EPA Vows to Clean Up Michigan Dow Site
For the rest of "you people":
The Dow Chemical site in Midland, Michigan contains significant dioxin
contamination that extends for 50 miles down the Tittabawassee and
Saginaw Rivers and into the Saginaw Bay. Dow has said they are
responsible for the pollution but have slowed clean up efforts.
Jackson announced the decision to community members affected by the
site. Using her authority to clean up Superfund sites, the EPA will
work with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to make the
Saginaw Bay watershed what it once was.
Arts & Opinion
Vol. 3, No. 4, 2004
TOXINS AND YOUR GOOD HEALTH
by Dr. Joe Schwarcz
"Buckle your seatbelts, because we are going on a bumpy ride. We are
going to rattle some of the basic tenets of toxicology. Not only may
tiny doses of toxins not be dangerous, they may actually be good for
us! Admittedly, that sounds outrageous. So let’s set the stage for an
exploration of a revolutionary concept known as “hormesis,” the notion
that small doses of toxins can be healthful."
It is interesting that you have chopped off Dr. Schwarcz's explanation
of what he meant in the paragraph you quoted. You obviously did
some research into his backbground and found this article.
For your benefit and those of Lilah, sho gets all her info from the
web, here is the web address of the full article by Dr. Schwarcz:
Charlie has a bad habit of pulling things out of context to make his
Since apparently I have for some reason upset Sherwin enough to be
personally attacked, does that mean I'm now part of the club? Cause I can't
afford a club membership just yet, not until farmer's market starts and I
get me some decent money coming in.
Don't take it personally, Lilah. Consider the source. sherwin is a
bit like a wounded animal that will bite and snap at those trying to
And yes, I would say that you are now a part of the club, The "You
People" Little Group....welcome!
Thanks. I have no problem not taking it personally since I can't understand
them. I had posted 3 times in the Dr. Schwarcz Replies thread, 1st asking
who Dr. Schwarcz was, 2nd quoting Mark Twain, and 3rd expressing disbelief
that someone would think scientists don't have to back up their
statements(when they are saying them in an 'official' capacity) with
facts/evidence. Somehow that warrants calling me an illiterate hermit. "Does
not compute! Does not compute!" And I just finished a sandwich with lettuce
I harvested 'bout 10minutes ago from my yard. And one of my Golden Midget
Watermelon seeds has sprouted :-) So is the quinoa and amaranth.
>So is the quinoa and amaranth.
I've got both about but do no grow it. Found both to be interesting
instead of rice yadayada.
Quinona more common the other harder to find.
You growing such foodstuffs sounds neat.
Bill the amaranth is sort of like a free standing grain I sort of
recall. Aztec or Mayan heritage.
I believe amaranth is Aztec and quinoa is Incan. Not sure 'bout the amaranth
though. I hope they keep growing strong cause I would like to be able to
grow my own grain as well as fruits/veggies/herbs. Oh and I enjoyed a few
fresh strawberries as a side with my sandwich as well :-)
Well, let's face it. You are a little 'club' of organic fanatics.
I think you should take total control of this forum and rename it
to rec.gardens.organicfanatics.edible. Seems more fitting in light
of your one sided view of things.
On Sun, 31 May 2009 02:31:39 -0500, sherwin dubren
I don't believe it's either fanatical or one-sided to examine the
facts and reach a conclusion.
That you reach a different conclusion doesn't make you right, and
others who don't arrive at your conclusion wrong.
If you can look at the satellite view of the Gulf of Mexico, the rapid
loss of our topsoil, the rampant heart disease and obesity, the
patenting of our crops and conclude that we should trust those that
have given these gifts then so be it.
Key ideas in below abstract
"intervention strategies designed to promote more equitable access to
Am J Prev Med. 2009 Jan;36(1):74-81. Epub 2008 Nov 1.
Neighborhood environments: disparities in access to healthy foods in the
Larson NI, Story MT, Nelson MC.
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA.
BACKGROUND: Poor dietary patterns and obesity, established risk factors
for chronic disease, have been linked to neighborhood deprivation,
neighborhood minority composition, and low area population density.
Neighborhood differences in access to food may have an important
influence on these relationships and health disparities in the U.S. This
article reviews research relating to the presence, nature, and
implications of neighborhood differences in access to food. METHODS: A
snowball strategy was used to identify relevant research studies (nT)
completed in the U.S. and published between 1985 and April 2008.
RESULTS: Research suggests that neighborhood residents who have better
access to supermarkets and limited access to convenience stores tend to
have healthier diets and lower levels of obesity. Results from studies
examining the accessibility of restaurants are less consistent, but
there is some evidence to suggest that residents with limited access to
fast-food restaurants have healthier diets and lower levels of obesity.
National and local studies across the U.S. suggest that residents of
low-income, minority, and rural neighborhoods are most often affected by
poor access to supermarkets and healthful food. In contrast, the
availability of fast-food restaurants and energy-dense foods has been
found to be greater in lower-income and minority neighborhoods.
CONCLUSIONS: Neighborhood disparities in access to food are of great
concern because of their potential to influence dietary intake and
obesity. Additional research is needed to address various limitations of
current studies, identify effective policy actions, and evaluate
intervention strategies designed to promote more equitable access to
PMID: 18977112 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE
Garden in shade zone 5 S Jersey USA
Not all who wander are lost.
On Sun, 31 May 2009 11:54:08 -0400, Bill who putters
Like driving a tractor through a McDonald's?
I'm glad to see cities are beginning to allow small plots of land to
be used for community gardens, though I doubt that will be sufficient
to sway people to any degree.
I think it will take a more systemic disruption, like $6.00+ a gallon
While looking about for the national numbers found
Which led to
I had heard about this but it I think makes Pollen's farm market
desirability paramount for national health.
Bill a chicken in every pot to a garden nearby. Wistfully.
Garden in shade zone 5 S Jersey USA
Not all who wander are lost.
"The governors of West Virginia always call me an environmental
extremist. You¹ve got to be an extremist in order to achieve things.
You¹ve got to be ready to make enemies in order to accomplish something.
And it¹s absolutely necessary that the people here today continue to
demonstrate against this highly destructive practice."
- REP. KEN HECHLER (94 years old)
"The only congressman who marched with Martin Luther King in Selma,
Alabama, was this hillbilly from West Virginia . ."
"For the first time in the history of the world, every human being
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