|Union of Concerned Scientists- Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act. Within two years of enactment, the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA) would phase out the feeding to food animals massive quantities of antibiotics important in human medicine.|
|Mindfully.org Lists Dairies Using Glass Bottles for Milk in the US.|
|A mother’s breast milk level of DDE (a metabolite of DDT),
may be 6 to 7 times higher than that found in her blood.
Wolff M. Occupationally derived chemicals in breast milk.
Am J Ind Med.1983; 4 :259 –281[ISI][Medline]
|Quality Low Input Food. Subproject 2: Effects of production methods, "Effect of dairy management on quality characteristics of milk" Paper presented at Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006|
|Rodale Institute. "The truth about milk" Raw milk proponent and dairyman Mark McAfee sheds light on pasteurization, the benefits of consuming unadulterated food, and the war on bacteria.|
|"In 2000, total meat consumption (red meat, poultry, and fish) reached 195 pounds (boneless, trimmed-weight equivalent) per person, 57 pounds above average annual consumption in the 1950s."
|Plastics and Food:
|"Get Plastic Out Of Your Diet"
by Paul Goettlich ***
|A twelve month comparison study on a farm which changed from using a traditional superphosphate and nitrogen fertiliser programme, to one employing only Organic Liquid Fish and Kelp and ROK Dust applications,
Earthworms increased 500% in one year !
# Number of earthworms up 500%
# Soil Nitrate Nitrogen.......up 219%
# Soil total nitrogen ...........up 50%
# Soil Phosphate ..............up 49%
# Pasture Selenium ..........up 180%
# Pasture Sulphur ............ up 160%
# Pasture Iron ...................up 120%
# Pasture Fibre .................up 116%
# Pasture Potassium.........up 103%
# Pasture Phosphorous..... up 75%
John C. Perham (Dip Agy, MRSNZ, EACA). Senior Consultant
Recent Issues Blog Posts
Our Universe is absolutely huge! We are but a speck in space.
The Climate Accountability Institute has updated its Carbon Majors Project which details the direct and product-related emissions traced to the major industrial carbon producers in the oil, natural gas, coal, and cement industries through 2013.
Avgas (aviation gas) contains lead and avgas is unregulated. Aviation aircraft is the single largest source of lead emissions.
Record Warmth in Northeastern Canada, Norway, Denmark. Record cold in Indiana and Arkansas.
Recent Building Blog Posts
Beautiful buildings but the thought of birds flying into the glass is dreadful, so all large panes of mirror should have a deterrent, like a hawk cut-out or strips of ribbon hanging in front. Nesting season would be a particularly problematic time.
No maintenance, long lasting, impenetrable poplar bark siding is a cradle to cradle siding option.
Bark Walls. Bark is waterproof and will not rot; its familiar surface is richly graphic.
Reclaimed corrugated metal is the most earth friendly option.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Bark Furniture and Accessories. Bring bark indoors. It is long lasting and visually interesting.
Karen Hackenberg paints local beach-found detritus that washes up near her Discovery Bay, Washington studio.
Drawing on pristine snow with snowshoes.
An overlooked sculpture medium. Wet the adzuki beans and mix with glue.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
Small-scale farmers in Africa and Asia are being forced off their land...
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
Is the Plastic Trash Island floating in the Pacific Ocean a myth?