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Something good that I enjoy~
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beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Caramelized Peach + Cherry, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Salad with Buckwheat Crêpes…RECIPE

— 4 weeks ago with 634 notes
saladpride:

Blackberries week. 1) vegan. 2) vegetarian 3) meat 4) raw. #ham #salad    #happydesksalad #desklunch #desk  #nutrition #nutritionist #notsdadesklunch #fit #fitness  #instafood #instasalad #feelgood #healthy #healthyfood #saladpride #saladlove #saladjam #healthnut #healthyfood #healthyfoods #healthylunch #healthysalad #raw #rawfood #vegan #veganfood #vegetarian

saladpride:

Blackberries week. 1) vegan. 2) vegetarian 3) meat 4) raw. #ham #salad #happydesksalad #desklunch #desk #nutrition #nutritionist #notsdadesklunch #fit #fitness #instafood #instasalad #feelgood #healthy #healthyfood #saladpride #saladlove #saladjam #healthnut #healthyfood #healthyfoods #healthylunch #healthysalad #raw #rawfood #vegan #veganfood #vegetarian

— 4 weeks ago with 44 notes
rowrz:

People who say GMO helps fix world hunger are wrong.
Genetically Modified Crops are restricted to a select handful of countries.
GMO crops are used primarily for animal feed and fuel
- US: over 50% GMO - Brazil & Argentina: 30% GMO - China: 3% GMO - India: 3% GMO - EU: 0.21% GMO
Most developing/poverty stricken countries have no access to GMO foods due to patents made by companies such as Monsanto and Syngenta The people who hold patents hold the right to say “Who plants what, and who sells what around the world”
Generally GMO foods/seeds are not engineered for sustainability and yield. However pesticide resistance does help with the aforementioned, it is not intended for that
"Genetic engineering causes centralization of food genes instead of diversification" - Agriculture at Crossroads 2008
This means that our food isn’t diverse genetically, causing prices to rise and monopolies to continue their hungry rule on seeds
"Evidence is emerging of herbicidal and insecticidal resistance in crop weeds and pests associated with GMO crops" - Agriculture at Crossroads and World bank 2008
"Glyphosate (a very powerful and common pesticide) tolerance in corn, soy and rice have increased herbicide use by 383 million pounds in the USA alone" - Union of Concerned Scientists Report November 2009 
Several States for example Georgia have had to abandon pieces of land due to Glyphosate resistant plants!
This means that because the land is so resistant to pesticides, it has an uncontrollable amount of weeds!
Summary: GMO in its /current/ state is only hurting us, I have yet to find to research proving its harmful to consuming GMO food, however the same goes for the opposite. I’m staying away from GMO all together mostly in protest of these monopolies.

rowrz:

People who say GMO helps fix world hunger are wrong.

Genetically Modified Crops are restricted to a select handful of countries.

GMO crops are used primarily for animal feed and fuel

- US: over 50% GMO
- Brazil & Argentina: 30% GMO
- China: 3% GMO
- India: 3% GMO
- EU: 0.21% GMO

Most developing/poverty stricken countries have no access to GMO foods due to patents made by companies such as Monsanto and Syngenta

The people who hold patents hold the right to say “Who plants what, and who sells what around the world”

Generally GMO foods/seeds are not engineered for sustainability and yield. However pesticide resistance does help with the aforementioned, it is not intended for that

"Genetic engineering causes centralization of food genes instead of diversification" - Agriculture at Crossroads 2008

This means that our food isn’t diverse genetically, causing prices to rise and monopolies to continue their hungry rule on seeds

"Evidence is emerging of herbicidal and insecticidal resistance in crop weeds and pests associated with GMO crops" - Agriculture at Crossroads and World bank 2008

"Glyphosate (a very powerful and common pesticide) tolerance in corn, soy and rice have increased herbicide use by 383 million pounds in the USA alone" - Union of Concerned Scientists Report November 2009 

Several States for example Georgia have had to abandon pieces of land due to Glyphosate resistant plants!

This means that because the land is so resistant to pesticides, it has an uncontrollable amount of weeds!

Summary: GMO in its /current/ state is only hurting us, I have yet to find to research proving its harmful to consuming GMO food, however the same goes for the opposite. I’m staying away from GMO all together mostly in protest of these monopolies.

(Source: rowrz)

— 4 weeks ago with 110 notes
"you are a power. a force as strong and strange as any element of nature. don’t shrink. don’t hide. be the thing you were meant to be."
nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

(via highenoughtoseethesea)

— 4 weeks ago with 1397 notes
huffingtonpost:

UN: Ebola Could Eventually Infect 20,000 People
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

huffingtonpost:

UN: Ebola Could Eventually Infect 20,000 People

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

— 1 month ago with 579 notes

jedavu:

A 19th Century Telephone Network Covered Stockholm in Thousands of Phone Lines

In the late 19th century, shortly after the patent of the telephone, the race was on to connect everyone to the phone grid. However, due to technical limitations of the earliest phone lines, every telephone required its own physical line strung between a house or business to a phone exchange where the call was manually connected by a live operator. The somewhat quixotic result of so many individual lines was the construction of elaborate and unsightly towers that carried hundreds to thousands of phone lines through the air.

In Stockholm, Sweden, the central telephone exchange was the Telefontornet, a giant tower designed around 1890 that connected some 5,000 lines which sprawled in every direction across the city. Just by looking at historical photos it’s easy to recognize the absurdity and danger of the whole endeavor, especially during the winter months. Everything that could possibly go wrong did. From high winds to ice storms and fires, the network was extremely vulnerable to the elements. Luckily, phone networks evolved so rapidly that by 1913 the Telefontornet was completely decommissioned in favor of much simpler technology. The remaining shell stood as a landmark until it too caught fire in 1953 and was torn down.

— 1 month ago with 136 notes

mango-popsicle:

FRANCE: PAPER ART: MAUD VANTOURS

Find more from Maud on her website and keep up with MP on Pinterest.

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— 1 month ago with 184 notes