Food

When There is Not Enough Food – 17lb, 9-year old boy

September 30, 2008 / 2 Comments

When there is not enough food to go around caused by global climate change, poor stewardship of the planet's resources, pollution, mismanagement or otherwise, bad things happen. Really bad things happen. A little 9-year old boy was found who weighed only 8kg, (17.6 lbs) in Honduras. He's doing better now after months of treatment, but the crime is that Jason was ...

Carbon Footprint on Beer Labels in Japan

September 19, 2008 / No Comments

Beer maker, Sapporo Breweries, has decided to put the carbon footprint of making its beers on the labels of their suds. The company estimates grain output, fertilizers, transporatation and the production and recycling of the aluminum can itself. One 350 milliliter can of Black Label beer represents 161 grams of carbon emission says Sapporo Breweries. Now a person can get drunk and ...

Modern Agriculture in Belarus

September 9, 2008 / No Comments

Funny or not, these guys in Belarus have modern agriculture techniques when it comes to "harvesting" cucumbers. If you ever tried to do the job yourself then you most likely know that it causes back pains. I can't imagine it being all that easy crunching, picking cucumbers, then getting up again, all day long. Can you? That's why Belarus farmers ...

Is Snake (Anaconda) Hunting Dangerous?

September 9, 2008 / 4 Comments

The answer is obviously yes but when looking at these South American guys marching with a freaking huge anaconda on their backs you may be tempted to say it's not that dangerous. Read on to be amazed. The most important thing is how they manage to catch such monsters that can weigh up to hundreds of kgs. They need bait. But ...

Greenhouse Advantages of Kangaroo Farming

August 17, 2008 / 4 Comments

Pretty odd I must say, but a recent study revealed that if Australia is going to farm kangaroos instead of cattle and sheep (to remove 36 million sheep and 7 million cattle by 2020), that could lower the overall greenhouse gases by 3 percent each year. Do you think it's that simple? First of all, Australians won't understand that killing kangaroos ...

Oprah’s 21-Day Cleanse for What?

June 18, 2008 / No Comments

Oprah just finished a 21-day cleanse. She eliminated caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten and animal products from her diet. She gained some awareness: “What I know for sure is I’ve reached a new level of awareness about food, eating and the whole process of how it gets to my table. I used to say thanks before a meal out of perfunctory habit. ...

The Good Side of High Food Prices, if There is One

June 13, 2008 / No Comments

There is at least one group of people who are happy about high food prices, the rice growers in Japan. Bread and pasta prices are soaring, but the price of rice has been falling. As a result, the Japanese, for one, are going back to the staple the country grew up on. Japan's farm ministry say per-capita rice consumption is up ...

When Monkeys Go Fishing

June 13, 2008 / No Comments

There's a saying, "give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, feed him for life". What do they say when monkeys learn how to fish? And, don't they say things like when cows fly or pigs play the piano? In Bangkok, the long-tailed macaque monkey can grab fruit from trees or bananaz from tourists, ...

China Will Not Sacrifice Food for Fuel. Experts Debate!

June 12, 2008 / No Comments

The dude who helped co-draft China's national energy strategy, Song Yanqin, participated at Asia Clean Energy Forum 2008 and said that "food security comes first in China, more important than fuel". He went on to explain that China has no plan to sacrifice food for fuel. Biofuels can find another source, dang it. China is hungry. We want to ...

Man Feeds Tiger, No News. Tiger Feeds On Man, News

June 7, 2008 / No Comments

All this talk about there not being enough food to go around apparently made one tiger take matters into his own hands, um, paws. An 11-year old 150kg (330lb) Siberian tiger killed a 40-year old male zoo keeper in Kyoto, Japan. Officials had to shoot the tiger with a tranquilizer gun and wait for him to konk out before they could get ...