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Eco-Preservation : Water Pollution in China : Gallery

Growing cities, overuse of fertilizers and factory wastewater have degraded China’s water supplies to the extent that half the nation’s rivers and lakes are severely polluted. China aims to spend $850 billion to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in…

Know : List of Foods' Storage Periods

  Proper food storage helps maintain food quality by retaining flavor, color, texture and nutrients, while reducing the chance of contracting a food-borne illness. Foods can be classified into three groups. Perishable foods include meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs and many raw fruits and vegetables. All cooked foods are considered perishable foods. To store these foods for any length of time,…

Know : Genetically Modified Foods : 20 Questions : WHO's Answers

Must Know: Find the answers to these 20 questions on Genetically Modified Foods by the World Health Organization, (below the video) 1. What are genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM foods? 2. Why are GM foods produced? 3. Are GM foods assessed differently from traditional foods? 4. How are the potential risks to human health determined? 5. What are the…

Know : List of Largest Producers of Vegetables and Fruits

Here are the lists of top two vegetables and fruits producing countries. Note: Not all the vegetables and fruits are listed. Vegetables   Vegetable Largest Producer Second Largest Producer Dry Bean  India  Brazil Onion and Garlic  China  India Cabbage  China  India Green Bean  China  Indonesia Chick peas  India  Pakistan Pulses  India  Mozambique Cauliflowers and Broccoli  China  India Brinjal  China  India Potato  China  India Tomato…

Story : 55 Fiction : Cartoons Never Die

He was cheering Jerry to escape the chasing Tom, glued his eyes. His sister wasn’t fighting over the TV remote. She remained silent, so did the others. He smiled for one last time. Tears filled their eyes. HIV was not his fault. The doctor answered “Yes” to the question he asked once “Cartoons never die?” – Din Do you write short stories?…

Documentary : Pollution : The Science Guy (must watch)

This episode doesn’t stink, even though it’s about pollution. Dirty water, land, and air are a result of pollution. People are the only animals on Earth that make pollution. Garbage, burning fuel, chemicals, sewage, oil, and pesticides are all human-made things that make the Earth’s atmosphere, water, and soil unclean. Humans are even leaving trash in space, such as broken…

Know : Salt – Types, Facts and How much we need?

Common salt is a mineral substance composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of ionic salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. The main ingredient in salt is sodium, a mineral our body needs to maintain a normal fluid balance.  But too much sodium can lead to high blood…

Story : Things look similar may not be the same!

Once a mechanic was removing the engine parts from a motorcycle, when he saw famous heart surgeon in his shop. He called the surgeon and said “Look at this engine… I opened its heart, took the valves out, repaired and put them back. So why do I get such a small salary and you get such a huge sum” The doctor…

Eco Preservation : List of Garden Plants for Saving Bees

Bees are important indicators for the health of the environment. When something is wrong with our bees, something is wrong in the environment! Bees are having a hard time, but we can all do our bit to help save the bees.  You do not need to become a beekeeper. Indeed, many other pollinators (not just honey bees) are in serious…

Know : March Against Monsanto

On May 24, millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches will occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states. Monsanto is a multinational…

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