Things Are Good: The Salt for the People

via GIPHY For the region of Uttar Pradesh anemia is a big problem and the solution is to be salted. At the University of Toronto they have developed a new kind of salt that has been proven to reduce amen rates and improve the health of the population. Called double-fortified salt the new kind of ...

Things Are Good: Beets for Road Ice Removal

The traditional approach to deicing roads is to cover the roads (and thus the ground around the road) in salt – which is absolutely awful for the environment. Because so many people drive cars the demand for road salt is high and has come to negatively impact local economies and environments. There is a solution ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Engineering an obesity epidemic

How would you react if I told you it wasn’t your fault you’re fat? Not entirely, anyway. Not the way that the medical profession or society at large would have you believe. At least part of your spare tire — … Continue reading →

Dead Wild Roses: Manufacturing Food Addictions – How Lovely.

    I’m not much for the whole hippy-dippy holistically “natural” nonsense that some people buy into, but the composition of processed foods does make one wonder what the goals of the food producers are. A healthy society?   A society based on consuming as much as possible?  Some combination of the two? The ‘pillars’ involved in ...

Trashy's World: Lifestyle change for Trashy…

… no pizza, bacon, pre-made soup, Chinese food (actually, no restaurants at all). No deli meat. No cheese (that one hurts), nor most salad dressings. No peanuts, sunflower seeds, nor crackers. Yup. Low, low salt time. This is gonna be tough. Any advice? (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario