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.
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:
In a pretty big development in car news, the U.K. has joined France in banning the sale of new gasoline or diesel powered cars after the year 2040! While some critics say this isn’t enough to combat air pollution, it’s great news of global warming as it’ll help accelerate the adoption and advancement of electric car technology.
So, a funny set of stories passed through my newsreader this morning (Feedly, if you’re curious). The first was about a company in Texas called Embark, offering DNA testing for dogs! It’ll tell you your dog’s pedigree, as well as what diseases they may be suceptible to. Cool!
The second article was about a company working on self driving trucks called…Embark! Yeah, same name! Though I don’t really envision these companies going head to head and confusing consumers! 🤣