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My Top 25 Super Foods

My Top 25 Super Foods

Posted on28. Oct, 2010 by paul b.

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This is not the definitive list of all you should eat, but ones I think are great with a couple recommended by friends… and as always, if you cook with them rather than just eat pre-packed/made microwave dishes or fast food you avoid all the nasties and preservatives. … OK I’ve cheated by doubling up [...]

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Artificial trees to capture carbon

Artificial trees to capture carbon

Posted on08. Oct, 2010 by paul b.

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Artificial trees as a way to remove CO2 is an old idea that seems to have moved slowly forward since it was first discussed and in some ways has not highlighted what seems a blindingly obvious message, but more on that later. The premise is that an artificial tree as mentioned at a conference in [...]

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The GM Parties Speak – GM part 4

The GM Parties Speak – GM part 4

Posted on08. Sep, 2010 by paul b.

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This is the 4th and final part in our series about Genetically Modified food and GM companies … well to be honest, it’s mainly about Monsanto as it provides the technology in 90% of the world’s GE seeds. The following selection of videos, are from youtube 1. Is an official Monsanto video 2. Highlights Percy [...]

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Genetically Modified Black Ops – GM part 3

Genetically Modified Black Ops – GM part 3

Posted on08. Sep, 2010 by paul b.

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Terminator Seeds Monsanto and the US Government together hold the patent for a commercial seed called “Terminator,” that is designed to commit suicide after just one harvest. This is totally against nature and ensures that farmers have to purchase new seeds each year for crops so they can stay in business. Haiti, India and Africa. [...]

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The Darker side of GM – GM part 2

The Darker side of GM – GM part 2

Posted on06. Sep, 2010 by paul b.

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Where to start with this part… Imagine your neighbour has an apple tree and it drops its apples into your garden. In 99.9% of places the fallen apples belong to your neighbour not you. You can tidy them away or let them rot but not eat or sell them. Now imagine you brush them into [...]

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Do we get GM foods by default? – GM part 1

Do we get GM foods by default? – GM part 1

Posted on04. Sep, 2010 by paul b.

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I’m not a fan of Genetically Modified food, but I can understand where it comes from and to be honest we all have been eating it for a long while anyway so in part the fuss, about what crop is safe, seems a bit disingenuous. Basically we have four different types of old-style GM foods [...]

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Off piste – September Shorts

Off piste – September Shorts

Posted on01. Sep, 2010 by paul b.

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Just a randon set of links, bits and pieces that made us smile, brought us joy, looked great, made us think or created a jaw dropping moment 10. Being without a computer sucks…. FACT 9. Celery apparently has a negative value of calories (not strictly true) but it takes more calories to eat and digest [...]

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There are solar flares – and then there are SOLAR FLARES!

There are solar flares – and then there are SOLAR FLARES!

Posted on28. Aug, 2010 by paul b.

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On August 1st 2010 there was a Solar Eruption designated as a C3 – class solar flare. The flare leads to what is called a Coronal Mass Ejection or CME of up to ten billion tons of plasma and these CME’s move at speeds of up to a million miles an hour and reach the [...]

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Strange weather for the time of year – A British pre-occupation

Strange weather for the time of year – A British pre-occupation

Posted on27. Aug, 2010 by paul b.

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A stereotypical Brit’s main topic of conversation is the weather. Unlike living closer to the tropics where the weather can often be described as same as yesterday, we seem to be able to have four seasons in one day. Just as a reasonable summer in the UK was cut short by a cold snap the [...]

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Chicken Noodle Soup for the Inner Man

Chicken Noodle Soup for the Inner Man

Posted on18. Aug, 2010 by paul b.

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Don’t care what anybody says nothing beats a big bowl of Chicken Noodle soup when the weather and you get chilly or your feeling blue. OK, this is not an instant … I fancy soup! … and ten minutes later you’re sitting down with the TV (in my case the football news) and a steaming [...]

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