Monthly Archives: July 2022
Delving into the World of Organic Produce
For years now, we’ve been hearing the term organic when it comes to our food. I’ll have to admit when I see something labeled organic, all it tells me is that the particular item is going to cost more. Delving into the world of organic produce should shed a little light on this well-known, yet mysterious word, often used in our daily lives.
What does organic mean? Organic food is grown using unconventional pesticides and natural fertilizers.
People, who nosh on organic food, tend to consume fewer pesticides and antibiotics, but nutritionally, an organic diet as opposed to a diet grown the traditional way are about the same.
Pesticides and herbicides are used in organic farming; however, they simply use what the USDA approves. Inserting my two cents worth, I’m not overly impressed with government approval of anything; however, you can trust food labeled organic. Now if we evaluate the post you just mentally consumed, the term organic probably means about the same things it did when you began reading. Such is the ways of federal advertising.
I myself would tend to lean toward organic foods, and to take it one step further the natural label means very little of anything.
Have a great week and may God bless!
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I Normally Write in the Science Fiction/Fantasy Genre
Even though I normally write in the science fiction/fantasy genre, I have one book that dabbles in time travel. It opens a completely new world, in fact, it opens an infinite number of worlds, each with a vast amount of situations; a number so high, it boggles the mind.
Have you ever known someone who commented about returning to the days of the old west enamored with the romantic side of life at that time, moreover, the way television portrays life in the 19th century?
Take for instance, something as simple as a toothache. Today,an antibiotic would clear up an abscess. If the tooth required extracting, an injection of lidocaine would numb the area allowing the tooth’s painless removal. After a day or so of recovery, the patient could return to a normal lifestyle.
By contrast, 150 years ago liquor was the anesthetic. The dentist, who may sideline as a blacksmith or barber, along with several burly assistants, restrained the patient in the chair. Industrial type instruments were used for extractions.
Simple things, such as a urinary tract infections, an ingrown toenail, or even an ear infection that can be eliminated today with a course of antibiotics, could prove fatal not so many years ago.
Got an inkling to live in a past century? Doesn’t really matter unless someone pulls time travel out of their hat.
Hopefully, just a little something to give your Monday a chuckle. Have a great week . . . on second thought have a better week than that . . . and to take it one further have a wonderful Fourth of July.
May God richly bless and keep you!
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