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The Veggie Thread...for news items regarding ALL aspects of food production.
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RE: The Veggie Thread...for news items regarding ALL aspects of food production.
Quote:People living in poverty are feeling the effects of #climate change the soonest and most sharply. See the map below for the number of deaths due to climate change in 2000.

Is climate change a matter of human rights?

http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/g...man-rights

Climate change is a major threat to the realization of human rights as others participating in Blog Action Day (2013 theme human rights) will also say. People living in poverty are feeling the effects soonest and most sharply as the map below showing the distribution of deaths due to climate change in 2000 clearly shows. It’s essential that human rights are on the agenda at all the key meetings aimed at tackling climate change if effective solutions are to be enacted.



Quote:Back in February we started talking with City of Melbourne about running an event to bring together people working toward a better food system. The main objectives were to discover existing and planned food enterprises and initiatives, explore ways all could support each other, and identify opportunities to work together – particularly with activities that could help City of Melbourne achieve the vision set out in its Food City food policy. The belief being that with shared knowledge, greater connection and collective action we can have greater impact with our efforts transforming our current food system to one that is sustainable, resilient and fair for all.

http://doingsomethinggood.com.au/ecocity...urne-2013/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...q3kG9kTntA

Quote:China smog emergency shuts city of 11 million people
Date: 22-Oct-13
Country: CHINA
Author: Adam Rose

http://planetark.org/wen/70118

Choking smog all but shut down one of northeastern China's largest cities on Monday, forcing schools to suspended classes, snarling traffic and closing the airport, in the country's first major air pollution crisis of the winter.

An index measuring PM2.5, or particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5), reached a reading of 1,000 in some parts of Harbin, the gritty capital of northeastern Heilongjiang province and home to some 11 million people.

A level above 300 is considered hazardous, while the World Health Organisation recommends a daily level of no more than 20.

The smog not only forced all primary and middle schools to suspend classes, but shut the airport and some public bus routes, the official Xinhua news agency reported, blaming the emergency on the first day of the heating being turned on in the city for winter. Visibility was reportedly reduced to 10 meters.

The smog is expected to continue for the next 24 hours.

Air quality in Chinese cities is of increasing concern to China's stability-obsessed leadership because it plays into popular resentment over political privilege and rising inequality in the world's second-largest economy.


Sao Paulo choking on its own smog: study
Date: 21-Oct-13 not any better.....
http://planetark.org/wen/70129
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: The Veggie Thread...for news items regarding ALL aspects of food production.
Not "veggie" related but putting a shout out there for

https://www.facebook.com/hunterscalibre

The Hunters' Calibre



Australia has a HUGE problem with introduced species decimating our native flora and fauna, hunters are a part of the controls in place to address these animals. Unfortunately, it seems that "greenies" would rather see our population poisoned from baiting programs in our water catchment areas that has currently lead to the sharp rise of feral animal numbers.
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: The Veggie Thread...for news items regarding ALL aspects of food production.
Where's the beef? Soaking in ammonium apparently..

American McDonalds feeds us pink goo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCqKl4Q3...ata_player

I love how this article is all like, but it doesn't hurt anybody!! We lost 650 jobs because we can't take all thedog food picks of the meat, soak it in ammonium, and feed it to the school kids anymore!!
aghast.

http://m.beefmagazine.com/blog/jamie-oli...onsumption

Quote: Oliver is taking credit for the change. In one of his consumer food demonstrations, he uses a live beef animal, primal cuts of a carcass, a can of spray paint, a clothes washer, and a locked cabinet of chemicals to demonstrate what he calls the “pink slime process.”

Despite the fact that a writer last week deemed the McDouble as one of the best economical and healthy foods, Oliver says the McDonald’s burger is “not fit for human consumption.”

When describing LFTB on his show,Oliver tells a grossed-out public, “Basically, we’re taking a product that would be sold in the cheapest way for dogs, and after this process, is being given to human beings.”











It’s been more than a year since the industry was “pink-slimed,” a term coined by ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer and British food blogger Jamie Oliver. The term, of course, was the sensational characterization of lean finely textured beef (LFTB). LFTB is a 100% beef product produced by a process developed by Beef Products Inc. (BPI) of Dakota Dunes, SD, which sparates fat from lean in beef trim. Until the sensational ABC News expose, LFTB was commonly used as an ingredient in school lunch programs and fast-food burgers. The fact is that billions of pounds of the product have been produced and consumed over the years without any reported problems.

The news report, and the resulting social media campaign, created such a hysteria that demand for LFTB dried up, and BPI was forced to close three of its four LFTB plants and lay off 650 employees. BPI then sued ABC News and others for defamation, and that case continues. But the nasty connotation in consumers' minds that beef is tainted with chemicals persists.

In fact, that notion is being perpetuated by Oliver’s most recent musings. His war against the fast-food industry has been largely aimed at McDonald’s, which announced earlier this year that the chain will revise its burger recipe to exclude LFTB.
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Quote:The sin is against an infinite being (God) unforgiven infinitely, therefore the punishment is infinite.

Dead wrong.  The actions of a finite being measured against an infinite one are infinitesimal and therefore merit infinitesimal punishment.


Quote:Some people deserve hell.


I say again:  No exceptions.  Punishment should be equal to the crime, not in excess of it.  As soon as the punishment is greater than the crime, the punisher is in the wrong.

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RE: The Veggie Thread...for news items regarding ALL aspects of food production.
I just makes you wonder MissL.

Follow the $$$$$$$$$$$$$

Oh dear.... for what it may be worth (still reading the article)

http://www.businessinsider.com/our-war-o...13-11?IR=T

Quote:6 Charts That Show How The War On Fat Was A Gigantic Mistake
Authority Nutrition KRIS GUNNARS, AUTHORITY NUTRITION
NOV. 5, 2013, 3:52 PM

The "war" on saturated fat is the biggest mistake in the history of nutrition.
As people have reduced their intake of animal fat and cholesterol, the incidence of many serious diseases has gone up. We are now in the midst of worldwide pandemics of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes.

Studies conducted in the past few decades conclusively show that neither saturated fat nor dietary cholesterol cause harm in humans (1, 2, 3, 4). Scientists are now beginning to realize that the entire low-fat dogma was based on flawed studies that have since been thoroughly debunked.

Read more: http://authoritynutrition.com/6-graphs-t...z2kUjwGvgH

Read more: http://authoritynutrition.com/6-graphs-t...z2kUjh2ipn
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: The Veggie Thread...for news items regarding ALL aspects of food production.
Oh dear...


"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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RE: The Veggie Thread...for news items regarding ALL aspects of food production.
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Working in the garden can be hot and a tad dangerous...but fear no more!
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So love this!
1 thing I am and that's a smell freak I love smells of fall and winter and love to simmer these in my mini slow cooker I got just for these. This site has 5 recipes that will heave your house smelling festive and yummy ~frisky
http://www.deniseinbloom.com/5-natural-a...t-recipes/
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Courtesy Science Alert
Someday soon you could lick your television or smartphone to taste virtual things.

Read more about this interesting research from the National University of Singapore: http://nyti.ms/1aW2LnC via The New York Times

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WTF?
Walmart Holding Canned Food Drive For Its Own Underpaid Employees
BY SCOTT KEYES ON NOVEMBER 18, 2013


Full Article:- http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/11...ood-drive/

A Walmart in northeast Ohio is holding a holiday canned food drive — for its own underpaid employees. “Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner,” a sign reads in the employee lounge of a Canton-area Walmart.
Kory Lundberg, a Walmart spokesman, says the drive is a positive thing. “This is part of the company’s culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardships,” he said. Indeed, Lundberg is correct that it’s commendable to make an effort to help out those who are in need, especially during the holidays.
But the need for a food drive illustrates how difficult it is for Walmart workers to get by on its notoriously low pay. The company has long been plagued by charges that it doesn’t pay its employees a real living wage. In fact, Walmart’s President and CEO, Bill Simon, recently estimated that the majority of its one million associates make less than $25,000 per year, just above the federal poverty line of $23,550 for a family of four. When the Washington DC city council passed a living wage bill requiring Walmart to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 per hour, the chain threatened to shut down its new stores if Mayor Vincent Gray didn’t veto the bill. Gray vetoed the bill.

