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Message 2016621 - Posted: 25 Oct 2019, 20:37:31 UTC
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Following on from We are being slimed...


Pesticide poisoned French paradise islands in Caribbean

The French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique thrive on their image as idyllic sun, sea and sand destinations for tourists. But few visitors are aware that these lush, tropical islands have a chronic pollution problem.

A pesticide linked to cancer - chlordecone - was sprayed on banana crops on the islands for two decades and now nearly all the adult local residents have traces of it in their blood.

French President Emmanuel Macron has called it an "environmental scandal"...

... Large tracts of soil are contaminated, as are rivers and coastal waters. The authorities are trying to keep the chemical out of the food chain, but it is difficult...

... In the US a factory producing chlordecone - sold commercially as kepone - was shut down in 1975 after workers fell seriously ill there. But Antilles banana growers continued to use the pesticide...




In my personal opinion, a strong element to that story, as was the case for DDT, is that the chemical used does not degrade and continues to poison the land and water for decades/centuries after use.

Can we enforce ALL agribusiness to use only quickly degradable chemicals? Or far far better, no chemicals at all?

And we humans eat and drink the agribusiness poison.


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Message 2016647 - Posted: 25 Oct 2019, 22:22:21 UTC - in response to Message 2016621.  

Or far far better, no chemicals at all?
That is also a solution to global warming. Starving the populace.
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Message 2017399 - Posted: 31 Oct 2019, 18:38:59 UTC - in response to Message 2016647.  
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Or far far better, no chemicals at all?
That is also a solution to global warming. Starving the populace.

See for just one comparison:

The comparative productivity of organic agriculture

Two hundred and five comparisons were made of yields from organic and conventional farming systems, the data being obtained from three sources: a series of comparative observations; four long-term replicated field plot experiments covering a full crop rotation; the Haughley experiment, a unique comparison of three agroecosystems, one of which - the organic - represented a closed system. Data from 26 crops and two animal products, in the form of the ratio of organic to conventional yields, were normally distributed with a mean of 0.91, a standard deviation of 0.24 and a modal value between 0.8 and 0.9. More than one-half of the comparisons of milk production and bean yields had ratios greater than 1.0, i.e. higher yields from organic than conventional systems. There was no evidence to show that the organic systems had any effect on year-to-year variability in yield, either climate-induced or caused by any transitional or conversion effects...


To translate that: Organic produced between 80% and 90% for the majority of cases studied. Specially for the comparisons of milk production and bean yields, organic practices gave higher yields that out-produced the agribusiness agriculture.

Note that going organic gives multiple benefits of literally being more healthy for ourselves and the ecosphere, and also avoids the costs and pollution from the artificial fertilizers and pesticides...

We really do not have any need to pollute our planet.


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Message 2017400 - Posted: 31 Oct 2019, 18:42:51 UTC

Yet more sliming of ourselves and the ecosphere upon which we depend:


'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded

... Scientists have described the findings as "alarming", saying the losses are driven by intensive agriculture.

They are calling for a "paradigm shift" in land-use policy to preserve habitat for the likes of butterflies, bugs and flying insects

Recent studies have reported widespread declines in insect populations around the world. The latest analysis, published in the journal, Nature, confirms that some insect species are being pushed down the path to extinction...

... However, some insect species, such as houseflies and cockroaches, appear to be on the up...



So who profits from all that?


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Message 2017414 - Posted: 31 Oct 2019, 22:18:02 UTC - in response to Message 2017399.  

Martin, you forgot, fuel to run the tractor is a chemical. But beside the point, a huge amount of farming is for ethanol or other non food consumption uses. That doesn't work well for crop rotation. On top of that crop rotation implies a command economy where someone other than the farmer decides what to grow on his land. Capitalist farmer will always grow the crop he thinks can put the most money in his pocket, and a large number of farmers chase the same target.

Didn't see that the study took into account the costs of the operation, labor being a huge expense.
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Message 2022778 - Posted: 11 Dec 2019, 17:50:59 UTC
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'Four hours to walk off pizza calories' warning works, experts say

Food packs should display how much exercise a person would need to take to burn off the calories contained in the product, UK researchers say.

Appreciating it would take four hours to walk off the calories in a pizza or 22 minutes to run off a chocolate bar creates an awareness of the energy cost of food, they say.

