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 Organic Cooking book is published0 comments
picture2 Apr 2006 @ 01:07, by organicrev. Nutrition, Cooking
The World School is pleased to announce the publication this week of its new cook book, Organic Cooking: Eating Well: "300 Simple Gourmet Recipes for a Healthier Life," The book presents 300 simple gourmet recipes which form complete meal plans for healthier eating, using all organic ingredients. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to support the World School, a non-profit interfaith organization sharing the best of world education with the world community. For further information about the book and the World School, to read a few page sample, and to order online, go to  More >

 What's the Problem?6 comments
picture11 Mar 2006 @ 14:51, by swanny. Nutrition, Cooking
March 11, 2006
Windy and Cloudy

Okay we can figure out the logistics
and math and resources to get a probe
to orbit Mars and war and all that yet
a problem as simple? as feeding the whole
world still illudes not to mention proper health
care but ? is it because we won't share or care
or trade or what? What is it about making sure
that everybody at least gets a good breakfast?
Okay I know thats about 7 billion breakfasts
but even Woodstock fed 1/2 million on a couple
hours notice. Is it the money then or what?
The lack of good will? Is it to complex to manange?
To complex to figure out? What?
Isn't it important enough... hmmmm maybe thats it
who cares or no ones get paid to make sure everyones
had a good breakfast or maybe no asks but surely thats
not that hard....
So hey did you have a good breakfast there chum?

ed  More >

 Coke vs. Water11 comments
18 Oct 2005 @ 21:34, by raypows. Nutrition, Cooking
Coke vs. Water. (this is pretty scary)


1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
5. Lack of water, the 1st trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

And now for the properties of COKE

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous China.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

For Your Info:

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate), the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!  More >

 Organic News TidBits1 comment
picture 25 May 2005 @ 17:42, by raypows. Nutrition, Cooking

A May 22 headline news story in the London Independent has rocked Monsanto and the biotech industry and fueled the controversy over the safety of genetically engineered food. The story reveals that internal Monsanto documents, reviewed by EU scientists, show serious health damage to laboratory animals fed Monsanto's new genetically engineered "rootworm-resistant" corn. Rats who consumed the mutant corn developed smaller kidneys and exhibited blood abnormalities. Scientists say these are "red flags" for immune system damage and/or cancer tumor promotion. Although the EU will now undoubtedly ban Monsanto's new GMO corn, this same rootworm-resistant corn is already being grown and consumed on a major scale in the United States. Monsanto has denied that the corn can harm humans, but nonetheless refuses to turn over its data to the media, claiming that the lab studies are "Confidential Business Information." Learn more and take action:


The USDA has recently been accused of been covering up cases of mad cow disease for over a decade. Now a deceased California man's family and doctor have announced they believe Patrick Hicks, aged 49, died late last year from variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease, or vCJD. The fatal disease is contracted from eating beef contaminated with the mad cow disease. Dr. Ron Bailey, a neurologist at Riverside Medical Center, believes this will be the first documented case of vCJD in the U.S., and in order to bypass the hand of the USDA, is sending brain samples overseas for testing to an independent laboratory. Over 150 Europeans have already died from vCJD, with thousands more believed to be incubating the disease.



The European Parliament is set to debate new regulations that would dramatically increase the number of banned chemicals in the EU. The law would require manufacturers of some 30,000 currently legal chemicals to provide scientific evidence that their products are safe for human health and the environment. If the legislation passes, it would have a major impact on thousands of chemicals and products manufactured and sold in the U.S. Despite much weaker regulations in the U.S. many American companies have no choice but to adhere to European regulations given that the EU, with 25 countries and 460 million people, represents an even larger market than the U.S.



World Health Organization Director, General Lee Jong-Wook opened the 58th World Health Assembly last week by saying avian influenza is the most serious health threat facing the world. "The timing cannot be predicted, but rapid international spread is certain once the pandemic virus appears," Lee said. "This is a grave danger for all people in all countries." Lee strongly advised leaders of every nation to implement, as a top priority, systems for responding to the onset of the virus.



