Posted: September 22nd, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Toxically Engineered | Tags: Food and Agriculture Organisation, Food Wastage Footprint, Food Waste, Geenhouse Gases, United Nations | Comments Off on 3rd Biggest Carbon Emitter? Wasted Food!
The food the world wastes accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than any country except for China and the United States, according to a United Nations report.
It says every year about a third of all food for human consumption, around 1.3 billion tonnes, is wasted, along with all the energy, water and chemicals needed to produce it and dispose of it.
Almost 30 per cent of the world’s farmland, and a volume of water equivalent to the annual discharge of Europe’s River Volga, are in effect being used in vain.
In its Food Wastage Footprint Report – below – the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation – FAO – estimated the carbon footprint of wasted food was equivalent to 3.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
If it were a country, it would be the world’s third biggest emitter after China and the US, suggesting that more efficient food use could contribute substantially to global efforts to cut greenhouse gases to limit global warming :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 25th, 2011 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Cankler Science News, Chemically Engineered, Diana Detox, Health, Medicated, Science, Science News, Toxically Engineered, Yale University | Tags: Nicotine, Nicotines Anorexic Effect, POMC, Pro-opiomelanocortin, Smokers, Weight Loss, Yale University | Comments Off on Nicotines Anorexic Effect
If your a filthy fagger, you’ve no doubt said to yourself ‘fluff it — quitting puts on 2 dress sizes!’ Just for a change, your right.
Researchers have discovered that nicotine decreases the want of food via the activation of Pro-opiomelanocortin – POMC – neurons. (Mutations in the POMC gene have been associated with early onset obesity, adrenal insufficiency, and red hair-pigmentation)
Importantly, the researchers have shown that nicotine causes a dip in appetite via a different pathway to the one that it triggers addiction through.
This means that it’s possible to make a drug that isn’t addictive, but still has nicotine’s goodly appetite-suppressing powers. We don’t usually cut and paste posts, we have to make an exception here, the abstract for this study is overtly clever. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 10th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Applied Science, Chemically Engineered, Favorite New Thought, M.Aaron Silverman, Medicated, Science, Science News, Toxically Engineered, University College London | Tags: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Dopamine, Dr Tali Sharot, Dr Tamara Shiner, L-DOPA, Professor Ray Dolan, The Optimism Bias | Comments Off on An Unimaginably Beautiful Life: Optimism and the Private Memory
In two or three hundred years life on earth will be unimaginably beautiful, astounding. Man needs such a life and if it hasn’t yet appeared, he should begin to anticipate it, wait for it, dream about it, prepare for it.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
In a study, published in Current Biology, researchers have confirmed an important role for dopamine in how human expectations are formed and how people make complex decisions. It also contributes to an understanding of how pleasure expectation can go awry. The study has found human beings are hard-wired to be optimistic, even in the face of a darker reality. Scientists led by Dr Tali Sharot at the University College London studied a group of people who were told they were likely to experience something bad. The results found most people stayed highly optimistic. And the researchers say the study shows why people are often foolhardy, naive or overly ambitious. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 10th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Blip, Marcus Dangerfield, Medicated, Science, Science News, Toxically Engineered | Tags: Centre for Research Excellence in Sun and Health, diseases-and-disorders, england, environment, health, Michael Kimlin, photobiology, research, science-and-technology, skin-cancer, united-kingdom, UVA Rays, UVB Rays | Comments Off on UVA Radiation Causes DNA Damage in Skin?
There is new evidence that the sun’s UV rays are even more damaging than previously thought.
The sun emits two kinds of UV rays to the earth’s surface: UVA and UVB. It had been thought that those rays do not damage the deeper layers of the skin as much as they damage the top layers. New research from Kings College London has found that is the case for UVB rays, but not for UVA rays. The study has found UVA rays are more carcinogenic than previously realised – a finding scientists say underscores how important it is to limit exposure to the sun and to tanning studios. The study was led by Antony Young, Professor of experimental photobiology at King’s College. Read the full article »»»»