Since the 1950s, crop production has relied on fertilizers to replace soil nutrients. Nitrogen fertilizer production relies heavily on natural gas to synthesize atmospheric nitrogen. Oil is needed as well to mine, manufacture, and transport these fertilizers around the world. China is now the top consumer of fertilizer with use rising beyond 40 million tons in 2004.
Of course this isn’t the first time we’ve found out that the supplement and/or manufacturing processes have been selling us one thing and delivering something else.
Even when your body is at rest, it still requires energy to fuel your organs, your breathing, and blood circulation. Digestion and people process foods – food absorption, transportation, and storage – accounts for 10 percent of your energy used daily. Daily physical activities can also burn energy. Just climbing the stairs for one minute burns 8.4cals, an hour of babysitting uses 222cals, an hour of thinking consumes 110cals, and cooking and preparing meals spends 80cals.
Don’t feel bad if the price of your much loved soda becomes more expensive. Instead, thank the government for the added tax because this means they care for your health. Even support them in promoting their “no to sugar” campaign to Healthy Tips corporations.
There’s another one I’ve just learned about from Germany and it’s called a Spiralo. If you do like mash food a parsnip, beet, carrot, and turn it into this little skinny pasta — I’ve done this at shows and little kids have walked by and I’ve got it on the table next to the machine to show what it does, and these little three year olds will grab it and eat it. The mother or the grandmother will go, “I can’t believe it, he won’t eat any vegetables!” Something about cutting that vegetable into facets, let’s say, really brings out the sweetness like no grating or slicing ever could.