Some nutritionists would add high sugar content as a major danger of processed food.Mike Adams,
August 19th, 2020
People are buying storable food products in huge quantities right
now, but have you actually read the ingredients in some of these foods?
Most storable food manufacturershide their ingredientsto try
to prevent the public from seeing what they really contain. That’s no
surprise, since most of them are made with genetically modified corn,
soy and canola ingredients, along with a toxic stew of other ingredients
like artificial colors, hidden sources of MSG and partially
hydrogenated oils that are linked to heart disease and cancer.
Here are the top ten most toxic substances to avoid in storable food products:
#1) Textured Vegetable Protein (GMO soy)– Commonly
used in meat substitute products like fake beef or fake chicken, TVP is
almost always made from genetically modified soy products which are
sprayed with pesticides and glyphosate herbicide, linked to cancer.
So-called “Roundup Ready…
Hundreds of thousands of households across Melbourne’s
north and east have been told to boil their water after storms on
Thursday caused electrical damage which resulted in contamination.
- Yarra Valley Water advised residents of 88 suburbs to boil their water
- South East Water later identified another 11 affected suburbs
- The companies said the risk of illness was low
Chinese President Xi Jinping has issued a directive to his country’s restaurants: practice thriftiness and fight food waste.
In comments relayed by official state media last week, Mr Xi said the issue of food waste was “shocking and distressing” and highlighted “the need to maintain a sense of crisis regarding food security”.
“Effectively cultivate thrifty habits and foster a social environment where waste is
shameful and thriftiness is applaudable,” he was reported as saying.
So far, over half a million hectares of land in this region of the world have been treated with pesticides, and, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), that has saved enough crops to cover basic cereal requirements for nearly 8 million people.
But treating huge swathes of land with pesticides is terrible for biodiversity. Even if you don’t care a thing for locusts, there are clearly other animals to consider. As farmers grow desperate to preserve their crops, more of them are indiscriminately spraying pesticides.
Bill Hansson, a chemical ecologist from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, told Bloomberg he’s worried that we will kill other crucial insects, such as bees, in the process.
“CARRYING CAPACITY” refers to the number of people a region can sustainably support without degrading the environment. As most liberals will admit, Americans use way too many resources for their share of the earth’s land. In fact, the U.S. has the largest ecological footprint in the world.
The carrying capacity for the U.S. is 200 million — with the current population at 319 million. By 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the nation’s population will be 439 million — more than double its carrying capacity. Yet the Left won’t give up its sophistic arguments for increasing the U.S. population.
The U.S. takes in roughly 1 million immigrants a year. The top countries of originfor immigrants are Mexico, India, China, the Philippines, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, South Korea, El Salvador, and Iraq, based on 2013-2014 data — all countries with much lower resource use than the U.S. And these immigration numbers don’t even include asylum seekers, refugees, and illegal aliens. Another important aspect to consider is that these populations have many more children than the average native-born American, which further increases the country’s population track.
The Left admits that these immigrants move to the U.S. to improve their standard of living. But try engaging any of them in a conversation about immigration’s negative impact on the environment, and you’ll be met with cries of “racism” and accusations that the White man is just trying to keep all of his inventions for himself. Isn’t it strange how they’ll say that Westerners need to have fewer children to help the environment, but think it’s racist to want fewer immigrants, especially those from populations with high birth rates?
Read more here at National Vanguard
by Donella Meadows edited by O Society May 18, 2020
A Synopsis: Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
The signs are everywhere around us:
- Sea level has risen 10–20 cm since 1900. Most non-polar glaciers are retreating, and the extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice is decreasing in summer.
- In 1998 more than 45 percent of the globe’s people had to live on incomes averaging $2 a day or less. Meanwhile, the richest one- fifth of the world’s population has 85 percent of the global GNP. And the gap between rich and poor is widening.
- In 2002, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN estimated that 75 percent of the world’s oceanic fisheries were fished at or beyond capacity. The North Atlantic cod fishery, fished sustainably for hundreds of years, has collapsed, and the species may have been pushed to biological extinction.
- The first global assessment of soil loss, based on studies of hundreds of experts, found that 38 percent, or nearly 1.4 billion acres, of currently used agricultural land has been degraded.
- Fifty-four nations experienced declines in per capita GDP for more than a decade during the period 1990–2001.
These are symptoms of a world in overshoot, where we are drawing on the world’s resources faster than they can be restored, and we are releasing wastes and pollutants faster than the Earth can absorb them or render them harmless. They are leading us toward global environ- mental and economic collapse—but there may still be time to address these problems and soften their impact.
By Michael Pollan and cross-posted from New York Review of Books.
“Only when the tide goes out,” Warren Buffett observed, “do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” For our society, the Covid-19 pandemic represents an ebb tide of historic proportions, one that is laying bare vulnerabilities and inequities that in normal times have gone undiscovered. Nowhere is this more evident than in the American food system. A series of shocks has exposed weak links in our food chain that threaten to leave grocery shelves as patchy and unpredictable as those in the former Soviet bloc. The very system that made possible the bounty of the American supermarket—its vaunted efficiency and ability to “pile it high and sell it cheap”—suddenly seems questionable, if not misguided. But the problems the novel coronavirus has revealed are not limited to the way we produce and distribute food. They also show up on our plates, since the diet on offer at the end of the industrial food chain is linked to precisely the types of chronic disease that render us more vulnerable to Covid-19…
The juxtaposition of images in the news of farmers destroying crops and
dumping milk with empty supermarket shelves or hungry Americans lining
up for hours at food banks tells a story of economic efficiency gone mad…
…Slaughterhouses have become hot zones for contagion, with thousands of workers now out sick and dozens of them dying.4This should come as no surprise: social distancing is virtually impossible in a modern meat plant, making it an ideal environment for a virus to spread. In recent years, meatpackers have successfully lobbied regulators to increase line speeds, with the result that workers must stand shoulder to shoulder cutting and deboning animals so quickly that they can’t pause long enough to cover a cough, much less go to the bathroom, without carcasses passing them by. Some chicken plant workers, given no regular bathroom breaks, now wear diapers.5 A worker can ask for a break, but the plants are so loud he or she can’t be heard without speaking directly into the ear of a supervisor...
The United Nations World Food Programme, or the WFP, states that by the end of the year, more than 260 million people will face starvation — double last year’s figures. According to WFP director David Beasley on April 21: “We could be looking at famine in about three dozen countries. … There is also a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of COVID-19 than from the virus itself” (italics added).
When a Pennsylvania dairy farm was instructed by their main distributor to dump the excess milk they would usually collect amid the CCP virus outbreak, the farmers rallied to come up with a less wasteful solution.
The result of their efforts was a triumph of community spirit.
…Determined not to waste a drop, the dairy decided to open up their own farm store, instead.
…“Three years ago when we started to bottle our own milk, the current milk company we were with at the time didn’t allow that. So we had 28 days to find a new milk company,” Woah Nellie’s explained. “Schneider’s Dairy stepped up and not only agreed to pick up our milk, but supported our dream of starting our own bottling operation [..]”
“We discovered today that people are thinking that Schneider’s is the only company asking farmers to dump milk,” staffers continued. “There are other milk companies following suit all over the United States.”
Thinking long-term, Ben and Mary Beth Brown urged their followers to continue supporting their main distributor. Opening their own farm store, they said, was simply a way to stay true to their mission: not to waste good, usable milk.
“We knew we’d have to dig in and work hard and pray that the milk sold,” they concluded.