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Recycled packaging 'may end up in landfill', warns watchdog - BBC News
The National Audit Office (NAO) says over half of the packaging reported as recycled is actually being sent abroad to be processed.

As a result, it says, the government has little idea of whether the recyclables are getting turned into new products, buried in landfill or burned.

While an illusion of success has been created by the UK’s system for recycling packaging, the NAO says, the reality may be quite different.
plastic  waste  recycling  accountability  oversight  self-regulation  Regulation  regulators  China  sustainability  sustainable  pollution  Klimakatastrophe  climatecatastrophe 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
(5397) China: Importstopp für ausländischen Müll | Weltbilder | NDR - YouTube
https://youtu.be/IP7hTLYk2JI // &! UK Rudert gerade sehr hefitg. Britain ships around two thirds of its used plastics there for recycling - about 500,000 tons - each year. &&!"Der Muell sucht sich immer das billigste Loch." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NywhX9UDQGU &! http://resource.co/article/how-uk-recycling-industry-has-been-preparing-china-waste-ban-12341 - UK rudert heftig. Keinen Plan. UK exportierte bisher 2/3 ihres Plastikmuells nach China. Experten sage (tl;dr) 'Muessen besser sauberer sortieren um attraktiver zu werden.' Kein Witz. &! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/14/observer-view-tory-environment-and-obesity-plans
China  pollution  plastic  ecological  environmental  Crisis  environment  UK  recycling  waste  household  Council  public  health  Austerity  awareness 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
(4002) Russell Brand​ in conversation with Dr. Drew​ Pinsky at Live Talks Los Angeles - YouTube
turned from citizen into addicted selfish schnell denkende (Daniel Kahneman) consumers (superficial, enslaved, became addicted, enabling reinforcing class structure, subconscious influenced propaganda style (Adam Curtis) - trapped, fetishised, buying self-worth). -VS- service (and care) to yourself and others (permanent, sustainable, conscious).
addiction  self-medication  book  Consumer  Consumerism  Capitalism  corporatism  Exploitation  Happiness  coping  mechanism  Facebook  Newsfeed  Instagram  Selbstdarstellung  Alain  De  Botton  dopamine  sustainability  sustainable  Psychology  Sociology  Society  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  Zivilcourage  Zivilgesellschaft  Austerity  poverty  trap  neuroscience  Amazon  Netflix  Apple  Google  gratification  Religion  Culture  mental  health  Depression  abuse  selfish  self-awareness  self-regulation  Superficial  waste  neoliberalism  well-being  self-worth  selfworth  self  worth 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Supermarkets must stop using plastic packaging, says former Asda boss | Environment | The Guardian
ocean. peoples sewers. // “We have been able to recycle plastic for decades yet it remains a scourge on the planet. Recycling will never offer a durable solution to the plastic crisis – we simply have to use less plastic in the first place.” [...] Between 5m and 13m tonnes of plastic leaks into the world’s oceans each year to be ingested by sea birds, fish and other organisms, and by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish, according to research by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium recently calculated people who eat seafood ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year. Last August, the results of a study by Plymouth University reported plastic was found in a third of UK-caught fish, including cod, haddock, mackerel and shellfish.
microplastic  plastic  pollution  ecology  disaster  crisis  environment  water  foodchain  food  chain  fish  pesticide  herbicide  fungicide  Glyphosate  packaging  waste  recycling 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Sewage plants are leaking millions of tiny plastic beads into Britain's seas | Environment | The Guardian
Sewage plants are contributing to plastic pollution in the oceans with millions of tiny beads spilling into the seas around the UK, according to a new report.

Dozens of UK wastewater treatment plants use tiny plastic pellets, known as Bio-Beads, to filter chemical and organic contaminants from sewage, according to a study from the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition (CPPC).

The report found that many millions of these pellets, which are only about 3.5mm wide, have been spilled and ended up in the environment.

