Tagged: bacteria

FDA Makes Tougher Rules For Antibiotic Abuse On The Animals We Eat

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You did know the animals you eat are given antibiotics on a regular basis didn’t you? Well, on Wednesday “the Food and Drug Administration announced the new rule Wednesday after trying for more than 35 years to stop farmers and ranchers from feeding antibiotics to cattle, pigs, chickens and other animals simply to help the animals grow larger.” Those animals are NOT sick, they are perfectly healthy to begin with before being drugged. Continue reading

Have A Drink…Then Eat The Cup?

Welcome to the future, I guess. Here we have a product that is disposable but so eco friendly if you throw it away it helps plants grow while also being edible. New York-based design consultancy The Way We See The World has developed disposable cups called Jelloware made of agar agar, a gelatin derived from algae and used as an ingredient in desserts. Continue reading

Architect Wins Innovation Prize For Green Bricks

We’re running out of all of our energy sources. Four hundred trees are burned to make 25,000 bricks. It’s a consumption issue, and honestly, it’s starting to scare me.” ~Ginger Krieg Dosier, 2010’s Next Generation Design Competition winner

The 32 year old Dosier is an American architect in Abu Dhabi who won an innovative design prize for her “green” bricks. These bricks are made with sand, common bacteria, calcium chloride and urea (a compound found in urine) in a process called microbial-induced calcite precipitation. The bacteria is non-pathogenic, no heat is used just mixing and what’s greener than reusing what’s in urine?

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There’s A War Going On Outside No Man Is Safe From: The Soda Tax Wars

Here in New York City there’s a war going on outside no man is safe from. No not that war or those wars, The Soda Tax Wars.

Our mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is calling for a penny-per-ounce tax on soda to deal with budget cuts for health care and education.

Of course this is all under the guise of this new measure being for your own good, after all you and your kids are fat remember? Who can forget this charming anti soda ad?

The fact is the city is looking for money and health issues are a smokescreen for that. I’ve seen ads on TV with a Latino store owner talking about how this tax will hurt his Black, Latino and lower income customers in the Bronx. Check it out below. Continue reading