I haven’t been on in ages, so I just wanted to let you all know that I hope your Christmas, or which ever holiday you celebrate went well. Here’s to a new year! Woot! 2012! Any awesome “resolutions” for the coming year?
Vegan Gingerbread Cupcakes (AKA I Hope Your Mum Likes Gingerbread cupcakes)
This is just the Guy Fawkes Day cake recipe but poured into a muffin tin and baked for 18-25 min. Then topped with not too sweet vegan buttercream frosting, and the gingerbread men are made of this cookie recipe. Then there is a bit of shaved chocolate on top too.
by Anthony Gucciardi
New research has confirmed what myself and other health-conscious individuals have been saying about Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup — the carcinogenic chemical it contains known as glyphosate has been found to be contaminating the groundwater in areas where it is being applied.Glyphosate is carcinogenic, genotoxicity, neurotoxicty, hepatoxicity, and nephrotoxicity.
What does this mean? It means that toxic glyphosate is now polluting the world’s drinking water through the widespread contamination of aquifers, wells and springs.
The explosive study that confirmed the contamination effect of Monsanto’s Roundup was published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last month, in which researchers discovered that 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain were actually above the limit of quantification.
This means that glyphosate was actually not breaking down rapidly, despite Monsanto’s claims that the chemical would do so. Without the key ability to readily break down, it is apparent that glyphosate is polluting groundwater in alarming quantities, enough to pose a significant threat to the purity of drinking water wherever it is used.
It is also important to note that due to its resistance to biodegradability, glyphosate may be lurking in nature for a very long time. But is there really cause for concern?
Glyphosate is classified by the the EPA as a Class III toxic substance, and can kill an adult in as little as 30 grams. Even more concerning is the fact that glyphosate, and Monsanto’s Roundup as a whole, have been linked to conditions such as:
- Hormonal disorders
- DNA damage
- Endocrine disease
- Skin cancer
- Kidney damage
- Liver damageIt is clear that even a little glyphosate in your drinking water is dangerous, but we aren’t seeing alittle glyphosate in the groundwater samples. Instead, we are seeing the extreme contamination of otherwise pure water, all for the purpose of spraying crops that you eat with Monsanto’s carcinogenic Roundup.It is time for Monsanto to stop threatening public health, the environment, and the future of the planet. Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide should be banned for its adverse impact on health and the environment.Explore More:
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Our Perfect Veggie Burger
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- Flax eggs: 2.5 tbsp ground flax + 1/2 cup warm water, mixed in bowl
- 1 cup oats, processed into flour* (other flours might work)
- 1.5 cups bread crumbs (I processed 3 pieces of Ezekiel bread until fine crumb)*
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and roughly pureed or mashed
- Heaping 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley (or fresh herb of choice)
- 1/3 cup almonds, chopped (toasted if preferred)
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, (toasted if preferred)
- 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Tamari (soy sauce)
- 1.5 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. oregano
- Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp kosher salt)
1. Preheat oven to 350F (if baking). In a large skillet, sauté onions and garlic in 1/2 tbsp oil. Mix your flax egg together in a small bowl and set aside for at least 10 mins while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
2. Place all ingredients (except spices and salt) into a large mixing bowl and stir very well. Now, add seasonings and salt to taste.
3. With slightly wet hands, shape dough into patties. Pack dough tightly as this will help it stick together. I made 8 medium patties.
4. Cooking methods: You can fry the burgers in a bit of oil on a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side. If baking in the oven, bake for 25-30 mins (15-17 minutes on each side) at 350F, until golden and crisp. For the BBQ, pre-bake the burgers for about 15 minutes in oven before placing on a pre-heated grill until golden and crisp on each side. Our preferred method of cooking was frying in the skillet!!
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