Germs and Airplanes

Airplanes are one of the places which is a haven for germs to breed.  I came across this article, “6 places germs breed in a plane” and I think it really hits the mark as to how you can protect yourself. Here are the 6 areas to look for: Source http://www.msnbc.msn.com/ Tip 1 Water –

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All Natural Fast Food

Sounds like an oxymoron!  It is true! I could not believe it myself. Shake Shack – An east coast Hamburger Fast-Food Chain is quickly becoming a popular restaurant out east. Check out this menu of all-natural ingredients from their website under the Food Category, Nutritional Information. Shake Shack Shake Shack prides itself in sourcing premium

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Flood waters could damage existing grains

“The grain impacted by the 2011 flooding should be destroyed and not blended with uncontaminated grain”  Source  Wallace Farmer, June 25, 2011 Most of the grain that was stored prior to the floods had been moved, but what about the current grain in the field. “Iowa Secretary  of Agriculture Bill Northey, reminded farmers in a

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What is the connection betwen Toyota and Compost

Toyota has developed a deodorizer for swine manure compost, according to an article at Marketwatch.com, June 20, 2011.  Toyota Roof Garden Co., LTd a TMC, (Toyota Motor Corporation subsidiary) has manufactured and released a product to …breakdown ammonia as well as butryic acid, propionic and acid and other short-chain fatty acids that contribute to the

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Missouri River Flood – View from above

Check out this view from a person landing into Eppley Airfield by Omaha, Nebraska.  This video was shot on June 13, 2011. Think of the devastation that has already occurred. Look at the Interstate underwater.

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Plant Tissue Testing Answers

Yesterday, people were inquiring about all kinds of testing, but half of the calls were for plant tissue testing. Growers are trying to get their plants tested to see what the next step in their soil/plant nutrient plan should be. It is really the talk out in the fields. Several dealers are pushing the idea

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Missouri River Flooding 2011- Checking Levees

Today, people everywhere are moving their belongings, working around the clock to reinforce levees with the upcoming Missouri River Flooding eventually making a big impact on Iowa and Nebraska Communities. Hamburg Iowa looks to be the first town that could be hit the hardest. Preparations are being made to reinforce levees.  “Swollen Missouri River threatening

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Corn Planting 2011 Setbacks

All of the moisture in April and May has contributed to a very late planting season. Typically, corn growers like to have their crops in the ground by May 15, 2011.  Here is a story of one Ohio grower who is really wanting to get a chance to plant his field. Here is another view

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Missouri River Flood Preparations 2011

Today, I am leaving you with some real pictures of projected flooding that will occur along the Missouri River in the next 7 to 10 days with no relief in site. The problem lies further upstream in Montana. Heavy snows and recent heavy rains have created snow/water levels over 200% above normal and up to

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Living Green – What Works and What Doesnt

I have often wondered about what it would take to go green or at least do my part to change some of my habits to create a cleaner  environment. Some the ways I have changed Switched to energy-efficient bulbs, (although the new bulbs are full of mercury) not sure this counts Planted a garden to

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