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About borderslynn

Retired, living in the Scottish Borders after living most of my life in cities in England. I can now indulge my interest in all aspects of living close to nature in a wild landscape. I live on what was once the Iapetus Ocean which took millions of years to travel from the Southern Hemisphere to here in the Northern Hemisphere. That set me thinking and questioning and seeking answers. In 1998 I co-wrote Millennium Countdown (US)/ A Business Guide to the Year 2000 (UK) see https://www.abebooks.co.uk/products/isbn/9780749427917

Sugar and Big Food

I found this definition of Sugar here: Sugar is a carbohydrate that occurs naturally in many foods. The body mostly uses carbohydrates as an energy source. Food producers also add sugar to many products, which can lead a person’s blood … Continue reading

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Pawns in the Game

Author Michael Moss, on page 140 of his book ‘Hooked’, names Northeastern University in Boston, led by Professor Richard Daynard of their Law Faculty for instructing his students to create a database which tracked lawsuits brought by injured smokers. Their … Continue reading

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Stop doing this

Michael Moss in his book ‘Hooked’ revealed the name of another hero we can all be grateful to, the attorney Stephen Joseph. You can read on his website how he took on Philip Morris, the tobacco giants, who owned Kraft, … Continue reading

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We eat to forget. Then we eat for relief.

The above title is from Michael Moss’s book ‘Hooked’ (p71). Moss’s book explains how our bodies have evolved since ancestral hominids roamed the Ethiopian landscape. He then brings us up to date with the chemistry of modern processed foods. People … Continue reading

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Corporates Accessing Science, Perpetuating Conscious Disregard

I have just purchased this book, ‘Hooked’ by journalist Michael Moss. Another leading light in the effort to show we have been made ill by those who worship the mantra ‘profit before people’. Corporates employ scientists to find our vulnerabilities … Continue reading

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Conscious Disregard, continued……..

I previously wrote about the poison Chromium VI which has leached into the rivers and streams of Glasgow City since Shaw Chemicals once processed chemicals in the highly industrial 19th and 20th centuries. Later, in April, I wrote about Industrial … Continue reading

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Conscious Disregard

If we are allergic to nuts we try to follow a diet which has no nuts in it, which is not easy, but anaphylactic shock can kill. When we see people bathing in one of the most polluted rivers in … Continue reading

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O2

There is an excellent Forbes of India article on how oxygen is made for use by patients in hospital. There are three different ways: Vacuum Insulated Evaporator: Storage system of liquid oxygen 2. Oxygen Cylinders: hold oxygen under pressure 3. … Continue reading

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The Air we Breathe

In 2019 I collapsed and was taken to hospital. The paramedics put me on oxygen and took me to hospital. When I breathed that oxygen I thought it was like being in our Glen, standing next to the burn flowing … Continue reading

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Quartz and Solar Panels

‘Clean Energy’, ‘Renewables’, ‘Alternative Energy’……….We can save the Planet! Well, can we do so without savaging the Planet and harming our health? Before we even attempt to create technologies to provide such solutions, we need to lay out the evidence … Continue reading

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