The author of the report, Claire Wallerstein, said once the Bio-Beads had been released they are hard to spot and almost impossible to remove – yet can cause significant harm to marine wildlife. // Great Pacific Garbage Patch
microplastic  plastic  pollution  environment  wildlife  foodchain  food  chain  fish  contamination  contaminated  pesticide  fungicide  herbicide  waste  recycling  Glyphosate  Monsanto  lobby  accountability  profit  maximisation  flameretardant  ecology 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
UK nuclear plans could be hit by Westinghouse financial crisis | Business | The Guardian
[ putting all eggs in one basket! ] A financial crisis at a major nuclear energy business is threatening to deal a blow to the UK’s atomic energy programme.

Toshiba’s US nuclear subsidiary Westinghouse Electric is believed to be on the brink of filing in the US for bankruptcy protection from creditors. A UK expert said the collapse would leave a considerable hole in Britain’s new nuclear ambitions as Toshiba is a key player behind plans for a new power station at Moorside in Cumbria.
UK  energy  policy  renewable  Austerity  underinvestment  smartgrid  nuclear  power  waste 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Fly-tipping clean-up costs £50m as cases in England rise for third year in a row | Environment | The Guardian
Campaigners say cuts to waste collection services (thinking spacing out collection of trash and recylcing will increase individuals recycling rate and pushing them to produce less trash for the landfill ] have increased the problem of illegal dumping. [ + increased cost for builders waste at collection centres by Council ]
Council  Austerity  waste  recycling  environment  Environmental  UK  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  unintended  consequences  rationing 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Theresa May's nuclear kow towing to China will cost UK households £30bn - YouTube
Greenpeace "most expensive object on earth" // even the economist says it is more logical/common sense to invest 15bn over 20 years into renewables and smart grid. // EDF says price is competitive, ehrm sorry, EDF was only one willing to take risk (bidders got out of race one by one) they themselves had internal strive // half truth of former energy sec (lib dem) and osborne/cameron gov that it is good value for money to keep lights on ... yes as is, but not if you invest ~20bn over 20 yrs in smart grid and renewables, stupid. which bring jobs across UK, not just Hinkley Region! duh! //&! http://econ.st/2cTLc5J (politics before economics and common sense) &! http://bit.ly/2cGfCoz //&! history of said reactor promises to invite cost overrun and years of delays. means energy price remains higher compared to Germany thus industry uncompetitive ("March of Makers").
energy  policy  Hinkley  Point  C  price  security  Smart  Grid  renewable  underinvestment  Theresa  May  George  Osborne  austerity  Amber  Rudd  FDI  nuclear  waste  power  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  competitive  competitiveness 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Atomenergy/Atommuell - "Gesellschaftspolitisch ist das ein gigantischer Griff ins Klo, diese Technologie!"
https://www.facebook.com/monitor.wdr/videos/1111857878853151/

- "Gesellschaftspolitisch ist das ein gigantischer Griff ins Klo, diese Technologie!" - kein Endlager in sicht. Also plant man bis 2110, das irgenwie in eine sichere Halle abzustellen.
nuclear  power  nuclear  waste  Hinkley  Point  C  Germany  UK  France  renewable  energy  Smart  Grid  energy  storage  system 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Clouds gather over solar power after golden years of success
After a day in which Britain generated more power from the sun than from coal for the first time, the industry should be rejoicing. But the mood is fearful [...] But over the last year both the RO and FiT support mechanisms have been either removed or wound dramatically further down – with the government arguing the industry should largely be fending for itself while bill payers should be spared unnecessary cost. [...] [ spokesman from energy department - no subsisdy for renewables, ... but strike price guarantee for nuclear energy w nuclear waste problem]
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Plastic bottle litter on beaches up 43%, conservationists say
Conservationists say they found 160 plastic bottles for every mile of UK coastline cleaned last year.
The Marine Conservation Society said more than 8,000 bottles were picked up during its Great British Beach Clean Up in September, up 43% on 2014.
It wants deposit return schemes, which give money back to people who return empty bottles, to encourage recycling.
