Archives for July 2008

Healthier Produce – Organic vs. Conventional

“The Organic Center published a comprehensive survey of 97 peer-reviewed studies addressing this question. Conclusive comparative studies of vegetables are difficult — weather, soil type, the variety and harvesting practices all come into play. The review narrowed the studies to only those that had controlled for these features. They found that organic produce usually ranked […]

If you're feeling down so am I. Why?

From the latest research on brain cells, comes a glimmer more of understanding for how we can sense another’s pain or joy. This would also help us understand why we sense when another person is not being totally honest with us. It seems some brain neurons have the ability to sense another person’s emotions. This […]

World Food Crisis and Politics

FarmPolicy.com July 15, 2008 Keith Bradsher and Andrew Martin reported in today’s New York Times that, “At least 29 countries have sharply curbed food exports in recent months, to ensure that their own people have enough to eat, at affordable prices. “When it comes to rice, India, Vietnam, China and 11 other countries have limited […]

Our old library of memories

Why do I keep playing the same old tapes in my head and heart? I wish I could have… I know I should have. If only I would have one more chance I would… Do these mental images of the old times, the old ways keep play over and over again? Do you want to […]

Staph a. resistant strains of MRSA in pork-new crisis?

Is there antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria is in the 762 million pounds of Canadian pork that’s imported into the U.S. each year? No one seems to know. However no one at the USDA is actually looking either. Sort of out of sight out of mind-no problem. Dr. Monina Klevens, of the federal Centers for Disease Control […]