Archive for April 15th, 2010
Refined sugars and high-fructose corn syrup are considered by many experts to be the biggest contributors to obesity and poor health in Western civilization.
Obviously sugar content is not the only factor in a food’s nutritional value (and not all of these have added sugar), but it can be illuminating to see the relative amounts in the foods we consume.
Just for fun I looked up the sugar content of a few common foods and menu items. I hope you’re as horrified as I am.
Drug and chemical giant Bayer AG has admitted that there is no way to stop the uncontrolled spread of its genetically modified crops.
“Even the best practices can’t guarantee perfection,” said Mark Ferguson, the company’s defense lawyer in a recent trial.
Two Missouri farmers sued Bayer for contaminating their crop with modified genes from an experimental strain of rice engineered to be resistant to the company’s Liberty-brand herbicide.
Tens of thousands of passengers across Britain and Europe were grounded today as airports closed or faced severe disruption from a plume of ash caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland.
All non-emergency flights in the UK will be grounded from noon to six because the after-effects of the eruption have made flying too hazardous, air safety officials said.
CAMPAIGNERS are calling for a purpose-built museum in Southend’s Priory Park to house the Saxon King remains.
The Saxon King in Priory Park group has called Southend Council’s plans to build a new museum in the cliffs area for the remains as “utter stupidity”.
Instead, it wants a Saxon Great Hall and Village to be built at the council’s works depot, in the northern side of Priory Park, near Prittle Brook.