Ocean Phytoplankton Drops 40 Percent Since 1950

The microscopic plants that form the foundation of the ocean’s food are declining. The tiny organisms, known asphytoplankton, work hard to gobble up carbon dioxide to produce half the world’s oxygen output—equaling that of trees and plants on land. But their numbers have dwindled since the dawn of the 20th century, with severe consequences for ocean ecosystems and the planet’s carbon cycle. Researchers at Canada’s Dalhousie University say the global population of phytoplankton has fallen about 40 percent since 1950. That translates to an annual drop of about 1 percent of the average plankton population between 1899 and 2008 and the greatest loss in in the last 5 years. Just as the heating of the poles is accelerating, so will the loss of some microbes. Warmer temps may mean more of other kinds of microbes, but the key concern is how that relates to C02 and Methane. C02 and Methane are the greatest concerns to planet Earth. The scientists believe that rising sea surface temperatures are to blame. “It’s very disturbing to think about the potential implications of a century-long decline of the base of the food chain,” said lead author Daniel Boyce, a marine ecologist. They include disruption to the marine food web and effects on the world’s carbon cycle. In addition to consuming CO2, phytoplankton can influence how much heat is absorbed by the world’s oceans, and some species emit sulfate molecules that promote cloud formation.

C02, methane and sea bugs

C02, methane and sea bugs

“In some respect, these findings are the beginning of the story, not the end,” Boyce said. “The first question is what will happen in the future. We looked at these trends over the past century but don’t know what will happen 10 years down the road.” The study “makes a sorely needed contribution to our knowledge of historical changes in the ocean biosphere,” said David Siegel of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Bryan Franz of NASA in an essay, also published in Nature. “Their identification of a connection between long-term global declines in phytoplankton biomass and increasing ocean temperatures does not portend well for [ocean] ecosystems in a world that is likely to be warmer,” they wrote. “Phytoplankton productivity is the base of the food web, and all life in the sea depends on it.” Boyce said he and his co-authors began their study in an attempt to get a clearer picture of how phytoplankton were faring, given that earlier studies that relied on satellite measurements produced conflicting results.

The scientists dug back into the historical record, well past 1997, the year continuous satellite measurements began. They examined a half-million data points collected using a tool called a Secchi disk, as well as measurements of chlorophyll—a pigment produced by the plankton. The Secchi disk was developed in the 19th century by a Jesuit astronomer, Father Pietro Angelo Secchi, when the Papal navy asked him to map the transparency of the Mediterranean Sea. What Secchi produced was a dinner plate-sized white disk that is lowered into ocean water until it cannot be seen anymore. The depth it reaches before disappearing gives a measure of water clarity. That can be used as a proxy for phytoplankton population in a given area, since the tiny organisms live close to the ocean’s surface, where they are exposed to sunlight they use to produce energy. Data gathered with a Secchi disk are roughly as accurate as observations collected by satellites, Boyce said, although satellites have greater global reach. The researchers found the most notable phytoplankton declines in waters near the poles and in the tropics, as well as the open ocean. They believe that rising sea temperatures are driving the decline. As surface water warms, it tends to form a distinct layer that does not mix well with cooler, nutrient-rich water below, depriving phytoplankton of some of the materials they need to turn CO2 and sunlight into energy.

Death of the Ocean

Death of the Ocean

This may also have a lot to do with the China Algea Sea. The largest algal bloom ever recorded in China has turned the Yellow Sea green and may be related to pollution from agriculture and industry. Officials in the city of Qingdao had used bulldozers to remove 7,335 tonnes of the growth from beaches according to the Xinhua news agency. The phenomenon has become an annual occurrence in the region over the past six summers. This year’s incident has swathed 28,900 sq km (11,158 sq miles), twice as much as the previous biggest bloom in 2008. The algae, called Enteromorpha prolifera, is not toxic to humans or animals. However the carpet on the surface can dramatically change the ecology of the environment beneath it. It blocks sunlight from entering the ocean and sucks oxygen from the water suffocating marine life. The algae thrives on an abundance of nutrients in the sea. University of Cambridge and EnAlgae Project researcher Dr Brenda Parker said that the Chinese bloom may well be linked to industrial pollution. “Algal blooms often follow a massive discharge of phosphates or nitrates into the water. Whether it’s farming, untreated sewage or some kind of industrial plant that is discharging waste into the water,” she said. The recent explosion of the algae pointed to a dramatic change in the ecosystem which was probably not natural. “That would probably be an indicator that something is a little bit unbalanced,” said Parker. She said that the 2009 example algal bloom on the Brittany coast was a similar example of a human-induced algal bloom.