More than 6,000 volunteers collected and recorded litter along 340 beaches across the UK.
The MCS said putting a charge on the bottles of up to 20p, which gets refunded when they are returned, would change behaviour, and called for the UK government to explore the potential of such a scheme.
recycling  waste  management  plastic  nation  plastic  bag  Petroleum  Industry  Wegwerfgesellschaft  ecological  damage  environmental  damage  microbeads  Great  Pacific  Garbage  Patch  deforestation 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Stop Cancer Before It Starts (Michael Greger, M.D.. 2011)
[ oldschool dr greger ] not only is meat a carcinogen itself, but meat has accumulated pesticides and herbicides, because cows and co eat animal feed full of pesticides and herbicides. but also their loved ones (male chicken, not laying eggs, not putting on meat fast enough for industry to make a bigger profit) are in it, ground up. Even fat trimmings are in animal feed! // breast cancer rates on the rise as meat eating babyboomers come into old age 40-50 and older
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Five ways to power the UK that are far better than Hinkley Point
These alternatives to the troubled planned nuclear plant will be faster to build and cheaper for energy consumers, say experts
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Hinkley Point C nuclear deal contains £22bn 'poison pill' for taxpayer
[ strike price guarantee over current energy price and fine if it is closed before 2060 ] Public left with huge liability for a government closure of power plant before 2060 under UK’s agreement with EDF
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Hinkley: Why do we need the new nuclear power station? - BBC News
[ strike price ] Why is a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point running years behind schedule and the cause of seemingly endless debate? Here are some answers to the questions surrounding the world's most expensive power project. [ prob w renewables is energy storage systems and capacity! ] [...] However, the UK needs to build more power stations if it is to meet growing demand for electricity and the government wants to ensure consumers foot the bill no matter where the electricity comes from.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
EDF finance chief quits ahead of Hinkley Point decision - BBC News
[ 18bn, world most expensive, and internal board power & power politics, get him off, and you are able to go ahead // guaranteed strike price ] Thomas Piquemal stepped down because he feared the project could jeopardise EDF's financial position, according to reports. EDF shares opened 8.2% lower on Monday. Last month, Chris Bakken, the director of the project that could produce 7% of UK electricity by 2025, said he was leaving to pursue other opportunities. Jean-Bernard Levy, chairman and chief executive of EDF, said Mr Piquemal told him of the decision to leave last week and that he regretted the "haste" of Mr Piquemal's departure. The company's board is expected to finalise in April how it will fund the project after postponing the decision a number of times. Mr Levy said the board was studying the investment in Hinkley Point to ascertain the best way to finance the power plant. He added that EDF aimed to announce a final investment decision "soon".
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Twenty Faslane workers exposed to radiation - BBC News
Twenty workers at the Faslane nuclear submarine base were exposed to radiation due to safety errors, newly-released documents have revealed. The engineers were repairing a leaking tank on a Trident submarine while a nearby nuclear reactor was operated. Details of the incident, in August 2012, at the Clyde site emerged after Freedom of Information (FOI) requests by an anti-nuclear group. The Ministry of Defence said no-one was harmed and safety had been improved. [...] The MoD report has been heavily redacted and does not reveal the level of radiation each worker was exposed to.
