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This Tree Produces 40 Different Types of Fruit
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, food, odd )

Shaheen
- 4 days ago - sciencealert.com.au
Award-winning artist Sam Van Aken has grown a hybridised fruit tree that produces 40 different varieties of stone fruit each year.
Washington Woman Eating Only Pet Food for An Entire Month
Offbeat  (tags: pet food, bizarre, culture, food, health, humans, pets, society, unusual )

Lone
- 20 days ago - ca.shine.yahoo.com
"You would be surprised how tasty dog and cat food can be when it's made right,"
Ever Heard A Porcupine Squeak With Pure Joy While Enjoying A Pumpkin? (Warning: Cuteness Overload!)
Offbeat  (tags: video, Porcupine, pumpkins, Halloween, squeals and sounds of joy, wildlife, pets, GoodNews, protection, food, family, treatment, food, CoolStuff, organic, greenliving, environment, garden, performance, off-beat, odd, funny, goodnews, humor )

Kelly
- 27 days ago - trendting.com
Take this adorable pet Porcupine Called "Teddy Bear" for example. For Halloween his owners brought him a huge basket of his favourite treats - pumpkins. The squeals and sounds of joy he makes while munching through them are simply adorable. ~THIS IS BABY
Zack's Shack: Utah Boy's Lemonade Stand Sends Wheelchairs to Developing Countries
Offbeat  (tags: lemonade stand, wheelchairs, boy, cookies and lemonade, Developing Countries, business, children, culture, food, humans, society )

Lone
- 27 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Eleven-year-old Zack Francom's lemonade stands are changing lives. Since 2010, the Provo, Utah, boy has been selling cookies and lemonade at his annual Zack's Shack to buy wheelchairs for people in developing countries.
Child Abuse? 17-Year-Old Drops After Eating Only Chicken Nuggets Since Age 2 | TakePart
Offbeat  (tags: children, diet, food, nutrition, corporate, parenting, odd, safety )

Jude
- 29 days ago - takepart.com
We can talk about McDonald's nutrition standards. We can talk about our economy's effects on our children. This offbeat story is worth a read.
Please Can You Demand That David Cameron Puts Our Bees Before Syngenta's Profits?
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, endangered, environment, forests, green, government, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, humans, nature, politics, world, wildlife, weather, water, trees, protection, habitat, activists, culture, dishonesty, death, ethics, fami )

Wendy
- 30 days ago - secure.38degrees.org.uk
"If the government approves Syngenta's kneejerk and cynical application then the public are bound to question whether ministers are too close to the agrochemical companies and too distant from the ecology that feeds us.".
How One Grocery Store Is Fighting Food Waste With Ugly Produce
Offbeat  (tags: food, health, interesting, odd, unusual )

Shaheen
- 39 days ago - treehugger.com
Malformed fruits and vegetables are all too often the casualties of grocery stores' aesthetic standards. Consumers gravitate towards the most perfect fruits and veggies, and many stores seek to gratify this impulse.
Genetically Modified 'Super Banana' to Be Tested on Americans
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Australia, Food, GMO, Science, USA )

Ray
- 40 days ago - rt.com
A vitamin-enhanced 'super-banana' developed by scientists is to be tested on humans. The trials are to take place in the US over a six-week period. Researchers aim to start growing the fruit in Uganda by 2020.
US Pressures El Salvador to Buy Monsanto's GMO Seeds
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Conflict, Ecology, Food, GMO, Global economy, Globalization, Health, Human rights, Law, Monsanto, Politics, Scandal, Science, Security, USA )

Ray
- 47 days ago - rt.com
As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.
How Farmers Are Monitoring What Cows Eat Using 'Window' in Their Sides
Offbeat  (tags: Windows, cows, cruelty, food, holes, farming )

Marie
- 66 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Farmers have a wealth of technology and data at their fingertips to get the best from livestock, but one old-fashioned technique still remains.
Nutella: How the World Went Nuts for a Hazelnut Spread
Offbeat  (tags: Chocolate Spread, Food, Nutella )

Ray
- 70 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Nutella, the nutty chocolate spread, is turning 50. Last year some 365 million kilos were consumed - roughly the weight of the Empire State Building - in 160 countries around the world. Half a century ago, in a small town in northern Italy,
Short Changed: Why Americans Are No Longer The Tallest People in the World
Offbeat  (tags: health, interesting, food, government, americans )

Abe
- 74 days ago - nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com
A study reveals that the height of Americans on average is being outpaced by other countries for the first time in its history. The reasons are surprising.
Pesticides Blamed for Spike of Illnesses in Washington State
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Biology, Children, Ecology, Food, Health, Medicine, Science, USA )

Ray
- 75 days ago - rt.com
Washington state health officials are pointing the finger at pesticides as they try to explain the recent surge in illnesses in the central part of the state.
Hilside : Out to Grass in Pastures Green...
Offbeat  (tags: cows, ponies, horses, donkeys, grass, AnimalWelfare, rescued, health, food, pictures, photos )

Borg
- 77 days ago - us2.campaign-archive2.com
Here are of some of our rescued ponies enjoying the start of their summer season grazing out in the fields.having this additional land, which provides every animal with an acre of fresh grass, costs around £100 per cow or horse for the whole summer
The Bird That Impersonates a MEERKAT to Steal Food
Offbeat  (tags: Drongo, meerkat, birds, impersonates, food, steals )

Marie
- 81 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Among the rolling red dunes of the Kalahari Desert, the song of the fork-tailed drongo provides a warning that predators are lurking close by.
 

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