Saturday, February 6, 2010

farmdoc's blog post number 657

Here’s this week’s compendium. This week…

1. I came across Greenpeace’s recently released Guide to Greener Electronics 14th Edition [1]. Makes for interesting reading.

2. the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reported on Australian research which concluded that among the elderly, having a Body Mass Index in the overweight range (25.0 to 29.9) may confer a lower mortality risk than having one in the normal range (18.5 to 24.9) [2]. Counterintuitive, but interesting. More research is needed.

3. top Hamas commander Mahmoud Abdel Raouf Al-Mabhouh, who was in charge of smuggling weapons and explosives from Iran into Gaza, died in his Dubai hotel room [3]. He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.

4. Hepburn Wind announced it had placed an order with a German company for the supply of two wind turbines, and their installation at Leonards Hill (near Daylesford) [4]. Wonderful news – for the community and the planet.

5. current Australian of the Year, Professor Patrick McGorry, was appointed a patron of RSPCA Tasmania. He’s the brother of RSPCA Tasmania director Suzanne Cass [5]. WTF – ignoring the nepotism, the good professor doesn’t even live in Tasmania.

6. I read and liked this Journal Watch Psychiatry titled ‘How to Stay Healthy’ [6]. Sounds eminently sensible to me.

7. Nutrition Diva wrote that to get the most nutrient from citrus fruits, when you peel them, leave some of the white pith attached to the fruit [7]. Why not.

8. Darling Indi, Jazzy and Zephyr started the new school year. I hope they have a fun time. And that they learn a bit along the way – which they’ll do if they have a fun time.

Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.

1 comment:

Meg said...

I look fwd to these compendiums so much!

Here's to a happy and safe week for you lot too. xx