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Lava Pool Maderia Portugal

Lava Pool Maderia Portugal

Interview with farmer Joel Salatin

Another Reason Wheat Destroys Your Performance

When you look at biochemistry, it really is amazing that people still think of wheat as a food.

Besides lectins, phytic acid, digestive inhibitors, and various other antinutrients, wheat is mostly contaminated with mold toxins.  The toxins form while the wheat is being transported or stored, but new evidence is showing they’re also common while the plant is growing.

In 2003, there was a massive outbreak of fusarium head blight (FHB) in Western Australia.  FHB is a mold-causing disease that is a major problem for farmers around the world, but until this time Western Australia had been mostly unaffected.  FSB and other mold outbreaks are common around the rest of the country, but this was one of the first such outbreaks in this region.  This adds to the evidence that the problem of mold contamination is only getting worse around the world.  Read full story

My favourite brekky at the moment

My favourite brekky at the moment

Ask any photographer what they’re working on, and they’re sure to tell you about their project. It’s almost as if these days photographers don’t take pictures any longer, they take projects. This being the internet, it would be tempting to simply find someone to blame. Pretend you’re raising a question, and you’d be ready to go: “Have art schools (alternatively: galleries, bloggers, photographers, photobooks, everybody’s grandmothers, whoever else you can think of) killed photography by insisting on projects?” But it’s easy to see how little would be gained from that approach. Instead, it might be worthwhile to try to probe a little deeper. (more)

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Ein halbes Leben in einem winzigen Auto: 1964 wollten zwei deutsche Musiker in einer Ente um die Welt. Nach 20 Jahren kehrte einer von ihnen zurück. Der Abenteurer Manfred Müller feierte in Amerika mit Franz Beckenbauer, wurde in Australien zum TV-Star - und entkam den Vietkong nur knapp. Von Christoph Gunkel. Weiterlesen >>

Ein halbes Leben in einem winzigen Auto: 1964 wollten zwei deutsche Musiker in einer Ente um die Welt. Nach 20 Jahren kehrte einer von ihnen zurück. Der Abenteurer Manfred Müller feierte in Amerika mit Franz Beckenbauer, wurde in Australien zum TV-Star - und entkam den Vietkong nur knapp. Von Christoph Gunkel. Weiterlesen >>

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iPhone 5. A friendly TNT courier delivered mine today. 

iPhone 5. A friendly TNT courier delivered mine today. 

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“Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.”
- Walker Evans
Lunching at French Japanese restaurant BlancHaru in Sydney

Lunching at French Japanese restaurant BlancHaru in Sydney