent servir d'exemple pour les autres. Renoncer aux pesticides sur l'espace public, choisir des plantes mellifères, installer des ruches, ces actions contribuent à la biodiversité en général, à la préservation des abeilles en particulier. 
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Deux jeunes chercheurs veulent sauver les abeilles

Deux jeunes chercheurs veulent sauver les abeilles | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Pour ceux à qui les études ne suffisent pas, quiconque a regardé la dernière saison de la série futuriste et dystopique « Black Mirror » comprendra tout l’intérêt de préserver nos abeilles. Dans un monde où celles-ci subissent de plein fouet les effets d’une agriculture intensive et du changement climatique, mettre en place des mesures vouées à leur conservation devient un enjeu vital. Afin de mieux cerner les effets de l’activité humaine sur leur population, deux doctorants espèrent aujourd’hui bénéficier d’un mini coup de pouce.


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Is Alkaline Water a Healthy Choice or Ridiculous Hoax?

Is Alkaline Water a Healthy Choice or Ridiculous Hoax? | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Water is essential for life. Beyond the basic choices of tap or bottled water, there's a new kind of designer water hitting the shelves—alkaline water.

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Are we being had?

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10 Compelling Reasons To Eat Plant-Based Every Day

10 Compelling Reasons To Eat Plant-Based Every Day | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
A plant-based diet, rich in nutrients, can help you improve your health and increase your life span.

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Did you know that plant based real whole foods are scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease? In his newest book, “How Not to Die”, Dr Michael Greger lays out the nutrition facts gleaned from published evidence based studies.

 

Dr Greger says that most deaths in the U.S. are preventable, and mostly related to what one eats. The food people eat is the number one cause of premature death and the number one cause of disability. Sadly, nutrition is not taught in most medical schools today. Your health is most definitively in your hands. You may actually know more about basic nutrition than your doctor does.

 

Today there are rising disease rates, shorter life expectancies for children than their parents, Are you aware that this stage/era of human disease is the “Age of Degenerative and Man-Made Diseases”, courtesy of Dr Greger? 

 

“In 1900 in the U.S., the top three killers were infectious diseases, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and diarrheal diseases”. Today the killers are mostly lifestyle diseases: heart disease, cancer, and chronic lung disease. Forget antibiotics, the “emergence of these epidemics of chronic disease was brought about by dramatic shifts in dietary patterns”.

 

Just look at what’s happening in the the developing world over the last few decades as people are eating more Westernized food and less of their own countries diet and getting chronic diseases that once were unknown in their populations.

 

People in Asian countries and  Africa, are suddenly eating more meat, dairy, eggs, oils, soda, sugar, and refined grains that is accompanied with a sharp rise in food related chronic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

 

Researchers follow large groups of defined individuals over time to isolate the effects of different dietary components states Dr Greger. Even vegetarians and vegans can suffer high rates of chronic disease when eating processed fake foods on a regular basis.

 

Health Tips:  Do your very best to eat as much and/or complete plant based real whole food daily and reduce your consumption and/or totally eliminate the refined processed, sugary, animal based, GMO tainted, and fast food stuff from your food regimen. It’s always your choice. Make it work for you. Remember your family history doesn’t have to become your personal history, says Dr Greger.

 

Plant based real whole food is absolutely delicious, nutritious, anti-inflammatory, and helps you lose weight, gives you more energy, puts a glow in your face and softens your skin, and helps you to boost your immune system, the seat of your health.

 

Read more about “10 Compelling Reasons to Eat Plant Based Everyday” from www.mindbodygreen.com by Nicole Visnic.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

 

 

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The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race

The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it

"Forced to choose between limiting population or trying to increase food production, we chose the latter and ended up with starvation, warfare, and tyranny. Hunter-gatherers practiced the most successful and longest-lasting life style in human history. In contrast, we're still struggling with the mess into which agriculture has tumbled us, and it's unclear whether we can solve it."


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Jared Diamond wrote this highly controversial essay back in the 80's and it still can elicit strong reactions from anthropologists, geographers, historians, and other scholars.  This is a good reading to give students during an agricultural unit.  This can get students to question many of the assumptions about humanity that they probably never knew they had (Diamond challenged the mainstream progressivist position).

 

Questions to Ponder: What is the progressivist view?  What were the negative impacts that early agriculture had on human health?  What social problems does Diamond attribute to agriculture?  What evidence would you present to argue against Diamond's position?

 

Tagsagriculturefolk culturestechnologyindigenous.

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The Everyday Adventurer ~ Just Back From: Lake Como

The Everyday Adventurer ~ Just Back From: Lake Como | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Our first stop on our Northern Italy tour was Lago di Como. Although we did not have a George Clooney sighting as we had hoped, we still felt like celebrities waking up to this view every morning. ...

 

by aCA Blogger, 

Lindsey, The Everyday Adventurer

 

*Welcome back Lindsey! Looks like you had a fabulous vacation!!

 

Read the rest, click the headline...


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The most beautiful lake in the world...

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Sereno Hotels acquires management of luxury property, Villa Pliniana in Lake Como, Italy

Sereno Hotels acquires management of luxury property, Villa Pliniana in Lake Como, Italy | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Located next to new Il Sereno, Lago di Como, Villa Pliniana will be Lake Como's ultimate vacation lodging and Italy's premier wedding and special events venue.
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Beautiful property on a most beautiful lake.

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Bee-pocalypse ahead as officials continue Zika spraying?

Bee-pocalypse ahead as officials continue Zika spraying? | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
MIAMI (CNN) — Beekeeper Juanita Stanley has a message to mosquito control officials who she believes are overreacting to Zika:

“Stop. This is crazy. It’s like using a sledgehammer to crack a peanut. The devastation that it has already caused is beyond comprehension. We can’t live without these honeybees.”

Last weekend, Stanley lost more than 3 million bees — all 46 of her hives and her entire livelihood — when Summerville officials decided to aerially spray a small area of the town for Zika-carrying mosquitoes.

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Except that the collateral damage produces our food, eh!
malek's comment, September 6, 10:06 AM
true, eh..
pdeppisch's comment, September 6, 7:26 PM
:)
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Time to Drive Factory Farmed Food off the Market

Time to Drive Factory Farmed Food off the Market | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
A growing number of food activists believe it’s time to move beyond limited or single-issue campaigning and lobbying and take on the entire degenerative food and farming system, starting with the malevolent profit-driver and lynchpin of industrial agriculture, GMOs and fast food: factory farming.


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Would love to see it, but what a challenge.

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Plants arrange their flowers to lure in passing bees

Plants arrange their flowers to lure in passing bees | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Calgary, Canada have found that the way in which plants arrange their flowers affects the flight patterns taken by bees.
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High pesticide levels on oilseed rape crops harm wild bees, scientists prove

High pesticide levels on oilseed rape crops harm wild bees, scientists prove | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Species that feed most on the bright yellow flowers of the crop treated with controversial neonicotinoids have fallen by as much as 30%

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El impacto del uso de pesticidas neonicotinoids es terrible.  Aqui unas estadisticas.  En ingles.

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Lower pesticide levels in plants still enough to harm bees, study finds

Lower pesticide levels in plants still enough to harm bees, study finds | Epicurist: In Victus Veritas | Scoop.it
Neonicotinoid pesticides in bee-friendly plants sold by retailers can kill or harm bees

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So important to find alternative, natural deterrents to plant pests than the use of pesticides.

 

Tan importante buscar soluciones naturales sin applicar pesticidas.  En ingles.

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