It is vital that we all shift our perspective towards a balanced approach to living in accord with nature as apposed to polluting our natural resources that are clearly warning us of significant changes ahead.

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Can we be “over-connected”?

The connected world

The connected world

The arrival of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) marks a major watershed in the global consumer economy. Internet connections will be built into a massive quantity of new products, from air conditioners to light bulbs and security alarms. These will all be controlled through apps and websites, and feed data into the cloud. Start ups specialized in home automation, established consumer electronics giants, and large Silicon Valley-based tech companies are all poised for a huge battle over this new consumer space, sometimes also referred to as the “Connected Life” market.

A report from BI Intelligence, recently examined the forces and numbers driving growth in the consumer Internet of Things or IoT, including the mind-boggling numbers for total market size. It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of the Internet of Things because it will come to encompass all manner of products we don’t normally think of as high-tech, such as UV-filtering window shades and door locks.

Here are some of the top findings:

  • Defining the Internet of Things: It’s helpful to think about IoT devices as a new device category or layer that exists as the connective tissue between the formerly static non-connected world, and the world of PCs, tablets, and smart phones. For example, a connected washer and dryer unit can report energy usage and cycle settings to a smart phone app.

  • The size of the opportunity: Machina defines “Connected Life Market Revenue” as the sum of all of the revenue accruing from the sale of connected devices and all related services. They see revenue ballooning to $2.5 trillion by 2020.

  • How can it be so large? Many consumer categories are crossing into the IoT: These include kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.

  • Large manufacturers are already making big plays: These include LG, the Korean manufacturer of home entertainment systems and appliances and Friedrich, maker of AC units.

  • Start ups are making a grab for this market too: SmartThings has built its entire business model around easily deployable sensors, monitors, and apps that allow consumers to run everything in their home through their smartphone. It raised a $3 million seed round late last year. We also expect companies such as Apple, Google, and others to get more involved.


DO YOU REALLY NEED IT?

If you’re like me, you’ll ask the question “how does all this inter-connectivity benefit our lives? The simple answer is that for most of us, it doesn’t. But for the companies who continually vie for more data and more details on where we live and how, they stand to reap the rewards by learning details about our usage patterns that they previously had no access to. At a time when most rational people are trying to find ways to unplug and free themselves from our already insanely connected life, I personally fail to find any benefit with my refrigerator sending details about the frequency of the door opening or it’s contents to the mother ship. Sorry that’s just me. In fact, I question all the seemingly useless connections and apps that are marketed to all of us in the attempt to make us believe we cant live without it. Life was simpler 20 years ago. You could leave work and spend time with your family and build a family unit. Instead, today we are available, working and being summoned by a wide range of people and systems 24/7, which only serves to remove time from our family life.

I do use and enjoy technology. I just try to determine the features and benefits prior to using or downloading it. In fact, about once a month I will comment on some new technology that actually benefits my life, but always seem to find myself saying, I could still live without it.

Let me know your thoughts on this topic, I would enjoy hearing from you about your personal position on being connected.For those who wish to learn more visit reCALIBRATEYOURSELF.COM

Could Global Warming trend be over?

The sun is a major factor in our solar system and literally affects everything here on Earth. I’ve been watching a growing number of bright minds talk about  the sun and how it affects how we live, but they don’t get much airtime due to the vast number of stories about C02, Global Warming and ice melt. The video below is a guy who has been watching the sun for a long time and I think worth sharing for those of us who enjoy research.

Warming or cooling, our food supply is no less in jeopardy. A full thirty % of land in the U.S. is used to grow corn. The reason? Well, multinational corporations are finding new ways to use corn that never used to exist before. For one example: The majority of cows raised for the beef industry are now raised on corn. Unfortunately, before they raced ahead in an attempt to grow them bigger and faster, no one stopped to find out if it made sense. Truth is, it doesn’t make sense because the cows digestive system is not designed to digest corn. Increase in eColi anyone?

More corn, more sugar shit for the masses. Few realize that high fructose corn syrup is in 90% of all food on store shelves and is made from chemicals and corn.

