Darlene Zimmerman Henry Ford Health System Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 31, 2019 In place of syrup on our lemon pancakes, we recently tried honey-glazed blueberries. The blueberries provide pectin, a soluble fiber that helps lower blood cholesterol levels, and the honey provides extra sweetness. Honey is likely the world's oldest sweetener and can be traced back 8,000 years. There are more than 300 flavor varieties in the United States. Honey's taste and aroma vary and depend on which flowers and trees honeybees visit for nectar. Clover honey, which is usually available at the supermarket, has a sweet, light and mild Honey is considered an added sugar, which means it adds sweetness but offers no real nutritional value. Other added sugars include cane sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, invert sugar, maple syrup, dextrose, glucose, raw sugar, brown rice syrup and molasses. More: Salad made … [Read more...] about Try honey-glazed blueberries in place of syrup on lemon pancakes
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019 by: Janine Acero Tags: animal healthe, badpollution, biodiversity, clean water, conservation, ecosystems, environment, marine animals, marine life, marine species, ocean pollution, oceanic dead zones, oceanic wildlife, Oceans, plastic pollution, plastic straws, plastics, water pollution (Natural News) Have you seen the viral video of a sea turtle that had a plastic straw stuck in its nostril? The heartbreaking video sparked a global movement of banning plastic straws and replacing them with eco-friendly, reusable versions such as bamboo or stainless steel drink straws. It may be a step toward the right direction, but is it enough to significantly mitigate plastic pollution in our oceans? Irreversible impacts Only recently, a dead sperm whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia was found to have 13 pounds of plastic trash in its stomach, including 115 plastic cups and two flip-flops. Indonesia is one of the world’s top plastic … [Read more...] about Plastic trash polluting our oceans is expected to double by 2025…what is being done to stop this global crisis?
Mary Esch, Associated Press Updated 9:11 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, photo, workers clean consumer plastic shopping bags from the clogged rollers of a machine which separates paper, plastic and metal recyclable material, in a processing building at EL Harvey & Sons, a waste and recycling company, in Westborough, Mass. Recycling programs across the United States are shutting down or scaling back because of a global market crisis blamed on contamination at the curbside bin. less In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, photo, workers clean consumer plastic shopping bags from the clogged rollers of a machine which separates paper, plastic and metal recyclable material, in a processing building ... more Photo: Charles Krupa, AP In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, photo, a forklift takes a bundle of residential mixed fiber, comprised of a variety of paper and cardboard, off a … [Read more...] about Market forces put America’s recycling industry in the dumps
Alexander Kwiatkowski, Bloomberg Published 6:30 am PDT, Friday, October 5, 2018 Plastic bottles and other plastics including a mop, lie washed up on shore. Plastic bottles and other plastics including a mop, lie washed up on shore. Photo: Matt Dunham, STF / Associated Press The Ocean Cleanup, a long floating boom that will be used to corral plastic litter in the Pacific Ocean is assembled in August 2018 in Alameda, Calif. Engineers will deploy the trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch. less The Ocean Cleanup, a long floating boom that will be used to corral plastic litter in the Pacific Ocean is assembled in August 2018 in Alameda, Calif. Engineers will deploy the trash collection device to corral ... more Photo: Associated Press … [Read more...] about Plastic waste in the world’s oceans could double by 2030
Feeling pleased that your conscientious recycling is helping to save the environment? Not so fast. Your yogurt container or takeout clamshell might end up in a dump thanks to a ban on discarded items that the United States had been sending to China for processing. This year, China followed through with its threat to prohibit the import of U.S. plastics, mixed paper and other materials that it says were turning the country into the world’s garbage dump. The repercussions from the new policy have been quick and nowhere close to sorted out in communities across the U.S. Sacramento, California, cut back on which plastics it will pick up curbside, and will send items like egg cartoons, medicine bottles and some yogurt containers to landfills instead. San Diego’s recycling program brought in $4 million in revenue last year. Recycling could now cost the city $1.1 million. In New Jersey, Sunil Bagaria is retooling his company, moving from one that exported to China to one … [Read more...] about Recycling Breaks Down: US Struggles to Keep Plastic From the Dump