The world had to say goodbye to a beautiful doggy today. Her name was Snow White and she was a sassy, silly, and brave cancer warrior. My sister rescued her and loved her more than any dog could be loved (in her own words, Snow White was “her best friend and soulmate”).

We are all sad to see her go, but thrilled that she could have the happy life that she did.

Goodbye Snow White 💜

Pesticides and health.

Want to know why we should not be consuming them?

I have just read this regarding pesticides on Wikipedia.
Not to say that wikipedia can be easily altered, but it is easily one of the most used websites on the internet for it’s factual information.

Wondering why I choose organic rather than pesticide-sprayed foods?

Pesticides may cause acute and delayed health effects in those who are exposed.[24] Pesticide exposure can cause a variety of adverse health effects. These effects can range from simple irritation of the skin and eyes to more severe effects such as affecting the nervous system, mimicking hormones causing reproductive problems, and also causing cancer.[25] A 2007 systematic review found that “most studies on non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia showed positive associations with pesticide exposure” and thus concluded that cosmetic use of pesticides should be decreased.[26] Strong evidence also exists for other negative outcomes from pesticide exposure including neurological, birth defects, fetal death,[27] and neurodevelopmental disorder.

ALWAYS choose organic.

Okay, so yeah. This seems rather sad for those of us who have to eat non-organic, just because that box of raspberries are $10 cheaper than organic ones at this one place. Ever tried another place?

Organic is not expensive if you are looking in the right place.
It’s expensive when you’re looking in the wrong place.

For example, those raspberries being sold at your local organic health food shop, for $10 a punnet. Try going to the markets, and you’ll see that those raspberries are actually $6 a punnet.
Just try going to the markets, or buying online, or buying the food in a different form. Here, I can’t buy fresh raspberries because they are bloody expensive. So we get a frozen bag. It is the same thing, only frozen. And considering it’s getting hot here, I find them a lot nicer.
We can’t get fresh cacao pods here, but we can get the beans. Although I really prefer the powder and the butter. So we get the powder and the butter.

Changing up your health routine really shouldn’t be a hassle. Going back to your old routine should. Go change something you eat each day. I dare you.
Study Links Widely Used Pesticides to Antibiotic Resistance

This has not been a good week for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had classified glyphosate, the United States’ most widely-used pesticide, as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Now, the chemical has another strike against it. A study published today by the American Society of Microbiology’s journal mBio has linked glyphosate and two other widely-used herbicides–2,4-D and dicamba–to one of the most pressing public health crises of our time: antibiotic resistance.

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The Signs As Pokemon Trainers
  • Aries:Wants to be the very best like no one ever was.
  • Taurus:To catch them is their real test.
  • Gemini:To train them is their cause.
  • Cancer:Travels across the land.
  • Leo:Is searching far and wide.
  • Virgo:Will teach Pokemon to understand the power that's inside.
  • Libra:(Pokemon)Has gotta catch 'em all.
  • Scorpio:It's you and them. They know it's their destiny.
  • Sagittarius:OHHHH, you're their best friend in a world they must defend.
  • Capricorn:(Pokemon) Has gotta catch em all. Has a heart so true.
  • Aquarius:Their courage will pull them through.
  • Pieces:You'll teach them and they'll teach you. (PO-KE-MOON)
Your rice cakes are full of arsenic, says the German government
Rice products actually have higher levels than rice itself.
By Deena Shanker

Don’t buy or eat rice or rice cakes from the US

The high level of arsenic in rice first got major attention back in November 2012, when Consumer Reports published data finding measurable amounts of both inorganic and organic arsenic “in virtually every [rice] product tested,” including organic rice baby cereal and regular brown and white rice, at levels above what is considered safe. (Organic arsenic is less toxic than the inorganic variety but “still of concern,” according to the report.)

While there is no official federal standard for arsenic levels in food in the US, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits what is allowable in drinking water to a maximum contaminant level of 10 parts per billion (ppb) or 0.010 mg/L. The Consumer Reports tests found significantly higher levels than that, including a total of 210-282 ppb in Whole Foods’ 365 Every Day Value Long Grain Brown Rice and 149-274 ppb in Earth’s Best Organic Whole Grain Rice baby cereal.

Arsenic gets into rice through the soil it’s grown in, thanks to its use in things like animal feed, and the production of glass, electronics, and semiconductors. “The US is the world’s leading user of arsenic, and since 1910 about 1.6 million tons have been used for agricultural and industrial purposes, about half of it only since the mid-1960s,”according to Consumer Reports. Even though using arsenic products as insecticides was banned in the 1980s, their residues remain in the soil today. Plus, arsenic is still allowable—and common—in animal feed both for disease prevention and growth promotion. When excrement from those animals is used as fertilizer, the arsenic goes into the soil, and then into the crops being grown. And rice, unfortunately, is better at absorbing it than other plants.

Inorganic arsenic, found in most of the products analyzed in 2012, is considered a Group 1 carcinogen by the United Nations’ International Agency for Research on Cancer, but representatives of the American rice industry told Consumer Reports there was no reason to worry. “There is no documented evidence of actual adverse health effects from exposure to arsenic in U.S.-grown rice,” Anne Banville, a vice president at the USA Rice Federation, a rice industry trade association, told Consumer Reports.

In March 2014, the European Food Safety Authority published a separate study finding that “the highest dietary exposure to inorganic arsenic was estimated in the younger population,” and pointing to non-rice based grain processed products, rice, milk and dairy products and drinking water. That November, Consumer Reports followed up with another report, which included a focus on levels in food for children, who have much lower recommended maximum intakes. The EPA has also concluded separately in 2012 that “rice consumption may expose children to arsenic.”


“WARNING: This product may contain a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.”
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