TRUE: The FDA conducted over 50,000 food inspections annually in 1970. In 2007 they did less than 9,000.

TRUE: There used to be over one thousand slaughterhouses in the U.S. and now there are only 13

Faster, Fatter, Bigger Cheaper – that is the corporate moto for growing food to feed a growing population. This equates to no accountability and no integrity of our food supply. Bad food means more sickness. More illness means more need for healthcare. More healthcare means politics takes over. Sound familiar?

TRUE: In 1996, Two % of all soybeans had the genetically modified patented gene inside

TRUE: In 2008, Eighty % of all soybeans have it

Monsanto has 75 full time attorneys protecting their seed patents and countless teams of investigators harassing farmers who choose not to use their GMO seeds.

The US Government has passed bills to prevent anyone from posting a disparaging picture or text comment about the food production, cattle ranchers or slaughterhouses controlling our food supply.

If you havnt rented Food Inc. you should. Some things we all should be aware of.

Now for the “sun part” Some scientists agree the climate change patterns may be shifting due to the significant changes in the sun’s solar activity. We may be starting to cool off and Global Warming may be near its cyclic end. That’s said, Climate extremes may be here to stay and may actually get worse. More reason to learn how to grow healthy organic food Aquaponically. 

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California drought and food supply

By now everyone with a TV or mobile device is aware of the challenges facing California due to the extensive drought. However, I’m not sure everyone in America understands how it affects them. As conditions worsen by the day, policy makers and local residents are actually arguing about protecting some rare fish instead of diverting water from reservoirs and canals to the agricultural regions that need it most. Additionally from my research only two new Desalinization plants are currently under construction at a hefty cost to tax payers. Why is it that Australia can figure it out and California cannot? Australia has the first wind powered desalinization plant.

Wind Powered Water

Wind Powered Water

Are coastal residents so ignorant that they would vote down an efficient wind turbine that would deliver all the clean water they could need for a lifetime simply because they think it’s unsightly and affects their ocean view? Priorities rarely seem to mesh with logic anytime emotion is at play.

California is one of the biggest suppliers of fruits, vegetables and nuts to the United States. In fact 82% of the world’s Almond supply comes from California. Expect prices to double at the very least. A recent report by industry expert stated the following. “The less obvious consequences of how climate change may affect the nation indirectly through shifts affecting the Southwest, given that Southwestern states produce more than half of specialty fruit, nuts and vegetables for the U.S., and more than half of the nation’s shipping container traffic comes in through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. All of these conditions, particularly those in mid to Northern California, where a large percentage of U.S. food is produced, have implications far beyond the state. The drought’s effects will ripple far beyond the fields. Consumers can expect tighter supplies and higher prices for most fruits and vegetables by summer. And farm suppliers will feel the pinch. “We’re in the middle of what potentially is looking like a huge catastrophe,” said Ryan Jacobsen, chief executive of the Fresno County Farm Bureau. “We’re looking at some very harsh realities, as far as water allocations.”

Flushing toilets only once a day, as one member of the audience suggested, certainly does help, the panelists agreed, but efforts to cut back on residential water use only go so far given that “agriculture consumes almost 80 percent of the water in our region.” This has been a driver for the Aquaponic community since Aquaponics is very water wise and uses 90% less water than soil farming. Large commercial Aquaponic farms are being converted from soil farms in an attempt to stay alive. This drought is causing farmers to look for solutions and Aquaponics is a major solution. The drought causes a wide range of negative effects and the obvious ones are; loss of jobs, economic degradation, and significant property value decline. What is a house worth when nothing comes from the faucet?

Fire Danger Earlier in 2014.

“It’s unprecedented for us to do this in January,” said Battalion Chief Mike Giannini, whose Marin County Fire Department is one of the first to be called upon to send aid north. “We’ve sent crews this early in the year in the past to Southern California, because their fire season never seems to end,” Giannini said. “But not up there. Not to places like Humboldt, which has coastal, high-humidity, forested types of conditions we would normally equate with low fire danger.”

Together these spell problems for the nation’s largest state, 40 million people, and 4th largest economy in the world. Let’s hope and pray they get their priorities worked out and please let’s all pray for rain and a much needed summer El Nino`for all our sake.

