Creating a market for their products – The Hindu

From www.thehindu.com | December 7, 2015 Sympathy and charity are the last things a self-respecting individual, especially a person who has survived a tough phase of her life, would appreciate. She would want to stand up on her feet and make a living of her own despite the odds. Punarjani Cancer Crusaders Society, being a forum of cancer survivors, is well aware of this, of her insecurities and pride. When Punarjani joins hands with Narmatha-Elegance on Fabrics to find a market for the handmade …

The prison garden supplying organic ingredients to Bali’s healthy eateries

By Jewel Topsfield | June 7, 2015 Bali: While high-end hotels in Bali often insist on importing foie gras, wagyu beef, salmon and truffles, Ubud’s Locavore is the sort of right-on restaurant that has slow food movement devotees salivating. Locavore chef Eelke Plasmeijer sources most of his ingredients in Indonesia, including from his own vegetable garden. (Locavore, the 2007 word of the year in the Oxford American Dictionary, means a person who eats food grown locally.) Critics on the …

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

By Dan Nosowitz| May 8, 2015 There is perhaps no topic more full of confident people shouting diametrically opposed, yet somehow totally scientifically valid, viewpoints back and forth at each other than food. Whether it’s a debate over toxins, trendy diets, cleanses, or raw milk, everyone is very sure that he or she is correct and that everyone else is wrong—and the person on the other side of the fence feels the same way. Not only does this play out in health-food stores and Internet …

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

… material to provide pure oxygen to a person directly from the air, without the need of other equipment. Even more interestingly, the material may also be configured in a device that could absorb oxygen directly from water and allow a diver to stay submerged for long periods of time, without the need for bulky air tanks. “This could be valuable for lung patients who today must carry heavy oxygen tanks with them,” explains Professor McKenzie. “But also divers may one day be able …