Monthly Archives: May 2012
The results of this newest review, involving 24,000 people between the ages of 35 and 64, were even more alarming. Those participants who took a regular calcium supplement increased their risk of having a heart attack by 86% versus those who took no calcium supplements at all.
It is said that pollinators are so important to our survival, that once they disappear from the planet, the human species will die out within 40 days.
“The short-haired bumblebee, which like other bees has a crucial role in pollinating plants, was once common in the UK, as far north as Humberside. It declined catastrophically, with many other species as, over the past 60 years, an estimated 97% of wild flower meadows vanished from the UK.”
The nation’s food supply may be vulnerable to rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere.
This is just another example of big agribusiness defeating their own raison-d’etre and compromising our food supply.
“…paper bags have a worse effect on the environment than plastic bags in all nine impact categories, which include global warming potential, abiotic depletion, acidification, eutrophication, human toxicity, fresh water aquatic ecotoxicity, marine aquatic ecotoxicity, terrestrial ecotoxicity, and photochemical oxidation.
It is not enough to limit babies’ consumption of food using plastic containers, zippy cups and plates. It appears that there are other important sources of phthalates, such as PVC flooring. As always, plant-based flooring – such as bamboo or untreated wood – is probably best. Unfortunately, these are often costly or unavailable to most people. Environmental justice should extend to goods and services, not just transportation systems and toxic spills.