Green Cause: Donating Food to the Needy

February 3, 2009 / No Comments

Wastage of any natural resource is obviously bad, but when it comes to "food" things are even worse. [caption id="attachment_3828" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Leftovers or dinner of the month?"][/caption] With UN predicting an imminent food crisis in many parts of the world because of the current global financial crunch, it seems only wise that we waste as little as possible. And though at ...

Delicious Vegan Cookies from Kookie Karma

November 10, 2008 / No Comments

This is a real good treat to all those who have gone 'all-vegetarian' or wish to adopt a vegan lifestyle by filtering away everything that is both unnatural and is not a vegan product. The Kookie Karma brand of cookies allows you to enjoy fresh cookies that are baked once each day and are free of everything both artificial and dairy. They ...

Let’s Make it Clear: We Can Not Eat Money !

October 31, 2008 / No Comments

I know you guys can read, but I just feel like saying it out loud, again. "Only when the last tree has died, and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught, will we realise that we can not eat money" There's so much truth in that ... - via AmericansAreBrainwashed

Purple Cancer-Fighting Tomatoes

October 28, 2008 / No Comments

You say potato, I say poh-tah-toe. You say tomato, I say purple cancer-fighting tomatoes. Seriously, I can't imagine how people can have the gall to think they can improve on the Creator's original product, but British researchers have announced that they have a genetically engineered tomato that is part pizza topping and part berry. What's more, the finished product has helped ...

World’s Largest Halloween Pumpkin, Grown in Intelligent Greenhouse

October 27, 2008 / 1 Comment

It seems there is an intelligent greenhouse (as opposed to a stupid one, I reckon) in Tianjin, China. The greenhouse is built to show off new agricultural technologies like soilless culture and drip irrigation. [caption id="attachment_2134" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Huge pumpkin growing in an intelligent greenhouse in Tianjin"][/caption] The greenhouse is meant to be a model of modern sightseeing agriculture. It grows huge ...

Tuna Under Threat in SE Asia Ecosystem

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

Some key tuna species, are under threat from overfishing in SE Asia's diverse Coral Triange region. The World Wildlife Fund is calling for a drastic rethink to stave off collapse. Indeed, we'd better save the coral, feeding the people be dam ....! The bluefin and bigeye tuna are overfished says the WWF. The Coral Triangle is bounded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the ...

30% of World’s Heart Attacks Caused by Western Diet

October 23, 2008 / 1 Comment

Well, here's a conundrum. There's not enough food to feed all the people in the world (so some say) but there's a very easy way to make people live longer, thus increasing the number of people that can't be fed. Some 30% of the world's heart attacks are caused by a Western diet. Of course, 30% of the world lives in ...

World Food Crisis Looms Says UN

October 17, 2008 / No Comments

The UN food agency - the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is warning of a looming food crisis in Africa. The reason - global increase in food and fuel prices. The reason - increase production in bio-fuel at the expense of food production. The reason - climate change. Kenyan agriculture assistant minister said, "that in as much as bio-fuel continues to ...

Plants Like Art – Calabash

October 6, 2008 / No Comments

A calabash is an annual vine with white flowers and a smooth, large, hard-shelled gourd. It is also called bottle gourd, white-flowered gourd. What's more, the little fellow can be molded and shaped into volleyballs, Buddhas and gargoyle heads...among other things. [gallery] I am not sure I get this. But, a grower in Lanzhou, the capital of China's Gansu province used ...

Atlantic Giant Bluefin Tuna a Critically Endangered Species

October 3, 2008 / 1 Comment

For a sushi fan like me, that would do anything for a bite of tuna, be it rolls (sashimi or whatever comes out from the chefs' knives) these days, the fact that the Atlantic giant bluefin tuna is an endangered species kind of shocked me. And it does, because I never even considered that the fish I'm serving could go ...