The European Commission wants to impose on farmers and gardeners in the future the use of standard seeds. Old and rare varieties have little chance of an approval, their cultivation will be punishable by law – even if it takes place in private gardens.
The European Commission is working on a revision of the European seed market in the form of a regulation. Thus, a decision of the European Court is legalized in July 2012: Farmers are allowed to sell only officially authorized seed. So far, old and rare seed varieties were excluded that were grown in long standing economic and exchange traded, usually in small quantities. If it goes to the Commission’s plans, small farmers or private persons may not even give away their homegrown seeds in the future.
The Soursop is a flowering, evergreen tree native to tropical regions of the world. It also contains a long, prickly green fruit which happens to kill cancer up to 10,000 times more effectively than strong chemotherapy drugs, all without the nasty side effects and without harming healthy cells.
According to Cancer Research UK, Annona muricata is an active principle in an herbal remedy marketed under the brand name Triamazon. The licensing for this product in the UK is not accepted due to its enormous healing effects on the body and potential loss of profits for competing pharmaceutical cancer drugs.
A well-balanced diet loaded with fresh fruit and vegetables is good for your health, providing a wealth of health benefits. Eating fruit and veggies can even reduce the risk of developing a chronic disease. Research indicates that eating white, fleshy fruits such as apples and pears could also reduce the risk of having a stroke significantly.
A new study conducted by a team of micronutrients has suggested that Carotenoids in fruits and vegetables can protect women against developing breast cancer.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School discovered that women with high blood levels of carotenoids are less threatened by the risk of developing breast cancer.
According to the study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the anti-oxidant properties of different types of carotenoids such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin can help prevent cancerous tissue in the breast.
Researchers claim that a diet high in carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables by affecting mechanisms such as the immune system can protect the body against some different types of cancer particularly estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer types.
The compounds may improve communication between cells, cell defense and repair, they explained. Continue reading »
Slow juicer provides maximum nutrition and taste from juiced fruits, vegetable, and grasses
Dual-stage extraction crushes then presses for increased yield and minimum waste
Small footprint, quiet operation, and attractive design; easy self-cleaning feature
Includes one screen that does fine and course items, pulp extraction plugs, self-cleaning screen holder, two 50-ounce juicing cups, tamper, brush
Measures 9-3/4 inches long by 6-3/4 inches wide by 15-3/4 inches high; 10-year warranty. Includes instruction manual
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Maximize the nutritional and taste benefits of juiced fruits, vegetables, and grasses with the dual-stage extraction power of the Hurom Slow Juicer. Based on the powerful auger juicer style, this super-efficient unit uses a Low Speed Technology System to crush then press foods for increased yield with minimum waste. The extracted juice is smooth and consistent, loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, and free of foam, froth, or separation. Quiet and compact, the juicer can easily be left on a kitchen counter so it’s ready to go at any time. It also self-cleans with water between produce items for convenient versatility. The juicer comes one screen for both fine and course items, pulp extraction plugs, a self-cleaning screen holder, two 50-ounce juicing cups, a tamper, a brush, and an instruction manual. It measures approximately 9-3/4 inches long by 6-3/4 inches wide by 15-3/4 inches high; ten-year warranty.
A revolutionary new design in Juice extractors that will turn other juicers on the market upright! The Hurom Slow Juicer takes the single auger design made popular first by Samson, Solo Star and Omega Juicers, and takes the concept one step further. The Hurom Slow Juicer will juice fruits, vegetables, soy and even wheatgrass, slowly and efficiently. More efficiently than other single auger style juicers. Dual stage juicing – juice is extracted through the first crushing stage and before the pulp is ejected, it is then squeezed during the second pressing stage; resulting in more juice, and extremely dry pulp. Higher yields – in-house testing found the Hurom Slow Juicer yielded 50% more juice than a centrifuge juicer in 50% of the time. Economical – Get the greatest amount of juice from the least amount of fruits. Peels and skins can be also used in various pastries, jams, soups, etc. Better juice, healthier juice – Enjoy more antioxidants, better flavor and superior freshness of your juice. No frothing or foaming, and none of the separation that occurs with other juicers. Self cleaning – Simply pour water through to self clean the juicer when changing to another fruit, vegetable or leafy green. Save time! Small footprint – all of the performance of a masticating single auger juicer, but with less space requirements than most centrifuge-style juicers. Vegetable juice – The Hurom juicer excels at making juice out of your favorite leafy greens and wheatgrass. Silence – The Hurom juicer minimizes the noise by squeezing slowly rather than grinding at high speed like centrifugal juicers. The 8x harder auger is manufactured out of GE Ultem material. Includes one screen for fine and course items, pulp extraction plugs, self-cleaning screen holder, two 50 oz. juicing cups, tamper, brush, and instruction manual.
NOW here’s a story with a-peel: A Japanese fruit company has been playing Mozart to its ripening bananas, claiming it produces a sweeter product.
And that’s not all – the paper says a wide variety of food and beverages in Japan have been enjoying exposure to classical music, including soy sauce, udon noodles, miso and even sake, the Japan Times said.
In fact, the sake is downright picky when it comes to composers. At Ohara Shuzo brewery, senior managing director, Fumiko Ohara told the paper the classical musical experiment began over 20 years ago when the president, Kosuke Ohara, came across a book about brewing with music. They experimented with jazz, Mozart, Bach and Beethoven, among others.
“We found Mozart works best for sake,” Mr Ohara said, “and that’s why we use only his music.”
But back to those bunches of Mozart-loving bananas. The Japan Times reported they arrive as ordinary unripe, and presumably unmusical, fruit from the Philippines at the Toyoka Chuo Seika fruit company. But then their whole existence changes.
Mozart’s String Quartet 17 and Piano Concerto 5 in D major, among other works, play continuously for one week over speakers in their ripening chamber, the paper said.