FOI  Freedom  of  Information  Act  Trident  nuclear  power  nuclear  waste  Hinkley  Point  C 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Britain heading for power cuts next winter, say 60 local authorities | Business | The Guardian
bit.ly/1TOwjhT &! A group representing 60 local authorities has warned that recent closures of large power stations have left Britain heading for power cuts next winter, despite assurances to the contrary from the government. [...] National Grid needed to act immediately to fill the supply gap by sending out new contracts for at least 2,500 megawatts (MW) of additional generating capacity – enough to power 2.5m homes. The alliance wants ministers to reconsider the level of carbon taxes, saying this is one of the key reasons why so many coal-fired power stations are being shut down early. [...] In recent years, coal, nuclear and gas-fired plants have been shut because of low prices, high operating costs or old age. Windfarms have been erected and new nuclear facilities promised but energy companies say gas plants cannot be built without higher subsidies. //&! bit.ly/1MpvhlE - UK doesn not meet 15% of EU renewables target, but cuts subsidies for renewables, duh! &! bit.ly/1sL8Kty
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
George Osborne warns of further spending cuts in Budget - BBC News
[ LOL! ] But recent figures showing the UK economy was smaller than expected meant savings must be found in his Budget statement on 17 March, he said. [...] Mr Osborne said he would rather look for extra cuts now than risk breaking his own manifesto commitment to achieve a surplus in the budget by the end of this Parliament. The chancellor did not completely rule out raising taxes in the event of a further slowdown in growth, but said that now was not the time for "significant" tax hikes. [...] I'm absolutely clear we've got to root our country in the principle that we live within our means and that we have economic security." [...] "whole purpose of our economic plan was to have a budget surplus. [...] we got big challenges at home to make the economy more productive even as more people get work. [ because having part of your budget in the property bubble is so productive ] [...] I will do what is required to keep our country safe and secure." [ NOT CHANGING PLANS ie U-TURN ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Hitachi boss issues warning over Wylfa subsidy deal - BBC News
[ giving extortionate (for consumer) strike prices, while cutting renewable feed in tariff 95% and 500m subsidies for Oil/Aberdeen ] The head of the company behind a new £8bn nuclear power station on Anglesey has warned it may walk away from the project if a subsidy deal with the UK government cannot be reached. Hitachi chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi told the Telegraph he voiced concerns about Wylfa Newydd's expected cost to Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. It followed problems a rival faced for the Hinkley Point plant in Somerset. The UK government said it wants low-cost nuclear power. Hitachi owns Horizon Nuclear Power which is behind the plans to build the new power plant, which could be operational by the early 2020s. Horizon is in talks with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on issues such as the strike price, which will be key to attracting additional finance.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Hawking: Humans at risk of lethal 'own goal' - BBC News
Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking. Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios which he singles out. And he says that further progress in science and technology will create "new ways things can go wrong". Prof Hawking is giving this year's BBC Reith Lectures, which explore research into black holes, and his warning came in answer to audience questions. He says that assuming humanity eventually establishes colonies on other worlds, it will be able to survive. "Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years. [...] But he also said that future generations of researchers should be aware of how scientific and technological progress is changing the world, and to help the wider public understand it. //&! bit.ly/1RwS7yA
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Obesity: NHS to introduce 'sugar tax' in England - BBC News
The NHS is looking to impose its own "sugar tax" in hospitals and health centres in England, to help tackle the growing problem of obesity. It says people should be charged more for sweet drinks and snacks in vending machines and cafes. //&! Exclusive: Simon Stevens promises levy on sugary foods and snacks as he urges ministers to force food firms to take action - bit.ly/1V04RvL
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Could fining parents cut childhood obesity? - BBC News
