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This organic raw honey is delish! You'll see with your own eyes that Rebeca is very passionate about her honey, not only is she an expert on it, but she also has a very tasty honey. I'm sure her bees are very happy!
- 100% natural
- No chemicals
- No antibiotics
ps- you'll also learn about the benefits of raw honey!This organic raw honey is delish! You'll see with your own eyes that Rebeca is... more
When you became a vegetarian, you quickly learned it wasn’t just about skipping pepperoni on that pizza. You had to start scanning labels for ingredients like capric acid, tallow, rennet, glycerin, whey, suet, stereate and emulsifiers – because eating animal fat by any other name would be just as carnivorous. What you may not know is that plenty of common foods widely considered to be veg-friendly (or perhaps we should say veg-adjacent) actually contain animal fat, not just dairy fat. That means flesh. Read on to learn more.
Ice cream is the one comfort food that temporarily heals all wounds. Unfortunately, you may be noshing on Bessie under all that chocolate sauce. Many brands of ice cream contain capric acid, a fatty acid that’s obtained from animal fats. Check the label!
I hate to break it to you – I really do – but that chocolate sauce you pour over your sundaes may not be any better than the ice cream underneath it. Emulsifiers are present in chocolate, which may or may not be derived from animal fat. The problem is that most labels don’t specify the difference, so you’re better off sticking to ones that do.
Animal rennet is used in the production of many different kinds of cheese. What is animal rennet, you ask? It’s a coagulating enzyme that’s extracted from a freshly-slaughtered calf’s stomach. But, that doesn’t mean you have to struggle through a life without cheese. Just buy vegetarian cheese instead, which substitutes microbial or fungal enzymes for animal rennet.
Have you ever seen a pork tart behind the glass at your local café? You might want to take a closer look. Many pastries are prepared using lard, which is rendered fat from a pig’s abdomen or kidneys. Similar baked goods may also contain capric acid.
More at the link above:When you became a vegetarian, you quickly learned it wasn’t just about skipping... more
(NaturalNews) At the Bakersfield airport in California, TSA authorities recently shut down the entire airport after finding what they thought was a container of liquid explosives.
Luggage screeners discovered five Gatorade bottles full of an "amber" liquid. TSA agents then opened the bottles and complained they smelled "a strong chemical odor." They then complained of nausea and were taken to the local hospital for treatment.
According to Reuters, "Kern County Sheriffs deputies, fire crews, FBI agents and members of a joint terrorism task force responded to the scene and spent the day questioning Ramirez before further tests showed that the liquid was honey."
In other words, Ramirez was interrogated by the FBI for hours while being presumed to be a terrorist. (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS...)
And then it turned out the "explosive amber liquid" was just HONEY.
Apparently, TSA employees are so unbelievably retarded that they don't even know what honey smells like or looks like. When they smell honey, they mistakenly believe they're under a chemical attack! And then they engage in all sorts of theater by acting like they're experiencing nausea so that they can be carted off to the hospital and take the rest of the work day off.
These are the people who are supposed to be protecting America from highly-motivated, highly-intelligent terrorists? Give me a break...
The TSA can't catch actual terrorists, but it's really good at flagging innocent people as terrorists and wasting thousands of hours of time (and millions of dollars for the airlines) declaring bogus terrorists emergencies that only serve to inconvenience everyone.
Chemical detection tests are bogus
What the TSA hasn't yet acknowledged is that their chemical detection tests are complete quackery.
As we've reported before, a bottle of Dr. Bronner's soap will test positive for illegal narcotics. A bar of home-made chocolate got Ron and Nadine from Living Libations arrested (and their child stolen from them by authorities) and accused of trafficking illegal drugs (http://www.naturalnews.com/024304.html).
Honey now apparently tests positive for explosives. Is there any food or liquid substance that truly safe from being declared a bomb by incompetent TSA employees?
It's fairly obvious at this point that the real mission of the TSA has nothing to do with security. It has everything to do with brainwashing Americans to surrender to police state searches while living in a never-ending state of extreme fear. The TSA, in other words, is just a vehicle by which Americans can be programmed to kow-tow to the herd mentality.
And then they ratchet up the invasions of your privacy one step at a time. First it's just asking you to throw away your water, then later they ask you to start taking off your shoes and belts. Before long, you're scanned with a full body scanner that shows you body completely naked -- nipples, penises, crotches and all -- while TSA agents get off on their power trip.
