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The Bees are Disappearing and so might our Produce!

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English: Female Honey Bee Morphology for the a...

English: Female Honey Bee Morphology for the article on Bees. It can be identified as a female by both the number of divisions on its antenna and by its sting. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

About 1/3 of the honeybee colony has been disappearing each year for the last 7 years. They are not finding dead honeybee bodies so no one knows where they are going. This will obviously affect our honey products but it may illuminate about 1/3 of all produce in the supermarket. Fruit and nuts are pollinated by honeybees. Can you imagine life without fruits and nuts? This would have a devastating effect on human life as we know it.

3 Cups of Milk a Day?

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A glass of milk Français : Un verre de lait

A glass of milk Français : Un verre de lait (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Harvard School of Public Health says drinking 3 cups a day may be more the influence of the dairy industry than scientific evidence. Drinking low-fat milk may actually cause more fat build up than the whole milk does. This is because fats tend to be absorbed slowly by our bodies making us feel full longer. Low fat is digested quickly and we feel hungry sooner. If you are a regular reader of this BLOG you know that there is evidence of health risks with any animal protein based foods but milk is a very high risk. It has been linked to cancer and heart disease. Remember we are the only animal that drinks milk after a very young age and the only animal that drinks the milk of another animal.

Our Meat Consumption is up, but is America at it’s Peak?

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Allison Van Dusen of Forbes says In 2000, total meat consumption, including red meat, poultry and fish, reached 195 pounds per person — 57 pounds above the average annual consumption in the 1950s, according to the USDA Agriculture Fact Book, 2001-2002, the latest version. In all, Americans consumed about 7 pounds more red meat, 46 pounds more poultry and 4 pounds more fish and shellfish than in the 1950s. It is these increases in saturated fat that has turned American health bad. We are eating more meat and animal protein than we ever did. Are bodies have not evolved to digest this amount of animal protein. Try reducing your consumption by following meatless Mondays and then increase it so you eventually get to eating meat only once a week. If you have the power to give it up completely go vegetarian or better yet vegan.