SEPTIC TANK SYSTEMS MAKE GOOD SENSE

I came across a statistic which surprised me and may surprise you too. Did you know that 25 percent of existing homes and 40 percent of new homes in the United States make use of septic tank waste water systems? They are not linked to your usual first world sewage systems. And it meets with the approval of EPA and Congress who in 1997 officially recognised onsite wastewater treatment systems (aka septic tanks).

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BEWARE ULTRA-FILTERED HONEY

There was an interesting piece on the internet rearding an investigation conducted by Food Safety News about the ultra-filtering of Chinese honey being imported into the United States. The report claimed that 76 percent of samples from large stores in the US were selling Chinese honey which had had the pollen removed. According to the FSN the lack of pollen in most convential “honey” products is due to these products having been ultra-filtered.

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THE LARGEST LIVING BIO-FILTER

Here is a picture of the largest living bio-filter in North America using hydroponics. This wall of plants is 23 meters high by almost 7 meters wide …the network of vegetation grows hydroponically between two layers of a rough material and without soil.

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