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Cotton and Wool Blending

Like much of our knowledge and language, the word ‘cotton’ comes from Arabic ‘quton’. As with wool and silk, so cotton is a natural fabric and is comfortable to the most sensitive skin. It is soft yet strong; is absorbent; … Continue reading

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Wool

Killing a sheep and cutting off its skin to provide clothing is obviously a skill humans have been honing for thousands of years, since we skinned many animals to clothe us, and ate the meat, used the bones to create … Continue reading

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The Battle Against Nature for Cotton

Using modern techniques, it has been possible to identify the earliest cotton in a copper bead within a grave in Mehrgarh. It is thought the first cotton was grown and utilised by early farmers in this region of what is … Continue reading

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C02 and Agricultural Practices

Since Neolithic times, when humans became farmers, we have sought ways to change land use to fit our needs. We have terraced hillsides to grow food, we have developed irrigation and switched routes of rivers to benefit land where water … Continue reading

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Living Things and the Carbon Dilemma

Since Joseph Black discovered carbon dioxide and chemists began to understand its importance, we have harnessed it for many advantageous applications which assist humans in their endeavours. The medical world has grown thanks to our understanding of how living things … Continue reading

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‘Socioeconomic Divisions have Worsened’

9/11 did not change the world – it was already on the path to decades of conflict Republished on September 11th, 2021 September 10, 2021 11.47am BST Author Paul RogersProfessor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford Disclosure statement Paul Rogers is … Continue reading

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Petrochemicals vs Life Itself

In a previous blog regarding DuPont and Conscious Disregard, I have tried to show how our human behaviour has allowed the growth of petrochemical industries to grow exponentially, thus condemning us to a biopersistent toxicity which is killing all life … Continue reading

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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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Smelting non-ferrous metals: soil and air pollution

Non-ferrous metals are pure metals, mostly without traces of iron. They are more costly than ferrous metals. They are light in weight, not magnetic, possess high conductivity. The important ones today are aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin, titanium, zinc. Mined … Continue reading

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Will we be Fishless soon?: Part II

I often see livestock standing happily in rivers and streams. They are innocent, the farmers are not. We learned centuries ago that livestock, particulary dead livestock, in water courses leads to contamination of all water which was once running pure … Continue reading

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