The American Diabetic Association (ADA) is suddenly countering decades of scientific studies that have consistently linked diets high in sugar to diabetes. In a May 16 interview, Richard Kahn, the chief scientific and medical officer with the ADA said "What is the evidence that sugar itself has anything to do with diabetes? There is no evidence." Coincidentally, last month, the ADA announced a "three-year, multi-million dollar alliance" with Cadbury Schweppes, which is the third largest producer of soft drinks in the world.



The Oregon Senate Education Committee has rewritten a law that would have banned soft drinks from vending machines in the state's schools. In a complete turnabout, the new law actually gives the green light to sugary beverages in schools. Lawmakers instrumental in the rewrite process claim the change of heart has nothing to do with the fact that the Oregon Soft Drink Association, a powerful industry lobby group opposed to banning junk foods in schools, contributed $91,000 to their election campaigns in 2004.



Texas entrepreneur John Lockwood, whose new internet business advertises a "real time on-line hunting and shooting experience," has spurred emergency proposed legislation in 14 states. Lockwood's website charges a monthly fee to subscribers who can then sit at their computers, anywhere in the world, watch live web cameras situated on Lockwood's game farm, and remotely shoot guns at real-life animals with the click of a mouse. Animal rights groups, the National Rifle Association and legislators across the U.S. are teaming up to pass laws that would ban such activity, referencing dangers of the spread of remotely fired guns, while Lockwood argues that this is a more ethical way of harvesting food than buying factory farm meats from the slaughterhouse.


Responding to the growing number of localities whose citizens are voting to regulate or even ban genetically engineered crops, the biotech industry, led by Monsanto and Syngenta, has brought new legislation to ten states in the U.S. that would remove the rights of communities to have any control of agricultural regulations in their area. On one side of the issue, citizens and farmers in counties that have banned GE crops, like Mendocino, Calif., say they have a right to protect their predominantly organic county from contamination by GE pollen from neighboring crops. On the other side of the issue, the biotech industry is investing tens of millions of dollars to remove these local rights, saying anti-GE citizens and farmers "lack the education to make these kinds of decisions."  More >

 Pepsi Holiday Spice6 comments
picture 20 Nov 2004 @ 17:06, by ming. Nutrition, Cooking
Remember the fellow who ate nothing but McDonalds food for a month and got really sick. Now, this guy has vowed to drink nothing but Pepsi Holiday Spice for a month. He's already in pretty bad shape. Like constant diarrhea. Sounds like a really bad idea.  More >

 The GMO food debate in Africa - 21 October 2002
picture20 Oct 2002 @ 23:07, by ashanti. Nutrition, Cooking
* In the developed countries, the debate about GMO (genetically modified) foods is relatively straightforward. Either you believe they are harmful, with as yet unknown and untested ramifications, or you agree with the multinationals who produce them - they are just fine. Most intelligent, health-conscious people reject the imposition of GMO foods on humanity and our children.

* However, in Africa, the issue becomes rather more complex. The USA is offering GMO food aid to African countries blighted by famine. (Presumably, they have nowhere else to dump it, with the Western rejection). What does one do? This has generated a huge controversy, as many African leaders are wary of accepting the frankenfoods, but their people are starving. The USA tells Africa, - Eat GMO foods, or starve. It is a kind of blackmail, because the USA says it will not be able to send food that is certified non-GMO.. Some countries, such as Zambia have banned GMO foods. President Levy Mwanawasa told the BBC he would not allow Zambians to eat "poison".

* Other countries in the region see no other alternative but to accept the Frankenfoods to feed their starving people. Given that Africa is perfectly capable of growing her own food, but has become trapped by the system of growing cash crops for the West, accepting cash to then buy back the food from the West, the situation is ridiculous. There is no need for the people of Africa to be starving, none at all.

* A way out of the starvation trap is for families and communities to group together and grow Food Gardens. This creates healthy, natural fresh fruit and vegetables, and protein can be sourced from growing legumes. Using permaculture models, Food Gardens can be a sustainable, natural way of feeding people. It's that simple - and doesn't require huge amounts of money to gather seeds for planting. Food and Trees for Africa is one South African group that are working on spreading this solution, and empowering people to be self-sufficient.
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 Want a new world? Look at your food.
20 Sep 2001 @ 06:56, by sharie. Nutrition, Cooking
What does your demand for food do to our Earth?


How can our food make our world the best place possible?