The labels would help people indulge less, exploratory studies suggest.

The aim is to encourage healthier eating habits to fight obesity...




If only people realized what it was that they are eating!

Or are we forever victim to the Marketing of fattening addictive food to die for?

(Or are we all being prepared (fattened up for commercial harvest) for Soylent Red?...)


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Message 2022985 - Posted: 13 Dec 2019, 16:52:40 UTC

And the expensively painful consequence of all the extra slime is...


Every major A&E misses wait target for first time

Every major A&E unit in England has failed to hit its four-hour waiting time target for the first time, NHS figures show.

All 118 units fell below the 95% threshold in November as the NHS posted its worst performance since targets were introduced more than a decade ago.

Alongside the growing waits in A&E, the data showed there were record delays finding beds for the sickest patients.

The numbers on waiting lists for routine care also hit an all-time high...



Is the NHS facing unprecedented demand?

... Separate IFS research suggests cuts in social-care spending on people aged 65 or above, in the six years to 2014, led to increased use of A&E services, both in terms of the average number of visits per resident and the number of individual patients.

The NHS says there are also pressures from high levels of obesity - which is linked to a wide range of health problems - in the population...




We are all being slimed by the slimy parts of our food industry... All too much to our cost...

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Message 2023332 - Posted: 16 Dec 2019, 11:56:53 UTC
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And the worst of the sliming targets those who are most profitably vulnerable...


Poorest countries facing both obesity and malnutrition

A third of the poorest countries in the world are dealing with high levels of obesity as well as under-nourishment, which leaves people too thin, according to a report in The Lancet.

It says the problem is caused by global access to ultra-processed foods, and people exercising less.

The authors are calling for changes to the "modern food system" which they believe to be driving it...

... Dr Branca said changing this needed changes in food systems - from production and processing, through trade and distribution, pricing, marketing, and labelling, to consumption and waste. "All relevant policies and investments must be radically re-examined," he said...



Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'

Ultra-processed foods lead people to eat more and put on weight, the first trial to assess their impact suggests...

... During their ultra-processed foods fortnight, the volunteers, on average, ate an extra 508 calories a day and put on 2lb (1kg)...

... The explanation is, for now, elusive. The human guinea pigs reported both meals were equally tasty, so a preference for ultra-processed was not to blame. The nutritional content of the two diets was also carefully matched to ensure they had equal amounts of sugars, other carbohydrates, fats and fibre.

One potential explanation is the impact of industrially processed foods on the hormones that alter the desire to eat...




We are all being slimed by the slimy parts of our food industry... All too much to our cost...

Better education and better 'food security' needed for all?

The first step might be to note:

[Processed foods] Warning signs include:

  • ingredients you cannot pronounce
  • more than five ingredients listed on the packet
  • anything your grandmother would not recognise as food




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Message 2023344 - Posted: 16 Dec 2019, 14:33:25 UTC - in response to Message 2023332.  
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Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'

Ultra-processed foods lead people to eat more and put on weight, the first trial to assess their impact suggests...

DUH.

Each process is designed to make the "food" more palatable. Then come the short term profit guys who demand higher sales, make them want more of it. Just like nicotine addiction.

DUH.
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Message 2023349 - Posted: 16 Dec 2019, 14:46:25 UTC - in response to Message 2023344.  

Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'

Ultra-processed foods lead people to eat more and put on weight, the first trial to assess their impact suggests...

DUH.

Each process is designed to make the "food" more palatable. Then come the short term profit guys who demand higher sales, make them want more of it. Just like nicotine addiction.

DUH.

The same goes for diet sodas. Fool the body into thinking it has had a big dose of sugar, body then says that wasn't enough, give me more sugar.
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Message 2023350 - Posted: 16 Dec 2019, 14:52:18 UTC

Think it is all down to an individual's metabolism.
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Message 2024418 - Posted: 22 Dec 2019, 17:50:28 UTC
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Really for the medical good for all?

Or yet another cynical attempt by Google to "monetise" our medical records and our lives for make better the profits of Google?...


Google's "Project Nightingale"

... Florence Nightingale is known as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ for her nursing during the Crimean War – but there is a lot more to her legacy. Her name has most recently been appropriated in 'Project Nightingale' – a data collection initiative overseen by Google and an American hospital group...



Judge for yourselves...