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McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash
BY ADAM PECK ON NOVEMBER 19, 2013


Tis the season for holiday spirit: Yule logs, egg nog, festive lights and exchanging gifts with loved ones. If you work for McDonald’s, though, be sure to save those receipts.
McDonald’s McResource Line, a dedicated website run by the world’s largest fast-food chain to provide its 1.8 million employees with financial and health-related tips, offers a full page of advice for “Digging Out From Holiday Debt.” Among their helpful holiday tips: “Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in some quick cash.”
Elsewhere on the site, McDonald’s encourages its employees to break apart food when they eat meals, as “breaking food into pieces often results in eating less and still feeling full.” And if they are struggling to stock their shelves with food in the first place, the company offers assistance for workers applying for food stamps.
McDonald’s corporate officers have a history of offering questionable advice to their low-wage workers. Four months ago, the company partnered with Visa to distribute a sample “budget.” In it, the chain suggested that workers needn’t pay for such frivolous expenses like their heating bills, and factored in a monthly rent of $600. To workers living in New York City (home of 350+ stores) and other expensive metropolises, that number is almost comical.

Full article :- http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/11...ents-cash/

Short on time but have a full larder? Courtesy Confessions of Crafty Witches

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Full article :- http://adelightfulhome.com/100-gifts-in-an-hour/

Tutorial
Create 100 beautiful homemade gifts in just one hour with this clever method! These can be used as stocking fillers for everyone or handy gifts for Yule/ Christmas or any holiday season
Please help me increase this posts reach! √ Like √ Comment √ Share √ Thank you! Confessions of Crafty Witches
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The Gifts in the Tutorial are
10 lavender-chamomile bath tea bags
50 chocolate peppermint lip balms
24 chocolate peppermint lotion bars
16 oatmeal cookie bath treatments
6 brown sugar-vanilla sugar scrubs (you can make a lot more of these without much effort)


DIY gifts for giving this xmas......{it's ALL about the food!}

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DIY Herbal Infused Olive Oils ~Frisky

Try and use the best olive oil and herbs you can for this for the best results

A few recipes as follows ---

rosemary-infused olive oil

ingredients

1/2 cup olive oil
3 fresh rosemary sprigs (each 5 inches long)

preparation
In small saucepan, combine oil & rosemary. Cook over low heat until a thermometer reaches 180 F, about 5 minutes. Remove and let cool to room temp. Transfer the sprigs to a bottle, then add the oil. Seal and refrigerate up to 1 month

http://www.renbehan.com/2011/11/piernicz...okies.html

Might try these!

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Any way ...time to go see what is available in the garden and start dinner...






Big Grin I'll get outta ya way now Big Grin
"The Universe is run by the complex interweaving of three elements: energy, matter, and enlightened self-interest." G'Kar-B5
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(November 23, 2013 at 3:59 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: [Image: 1456586_588594631218177_1106109492_n.jpg]
Big Grin

(November 23, 2013 at 3:59 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: Working in the garden can be hot and a tad dangerous...but fear no more!
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XD

(November 23, 2013 at 3:59 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: So love this!
1 thing I am and that's a smell freak I love smells of fall and winter and love to simmer these in my mini slow cooker I got just for these. This site has 5 recipes that will heave your house smelling festive and yummy ~frisky
http://www.deniseinbloom.com/5-natural-a...t-recipes/
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Hungry
(November 23, 2013 at 3:59 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: Courtesy Science Alert
Someday soon you could lick your television or smartphone to taste virtual things.