More than 600 million people, or 13% of the world's adult population, are obese. The rate more than doubled between 1980 and 2014, according to the World Health Organization. The estimated cost to the global economy is $2tn (£1.3tn), including £47bn to the UK. National and local governments have struggled to address obesity, defined as having a body mass index - based on the ratio of height to weight - of more than 30. They often face accusations of nanny-statism and opposition from food and drink companies if they do so. Attempts have been patchy and experts are divided on what, if anything, works. // [ THUS NUDGE and push people making the right decision by progressive (increase every other year) sugar/fat tax and animal products tax and subsidize produce, especially in food deserts. and tax food chain products accordingly. ] In 2012, France quadrupled the tax on saturated fat-rich palm oil, dubbed the "Nutella tax" because the popular hazelnut spread contained the ingredient.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Obesity 'biggest threat to women's health' in England - BBC News
[T]ackling obesity should be a national priority to avert a "growing health catastrophe". She said the food industry needed to do more or it should face a sugar tax. [...] England's top doctor said obesity was so serious it should be a priority for the whole population, but particularly for women because too often it shortened their lives. [...] obesity was now "the most pressing health issue for the nation". "Estimates of the economic costs of obesity suggest they will bankrupt the NHS. "Elevating the problem of obesity to a national risk could help to address the current 'laissez faire' attitude to this huge, angry, growing health catastrophe," //&! bbc.in/1O0TKnk &! bbc.in/1M89v4l &! bbc.in/1M89DB6 &! bbc.in/1mfMnw3 &! bbc.in/1RfdcNx - People must be more responsible for their own health otherwise the NHS simply will not be able to cope; Simon Stevens. [food, tobacco, drink] &! bbc.in/1UeYy7K - BBC tip; diet restriction. //&! bit.ly/1jRN5Oe
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Two - Victoria Derbyshire, Jamie Oliver: 'Energy drinks need age limits'
diet-related diseases have a slow progression [...] "confusion is what protects the industry." [...] "capacity to make wrong choices much easier that to make right choices." [...] [ today's food addicts are always surrounded by their enablers and drug dealers, socially acceptable ] //&! Can we cut sugar levels in our food? - 2/3 of adults at least overweight, only 17% of children meet the 5 a day - bbc.in/1Iolos2 - 'reduce sugar in packaged food.' + 'processed food with health claims' [<< where is the broccoli lobby when you need them?] Iceland Manager "can't expect a nation to change eating habits [of ready meals high in fat, salt and additives.]." [<< have to do it 1 by 1 on a local basis, community led]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Omega 3s, Prostate Cancer, and Atrial Fibrillation | NutritionFacts.org
GMO in Fodder aka animal feed, livestock feed. and Fodder also can contain ground up meat waste from other animals (see “mad cow” disease instance). farmed fish eating ground up male chicken. Or in EU pig fodder (Schweinefutter) containing too high toxin called dioxin ( http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs225/en/ ). Or in other instance added hormones to fatten pigs quicker that show up in the meat and are thus hormones that people ingest unkowingly, low-dose long-time, ... // in a commercialised profit driven environment, nothing is wasted. NOTHING. If the consumer doesn't eat the ground up food waste, then its processed and added to Fodder. // Do you really know what you are eating?
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Viewpoint: The rejected vegetables that aren’t even wonky - BBC News
Approximately one-third of the food we produce in the UK is never eaten. [...] And we have to face the fact that almost 50% of food wastage in the UK is domestic - the stuff we buy but don't eat. // I've witnessed some pretty grim scenes in the food business down the years - appalling conditions in the poultry industry, crazy EU fishing laws, all kinds of greed and folly. Root vegetables may be a touch harder to feel for than chickens or fish. But watching 20 tonnes of freshly dug parsnips consigned to the rubbish heap in a Norfolk farmyard - purely because they didn't look pretty enough - is still one of the most shocking things I've ever seen. [...] They "failed" the "cosmetic standards". They weren't wonky, or forked, or bruised or even "ugly". [Specs] from some bizarre set of specifications that defines, with apparent omniscience, what it is that we, the customers, demand our parsnips to be. Not that anyone's asked us.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry | World news | The Guardian
