Chive Blossoms: every couple of years, I let some of my chives flower and then go to seed which I sow in the fall to get fresh plants in the spring. Seed saving is as old as agriculture and used to be standard practice among farmers, particularly as annuals need to be replanted every year. Seed saving is how our current crops came to be, selected for various traits over generations, and traded across regions and continents to create a database of genetically diverse crops adapted to many growing conditions and climates. Such diversity created a large base for our food supply, a diversity that has since dwindled to create a food system that relies on only a handful of species. This precarious state of affairs is the end result of seed companies creating 'new and improved' varieties by selectively crossing, or hybridizing, plants to maximize traits such as crop yield, plant height, drought tolerance or disease resistance. However, hybridized seeds yield weaker plants on the second planting. Also, agritech companies, like #Monsanto typically insert terminator genes into their seed crops that instruct the plant to die after one life cycle. Farmers then have to buy a new crop of these proprietary and exorbitantly priced seeds every year, effectively putting many small farmers out of business and (hopefully) persuading the few that remain to continue saving seeds while we still have them. #seed#seedsaver#nature#naturephotography
Rhodiola is also known as arctic root or golden root, and its scientific name is Rhodiola rosea. Its root contains more than 140 active ingredients, the two most potent of which are rosavin and salidroside. 🌼🌼🌼
People in Russia and Scandinavian countries have used rhodiola to treat anxiety, fatigue and depression for centuries.
Today, it’s widely used for its many health benefits! Rhodiola has long been known as an adaptogen. Consuming adaptogens during stressful times is thought to help you handle stressful situations better. 🤗🤗🤗
One study investigated the effects of rhodiola extract in 101 people with life- and work-related stress. Participants were given 400 mg per day for four weeks.
It found significant improvements in symptoms of stress, such as fatigue, exhaustion and anxiety, after just three days. These improvements continued throughout the study.
Rhodiola has also been shown to improve symptoms of burnout, which can occur with chronic stress. 😃😃😃
What’s more, in a study in 118 people with stress-related burnout, it improved many associated measures, including stress and depression. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #OrganicMamas#GMO#Monsanto#FakeFood#Toronto#Canada#Organic#NaturalRemedy#Health#WholeFoods#MomLife#LdnOnt#FoodIsMedicine#Mama#Baby#Vegan#Vegetarian#Hippie#Gaia#Boho#Food#Foodie#Depression#Anxiety#Stress#HerbalRemedy
from @organicmamas - Potato chips were famously created in 1853 when George Crum, a chef, became frustrated with a customer who sent back fried potatoes for being too thick.🍟🍟🍟 In his anger, and to spite the patron, Crum sliced the potatoes paper thin, fried them and unintentionally became the creator of the potato chip we know today. Pretty Cool Fact 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 However, a lot of has changed since those humble beginnings. Growing demand and technological advancement have led among other things to the introduction of chemicals in the production of potato chips. 🥔🥔🥔 One of the chemicals is sodium bisulfite, which is used to inhibit bacterial growth on fruits and vegetables, some seafood and wine. 🍷
It is also found in toilet cleaner. Yes, that's right, toilet cleaner. 🚽🚽🚽 Sodium bisulfite is used in most toilet cleaning agents and dishwasher products. 😡😡😡
Sodium bisulfite works by releasing sulphur dioxide gas, which inhibits bacterial growth while preventing discoloration caused by chemical reactions. Its use in potato chips is to increase their shelf-life and bleach out discolouration. ☠️☠️☠️ ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #OrganicMamas#GMO#Monsanto#FakeFood#Toronto#Canada#Organic#NaturalRemedy#Health#WholeFoods#MomLife#LdnOnt#FoodIsMedicine#Mama#Baby#Vegan#Vegetarian#Hippie#Gaia#Boho#Food#Foodie#PotatoChips#Chips#Snacks#Munchies#Toxic#regrann
Historias Cortas, el mejor libro que he leído en mucho tiempo. Y mi colaboración para La Nueva Mañana de esta semana, una entrevista a Luciano Saracino y Carlos Gómez, sus autores. Editado por @editorial_eduvim
La nota completa se puede leer en la sección de cultura de lmdiario.com.ar
Dejo igual un breve fragmento de la nota e invito entusiasta, animosa e insistentemente que busquen este libro, incluso si no son lectores frecuentes de historieta.
Suena “Acalanto”, en la voz de Daniel Viglietti y las palabras resuenan desde dentro de los globos de la historieta: “duerme, mi pequeña, no vale la pena despertar. Voy a salir por ahí, ahora, tras la aurora más serena.”
El relato que nos rompe la cara como lectores es “La noche de los bastones largos”, desde la tapa misma de “Historias cortas”, el nuevo libro de Eduvim que compila el trabajo de Luciano Saracino y Carlos Gómez. Sin embargo, es “La dictadura” la historia que, con esta canción de cuna musicalizando un breve y -a la vez- eterno momento de intimidad, logra emocionar hasta las lágrimas. Las ilustraciones, generosas en decenas de detalles puestos ahí, en cualquier rincón de la tira, dejan claves para la mirada curiosa del que busca. Las palabras precisas que no lo dicen todo, dejan una puerta abierta al camino de la lectura. Cada relato tiene su impronta. La luz en la mirada de algunos personajes que descubren el brillo de la luna en sus ojos; el trazo simple y el gesto desorientado de Colón, invitando a la carcajada honesta y llana, tan simple como el trazo del dibujo; la trama oscura de todos los males del mundo, episodio irónicamente dedicado al humor; el clima impecable de aventura de Kuntur que pide a gritos una continuación. Ocho historias cortas, acompañadas de un prólogo de Iván Lomsacov y una conversación entre los autores, estos últimos textos imprescindibles para dimensionar la importancia de este libro, que se vuelve testimonio de un breve momento de la Historia Argentina.
Do you need more reasons?
Unfortunately, because Monsanto/Bayer has controlled American agriculture for so long and GMOs are everywhere, it’s not 100% guaranteed that organic products are completely free of toxic chemicals.
Nearby conventional farms using toxic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides such as #Roundup containing #Glyphosate (proven in court to be cancerous) can easily contaminate organic crops when these chemicals travel through the air.
These toxic chemicals are contaminating our environment: not only making us sick, but animals sick as well.
However, the more we support organic companies and organic farming, the less toxic chemicals will be drifting around in our air being absorbed by our soil and our food.
Invest in a better future for the children and invest in better health for yourself, choose organic.
The World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer classified “Glyphosate”
as cancerous carcinogen in humans.
The possible cancers linked to glyphosate exposure include:
pancreatic islet-cell adenoma
renal tubule carcinoma
Hippocrate de Cos, né vers 460 avant J.-C. sur l’île de Cos et mort en 377 av. J.-C. à Larissa, est un médecin grec du siècle de Périclès, mais aussi philosophe, considéré traditionnellement comme le « père de la médecine ».