CANCER ALERT OVER TALC

Harvard Medical School in Boston have studied 3,000 women & found that women who use talcum powder every day are 40% more likely to develop ovarian cancer.  Those using it once a week raised the risk by 36%.  Talc is made from hydrous magnesium silicate which is thought may cause internal inflammation which could lead to ovarian …

SOIL ASSOCIATION URGES BAN ON PESTICIDES TO HALT BEE DEATHS Guardian 29.9.08

It looks like pesticides are implicated in the problem of the disappearing bee population across the globe. The Guardian reported that:  pesticides called Neonicotinoids have been suspended from use by the Italian govt. after it accepted that this group of pesticides are implicated in killing honeybees.  France, Germany & Slovenia has also issued restrictions on which …

Jacket Spud

When the weather gets colder, for lunch or tea I often think a jacket potato is great. Don’t do it in the microwave, though, for goodness sake. If you’re going to have one, pop them in the oven early (they take about an hour or so) so you get a nice crispy one. Yum! (If …