The Distraction Era

For five years my business partner and I worked hard to help a lot of people through the financial crisis. I remember having a conversation with Mel (my partner) around Christmas 2009 when we talked about the current cycle and how long it would last. Around that time I began to do research into what would be the next stage of my career and how I would earn a living once the real estate market recovered and our client base shrunk. It wasn’t until late 2011 when I realized that we as a society had a lot of pressing issues that really needed to be addressed. I found enormous amounts of data on various subjects that would eventually lead us all to a path of no return. At that time I gave though to the fact that there was nothing I could do about these “macro” issues. But I still felt a responsibility to learn. Brushing aside all the conspiracy theories and people “selling” fear in books and seminars, and weeding through volumes of data and reports from credible sources, I found myself a little depressed. It seemed so obvious to me. Why were only a few people paying any attention to the signs of what was just around the corner? I brushed it aside temporarily and watched for another two years to see if it would really worsen or perhaps change for the better. After all, I have always believed that the Earth would just do what it was going to do. It ebb’s and flows and would always do just that. The question was always how that ebbing would affect 7 billion people. One of the biggest issues seemed to be the food supply and agriculture.

I looked at a variety of businesses from high end tattoo studio’s, smoothie bars with real fruit instead of ice and syrup, coffee cafes and even E-Cigarette Vapor lounges. Mel my partner, has since opened a Vapor lounge and she is doing very well. I could not see myself selling E-cigs to people day in and day out. For me the money was secondary to the work, and my work had to have meaning. I also never liked being beholden to others. I prefer to be in control of my own destiny. That was hard to find in a business model. Fast forward two years and the information that I came across then was much more prevalent now, and far more “dire”. I watched daily as the mainstream media peddles insignificant news to millions of people. The level of nonsense was overwhelming. Pushing news primarily dealing with three topics: Politics, sports and entertainment. Benghazi, the draft, or who won or lost last nights game and why; and who was voted off Dancing with the stars, The Voice, or American Idol. Add to that the newest and greatest mobile device that everyone “has to have”, as if it will make their life any better. I walk through the super market and listen to people. I go to Starbucks, or to dinner and listen to people. I’d hear nothing with any real value. Turn on the radio, if you don’t hear an advertisement trying to sell you something, or convince you to move your 401k, then you hear the DJ saying you need to buy your car from X dealer because they did. Are people in denial or are they totally immune to the issues that surround them and will greatly affect them and their children in a short period of time?

I realize that the majority of people have trouble with change, but I never realized how many people live in “complete ignorance” to what is going on around them. Geologist worldwide have been, and continue to, sound the alarms all over the globe. We are at a tipping point and there is nothing we can do about what comes next. In 1972 scientists warned us of the hole in the ozone layer of the Earth and we took steps to remove the CFC’s fairly quickly and the hole healed itself (for the most part). That was easy compared with what is happening today. While many argue over what is causing the climate change and the dramatic warming of the polar regions, no one disputes it. It is happening and it is accelerating.

I recently posted a video that summarizes very accurately what is happening today. I posted it and emailed it to hundreds of people. Other than a few responses no one said anything. This post is a chronicle to the seriousness of the issues that will soon threaten our daily routines. We have 2-5 years before everyone will be very surprised! Don’t take my word for it, there are many people much smarter than I all saying the same thing. Here is One Example.

At this point the best option for each of us is to begin planning for your own independent sources of food water and energy. Planning where you want your 12 year old to go to college is foolish. Sorry, to appear negative, but this is true. There has already been a 1.5 inch rise in sea levels since 2002 so Fl and the LA will have serious issues and millions will be forced to move within the next 5 years. This is just one issue that by itself will cause a ripple effect. In New Orleans the government has spent 14 billion building a sea wall 6 miles out, hoping to protect the city from future Katrina-like storms. It helped a lot of people with work and a paycheck, but it will do nothing to the escalating storms that will come as a result of increase in precipitation. Educate yourself a little with this VIDEO

Global Methane

Global temp anomalies

Ocean Heat chart

As more heat comes from the sea which covers 70% of the Earth, so then the precipitation increases which then increases the amount of moisture that is collected and dumped from the atmosphere when it rains. Record rain fall has been increasing for the last 10 years and it causes major floods and displaces tens of thousands if not millions. We’ve watched storms increase their intensity for 10 years and this cycle is only going to get worse.

