Just another reminder of how prevalent glyphosate (ingredient in RoundUp) is in our foods….this article talks about how much higher glyphosate levels in breakfast cereals are than what’s recommended for kids. Around 729 parts per billion in Cheerios vs recommended max of 160!
Interested in reducing your carbon footprint? Switching from eating beef to eating chicken results in around a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions related to your diet. It’s a quick and easy way to start to make a difference! Read more here:
This is a good article talking about the current state of technology of carbon capture, and how it’s a vital piece of the puzzle to minimize the effects of manmade climate change. It is imperative that governments and the private sector invest in the deployment of these technologies.
The “dirty dozen” list, of pesticide residue in produce, is out. As always…if you’re going to eat any of these, buy organic wherever possible!!! These fruits and veggies are the ones that typically have the highest concentrations of pesticides present.
Here’s the list, starting with the worst offender, strawberries:
- Hot peppers
This is a good video…please, take a few minutes to watch it. The future of our species depends on people rising up against the greed and short-sightedness that has been destroying the only planet that can sustain us.
Microplastics are just what the name implies….tiny bits of plastic from a myriad of sources, like washing fleece material in a washing machine for example. It’s been described as a problem affecting the food chain in oceans, but guess what? Around 90 percent of table salt brands were found to contain these (since I had of our salt comes from the ocean). So, we’re all ingesting these, not just marine life. Unfortunately, no one’s really sure what health risks, of any, this poses. Read this article for more on this:
This was a good video…I’m not sure how to change the course this society is on but we must try.
This is s big deal…Monsanto has been found responsible for a guy’s cancer caused by glyphosate usage….apple.news/AG5fWm9dDS2qNhgaq71IpVQ
Treehugger posted a story saying that all is lost, using the sales stats of the Ford F series trucks as an argument…and am admittedly compelling one, as they sell one every 4.5 seconds! It just adds to a similar train of thought in my life lately though..how do we dig ourselves out of this pit we’ve created for ourselves…how do we transition to a sustainable society? The Global Footprint Network attempts to calculate the difference between how much natural resources we use, and how fast nature can replenish that. If you hadn’t figured it out already, that date falls on August 2nd this year, and has been getting worse every year (follow this link for more on that). We’re on a dead-end path here, robbing from future generations so we may live lives of luxury.
So what’s the solution? There’s is insufficient public willpower to effect change, sadly. Change of the magnitude needed will only happen if there is a sizable natural disaster of global proportions…otherwise these days will go down in history as the peak of this civilization and perhaps even of this species. If anyone is left to record this history, that is. This frustrates me…I feel we have the technology and the ability to change the course we’re on…but how to reach people, that’s the challenge…