Sarma’s Pure Food GreenChef section has finally launched tonight with 9 amazing gourmet dishes from her restaurant Pure Food and Wine in NY. We are excited to have Sarma Melngailis join GreenChefs and want to extend our warm welcome to her. Sarma will also be joining us on the show in the coming weeks and will be part of the New G Living Magazine.
A new front cover and more recipes are coming in the next few days. You can get to her front cover from the GreenChefs Menu or through this direct link: http://gliving.tv/greenchefs/sarma
Our great “green movement” has reached into yet another area of our lives: knitting and crocheting. These creative and soothing activities have gained a huge following in the past 10 years or so. No longer are these pasttimes for retired grandmothers (though we love them too); teenyboppers, Wall Street workers, and everyone in between is taking a stab at these arts (no pun intended).
As with any activity, we hope to be able to find an eco-conscious way of following our interests. Select yarn companies are just as concerned about the planet as we are, offering up a delicious selection of colors and textures to choose from. Vermont Organic Fiber recently released a 100% organic wool collection, called o~wool. Other than hand-knitting yarn, they also offer fabric and blankets made from this 100% Certified Organic wool, which is processed in accordance with the Organic Trade Association’s Fiber Processing standards. In the same vein, Garthenor sells the very first Soil Association Certified 100% woolen yarns, made from traditional and rare breeds of Organic British sheep. With their seal and license number proudly displayed on their site, you’ll have no worries about ordering from Garthenor.
Due to Mite infestation of honeybees in the wild, and in beekeeper’s fields – nearly all wild honeybees are facing extinction. Except for honeybee farms and the relentless search for a control of these prolific mites, honeybees are doomed to be a protected species, raised and tended to by man. I doubt that we could keep them going another 200 million years.
“Claire Kremen, a conservation biologist at Princeton University in New Jersey, thinks native wild bees can take some of the sting from the honeybee decline. These wild bees buzzed North America for thousands of years before the domesticated European variety arrived.
Would you eat a hamburger if it were made without killing a cow? Jason Matheny, a vegetarian and scientist at the Univerysity of Maryland in College Park, would, and he’s changing the way meat gets to the dinner table.
The technique involves a relatively painless process of removing muscle cells from a live animal through a thin needle, then letting the cells grow and divide in a sort of giant petri dish – a vat kept at the same temperature as the animal’s body and filled with glucose, amino acids and minerals. This nutritional soup is then poured onto large plastic sheets that are continually stretched to “exercise” the cells and keep them growing. After a few weeks, a millimeter-thick sheet of meat can be peeled off, rolled up and minced into hamburger. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
My latest favorite treaty treat is Dagoba Cacao Nibs on top of soy yogurt. We’re talking about cacao beans–100% organic, kosher and fair trade certified unsweetened, lightly toasted and crushed. Can we say yummmm AND rich in anti-oxidants? What??!! Also available in Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs and Xocolati Nibs (that is chocolate covered and kissed with chilis and spices like the Aztecs used to do). Dagoba’s award-winning chocolate products are made with “Full Circle Sustainability” that blends quality, ecology, equity and community. Available in stores nationwide or at www.dagobachocolate.com
One of the most common questions I get asked is about the ability to maintain strength and muscle tissue once eating a plant-based diet. Following is a typical question and my response. I’ve recently switched to a plant-based diet am having trouble maintaining muscle mass even though I am constantly eating. What’s wrong?
In today’s hectic, fast-paced world, we are inundated with nutrient-lacking foods. Consumed mostly for convenience sake, processed and refined foods have led us to a decline in health and have elevated medical costs. Having to consume more of them to “fill up” due to their absence of usable nutrients, yet high sugar and calorie counts, we have become an obese, energy-depleted society. Back a few years in my more conventional-thinking days, I would try to gauge my caloric intake requirements based on my activity level and body weight. Eating about 8000 calories on heavy training days, as determined by my calculations, I would usually need a rest day soon after. I realize now, a large part of my need for the extra rest day was not just to recover from the energy expended during training, but primarily from the energy expended digesting all that food!
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(via:un.org) Ã¢â‚¬Å“Nobel Laureate and United Nations Messenger of Peace Elie Wiesel, along with actor George Clooney will address the Security Council on the crisis in Darfur during a closed-door session on Thursday”, officials with the world body announced today.
On Monday, Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned the Security Council that the situation in Darfur has reached a critical moment. It is vital that we all speak candidly about what is happening, and about what it will take to bring an end to the suffering of so many millions of people, he said, appealing for the Sudanese Government to accept a UN force, but the Khartoum Government remains opposed. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Vanity Fair has obtained copies of the just released 9/11 NORAD Tapes and has posted them on their website for you to hear along with the full transcripts.
It is quite shocking and very different from the impressions given in the news reports and claims from the U.S. Government all these years.
The exercises of running multiple war games of planes being mock-hijacked and crashed into the same high profile targets that morning as happened in real life effectively confused and created chaos that delayed NORAD’s response. Just as what happened with the mock drills of train bombings that took place in London at the exact same time as the real bombings. Improbable extremely unlucky coincidence or necessary intended diversion? NORAD successfully intercepted and scrambled air force jets around planes that entered restricted air space or went off course 67 times between September 2000 and June 2001. Why not on September 11th were they able to scramble jets on time with any of the off course planes? That day, NORAD had access to only 4 fighter jets for the entire Eastern Seaboard. No shoot-down permission was ever granted that day by the relaxed military command.
The scheme placed first in the competition of ten Swiss-American team’s designs for the replacement of the Washington D.C. residence of the Swiss Ambassador.
It is not only to be a private house but also a cultural gathering place on which standards and self-image of a country are measured. Sited on a hill with a direct view through the trees to the Washington monument in the distance, Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Allegations Brought to Inspectors General
By Dan Eggen
(via Washington Post)
Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon’s initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.
Suspicion of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to several commission sources. Staff members and some commissioners thought that e-mails and other evidence provided enough probable cause to believe that military and aviation officials violated the law by making false statements to Congress and to the commission, hoping to hide the bungled response to the hijackings, these sources said.
By THOMAS HARGROVE and GUIDO H. STEMPEL III (New York Post)
August 3, 2006 — More than one-third of Americans suspect federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new poll.
The survey also found that 16 percent of Americans speculate that secretly planted explosives, not burning passenger jets, were the real reason the massive Twin Towers of the World Trade Center collapsed.
The national Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll of 1,010 adults also found that anger against the federal government is at record levels, with 54 percent saying they “personally are more angry” at the government than they used to be.