▶ INVESTIGATIVE REPORT FINDS SOARING PESTICIDE USE AND POISONING LINKED TO GMO CROP PRODUCTION
An Associated Press (AP) investigation links the effect of their work to soaring pesticide use and resulting health problems. According to the AP, the advent of “no-till” farming methods in Argentina with the use of genetically engineered (GE) crops and companion pesticides has caused significant health impacts in farming towns abutting GE fields. Since the introduction of these practices in Argentina by agrichemical companies such as Monsanto, cancer rates have skyrocketed and the number of birth defects has quadrupled.... http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=12090
(Beyond Pesticides offers the latest information on pesticides and alternatives, as well as ongoing projects including children's health, organic food, mosquito control and organic lawn care)
Sustainable Pulse, November 12, 2013 ▶ SPREAD OF GM CROPS ILLEGALLY OUT OF CONTROL IN MANY COUNTRIES. Testbiotech published the first global overview showing how genetically engineered plants (GM crops) such as maize, rice, cotton, oilseed rape, bentgrass and poplar trees are spreading uncontrollably. This is happening in regions and countries such as the USA and Canada, Middle America, Japan, China, Australia and Europe. In many cases, the plants have escaped far beyond the fields into the environment. In some regions, the transgenes have already moved into populations of wild relatives.... http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/11/12/spread-of-gm-crops-out-of-control-in-many-countries-breaking-news/#.UoLV-o3piRQ
Questi ingredienti posso essere tranquillamente modificati in base a quello di cui si dispone in quel momento oppure ai gusti, l'importante è fare attenzione al rapporto verdure/sale, essendo quest'ultimo l'unico conservante...
Come preparare in casa la marmellata senza zucchero. Ecco la ricetta.
Ci possiamo davvero fidare delle marmellate industriali senza zucchero comunemente presenti sugli scaffali dei supermercati? Chi per motivi di salute non può consumare zuccheri in eccesso dovrebbe porre particolare attenzione al momento dell'acquisto di tali prodotti. Una soluzione molto semplice per non dover rinunciare a consumare marmellata, consiste nel prepararla in casa senza l'aggiunta di zucchero, seguendo la ricetta che vi proponiamo qui di seguito.
Hemp seeds contain 25% high quality protein and 40% fat in the form of an excellent quality oil.
Hemp oil is just now coming on the market. Produced by the Ohio Hempery in Athens, Ohio, it will be sold through natural food stores in small, opaque bottles to be kept under refrigeration. It has a remarkable fatty acid profile, being high in the desirable omega-3s and also delivering some GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) that is absent from the fats we normally eat.
Nutritionally oriented doctors believe all of these compounds to be beneficial to health.
Hemp oil contains 57% linoleic (LA) and 19% linolenic (LNA) acids, in the three-to-one ratio that matches our nutritional needs. These are the essential fatty acids (EFAs)-so called because the body cannot make them and must get them from external sources. The best sources are oils from freshly ground grains and whole seeds.
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Un nuovo rapporto pubblicato dalla Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) dimostra che, se il mondo non adotta una dieta vegetariana entro i prossimi 40 anni, il nostro pianeta potrebbe dover affrontare crisi alimentari e problemi globali di approvvigionamento idrico di proporzioni catastrofiche.
Per essere vegetariani occorre avere una grande motivazione, che può essere salutistica o di coscienza contro le sofferenza degli animali, ma di sicuro è una scelta che va fatta con consapevolezza e non una moda.
Per poter mantenere questo stile di vita, occorre sapere come gestire la dieta vegetariana senza incorrere in carenze alimentari (come quella riguardante la vitamina B12) e malattie, quindi attenzione ed equilibrio sono fondamentali.
Per pianificare una dieta vegetariana equilibrata si possono assumere per un certo periodo integratori a base di cobalamina, o cianocobalamina, la vera vitamina B12.
Kamut, quali benefici? Quali verità? Negli ultimi anni abbiamo assistito ad una diffusione nel nostro Paese di alimenti a base di Kamut o di farina di Kamut, compresi pasta, pane, dolci e vari prodotti da forno.
The introduction of genetically modified crops has corresponded with increasing monopolization of seed by biotechnology companies and higher seed costs that have led to tragedies in some countries, while pushing out conventional, non-GMO seeds, and reducing farmer seed choices. These impacts are being seen in the United States, Brazil, India, the Philippines, and South Africa, and even Europe. http://www.non-gmoreport.com/articles/february2013/the-gmo-seed-cartel.php
In a groundbreaking (downloadable) report, two genetic engineers explain in detail why GMOs are not good for human health or the environment.
The report presents a large body of peer-reviewed scientific and other authoritative evidence of the hazards to health and the environment posed by genetically engineered crops and organisms (GMOs).... http://earthopensource.org/index.php/reports/58
One of the genetic engineers involved in the report is Dr Michael Antoniouof King’s College London School of Medicine in the U.K., which uses genetic engineering for medical applications but warns against its use in developing crops for human food and animal feed. Dr Antoniou said: “GM crops are promoted on the basis of ambitious claims – that they are safe to eat, environmentally beneficial, increase yields, reduce reliance on pesticides, and can help solve world hunger." “I felt what was needed was a collation of the evidence that addresses the technology from a scientific point of view."....