I'm having a field day going through all of their products. What a great blog with great links. I like the beeswax candles too. I just bought a couple of bee hives, sans bees right now and plan to put them in the garden too. This really is exciting. Yesterday when I went out to water this huge purple egg plant had fallen, there were to red tomatoes, passion fruit and two strawberries. On the way back to the house was an egg one of the chickens had laid. Lunch and dinner. Today I'll check on the tangerine and orange trees. This is the first year everything is producing, even the avacado trees that have been growing for the past 6 years. I'm hoping for the macadamia nut trees to at least do a few nuts this year. I did spot figs on the fig tree and there are baby apples and blossoms on the apple trees we planted last year. There is something about realling living off the fresh organic produce that makes my heart sing. It's still a battle with the white moths on my 4 little broccoli plants that I check on outside the sliding glass door on the deck and I noticed the spinach bolting so I suspect it needs some nutrients and to be cut back. It too is on the deck with the lettuce and garlic.
I would love to know what others are doing with container gardening. Sprouting is next on my list.
Super Sprouts Could Help Reduce Cancer Risk - 21st June 2004
Tasty new weapon in fight against disease
A few forkfuls of sprouted vegetables could help protect against cancer, new research by Professor Ian Rowland and Chris Gill has shown.
Eating just over 100 grams of tasty sprouted vegetables every day for a fortnight has been shown to have clear protective effects against DNA damage in human blood cells, according to the researchers.
“DNA damage is associated with cancer risk. Sources of DNA damage include diet-related carcinogens, and bodily processes like oxidative stress – and the raw sprouts protect against this kind of damage.
“And just a portion – 113 grammes - per day of a mix of broccoli, radish, alfalfa and clover sprouts was enough in our tests to show the protective effect,” said Professor Rowland.
Professor Rowland’s research is to be published this summer in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a respected academic journal of research in the field.
The findings were presented today at BioIreland 2004, – Stepping Stones To Success, a major all Ireland biotechnology conference being held at the University’s of Ulster’s Coleraine campus from June 20-22.
Scientists, politicians, enterprise agency representatives and venture capital finance experts from the US, Europe and beyond are at the University of Ulster’s Coleraine campus for the conference, showcasing the strengths and business opportunities opening up for the island’s burgeoning biotechnology sector.