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Do you know who dies to feed us?

2 Apr

Can our food do us much good if it is produced under inhumane conditions? What kinds of energy do workers put into harvesting or planting the foods that end up on our table when some has to die in doing so and it did not have to be that way, that is all business as usual and taking advantage of poor people who need the money for their families to survive.

Reading this article was shocking and I hope it is not true but I have a feeling that it is true.  Because we in North America eat so much and yet are the most unhealthiest people in the world. If it had not been for good medicine we might have all succumbed to over-eating and greed. Medicine keeps us alive but at what cost? The Pharmaceuticals have a hold on us because without them we would not be alive.

It is our duty to speak up about the kind of abuses farm workers have to endure for the little wage they receive. They are not animals and even animals get to drink water and find shades to rest.

 

http://www.alternet.org/story/154775/why_are_people_dying_to_bring_you_dinner_the_shocking_facts_about_our_food_system?akid=8507.35630.bAR4Zr&rd=1&t=2

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March 30, 2012  |  
 
 

Cesar Chavez, the champion of farmworkers’ rights who gets his annual day of state recognition this Saturday, must be rolling in his grave. It’s been 37 years since Governor Jerry Brown, in an earlier life, signed the landmark agricultural labor relations act–and soon California legislators will debate whether to enforce rules to provide water and shade to the 400,000 farmworkers who harvest our food.

According to Assemblymember Betsy Butler, D-Los Angeles, author of the Farmworker Safety Act of 2012, “At least 16 farm workers have died since the state issued emergency regulations related to heat illness in 2005. Since all of the deaths were preventable, it’s clear that the regulations and their enforcement are ineffective.”

Let’s replay that: every year farmworkers are dying from thirst and heat exposure due to inadequate water and shade……..

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Tidbits on health today – 1

18 Aug

Stress is bad for you

If you were not sure before, be now informed that stress is bad for your health. Scientists have recently gotten the proof tha tchronic stress might precipitate a person developing neurodegenerative diseases like multiplesclerosis.

Scientist further found that when mice were stressed out they could not fight off illnesses.

A fat epidemic is on its way

Canadian government is asked to prepare for the fat epedemic that is coming its way and to prepare for it by developing fat and clinics and hospitals ought to be prepared for the impact this would have on their services.

It is a huge problem. Researchers are saying obseity epidemic might outweight the  impact of smoking on the health care system.  According to a CBC report

    An estimated 11 million Canadians are overweight, and about half a million of them are morbidly obese and in need of treatment, including surgery, said Arya Sharma, scientific director for the Canadian Obesity Network.

Will it be Tea or Coffee

 

Will it be Tea or Coffee  

 According to the tea Association of Canada, many consumers consider tea to be a healthier alternative to coffee, offering a modest dose of caffeine compared to coffee’s considerable jolt. In addition, green, black, white and oolong teas – all of which are harvested from the leaves and buds of the camellia sinensis plant – are rich in antioxidants and are believed to offer a host of health benefits, from soothing stress to regulating hormones.
Officially, Health Canada has sanctioned only the following three health claims: tea is a source of antioxidants, drinking tea can increase alertness, and tea may help maintain or support cardiovascular health. Still, many researchers continue to study tea’s effects on the body, exploring the beverage’s potential to boost health and block disease.

 

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