(A) Arsenic is a reality out there and it is in our rice. Rice is very healthy so opt for organic whenever possible and avoid rice drinks. Try goat’s formula which is highly nutrition instead of rice based formula for infants who are allergic to cow milk if breast feeding is not possible.
Experts voice concerns over arsenic in rice — ScienceDaily.
(C) Cinnamon is an incredibly powerful spice that works to regulate blood sugar to prevent or control diabetes. It also kills some harmful bacteria and helps prevent food borne illness so sprinkle it on your cereal, desserts and use it liberally in all cooking…
Preventing foodborne illness naturally: with cinnamon — ScienceDaily.
(B) Bees are important for agriculture and we need to protect them. Now scientists realize their role is far more important than fertilizer for successful crop production so let’s find alternatives to the toxic insecticides we are currently using which are killing them off in large numbers…
Bees can be more important than fertilizer — ScienceDaily.
It Takes How Much Water to Grow an Almond?! | Mother Jones.
(D) Drought- California’s drought gets me thinking about the need to diversity food production instead of focusing on location specific monocropping…With the lack of water and steep production loss, we need to start including more drought resistant crops in the rotation as well and ensure that perennial crops that plants for biodiversity and soil management.
(T) Are you eating tomatoes each week?? Check out why you should include them in your diet regularly!!
8 Ways Eating Tomatoes Keeps You Young | Care2 Healthy Living.
(D) Drought in the US and around the world will affect food and water supplies. Luckily, many smart people are working on innovative ways to conserve water and keep crop production going…read on for more details.
California’s Drought Could Be the Worst in 500 Years | Mother Jones.
(W) Wild food doesn’t have to be so wild anymore with more and more urban centres rethinking the role of foraging and edible plants�.read on for more insights.
Gathering wild food in the city: Rethinking the role of foraging in urban ecosystem planning, management — ScienceDaily.
Is Monsanto Giving Up on GMOs? | Mother Jones.
(G) Can the big tech food company Monsanto be giving up on GMOs? Maybe the evidence of the plants requiring more chemicals and pesticides, more water, being less hardy and resistant, having fewer nutrients and actually not leading to a sustained yield increase have finally convinced them to change the plan! Plus countless countries are rejecting GMOs based on health concerns and skyrocketing allergies so this may be good news indeed!
Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
(B) Bee Let’s protect the bees by planting beneficial plants and flowers in our gardens this Spring and avoiding heavy pesticides and chemicals so the bees can enjoy our bounty
How Grazing Cows Can Save the Planet.
( C ) Cows have been given a bad rap for the methane they um produce particularly with the unnatural corn and soy diet they are fed in the CAFOs. Below is a great article about all the advantages of pasture raised cows and other animals for the soil and environment. It seems to be a win win- with better quality meat, healthier soil and happier animals. A good article.