17m birds slaughtered in UK alone each week. // " You are producing them more slowly." << That is how we talk about animal lives. & UK Regulator: "its the job of the industry to crack this problem." (neoliberal stance, please self-regulate yourself) [...] "It's a judgement call what we publish. [...] we don't want consumers to be mislead or confused" < that is out of the book of repeat messages from the food lobby. // TORIES, nasty party. Like Osborne tax credit cut is a "judgement call" in his own words in-front of select committee. // http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=chicken // consumer ask for those "standards" because they ask for lower prices. and unregulated capitalism will short shrift to make more profit no matter what. even if it is just a penny. // Lack of compassion. Empathy. Also reflective towards our fellow human beings.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Plastikmüll erreicht Arktis: 2,7 Millionen Tonnen im Meer vermutet - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Eigentlich wollten die Polarforscher Meeressäuger und Seevögel beobachten - doch dann zählten sie auch Müll. Selbst im Hohen Norden treibt Kunststoffschrott im Wasser und wird zur Gefahr für die dort lebenden Arten.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Britain's water crisis | Nick Davies | Environment | The Guardian
The immediate cause of the early drying out at the source of the Ouse was simply that there was not enough water in the underground aquifer on which it feeds. But that turns out to be part of something bigger. In March 2013, the local branch of the Environment Agency reported that, depending on conditions, there are now years when they can extract water from the Ouse on no more than 94 days. For the rest of the year, abstractors can use water that has been stored during the wet months in the big reservoir at Ardingly, and they can pump up water through boreholes sunk into the underground aquifers. This in turn reduces the amount of water that bubbles up into the river and its tributaries. The Environment Agency has stopped issuing new abstraction licences for the river. Meanwhile, during the summer months, nearly half of what we like to describe as a river is, in fact, recycled waste water and sewage. [...] [south-east and south] “serious water stress”
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
What is REALLY in your burger? Find out here... - YouTube
Animal Protein -- Meat and Dairy -- Cause Cancer - Dr. T. Colin Campbell - China Study and Whole - youtu.be/yfsT-qYeqGM //&! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLW0TEV3YEt-J56pYZm-TgA - Gary Yourofsky //&! food engineering - making stuff moorish, everything. bliss point. --- Chocolate, Cheese, Meat, and Sugar -- Physically Addictive - Neal Barnard - youtu.be/5VWi6dXCT7I //&! 5 Reasons to STOP eating eggs TODAY [Warning graphic] - youtu.be/JTfvdypnAgg &! nutritionfacts.org/?s=egg //&! Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Why Jamie Oliver's sugar tax is a good idea - Telegraph
The Government should forget about industry lobbying and act on the national scandal of sugary food and drink, // The coalition also relies on another common industry talking point: "empowering choice is more effective than restricting it," claiming that "instead of teaching people what not to eat, dietary guidance should focus on providing practical 'how to' advice." - facebook.com/DietitiansForProfessionalIntegrity/posts/974432892626586
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Wandel der Trinkgewohnheiten - The European
Krankenhauseinweisungen wegen Alkoholvergiftung gehen kontinuierlich zurück, immer mehr Jugendliche trinken gar keinen Alkohol oder trinken bewusst maßvoll. „Komasaufen“ ist nicht mehr cool, stattdessen chillen die Kids heute mit angesagten Trendgetränken – ohne Alkohol. Eine Lebenseinstellung, auch gegen das Gewohnte. Jugendliche wollen sich abgrenzen, wollen anders sein als ihre Eltern und Großeltern. Die heutige Jugend schafft das bravourös. Sie entwickelt sich immer mehr zu guten Vorbildern. [...] Das Umdenken beginnt im Kopf! Und die Umsetzung erfolgt in der Gesellschaft. Alkoholfrei zu Trinken ist inzwischen keine „Notlösung“ mehr sondern modern. Diesen Trend hat die Industrie erkannt und agiert geschickt. Endlich setzen die deutschen Brauer auf das richtige Pferd: alkoholfreies Bier für junge Erwachsene.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Drought - Bloomberg QuickTake
Thirsty Brazilians are drilling through their basements for water. Iran is short of water from border to border as its lakes and wetlands shrink. Taiwanese chipmakers are searching for alternate water supplies as cities there struggle against a record drought. Droughts in China, India and South Africa have power producers and beverage makers interrupting operations or facing protesters saying don’t take our water. Overpumping in places like California’s Central Valley and the Great Plains’ Ogallala basin has depleted some of the world’s biggest aquifers. Water played a role in instigating civil war in Syria, and scientists suggest that Yemen could collapse as a state over an even more serious lack of water. Egypt and Ethiopia have long bickered over shared Nile River water, while the only thing that Iraq and ISIS agree on is that Turkey is storing too much water from the Euphrates River. Quality is also a vast concern: ...