The TSA wants you to believe that high levels of detail are not possible with their full-body scanners. But as you can clearly see here, this technology reveals breasts and genitalia. The images they release to the public are intentionally blurred and offered a low resolution in order to create the false impression that TSA agents can't really see anything. But if they can't see anything, what good is the technology?(NaturalNews) At the Bakersfield airport in California, TSA authorities recently shut... more
"Neonicotinoids came into wide use in the early 2000s. Unlike older pesticides that evaporate or disperse shortly after application, neonicotinoids are systemic poisons. Applied to the soil or doused on seeds, neonicotinoid insecticides incorporate themselves into the plant’s tissues, turning the plant itself into a tiny poison factory emitting toxin from its roots, leaves, stems, pollen, and nectar."
One more excerpt:
"But University of Padua entomologist Vincenzo Girolami believes he may have discovered an unexpected mechanism by which neonicotinoids — despite their novel mode of application — do in fact kill bees.
In the spring,neonicotinoid-coated seeds are planted using seeding machines, which kick up clouds of insecticide into the air. “The cloud is 20 meters wide, sometimes 50 meters, and the machines go up and down and up and down,” he says. “Bees that cross the fields, making a trip every ten minutes, have a high probability of encountering this cloud. If they make a trip every five minutes, it is certain that they will encounter this cloud.”
And the result could be immediately devastating. In as-yet-unpublished research, Girolami has found concentrations of insecticide in clouds above seeding machines 1,000 times the dose lethal to bees. In the spring, when the seed machines are working, says Girolami, “I think that 90 percent or more of deaths of bees is due to direct pesticide poisoning.”
Girolami has also found lethal levels of neonicotinoids in other, unexpected — and usually untested — places, such as the drops of liquid that treated crops secrete along their leaf margins, which bees and other insects drink."
In nations like Germany, France, Italy, Slovenia the chemical has been banned.
In America is still "legal". For the USDA and EPA this is "safe".
It doesn't take scientific research to prove the harmful effects of these chemicals, common sense tells us that Nature's balance has been compromised and the chaos is here, among our plants, insects and our own very cells.
http://current.com/groups/organicgreen/Excerpt: "Neonicotinoids came into wide use in the early 2000s. Unlike older... more
Veganism may be defined as a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practical, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose.
In dietary terms, it refers to the practice of dispensing with all animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, eggs, animal milks, honey, and their derivatives. (ref. International Vegetarian Union)
Veganism equals Respect for life
Veganism is a lifestyle designed to respect all living things as fully as possible. In particular, vegans try very hard to treat other sentient animals with real concern for their interests. We do not use their bodies for our own purposes. This means that we do not use their flesh, milk, eggs, fur, feathers, fiber, cocoons, honey, or wax. We do not use their organ systems for research, or manipulate their behavior for our entertainment or education. We try to engage in relationships with others only when they freely engage with us. Most importantly, we consider them not as property, but as living beings.
Veganism equals Not harming others
Insofar as is possible, vegans try to live their lives without harming others. An easy (but not foolproof) way to see if something is vegan is to ask yourself, “did someone have to suffer and/or die so that I could have this?” Dairy cows suffer when they are forcibly impregnated, separated from their newborns, milked exhaustively, and then slaughtered. Egg-laying chickens suffer when their bodies are manipulated to optimize egg production without allowing for natural behaviors like pecking on the ground or roosting in trees, or natural cycles like day/night or ovulating/not ovulating. They suffer when their beaks are seared in half and they are kept in tiny cages, unable to spread their wings. They suffer when they are either killed as male chicks or slaughtered as spent hens.
Veganism equals Not exploiting others and respecting the planet's ecosystems
We may not be sure that bees suffer in any way we can imagine, but they are certainly exploited when we take the honey and wax that they laboriously make and store for winter food or hive construction. They are killed when we harvest these products of their labor, and when we decide to start over with a new hive, rather than maintain an old one.
Salmon, which naturally swim hundreds of miles from rivers to oceans and then back again, are often kept in crowded tanks that breed disease and stress. Wild salmon and tuna are thought to feel pain in their lips and certainly suffer when they suffocate outside the water. Like every other animal-derived product, fish flesh, eggs, and oil are all unnecessary for us to live healthy, fulfilling lives, but they deprive fish of life and liberty. Vegans therefore choose not to use them.
By refusing to support fishing, vegans also allow the rest of the aquatic ecosystems to flourish. Farmed salmon are fed on large quantities of smaller fish, which are becoming rare, spelling trouble for the many other species that feed on them. Fishing nets kill other species as well, and some of the techniques devastate the habitat of ocean-dwelling organisms.
