Long past time for government to begin subsidizing agricultural practices that are not harmful to the environment

So much government money around the world is paid to keep farming operations solvent. Why aren't the governments making the payments more aware of the adverse environmental consequences of some of what agriculture is being paid to due? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/16/1m-a-minute-the-farming-subsidies-destroying-the-world? $1m a minute: the farming subsidies destroying the world - report ‘Perverse’ payments must be redirected … Continue reading Long past time for government to begin subsidizing agricultural practices that are not harmful to the environment

Novel way to store tomato paste until you use up all the smidges

https://www.thekitchn.com/alton-brown-tomato-paste-tip-22947934 Here’s How to Properly Store Tomato Paste, According to Alton Brown by Isadora Baum (Image Credit: Jude Domski/Getty Images; Faith Durand) If you’ve got a small can of tomato paste, chances are that you’re probably not going to use it all in one recipe. You see, tomato paste is made by cooking tomatoes for several … Continue reading Novel way to store tomato paste until you use up all the smidges

Yet another study confirms ALL sodas are bad for your health

The title of this article paints a dire portrait of the effects of drinking any soda but the text is a bit less dogmatic. It's pretty clear that the risks of consuming large amounts of sugary sodas has many health risks. This fairly large-based study finds diet sodas elevate circulatory risks only. After viewing so … Continue reading Yet another study confirms ALL sodas are bad for your health

Multi-purpose tool most of us have with us all the time

I've kept an eye out for stories featuring dental floss ever since I saw it used to cut angel food cake. Here are other unexpected uses. https://www.npr.org/2019/08/15/750789383/it-slices-it-dices-it-binds-and-stops-bugs-dental-floss-is-your-secret-multitool It Slices, It Dices, It Binds And It Stops Bugs: Dental Floss Is Your Secret Multitool   August 15, 2019 2:16 PM ET Suzette Lohmeyer The next time … Continue reading Multi-purpose tool most of us have with us all the time

Two meals a day optimal for health?

I've not tried intermittent fasting but I don't find it difficult to believe that this approach would result in less food consumed. https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-intermittent-fasting-skipping-meals-may-promote-health-2019-8 A cancer researcher who studies intermittent fasting says 2 meals a day may be the ideal recipe for long-term health Hilary Brueck Aug. 22, 2019, 3:47 PM Dr. Miriam Merad at the … Continue reading Two meals a day optimal for health?

NY Times now has a Climate Fwd: newsletter

Some time back I suggested eating meat or lamb only once a month. For many in the US, that would be a major change (even if it IS easy to remember). Turns out even just eating less meat could make a big difference. What if We All Ate a Bit Less Meat? By Jillian Mock … Continue reading NY Times now has a Climate Fwd: newsletter

That less nutritious food in the future? It’s going to be very, very expensive

https://futurism.com/un-warning-climate-change-food-expensive/ UN Warning: Food Is Going to Get Really, Really Expensive August 13th 19__Kristin Houser__Filed Under: Earth & Energy Hunger Pains The global food supply is on the brink of disaster, according to a newly published report by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. More than 100 experts contributed to the report, which concludes … Continue reading That less nutritious food in the future? It’s going to be very, very expensive