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Food production shocks 'will happen more often because of extreme weather' | Environment | The Guardian
Poorer countries will be hit most by falls in production for major crops but UK and and US will also be exposed to resulting instability, says taskforce [...] [ 5-7% of production shortfall of main staples ] Such a shortfall in production could leave people in developing countries in “an almost untenable position”, with the US and the UK “very much exposed” to the resulting instability and conflict, said co-author Rob Bailey, research director for energy, environment and resources at Chatham House. [...] “The food system is increasingly under pressure because demand is growing and our ability to supply it is much more constrained. On top of that we have climate change affecting where we can grow things. “If we are coping with demand increases by sustainable intensification but then suddenly we have a catastrophic year and lose a significant chunk of the world’s calories, everybody will feel it.” [ global and national security threat ] &! bbc.in/1IQl3ZS
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Our environmental deficit is now beyond nature’s ability to regenerate | Environment | The Guardian
We are heading fast in the wrong direction despite the world gearing up to approve new sustainable development goals and a new climate accord [...] The world enters ecological ‘overshoot’ this year on 13 August, six days earlier than last year. All the world’s production and consumption for the rest of the year, this suggests, then runs up an environmental deficit beyond nature’s ability to regenerate itself and safely absorb our economic waste. It’s a highly conservative estimate, based on the best data available. // no amount of profits/money can't buy us a 2nd earth in 30 years. // Stop burning fossil fuels now: there is no CO2 'technofix', scientists warn - bit.ly/1UiJmqB - Researchers have demonstrated that even if a geoengineering solution to CO2 emissions could be found, it wouldn’t be enough to save the oceans
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Präventionsgesetz: Mehr Geld für die Gesundheitsvorsorge - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Kita, Schule, Betrieb: Überall soll die Gesundheitsvorsorge eine größere Rolle spielen. Zwei vom Bundesrat verabschiedete Gesetze sollen zudem die Impfbereitschaft verbessern und schnellere Facharzttermine garantieren. [...] Die Kassen hatten zuvor kritisiert, dass rund 35 Millionen Euro zur Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) fließen sollen. Das sei Quersubventionierung einer Bundesbehörde durch Versichertengelder, sagte der Vorstand des GKV-Spitzenverbands, Gernot Kiefer. Betriebe sollen zudem mehr für die Gesundheit ihrer Mitarbeiter tun - etwa in Form von gesundem Kantinenessen, heißt es auf der Seite des Bundesgesundheitsministeriums. [...] Auch Selbsthilfegruppen werden durch das Gesetz gestärkt.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Edible Education 101: Michael Pollan (2015) - YouTube
'production and consumption (of what types of food) is the key to most things that is on our mind as society - climate change, health & well being, income, food, - are all related.' // livestock farming is 2nd biggest contributor to CO2 emissions (global warming), what we put in our mouths and whether we are active or sedentary determines our happiness, well being and health and in what way we grow old (sick and kept alive) or actually enjoying your old age. // food industry has no shared economic interest and is not a stakeholder because it is a rootless corporate conglomerate that evades taxation and lobbies for subsidies and also thus evades possible prosecution when wrongdoing/negligence is clear, oversight and transparency - exploits unsustainable - money (or stored value in fiat 'container') doesnt have 2 deal with ecological/environmental disaster & economic damage &! personal identity social status = meat consumption! + marketing + peer pressure
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
The Treasury, the Budget and the NHS - BBC News
[Cost 4 public health care & services are set-up 2 explode bc of sick population. NHS needs 2be funded by Alcohol, Sugar, Tobacco & animal products tax! (phased in) & Subsidize together with companies an employee wellbing-active lifestyle voucher system that also includes family! As well as subsidize fruit & vegetable prices. & a national years long multi-media campaign & PE@School ] The big decisions on financing the NHS over the next few years are likely to come in the autumn with the departmental spending review. Beyond a restatement of the commitment to an extra £8 billion in 2020 [...] detailed analysis of the financial needs of the NHS in England is underway. Department of Health and Treasury officials are poring over projections for health demand. They need to be sure that the £8 billion identified by NHS chiefs is realistic. That figure was reached after assuming highly ambitious efficiency savings of £22 billion by 2020. Ministers want to be assured that figure is achievable.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Chickens (HBO) - YouTube
160 million chicken a week. its a commodity business. lowest price. commanded by rootless global conglomerate corporations that evade and avoid taxes and demand subsidies - no stakeholders in local economy, environment, ecology, country. no shared economic interest. listed on Wall Street; objective of profit maximization and creation of shareholder value. With a policy that pits farmers against each other. // And money buys you (Wall Street) career politicians, not representing your constituency (voters, people of America) instead you (Career Politician) bank that cheque from your regular corporate lobby representative.