Also note that Google is well practiced at being 'well ahead' of current legislation... All to who's benefit?


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Message 2026212 - Posted: 4 Jan 2020, 2:01:08 UTC
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How slimy can greedy no-morals functionaries get?

Judge for yourself... The Truth is all around us:


YOU need to watch this film - Prof Simon


Misinformation, Marketing, damned lies, and killing families and killing our planet to kill more families.

This is one to watch and to act upon... We are all being slimed by this.


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Message 2032020 - Posted: 12 Feb 2020, 2:08:30 UTC
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How learning about eating really does shape you and your life and everyone around you:


YouTube - TED: Teach every child about food | Jamie Oliver
wrote:
... TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

Jamie Oliver is transforming the way we feed ourselves, and our children...



Quite a life changer! And food really can be good and fun and inexpensive.

No need to allow the 'fast food' junket slime you...


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Message 2048970 - Posted: 12 May 2020, 21:35:00 UTC - in response to Message 2032020.  

And for just one fun practical example in our days of Corona virus lockdowns:

Homemade Quesadillas | Keep Cooking & Carry On | Jamie Oliver


Tasty easy good healthy fun. Even I can cook them!!!

And there's lots in the series.

All good and healthy tasty at any time!


Enjoy,

And stay safe!
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Message 2048971 - Posted: 12 May 2020, 21:39:22 UTC
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So... How many years have we been slimed by this corporate lobbying?!!...


Who Invented the Food Pyramid and Why You'd be Crazy to Follow It


How can lobbying be allowed to be so desperately unhealthy?...



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Message 2048975 - Posted: 12 May 2020, 22:33:40 UTC - in response to Message 2048971.  
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Oh. The Swedish Government invented the Food Pyramid back in the 70's when the food prices were very high. I remember that:)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_pyramid_(nutrition)#Swedish_origin
Amid high food prices in 1972, Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare developed the idea of "basic foods" that were both cheap and nutritious, and "supplemental foods" that added nutrition missing from the basic foods.

Well food prices are not by far so expensive now a days so we are back eating unhealthy food.
Which is of course a contradiction.

How can lobbying be allowed to be so desperately unhealthy?...
Actually we eat more healthy food now then before.
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Message 2053623 - Posted: 18 Jul 2020, 22:26:37 UTC

Beware the 'alternate' Marketing exploiting/victimizing the terminally desperate:


Cancer Patient Complains: My Facebook Feed Is Full of 'Alternative Care' Advertisements
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... describes what happened after sharing their cancer diagnosis on Facebook:

... my Facebook feed has featured ads for "alternative cancer care." The ads, which were new to my timeline, promote everything from cumin seeds to colloidal silver as cancer treatments. Some ads promise luxury clinics — or even "nontoxic cancer therapies" on a beach in Mexico.

There's a reason I'll never fall for these ads: I'm an advocate against pseudoscience...

... Interestingly, I haven't seen any legitimate cancer care ads in my newsfeed, just pseudoscience. This may be because pseudoscience companies rely on social media in a way that other forms of health care don't. Pseudoscience companies leverage Facebook's social and supportive environment to connect their products with identities and to build communities around their products. They use influencers and patient testimonials. Some companies also recruit members through Facebook "support groups" to sell their products in pyramid schemes...

... "My retreat from Facebook may mean fewer online connections, perhaps at a time when I need them the most. But I'd rather leave than see what another friend with cancer calls the 'slap in the face' ads."



Really? All 'just a game' of 'advertising'?

In reality, there are deadly consequences. Just ask Steve Jobs for one! (If you can...)


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Message 2053629 - Posted: 19 Jul 2020, 0:06:09 UTC - in response to Message 2053623.  

Really? All 'just a game' of 'advertising'?

of the profit, by the profit, for the profit, shall not perish
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Message 2053993 - Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 18:47:17 UTC
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Really...?

It takes a pandemic and thousands of deaths to finally take positive action against being slimed to death?!...


Coronavirus prompts PM into obesity crackdown
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The prime minister is set to announce new measures to curb obesity next week, and they are expected to include a ban on TV junk food adverts before 21:00.

It comes amid growing evidence people who are overweight or obese are at greater risk from coronavirus.

The measures are yet to be finalised but are also likely to include a ban on online ads for unhealthy foods, and limits on in-store promotions...




Stay healthy!

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