For Your Information

Here we are with week two of Thursday’s “For Your Information”.  Remember, this is where we trade intelligence: I share with you and you share with me. Ready?

*Peas and eggplant contain antifertility agents. I think I’m gonna have to stop eating these!

*A single carrot per day cuts the risk of lung cancer among smokers in half! (read in Nourishing Traditions)

*Some strawberry farms spray 500 pounds of pesticides per acre. Buy organic. (fact from a 1993 Environmental Working Group Study)

*Bees maintain a temperature of 92-93 degrees Fahrenheit in their central brood nest regardless of whether the outside temperature is 110 or -40 degrees.

*The brain of a worker honey bee is about a cubic millimeter but has the densest neuropile tissue of any animal.

Okay, Your Turn!

3 Comments on “For Your Information”

  1. Blakely says:

    Toxic house plants poison more children than household chemicals.

    You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.

    Rats destroy an estimated 1/3 of the world’s food supply each year.

  2. Alicia M says:

    1) The use of rbGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) in dairy cows leads to increased levels of IGF-1 in the milk. IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1) is a hormone that humans naturally have, but the increased IGF-1 from cow’s milk can lead to higher rates of fraternal twinning. However, don’t use this as a way to have twins if you want them because increased IGF-1 is also linked to several cancers including breast, prostate, colon, and lung cancers.

    2) Wal-Mart (of all places) has made their store brand milk (Great Value) rbGH-free. So at least if you can’t afford organic, you should be able to get rbGH-free milk!

  3. Great tip on the Walmart milk, Alicia! I hadn’t heard that.
    Blakely, what would happen if rats ate a toxic plant in your child’s room while you were sleeping in front of the tv? Would that change the statistics at all? :)

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