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Vertical farming - viable agriculture or urban pipedream? The diminished risk of weather and pest damage, along with consistent crops and multiple yields, make this method of agriculture a reliable and profitable investment.

Vertical farming - viable agriculture or urban pipedream?

Agriculture as we know it is changing. Traditional, land-based methods have proven to be catastrophic when undertaken unsustainably. With world population rapidly increasing, agricultural practices must be adapted to meet the ecological challenges of food production. Agriculture occupies around 50% of the world's habitable land, consumes about 70% of the planet's accessible fresh water, and accounts for 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions (IPCC, 2007). These are the headline figures but land-based agricultural praxis also cause persistent damage to habitats, water systems, wildlife, and soil composition. The global land crisis By 2050, WWF predicts that "a further 120 million hectares of natural habitats will be converted to farmland" to meet the rising demand, an area approximately the size of South Africa.

As Dr. Food of the Future: Window DIY Spirulina Superfood. Use This Herb To Naturally Whiten Teeth. Yes, it's true.

Use This Herb To Naturally Whiten Teeth

The yellow powder that will stain (almost) everything it touches is the secret ingredient in giving you the brightest whitest teeth possible. Yesterday I came across an article on Examiner.com called "Whiten Teeth Safely with Turmeric" and since turmeric is one off my all time favorite culinary/medicinal herbal cross-overs, I was intrigued. We already know that turmeric is a superstar for cooling inflammation and protecting the brain against aging, as well as being a powerful antiseptic and antibacterial agent, so I wouldn't put it past this great herb to do something else miraculously.

As a side note, turmeric has other beautifying properties as well, and can be taken orally or topically as a mask to shrink the pores on the face, and is used by Indian brides before their wedding day for just this reason. Anyway, using about a half tablespoon dried organic turmeric powder and a bit of water to make a paste, I gave it a go. The Top 10 Healthiest Seeds on Earth. They come in all different sizes, shapes and colours.

The Top 10 Healthiest Seeds on Earth

The seed is an embryonic plant itself and the origin of nutrition. A plant goes to great lengths to produce each seed and fill it with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and dormant enzymes. If you're looking for a high quality, nutritious and filling snack, seeds are tough to beat. Let's look at the ten healthiest seeds on Earth and how to consume them. A seed is life. Many seeds are edible and the majority of human calories come from seeds, especially from legumes and nuts. In different seeds the seed embryo or the endosperm dominates and provides most of the nutrients. 21 Amazing Benefits of Eating Wheatgrass. By MAE CHAN Wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice are excellent ways to get dark greens in the diet.

21 Amazing Benefits of Eating Wheatgrass

Pound for pound, wheatgrass is more than twenty times denser in nutrients than other choice vegetables. Nutritionally, wheatgrass is a complete food that contains 98 of the 102 earth elements. Wheatgrass is available in many forms, including tablets, capsules, liquid extracts and tinctures. Wheatgrass is often used for juicing or added to smoothies or tea. 21 Benefits of Eating Wheatgrass 1) Increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. Countless Uses for Coconut Oil – The Simple, the Strange, and the Downright Odd. Countless Uses for Coconut Oil – The Simple, the Strange, and the Downright Odd by DR.

Countless Uses for Coconut Oil – The Simple, the Strange, and the Downright Odd

MERCOLA Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for millennia. It’s a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa, many of which can be harmful, and provides your body with high-quality fat that is critical for optimal health. Around 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is rarely found in nature. Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, a monoglyceride that can actually destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV and herpes, influenza, measles, gram-negative bacteria, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia.

This is undoubtedly part of what makes it so medicinally useful—both when taken internally and applied externally. Coconut oil is comprised of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are easily digested and readily cross cell membranes.

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Spirulina Explained: What You Need To Know About This Healing Superfood. One of the oldest life forms on Earth, spirulina is a blue-green microalgae that helped produce the oxygen in our atmosphere billions of years ago so that other life forms could appear.

Spirulina Explained: What You Need To Know About This Healing Superfood

The original 'superfood,' spirulina is so nutrient dense that you could survive on it and water alone. Hundreds of studies have confirmed spirulina's powerhouse status. It has 60-70% complete protein, meaning it has all 8 essential amino acids and 10 non-essential ones that support good health. That's more protein than beef, chicken or soybeans. According to Balch, it contains concentrations of nutrients "unlike any other single grain, herb, or plant.

" Spirulina is highly digestible, protects the immune system, aids in mineral absorption and reduces cholesterol. Why take it? In his book Eat to Live, Dr. Spirulina is a source of vitality and life energy. It's common knowledge that we should all eat fish for the omega fatty acid content. Additional Benefits How to get it in your diet Source: Natural News.