Read more about this interesting research from the National University of Singapore: http://nyti.ms/1aW2LnC via The New York Times
Thinking

(November 23, 2013 at 3:59 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: WTF?
Walmart Holding Canned Food Drive For Its Own Underpaid Employees
BY SCOTT KEYES ON NOVEMBER 18, 2013


Full Article:- http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/11...ood-drive/

A Walmart in northeast Ohio is holding a holiday canned food drive — for its own underpaid employees. “Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner,” a sign reads in the employee lounge of a Canton-area Walmart.
Kory Lundberg, a Walmart spokesman, says the drive is a positive thing. “This is part of the company’s culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardships,” he said. Indeed, Lundberg is correct that it’s commendable to make an effort to help out those who are in need, especially during the holidays.
But the need for a food drive illustrates how difficult it is for Walmart workers to get by on its notoriously low pay. The company has long been plagued by charges that it doesn’t pay its employees a real living wage. In fact, Walmart’s President and CEO, Bill Simon, recently estimated that the majority of its one million associates make less than $25,000 per year, just above the federal poverty line of $23,550 for a family of four. When the Washington DC city council passed a living wage bill requiring Walmart to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 per hour, the chain threatened to shut down its new stores if Mayor Vincent Gray didn’t veto the bill. Gray vetoed the bill.

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(November 23, 2013 at 3:59 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: McDonald’s Advice To Underpaid Employees: Sell Your Christmas Presents For Cash
BY ADAM PECK ON NOVEMBER 19, 2013


Tis the season for holiday spirit: Yule logs, egg nog, festive lights and exchanging gifts with loved ones. If you work for McDonald’s, though, be sure to save those receipts.
McDonald’s McResource Line, a dedicated website run by the world’s largest fast-food chain to provide its 1.8 million employees with financial and health-related tips, offers a full page of advice for “Digging Out From Holiday Debt.” Among their helpful holiday tips: “Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in some quick cash.”
Elsewhere on the site, McDonald’s encourages its employees to break apart food when they eat meals, as “breaking food into pieces often results in eating less and still feeling full.” And if they are struggling to stock their shelves with food in the first place, the company offers assistance for workers applying for food stamps.
McDonald’s corporate officers have a history of offering questionable advice to their low-wage workers. Four months ago, the company partnered with Visa to distribute a sample “budget.” In it, the chain suggested that workers needn’t pay for such frivolous expenses like their heating bills, and factored in a monthly rent of $600. To workers living in New York City (home of 350+ stores) and other expensive metropolises, that number is almost comical.

Full article :- http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/11...ents-cash/
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(November 23, 2013 at 3:59 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: Short on time but have a full larder? Courtesy Confessions of Crafty Witches

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I. YES. Yes, this will be reference for the next month. 8D

(November 23, 2013 at 3:59 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: Full article :- http://adelightfulhome.com/100-gifts-in-an-hour/

Tutorial
Create 100 beautiful homemade gifts in just one hour with this clever method! These can be used as stocking fillers for everyone or handy gifts for Yule/ Christmas or any holiday season
Please help me increase this posts reach! √ Like √ Comment √ Share √ Thank you! Confessions of Crafty Witches
Help support us by Sharing our postings so we can keep bringing you bigger and better crafts, recipes and Contests

The Gifts in the Tutorial are
10 lavender-chamomile bath tea bags
50 chocolate peppermint lip balms
24 chocolate peppermint lotion bars
16 oatmeal cookie bath treatments
6 brown sugar-vanilla sugar scrubs (you can make a lot more of these without much effort)

Worship (large)
(November 23, 2013 at 3:59 am)KichigaiNeko Wrote: DIY gifts for giving this xmas......{it's ALL about the food!}

DIY Herbal Infused Olive Oils ~Frisky

Try and use the best olive oil and herbs you can for this for the best results

A few recipes as follows ---

rosemary-infused olive oil

ingredients

1/2 cup olive oil
3 fresh rosemary sprigs (each 5 inches long)

preparation
In small saucepan, combine oil & rosemary. Cook over low heat until a thermometer reaches 180 F, about 5 minutes. Remove and let cool to room temp. Transfer the sprigs to a bottle, then add the oil. Seal and refrigerate up to 1 month
Oh god I'm so hungry~
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