Vegans are against any form of exploitation
By refusing to use products that were derived from animals against their will, vegans protest all forms of exploitation. We would like for everyone to see that enslaving non-human animals and forcing them to perform demeaning tasks is wrong, and that enslaving human animals is also wrong. We want to encourage people not to pay for the products of any such labor.Veganism defined Veganism may be defined as a way of living which seeks to exclude,... more
I loves me some corn. Well, I AM from Iowa. No, that's not where potatoes OR the Buckeyes come from. Corn, yo. Here's a quickie I shot while on the road drumming for What Made Milwaukee Famous last summer in between festival gigs.. Honey habanero garlic buttered corn. You can NOT resist. If you can, get checked, you're broken.I loves me some corn. Well, I AM from Iowa. No, that's not where potatoes OR... more
What will happen when these bee's slip away for good, followed by our native crops and food supply.
Bees, and particularly the European honeybee, Apis mellifera, have come to symbolize a deepening ecological crisis in North America. Colony Collapse Disorder, first reported in 2006, has been described as "an insect version of AIDS," ravaging honeybee colonies throughout North America. It has become a cause célèbre of sorts, embraced by Häagen-Dazs, which features the bee on some of its pints of ice cream and asks consumers to imagine a world without pears, raspberries, and strawberries.
In fact, the US has become so dependent on honeybees for agricultural purposes that in 2005, for the first time in 85 years, the US allowed for the importation of honeybees to meet pollination demands. Although millions of dollars have been invested in an effort to pinpoint the cause, the honeybee lobby and some environmental organizations say it's not enough, and argue that if dairy cows were disappearing, the response would be slightly more engaged.What will happen when these bee's slip away for good, followed by our native... more
Honey lovers, you have a whole new reason to feel dedicated to the sweet sticky stuff. We know that honey has been used as an antibacterial for cuts and scrapes for ages. The high sugar content strips much-needed water from bacteria. But a certain type of honey may be more potent than usual, and help to fight off MRSA, a viscous strain of staph infection. Manuka honey, created from the plant native to Australia and New Zealand, seems to have super strength against it, and researchers think they've figured out that there's a secret in the sauce.Honey lovers, you have a whole new reason to feel dedicated to the sweet sticky stuff.... more
Raki is made from the dregs leftover after the wine fermentation process, making it a quickly produced drink with an extremely high alcohol content. When honey is added, it makes a smooth, strong drink. If you find yourself with leftovers, honey raki makes a great addition to slow cooked pork.Raki is made from the dregs leftover after the wine fermentation process, making it a... more
C'mon, I don't need to say much else. That header alone should make you wanna see WTF this is all about. Read about what it at www.oneof365.comC'mon, I don't need to say much else. That header alone should make you... more
The various chemicals used in beekeeping have, for the past decades, held Varroa Destructor, a mite, and other major pests at bay, but chemical resistance is building and evolution threatens to overtake the best that laboratory chemists have to offer. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making the problem worse. Natural Beekeeping flips the script on traditional approaches by proposing a program of selective breeding and natural hive management.
Ross Conrad learned his craft from the late Charles Mraz, world-renowned beekeeper and founder of Champlain Valley Apiaries in Vermont. Former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, Conrad is a regular contributor to Bee Culture - The Magazine of American Beekeeping. Ross has led bee related presentations and taught organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years. His small beekeeping business, Dancing Bee Gardens, supplies friends, neighbors, and local stores with honey and candles among other bee related products, and provides bees for Vermont apple pollination in spring.The various chemicals used in beekeeping have, for the past decades, held Varroa... more
Please vote daily through August 30, 2009 for story about Rev. Jon Magnuson's nonprofit environment projects in Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Vote for the story by Donna Kumpula about the EarthKeeper Initiative and the Zaagkii Project
It was weekly winner in April but now its competing against about 19 others for the big prize . Money that would help fund the projects for a year.
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Creating numerous environment projects that bring together diverse groups, students, American Indians
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Brief summary of projects your vote would support:
The interfaith Earth Keeper Initiative:
The interfaith EarthKeepers planted twelve thousand (12,000) trees across northern Michigan for Earth Day 2009 thanks to over 100 churches/temples from 12 religions.
During past Earth Day projects, the EarthKeepers have recycled or properly disposed over nearly 400 tons of waste including cellphones, computers (and related equipment), printers, car batteries, poisons, pesticides, oil-based paint, pharmaceuticals and much more.
The Zaagkii Project:
This summer Native American youth and at-risk teens are repairing the ecosystem along a Lake Superior beach, built dozens of Mason Bee houses including some to be placed at the U.S. National Gardens in D.C.; Native American teens this month are helping build a greenhouse for native species plants on the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community reservation.
Last summer the teens built dozens of butterfly houses for migrating Monarchs.Please vote daily through August 30, 2009 for story about Rev. Jon Magnuson's... more
New research from the Washington State University has confirmed that a microscopic pathogen and pesticides found in honeycombs are two major contributors to the bee disease known as colony collapse disorder, which have wiped out billions of bees throughout the world over the past three years. The pesticide made from Bayer CropScience (who works with Monsanto) has caused…New research from the Washington State University has confirmed that a microscopic... more
Bryan goes undercover to investigate gay characters in TV ads.