Climate change is one of dozens of issues facing our future. As of March 2014, Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan is still melting down and the 4th reactor has melted through the concrete floor barriers and is leaking high level radioactivity deep into the water table below the plant. This ground water ends up leaching into the Pacific Ocean. Elevated radiation levels have been measured in marine life in Seattle and San Diego.  Marine life is a perfect transmitter. The smallest creatures absorb the most toxins and they are then eaten by larger marine life and so on up the food chain. By the time the large 4 foot Tuna eats the 1 foot Mackerel the toxins increase 50-100 fold. News of massive die off of plankton and the cascading affect of algae growth is a big topic. Just Google China’s Algae bloom.

Marine Life Eco System

At this point, a main source of food has been removed by the Fukushima disaster and will affect millions of people worldwide. We still don’t know the full extent of the disaster. Some claim that this will cause a mass extinction within 10 years from the  Caesium-134/137 which causes cancer in very small amounts and has since been detected in air and water around the world. Obviously exposure to low levels of these toxins will react differently in all people depending on their age and immune system. Nevertheless, the toxins are not good for anyone at any levels.

A report from the Huffington Post on March 7th 2014 warned of cascading system failures due to climate change driven events. “From roads and bridges to power plants and gas pipelines, American infrastructure is vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a pair of government reports released Thursday”.

Full article here. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/climate-change-effects_n_4914116.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

I’m not trying to freak anyone out. I’m simply trying to get people to wake up a little and take notice and begin their own research into these issues so they can begin planning for their future. We owe our children the truth of what they face and knowledge to work through it. Knowledge is power and will give them the ability to be resourceful when they need to be. I am currently working with my children on three things. 1. Aquaponic farming so they can grow their own organic food. 2. Rain water capture and filtration. 3. Various types of radiant heating and Solar power.

No one knows when their time is up, and I for one do not worry about dying. I have lived a wonderful life. For some reason, I have a desire to help people, help themselves and until I grow tired of that, I will keep trying even when laughed at or ignored. Blessings to all who keep trying.

Arctic Methane release likely to be trouble

A combined team of U.S. and Russian researchers has found that large amounts of methane are bubbling up from the subsea permafrost along the East Siberian Shelf. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the team describes research they’ve conducted over several years. North of Russia lies the Arctic Ocean, over time, parts of it have been given different names—one of those the Laptev Sea, lies north of Siberia, and is bounded by peninsulas on both sides. The sea normally freezes in the winter and thaws in the summer, but the water remains so cold that the seafloor has, at least until recent years, remained frozen. The researchers in this latest effort have been monitoring the amount of methane released into the sea as the subsea permafrost melts in the summer.

Methane stored in sea floor

Methane stored in sea floor

The melting of the subsea permafrost in the Arctic Ocean can’t be blamed on modern humans—it’s been slowly warming down there for thousands of years—it’s just recently however, reached the point where it melts in the summer just enough to allow the methane gases to seep out and bubble up into the sea column above. The researchers have been seeing record levels of methane in the both seawater and permafrost core samples they’ve been collecting over the past several years (they also use sonar to measure the density of bubbles emanating into the seawater). Worse, they have found that methane levels drop dramatically during storms. This means, the researchers report, that all that methane in the seawater is whipped into the atmosphere, adding to the other greenhouse gasses that are contributing more to global warming.

The researchers note that their measurements contradict predictions by other “more dire” reports that a massive “pulse” of methane will very soon add as much as 50 billion tonnes of methane to the atmosphere, causing a dramatic spike in global air temperatures. Instead, they suggest, it appears more likely that the methane will continue to bubble up slowly, but increasingly contributing to greenhouse gases much as is happening currently. They do caution that it is possible the current warming could cause more or bigger storms in the Arctic Ocean, releasing methane on a bigger scale.

Methane increase

Methane increase

One of the many conservative voices of climate change is the IPCC who gathers information from leading scientist and reviews their research. The IPCC reports are prepared and then shared with politicians and then adjusted prior to publication. One such report published in 2009 about the Arctic ice decline stated ( and charts showed ) the summertime ice in the arctic would be gone by 2100. Updated reports not published by the IPCC, but shared by concerned scientists state very clearly that the summertime ice shelves will be gone by 2016. See the MOVIE about Climate Change here

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and is highly flammable and toxic to breath. There are trillions of tons of methane stored within the Earths core and much of it lies beneath the permafrost under the Arctic sea ice and Greenland. Methane has and will continue to seep from the sea floor, but researchers have been finding increased rates of this gas since 2007. With the reduction of ice shelves and the warming of the poles (average warming at the poles is 6 degrees versus 1 degree for the rest of the planet) some are getting concerned for what appears to be more methane and co2 which will only contribute to further warming of the Globe.