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Landwirtschaft: Böden weltweit in Gefahr - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Amundson und seine Kollegen befassen sich in ihrem Artikel zu stark mit dem Angebot an Nährstoffen und zu wenig mit Konsummustern", warnt der Forscher. "Über den Bodenverbrauch entscheidet aber auch die Frage mit, wie viel Fleisch wir essen und wie viele Lebensmittel wir wegwerfen."
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
PlantLab: Urban Farms 40 Times More Productive than Open Fields | Urbanist
A Dutch firm on the cutting edge of indoor agriculture estimates that producing food for the entire world could take place in a space far smaller than the area occupied by Holland, using just 10% of the water needed by traditional farms. The proposal is not without precedent – Japan already has one prototype urban farm that is 100 times more productive than farmers’ fields. // see comments - http://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/31awc2/dutch_company_plantlab_has_developed_an_indoor/ &! omnivore water waste to produce 1kg of protein vs vegan protein and waste to feed said animal to produce 1kg of protein - inefficient as fuck.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
TTIP - How We're Lied To About Food: Russell Brand The Trews (E179) - YouTube
& http://youtu.be/hbOb0kpYUTo // power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely = TTIP, CETA, Montanto Protection Act, exluding accountability and liability for corporate action/doing/products. = two tier justice system = inequality, no fairness, Gerechtigkeit, ... this equals to the Bailouts and TBTF and too big to jail.
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Grundwasser-Verlust in USA droht Dürre-Folgen zu verschärfen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=878775848816533&id=182633835097408 "New study finds groundwater supply to 40 million people in western states drying up much faster than predicted. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014GL061055/abstract Time for them to make the connection to food choice. Over 1 trillion gallons of water are used each year in California alone just to irrigate their 900,000 acres of alfalfa--all going to livestock.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
$20 trillion shale oil find surrounding Coober Pedy 'can fuel Australia' | News.com.au
SOUTH Australia is sitting on oil potentially worth more than $20 trillion, independent reports claim – enough to turn Australia into a self-sufficient fuel producer.
>> potential for a US-style “shale oil” boom in [South Australia]
>> The Wall Street Journal reported last week the US could pass Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil producer this year, thanks to the shale oil explosion.
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january 2013 by asterisk2a
Peak Fertilizer: The Little-Known Threat to Our Food Supply
In a new story for Mother Jones, Philpott writes about what’s called peak fertilizer, the point in time at which the planet will run out of two key fertilizing nutrients and find itself unable to produce any more. Specifically he’s referring to phosphorus and potassium, which are depleted from the soil every time we harvest crops. To make up for their ever dwindling supplies, we mine these nutrients from specific points around the world, but those supplies are running low as well. If they disappear altogether, we’ll be in a tough position to feed ourselves.

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Peak could be delayed if we wouldn't feed animals more than half of our agr products. Going all vegan. Ending world hunger.

For one, a planet with limited resources isn't able to feed 7bn people and rising - on a omnivore diet, western diet, status quo - perpetually. Considering climate change effects. One thing has to give, environmental catastrophe followed by human suffering. Till a natural balance is restored.
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december 2012 by asterisk2a
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