That's Gay is a recurring segment on the weekly television show infoMania. In each episode of That's Gay, Bryan Safi explores gay issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media. For more Bryan visit http://current.com/groups/thats-gay/ and Current TV.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.Bryan goes undercover to investigate gay characters in TV ads. That's Gay is a... more
This week on infoMania Spike TV tells you how stupid people die, reality tv stars have trouble with English, Shark Week reminds us that sharks are out to kill all humans, Brett explores the strange phenomenon of YouTube haul videos, Bryan goes cruising for gay characters on television commercials, and Sergio counts down the top R&B jams on iTunes.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.This week on infoMania Spike TV tells you how stupid people die, reality tv stars have... more
Haagen-Dazs, which has been winning awards with its "Help the Honey Bees" campaign from Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, is hooking up with ExperienceProject.com for a new social-networking effort designed not only to educate people, but also to persuade them to take active steps to help save honey bee colonies. EP is an online forum for connecting and sharing life experiences.
Over the last three years, more than one-third of honey bee colonies have died due to Colony Collapse Disorder, an unexplained phenomenon in which bees leave their hives and die. CCD is a serious threat to food supplies and global economies.
The campaign, which launches today and runs through Sept. 28, includes:
*Plant a Flower, Help a Honey Bee Challenge People are encouraged to plant more flowers and fruits because flowers are the primary food source for honey bees. Photos of participants planting flowers may then be uploaded via Facebook, Twitter or Flickr. The three best photos, judged by all participants, will win a year's supply of Haagen-Dazs ice cream.
*7-Day Go Natural Challenge Individuals are urged to eat and live naturally for seven days, learning about the honey bees' contributions to natural food sources while earning coupons for Haagen-Dazs products and a chance to win a year's supply of ice cream.
*Help the Honey Bees Trivia Game ExperienceProject.com will host a trivia contest, with participants earning "nectar" points for each correct answer. Accumulated points will be converted into donations for scientific research into CCD.Haagen-Dazs, which has been winning awards with its "Help the Honey Bees"... more
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Honey has been used to treat wounds since ancient times, but recent years have seen a surge of medical interest in the sticky stuff. Manuka honey has been the subject of particular interest, with the results of a study just published by Sydney University finding that it has powerful antibacterial properties, and is even effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Associate Professor Dee Carter, from Sydney University's School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences said: "Our research is the first to clearly show that these honey-based products could in many cases replace antibiotic creams on wounds and equipment such as catheters. Using honey as an intermediate treatment could also prolong the life of antibiotics."
"Most bacteria that cause infections in hospitals are resistant to at least one antibiotic, and there is an urgent need for new ways to treat and control surface infections."
She added: "We don't quite know how these honeys prevent and kill infections, but a compound in them called methylglyoxal seems to interact with a number of other unknown compounds in honey to prevent infectious bacteria developing new strains that are resistant to it."
Honey is a complex substance, containing up to 800 compounds and its complexity means it has been difficult to pinpoint exactly how it kills bacteria.
Manuka is a type of honey that is made by bees pollinating the flowers of the Manuka bush, a member of the Leptospermum family that grows naturally in New Zealand.
Now, an Australian company is claiming to have produced the world's most potent medical-grade antibacterial honey, made by bees pollinating the Australian jellybush, also a member of the Leptospermum family.
Australia's Medi Bioactive Honey Company claims its Berringa antibacterial honey has twice the antibacterial content of normal manuka honey, and has launched the product in the UK.
Dr Rose Cooper of the University of Wales Cardiff School of Health Sciences has researched honey's antibacterial action and has written a book called "Honey in Modern Wounds Management."
Cooper told CNN that there are many components in honey that contribute to its antibacterial nature. She says its high sugar content, low water content and low pH are all factors. Additionally, some honey produces hydrogen peroxide, which can kill bacteria.
Since 2004, Britain's National Health Service has licensed the use of manuka-honey wound dressings and sterilized medical grade manuka-honey creams.Honey has been used to treat wounds since ancient times, but recent years have seen a... more
It was no honey pot like in "Winnie the Pooh" but a bear cub in Wisconsin was spotted with a bird feeder stuck on its head.
A landowner in the northwestern part of the state told the state Department of Natural Resources about the cub over Memorial Day weekend. But the mother was so protective that DNR officers couldn't get near the cub, who was still able to climb a tree, the local WQOW-TV reported.
When the DNR set out a live trap this week, it caught both the cub and the mom. The feeder was found in pieces next to them, possibly chewed apart by the mom.
Both bears were released into the woods.It was no honey pot like in "Winnie the Pooh" but a bear cub in Wisconsin... more