John Callahan is committed to educating people on issues that affect their health and well-being.Learn more at reCALIBRATEYOURSELF.COM

Toxic Chemical Found in Fast Food Bread

This week, Subway found out customers don’t like eating a chemical found in yoga mats, shoe rubber and synthetic leather. After one blogger’s petition against azodicarbonamide generated widespread uproar, (see below) Subway Corporate announced plans to remove the ingredient from its bread but did not say when. Currently, its 9-grain wheat, Italian white and sourdough breads contain Azodicarbonamide and so does many more foods.

Petition to remove toxic chemical from food

Petition to remove toxic chemical from food

To left is the petition that the “Food Babe Blog” initiated which created all the news. Bravo to the Food Babe, http://www.foodbabe.com. The media blitz has uncovered serious questions about the food we all eat on a regular basis and has at least one other major chain pondering its own products containing the chemical, but its use at other restaurant chains is fairly widespread and is just coming into light. It is important to realize that the product is approved for use in the U.S. as a dough conditioner and flour bleaching agent up to a certain limit, Apparently Europe and Australia have banned the substance as a food additive.

According to restaurant websites, the following is a list of some products that contain it as an ingredient:

  • Arby’s: croissant, french toast sticks, harvest wheat bun, honey wheat bread, marble rye bread, mini bun, onion bread and sesame seed bun
  • Jack in the Box: bakery style bun, jumbo bun, croissant, grilled sourdough bread and regular bun
  • Chick-fil-A: chargrilled chicken sandwich, chicken salad sandwich, and chargrilled chicken club sandwich
  • McDonald’s: regular bun, bakery style bun, bagel and english muffin, Big Mac bun and sesame seed bun.
  • Burger King: specialty buns, artisan-style bun, sesame seed bun, croissant, english muffin, home-style caesar croutons and french toast sticks.
  • Wendy’s: bagel, premium toasted bun, sandwich bun and panini bread

Following Subway’s announcement, McDonald’s spokeswoman Lisa McComb told CNBC in an interview that “Azodicarbonamide is commonly used throughout the baked goods industry, and this includes some of the bread goods on our menu. While this ingredient is recognized as safe and approved by the FDA, we listen to our customers and evolve to continue to serve the great tasting, quality food they expect from McDonald’s. This ingredient, like all the ingredients we use, is available to consumers on our website.”

Dunkin’ Donuts also said to CNBC in a recent response that, “There are trace amounts of azodicarbonamide, a common ingredient approved as safe by the Food and Drug Administration, in three Dunkin’ Donuts bakery items, including the Danish, Croissant and Texas Toast. All of our products comply with federal, state and local food safety standards and regulations. We are evaluating the use of the ingredient as a dough conditioner in our products and currently discussing the matter with our suppliers.”

Following the recent petition, on www.FoodBabe.com website, (who originally broke the story through her own research) the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest lobbied for the USDA to consider banning it. It noted that when bread containing the chemical is baked, it produces the carcinogen urethane  and “leads to slightly increased levels of urethane in bread that pose a small risk to humans” when azodicarbonamide  is used at its maximum limit. Evidence also suggests the product is harmful in its more industrial form. The United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Executive lists it as a substance that can cause occupational asthma. Meanwhile, a World Health Organization report states, “Case reports and epidemiological studies in humans have produced abundant evidence that azodicarbonamide  can induce asthma, other respiratory symptoms, and skin sensitization in exposed workers. Adverse effects on other systems have not been studied.” So it is clean to us that if it affects the skin then it certainly will affect your health when consumed.

The lesson here folks is that we really have no idea what chemicals are used to manufacture the processed foods that we eat on a regular basis. It is likely that there are more laying in wake and further research will undoubtedly uncover more harm to our bodies from the consumption. The only solution is to begin growing your own fully organic food. This is the only way to control what you eat and have longevity and health.

You can learn how to begin growing your own fully organic food with an EZ Aquaponic kit of your own and a contribution will be made to the Global Aquaponic Initiative for efforts to combat global hunger.