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‘Mismatch’ Between the way Our Senses Evolved and Modern World Is Making Us Ill

February 21st, 2017

Via: Independent: The modern world is radically at odds with the way human senses have evolved, helping to make us short-sighted, obese and depressed, scientists have warned. Spending large amounts of time indoors under artificial light and staring at computer screens has helped produce a “myopia epidemic” with as many as 90 per cent of […]

Inside Amazon’s Robot-Run Supermarket that Needs Just 3 Human Workers

February 6th, 2017

Via: New York Post: The ground level of the futuristic prototype — a supermarket-sized version of its recently unveiled “Amazon Go” convenience store, with a bigger layout that could span anywhere between 10,000 and 40,000 square feet — would be devoted to goods that shoppers typically like to touch, sources briefed on the plans told […]

Europe: Vegetable Shortages Due to Weather

February 4th, 2017

Via: Reuters: British supermarkets have taken to rationing shoppers to three iceberg lettuces per visit after bad weather hit growing conditions in Spain, leading to a shortage in supplies that is set to continue through to March. Tesco (TSCO.L), Morrisons (MRW.L) and Sainsbury’s (SBRY.L) have all imposed restrictions on bulk purchases after production in Spain […]

Chinese Fishery with a Giant Integrated Solar Array

January 29th, 2017

Disclosure: I sell solar power systems in New Zealand. — It’s huge. Must see photos. Via: Electrek: The images were released by Xinhau in December and the People’s Daily in January. The 200MW project will produce greater than 220GWh/year of electricity. The project cost 1.8B RMB (US$260M) and covers an area of 300 hectares. The […]

Microplastics Found in Supermarket Fish, Shellfish

January 29th, 2017

Via: CBC: Tiny pieces of plastic are making their way into fish and shellfish found at the supermarket, a new study has shown. The findings are part of a report prepared for the International Maritime Organization, the UN agency responsible for preventing marine pollution. It’s not yet been established what effect these tiny particles of […]

Monsanto GM Corn MON810 Damaged the Intestines of Rats

January 4th, 2017

Via: GM Watch: Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small intestine), according to a new study.[1] The type of corn fed to the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG, a GM version of Ajeeb, a locally adapted variety […]

Nestlé Admits Slavery in Its Supply Chains

January 4th, 2017

This is from nearly a year ago… For your already hemorrhaging Nestlé file folder. Via: Guardian: It’s hard to think of an issue that you would less like your company to be associated with than modern slavery. Yet last November Nestlé, the world’s largest foodmaker and one of the most recognisable household brands, went public […]

A Radioactive Berry-Picking Boom Outside Chernobyl

November 30th, 2016

Via: CNBC: While many rural towns across Eastern Europe face economic struggle, the Ukrainian region of Polesia, 200 miles east of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site, has become something of a boomtown for foragers seeking mushrooms and berries — nearly all of which are contaminated with radiation. … The berry picking brings in money for […]

Particular Seaweed Fed to Cows Nearly Eliminates Methane

November 20th, 2016

Via: CBC News: The agricultural scientist, then at Dalhousie University, helped test Dorgan’s seaweed mix, and discovered it reduced the methane in the cows’ burps and farts by about 20 per cent. Kinley knew he was on to something, so he did further testing with 30 to 40 other seaweeds. That led him to a […]

Tick Bites That Trigger Severe Meat Allergy on Rise Around the World

October 6th, 2016

Via: Guardian: People living in tick-endemic areas around the world are being warned of an increasingly prevalent, potentially life-threatening side effect to being bitten: developing a severe allergy to meat. The link between tick bites and meat allergies was first described in 2007, and has since been confirmed around the world. Sufferers of “tick-induced mammalian […]

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