Feb 28 2017

GREAT VALUE (KRAFT) SALAD DRESSINGS

Great Value Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Great Value salad dressings sold at Walmart are actually made by Kraft.  The following are known to be suitable for vegan culinary use. French Dressing (60 calories per tablespoon) Zesty Italian (30 calories per tablespoon) California (40 calories per tablespoon) Raspberry (60 calories per tablespoon) Balsamic (45 calories per tablespoon) Light Balsamic (23 calories per …

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Feb 18 2017

FAKE OLIVE OIL

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Were you aware that about 70% of olive oil in the USA markets is fake? Many brands are mixed with cheaper oils like sunflower and canola. It was found that even 7 of the biggest olive oil makers in USA, mix their items with cheap oils to get more profits. Nobody was awarded the certificate …

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Feb 16 2017

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) have been widely used since the 1930s. Production only fell sharply in 1970 when it was realized that PCB contamination was a growing problem. PCB is widely used with electrical infrastructure for thermal management. PCB is very stable which provides long service life for components. Today PCB is recognizes as a persistent …

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Feb 04 2017

CHERNOBYL UPDATE

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Recently the EU provided expertise and engineering to construct a few containment structure over the existing concrete barrier effected shortly after reactor 4 exploded on April 20, 1986. The fire inside reactor 4 continued to burn until May 10, 1986; it is possible that well over half of the graphite was ejected and burned out. The disaster …

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Feb 04 2017

FUKUSHIMA REPORT

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Recent reports of radiation at Fukushima Daiichi reactor 2 have now reached 530 sieverts. This is much worse than the earlier estimated 27 sieverts suggested my muon imaging. Last summer, Tepco released the results of its muon tomography, showing that reactor 2 still had a significant mass of material at the bottom of its reactor pressure …

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Feb 03 2017

HEDGEHOG BOWLING

Jan 18 2017

PRIMATES UNDER THREAT

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Today more than 1/2 of the primates are near extinction. They are an essential component of tropical biodiversity, contributing to forest regeneration and ecosystem health. Current information shows the existence of 504 species in 79 genera distributed in the Neotropics, mainland Africa, Madagascar, and Asia. Alarmingly, ~60% of primate species are now threatened with extinction …

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Dec 21 2016

BABY POWDER

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Baby powder is a common product in drug stores. Unfortunately most consumers have no idea what it is made of. Most baby powder is made from talc. Talc is hydrated magnesium silicate. Sometimes baby powder is made from cornstarch. Talcum powder is dangerous if inhaled since it may cause aspiration pneumonia or granuloma. Granuloma is where the …

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Dec 17 2016

TOMATO & CORN SOUP

1 ear corn ½ cup diced tomato 1 clove garlic, minced 1 small onion, diced 1 tbsp. soy sauce 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1 corn leaf grind the corn leaf with a blender or food processor in a wok,. sautê the onion and in oil until tender in a stock pot add 4 …

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Oct 09 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Happy-Thanksgiving

   

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