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From VietNamNet | December 9, 2015 Bamboo bicycle – a superb Vietnamese product VietNamNet Bridge – A Vietnamese automobile engineer Pham Minh Tri has made a bamboo bicycle which is strong, beautiful and environmentally friendly. With a master’s degree from a prestigious school in Germany, Tri decided to return to Vietnam to set himself up in business. He is well known as the maker of the bamboo bicycle which is as good as similar products of the same kind in the world. Tri had to …

Vegan café sees greater demand for local food

… wasn’t a lot of local business infrastructure,” Tighe said. “I’ve seen it really kind of rise out of nowhere. It’s been a lot of grassroots, purposeful local initiatives for small businesses, so now we do have farm-to-restaurant suppliers that did not exist before.” Owner and co-founder Chris Blanc said the restaurant has been able to better incorporate local foods into its menu over time. “We’re definitely more local now than when we …

‘Alternative’ Investments: Marijuana and Climate Change

By John Kimelman | June 9, 2015 Most investors can do just fine by buying a fund pegged to the S&P 500 or focusing on a list of 10 stocks with solid dividends. But that would be so square, man. Indeed, most investment stories churned out each day are the kind your parents’ generation could easily relate to. But sprinkled in amidst the conventional fare are occasional stories that play on themes that might have once seemed suited only for the counterculture. In recent months, for example, …

The Dirt on Growing Food in Water: Some Think It Can’t Be Organic | TakePart

… “This is kind of the proverbial Soylent Green in terms of a plant,” said Mark Kastel, an organic advocate and cofounder of the nonprofit farm group the Cornucopia Institute. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: The Dirt on Growing Food in Water: Some Think It Can’t Be Organic | TakePart …

The Dutch Are Planning a Giant Wind-Turbine Tourist Attraction – CityLab

By John Metcalfe | April 7, 2015 The bladeless “Windwheel” would have a hotel and an odd kind of roller coaster. Medium-level boosters of ecofriendly living might power their homes with residential wind systems. But for those who want to go all the way, nothing screams “green” more than using wind turbines and residing in one, too. Making this sustainable habitat is the dream of the Dutch Windwheel Corporation, a group of Rotterdam companies that wants to install homes on …

Greenville moms launch organic baby food company

… geared toward older children. “We both thought the processed foods available for babies were bland and tasted kind of bad, and they’re heat processed and treated and lose a lot of nutrients,” Gates says. To finish reading this article, please click on this link: via Greenville moms launch organic baby food company. …

True Food Kitchen chef favors healthy, ethnic foods

… House, but I get cravings for Tacos Jalisco that won’t be stopped. Thankfully, they’re open late. I also love the Penang curry and green papaya salad at Thai Basil, and enjoyed a really interesting meal at SumoMaya. And I’m still discovering new places. Why did you become a chef? I get so much pleasure out of feeding and taking care of people, plus it’s my creative outlet … and I’m kind of an adrenaline junkie. I don’t have any desire to jump out of a …

What Effect Does Environment Have On Size? Researchers Study Ants To Find Out : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… played by the gene, like turning the volume switch of a radio up or down. “Basically, what we found was a kind of cascading effect. By modifying the methylation of one particular gene, that affects others, in this case the Egfr gene, we could affect all the other genes involved in cellular growth,” Sebastian Alvarado of McGill University said. These complex traits appear to be influenced by environment as much as they are by genetics, the study revealed. The process might be …

Groundbreaking biofuel project brings new life to Cornish mine | Environment | The Guardian

… algae is thought to be the first of its kind in the world. Dead algae has been used to filter water but the Wheal Jane project uses live algae found at the site to “remediate” its toxic water. The scientists had initially been interested in the ability of reeds in the flooded area around the mine to absorb toxic substances. But then they started examining the algae on the reeds and realised that it had special properties. via Groundbreaking biofuel project brings new life to Cornish mine | …