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Food Variety

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In 80 Years, We Lost 93% Of Variety In Our Food Seeds
IT’S DOWNRIGHT SCARY TO SEE THE LACK OF DIVERSITY IN THE HEALTHIEST FOODS WE EAT.
Seeds are tricky things. On one hand, we have the whole Omnivore’s Dilemma argument, that industrialized and genetically engineered food is probably bad. And on the other, we have strains of vegetables that can grow four times as much produce on the same plot of land as their heirloom counterparts--a successful, man-dictated genetics that we’ve actually been fueling for millennia. After all, we wouldn’t have the heirloom seeds of today if our grandfather’s grandfather’s grandfather hadn’t saved the seeds from the sweetest watermelons or the most drought-resistant cantaloupes.
I don’t know that any of us can honestly assess the repercussions of our actions, but I do know one thing: This National Geographic infographic by John Tomanio is staggering. Using the metaphor of a tree, it charts the loss of U.S. seed variety from 1903 to 1983. And what you see is…

Carbon Emission World Wide

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8 foods you didn't know that contain Meat!

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Know What Your Eating!

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It's a Scary though, but here's some of where your Food Additives come from!

So What If You Don’t Sleep Enough?

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ACTUALLY, YOU’LL DIE EARLIER, BE FATTER, AND BE WORSE AT YOUR JOB. How many times have you told yourself (especially when you're up at 2 a.m. on a Sunday night): "Eh, it's just sleep." Is it just sleep, though? What happens to your health when you're not sleeping enough?
This infographic designed by FFunction for Zeo, a company that makes an electronic "sleep coach," is less of a real data visualization than a set of illustrated facts. But the facts are pretty gobsmacking. For example, we, as a nation, seem pretty tired all the time: Only 7% of people get eight hours of sleep a night. But the effects of this might be calamitous: Getting less sleep is associated with a 200% rise in cancer, a 100% rise in heart disease, and a 20% rise in the likelihood you'll be dead in 20 years. Not only will you be less healthy, you'll be fatter. People who sleep an hour more each day lose 14.3 pounds per year. And 1 in 3 women find themselves too sleepy for sex:
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Some unlikely sources of nutrients

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