…It’s estimated that in 1943 alone, victory gardens accounted for around one third of all vegetables produced in the United States. Since then, however, the vast majority of these productive gardens have been abandoned in favor of highly manicured, fertilized, irrigated turfgrass (which produces no food yet costs more to maintain), but thanks to the recent global pandemic there has been a resurgence of people who at least are curious about growing their own food again, if not already actively planting gardens. In the modern age, even though a lot of the folk knowledge has been lost since the ’40s, planting a garden of any size is easier than ever especially with the amount of technology available to help.
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.
At this time of pandemic. We all need to increase our immunity. So I will tell you some immunity increasing foods.
1. Citrus fruits- The citrus fruits are carry high amount vitamin C in them and many minerals. That’s why doctors always recommend as citrus fruits while we are seek. Because they built white cells in our body.
2. Papaya- Papaya is easy consuming fruit not to much expensive and it is having daily required vitamins. It is also effective on viruses. papaya have potassium, magnesium in itself.
3. Ginger – Ginger have virus fighting quality . It is also useable in sore throats. It is heating food. It also helpful in low human body inflammation.
4. Kiwi- Kiwi is adversely effecting on any disease because it have huge amount of minerals and vitamins like potassium,folate,vitamin K,vitamin C.
5. Yogurt and Garlic- They both are so effective on any virus or…
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Comment by tonytran2015: Haha! Allowing people to drink but not to urinate is a century old joke known to Vietnamese.
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Since the coronavirus lockdown measures were eased to allow more people to meet outdoors, a number of London boroughs have had problems with urination in public places.
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It has led to “no urinating” signs being put up in Victoria Park to warn visitors they are being watched on CCTV.
Meanwhile, Tower Hamlets has sent enforcement officers and rangers to “challenge anyone seen urinating in public” after complaints from residents.
Green Party London Assembly Member Caroline Russell has written to the Housing and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick to argue that loos have been overlooked in the Government’s plan to reopen high streets.
The Government said that it was a decision for councils to make and they have been “strongly encouraging” them to open toilets wherever possible.
Ms Russell said she had put a fully-costed plan to the Mayor that found £18 million to build new public toilets around TfL stations and urged the minister to implement it as part of TfL’s rescue fund.
May 25, 2020
Despite the fantasies of the utopian left, there is no repealing the law of unintended consequences. Close restaurants and halt the flow of garbage that rats treat as their supermarkets while laying off the people who normally would be guarding against their proliferation, and rats get hungry, aggressive, and wide-ranging in their search for food. Who is going to stop them if nobody is working in a closed restaurant?
It’s so bad that the CDC is issuing guidelines for dealing with rodents during the COVID 19 lockdown:
The study, conducted by a team of scientists at Macquarie University, used 100 samples of honey sourced globally, including 38 Australian-branded honey samples.
It found more than half the samples sourced from Asia, mainly China, were adulterated, meaning the honey had been mixed with other non-honey substances.
Testing at the National Measurement Institute, the same high-security government lab used to test drugs seized by Border Force, found 27 per cent of overseas samples were not 100 per cent honey.
… In the meantime … Shrubs…Have you heard of them…
They are fruit or vegetable vinegar… I hadn’t until about 2 years ago and one of my friends makes quite a lot of these and they are very nice…
This is her recipe which she gifted to me and I must say I was very pleased to receive with a sample…Hic
Strawberries are at the height of their season here and are very nice…I love the small ones as they have a much nicer taste than the
• The zest from 2 organic lemons
• 1 cup of sugar
• 2 cups of strawberries hulled and quarter if big I use very small ones.
• 30 black peppercorns, coarsely crushed
• 1 cup of naturally brewed apple cider vinegar…I use Cornwall’s brewed in Australia
Let’s Cook! ( Brew)
Remove the peel from the lemons, making sure you get none of the
white pith…I have a lovely little zester which just takes the peel in
lovely strips. Place the peel in a medium bowl and cover with the sugar.
Press the peel firmly into the sugar for about five minutes, using a pestle, muddling stick or large wooden spoon.
Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and set aside for at least one
hour until the sugar looks damp and slightly yellow from the lemon oil.
Then remove the peel from the sugar into a smaller bowl removing as much of the sugar as you can keep to one side.
Add the strawberries and the black pepper to the sugar and stir to combine.
Cover and put in the fridge, leave for about 2 hours the mixture
should then be quite juicy so remove from the fridge and muddle the
strawberries to extract more of their juice.
Pour the vinegar into the bowl containing the reserved lemon peel
gently stir to remove the remainder of the sugar and then remove the
zest and discard. Pour the vinegar over the strawberries and stir to
Cover the bowl and leave in the fridge for 2 days.
After 2 days strain the mixture through a fine sieve lined with
cheesecloth or muslin, squeeze the fruit gently through the cloth to
extract all the juice and then discard the fruit mix.
Transfer your liquid into a sterilised bottle with a close-fitting lid and store in the fridge for 1 week.
Before serving shake the bottle and pour 2 tbsp or more to taste into
a glass and top up with ice and sparkling mineral water and just
because you can… a little dash or two of vodka or gin.
I will also mention that the shrub will keep in the fridge for about 6 months… Mine don’t!
Comment by tonytran2015: Chinese people have been herded by Chinese government to almost stop buying Australian beef while going at full speed hoarding PPE from Australia (in January) and now Baby Milk from Australia (Understanding foreign-trading with China (Beware of strangers bearing gifts)).
Many children falling ill in China after ingesting fake baby formula. It’s the latest of a series of cases involving problematic baby food.
The WHO coming under increased global scrutiny for its handling of the pandemic. Now rising tensions between the agency and Beijing over the virus investigation.
And President Trump says U.S. funding for the WHO could drop by 90 percent. He talks about some of the reasoning behind this number.
A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research examined four families who eat conventional diets. Pesticide levels were measured via urine before switching to an organic diet for 6 days. A dramatic drop in pesticide levels was found. Another study conducted by researchers from RMIT University, published in the journal Environmental Research, found that eating an organic diet for just one week significantly reduced pesticide (commonly used in conventional food production) exposure in adults. This study found a dramatic 90 percent drop in pesticide levels. Both studies used urine samples to measure pesticide accumulation. You can access those studies and read more about them here and here.
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition carried out a meta-analysis based on 343 peer-reviewed publications that indicate “statistically significant and meaningful differences in composition between organic and non-organic crops/crop based foods.”…