geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • “Monsanto Buys Up Heirloom Seed Suppliers…” [#geekgirl]

    [Image Credit: permaculture.co.uk]

    [Image Credit: permaculture.co.uk]

    [From an article at permaculture.co.uk] “The NM Tree and Garden Center located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico has discovered that Monsanto is buying heirloom seed companies. They are also buying the trademarks to a number of heirloom seeds. This means that you may think you are supporting an heirloom seed company but in reality the company is owned by Monsanto. The seeds themselves are still non-GMO and heirloom and they can be saved at the end of the harvest and resown next season, but you are still giving money to Monsanto.”

  • Tassie Wilderness Retains Protection [#geekgirl]

    Via Tony Burke (MP): “…the World Heritage Committee rejected the demand from the Abbott Government – this means the Tasmanian Wilderness is still protected.”

  • The Shamanic View of Mental Illness [#geekgirl]

    [Image Credit: EWAO]

    [Image Credit: EWAO]

    [From an extremely interesting article at EWAO] ‘”Taking a sacred ritual approach to mental illness rather than regarding the person as a pathological case gives the person affected–and indeed the community at large–the opportunity to begin looking at it from that vantage point too, which leads to “a whole plethora of opportunities and ritual initiative that can be very, very beneficial to everyone present,” states. Dr. Somé.”

  • “Plastic Free July: Take The Challenge!” [#geekgirl]

    [From 1millionwomen.com.au] “What’s the challenge? The aim is simple: don’t use any single use plastic for the whole month of July. The execution takes a bit more creativity, but alternatives are readily available if we just make that extra effort. Check out plasticfreejuly.org for loads of tips and to sign up to the challenge.”

  • Climate Council Seasonal Update: Abnormal Autumn [#geekgirl]

    [Via climatecouncil.org.au]

    [Via climatecouncil.org.au]

  • Saving Dolphins [#geekgirl]

  • “Oregon counties ban cultivation of GMO crops…” [#geekgirl]

    [Reported by GT] “Despite the flood of corporate money poured into two small Oregon counties, local residents voted on Tuesday to ban genetically engineered crops from being planted within their borders.

    Although Jackson County itself is home to less than 120,000 registered voters, the measure to ban genetically modified crops (GMOs) made headlines around the nation when it was revealed that large biotech companies like Monsanto were pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the area in order to affect the vote’s outcome.”

  • “Watch the first wild cranes in western Britain in 400 years…” [#geekgirl] [#yayness]

  • “Honey offers new approach to fighting antibiotic resistance…” [#geekgirl]

    [From an article at Science Daily] “Honey, that delectable condiment for breads and fruits, could be one sweet solution to the serious, ever-growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, researchers say. In addition, several studies have shown that honey inhibits the formation of biofilms, or communities of slimy disease-causing bacteria.”

  • Live Feed of The Partial Solar Eclipse on Right Now [#geekgirl]