Climate Change and Health …my last post…

This year we have seen wildfires in Australia, USA, parts of the Arctic, the Amazon and central Asia have also experienced unusually severe blazes.

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We are being encouraged to use electric cars, buy local to cut our carbon footprint, practise circular recycling, cook from scratch and use nose to tail eating to cut waste…Tesco in the UK is championing cutting waste…the list goes on…Frankly, I am doing my best and I am still confronted with stark headlines…telling me to do more!

On top of this, we haveCovid-19, the deaths, the effect on the economies of the world which no doubt will hit us in our pockets at some point, when will it stop?…

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I am currently reading Salt, Sugar and Fat and I am astounded at the amount of money being spent by big corporations on research and advertising all aimed at selling their products …it is a vast machine which monitors our shopping habits, which uses scans to see how our brains light up to certain products so that they can get the science right and produce a product which when it hits our taste buds and the info travels to our brains it hits what they call our bliss point so we eat more…we get addicted…our children get addicted…obesity figures grow year on year, the teeth of the nation suffer more decay, diabetes type 2 is on the increase…allergies are on the rise, health conditions which can be directly contributed to the number of chemicals we consume are on the rise and wouldn’t exist more than likely if it wasn’t for the world’s consumption of too much sugar, fat and salt by eating processed foods.

Climate Change…like you and you and you… I do my very best…However, it isn’t just down to me or you…New research shows that around a fifth of all carbon emissions in recent years has come from the assets and suppliers of multinational corporations – and the flow of money indicates that pollution is effectively being outsourced from the developed to the developing world.

Getting this information on record could help to spur more radical climate action from private business, the researchers say – and stop the trend for outsourcing emissions. We all live on the same planet, after all.

Sources:

https://www.sciencealert.com/one-fifth-of-all-carbon-emissions-can-be-traced-back-to-multinational-companies

https://unctad.org/en/Pages/DIAE/FDI%20Statistics/FDI-Statistics-Bilateral.aspx

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0895-9

Between reading sugar, Salt and Fat and the fact that emissions are being outsourced and not attributed to the country of origin and also not being recorded for us to see…Yes us as it affects us all and we can keep doing what we are doing and to what aim? When we are being assaulted, monitored and targeted from all sides by huge multinational corporations…and not forgetting the block editor…x

That’s all from me…I will be concentrating on my writing and my recipes…cooking which I love and of course Saturday Snippets…xxx

About Carol Taylor: 

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a fabulous week and stay safe these are troubling times xx

49 thoughts on “Climate Change and Health …my last post…

  1. joylennick

    Hi Carol, Thanks for reading my modest post. You are to be congratulated on all you do to champion healthy eating and caring for the planet!. Husband now does most of cooking (I managed for 5 of us for 47 years; plus when we ran a hotel for a few years. Hubby cooked the mains & I made starters and desserts.) All great fun but hard work! Lots of great memories. Back to now, if only HONEST POLITICIANS (?) could get together and inject COMMON SENSE into their wooly, greedy actions, how different a place the world would be!! Take care. Hugs xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Blimin sends before I had finished I hate typing on phones… I made pies, lasagne, chilli etc.. All the European food.. Son now does most of the cooking I just bake bread, pickles and sauces… I cooked for 8 when all the kids were at home so take a back step now.. Like you lots of great memories.. I wish we had honest politicians/governments with regards manufacturers… But unlikely to happen… Take care Hugs xxx

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  2. D. Wallace Peach

    It’s distressing, Carol. The fires here in the western US have been terrible. So many people want climate change to become a priority, but we need more than a movement. We need governments to command it of corporations. Our greatest power in the US is our vote. In 44 days, we have our chance.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Absolutely Diana governments do need to step up but big corporations call the shots of that I am convinced.. Yes your greatest power is your vote but do you think enough people will use it wisely… If the news I see is to be believed
      Trump could still swing it his way.. The world watches and hopes not x

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      1. D. Wallace Peach

        Our system doesn’t necessarily put the winner in the presidency. For example, Trump lost the last race by 3 million votes and still ended up being the president. But so many people here can’t stand him. I hope it’s enough. If not, we’re in terrible trouble.

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Sounds like the system requires an overhaul…I of course am an outsider looking in but he does appear to have lost the respect of the outside world…another 4 years and it doesn’t bode well with me…

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  4. V.M.Sang

    The UK government has just announced a trade deal with Japan, mentioning, amongst other things, Cornish Pasties. Here in the UK we import New Zealand lamb when we have lots of lamb here in Sussex, Scotland, Wales, the Lake District, the Peak District etc. It doesn’t make sense.
    In order to satisfy our desire to have particular foods all year round, we fly strawberries, which grow well here, from halfway round the globe. When I was growing up, we looked forward to strawberry season. Now it’s nothing. We get them whenever we want. Seasons mean nothing.
    And yes, we consume too much sugar, but in order to persuade people to eat less, sugar, a natural product, has been replaced in our food by chemicals.
    Parsnips are sweeter than they used to be, as are carrots. Apples have been bred to be sweet, and many varieties have lost that delicious slight acid flavour and are just sweet. We had some courgettes the other day, and even they tasted sweet.
    We need to re-educate our palates, not just replace sugar with chemicals in prepared food but maintain, or increase it in fruit and vegetables.
    And as to the large corporations–well, they are only interestd in making more money and let the planet burn.

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  5. dgkaye

    Big corporations are the problem with their government wheeling and dealing. Great share Carol. You should really consider compiling all your articles into a book so your messages would be shared far and wide. ❤

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  6. Mary Smith

    I’ve been feeling extremely cross recently at how much of the onus is being placed on us individuals, the little people, to solve climate change by recycling, etc., etc. which turns the focus away from those who are really responsible. And, frankly, I don’t really trust what supermarkets like Tesco say about cutting waste – not when they still insist on wrapping broccoli (and other things, up in plastic!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I totally agree with you, Mary… those responsible will just keep on doing what they are doing… While banging the drum about us not doing enough.. Oh I wish I was younger and could meet them head on.. But would I fare better than those who have already tried probably not… I think everyone is so frustrated… You take care, Mary…xx

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  7. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Carol Taylor has been posting very interesting articles on climate change and recycling for the last year, sharing the good, the bad and the ugly.. whilst we have our own responsibilities when it comes to the environment, it unfortunately pales into insignificance when the actions and intentions of a small number of major manufactures play dirty.. Carol is finishing her series with some interesting facts and figures as well as the underhand methods used by food manufacturers to hook us and keep us hooked.. from birth to the grave.. Please head over to read the post in full.. thanks Sally

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  8. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    You have done an amazing job Carol with informing and educating us and I know your frustration as I feel the same with my health post much of the time. I am preaching to those who are already converted, and the ones I would like to reach are not bothered. They feel life is too short not to eat anything they want and take a pill to sort it out when needed. However, you have reached people with your messages and even if we have made small changes to the way we shop or recycle that will make a difference… ♥♥

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  9. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen

    Another really good article Carol. We got into this mess because of millions of thoughtless actions, and we’ll get out of it with millions of thoughtful ones. Every step counts. Shop local as much as possible, and when not, purchase from Fair Trade companies that keep the environment a priority. But organic. Reduce, reuse, and recycle; recycle is the last of the three, not the first. Think about purchases, where is this from? How far did it travel? Was it made with the environment in mind? Do I need it?

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  10. robbiesinspiration

    When you say corporates you mean profits. The whole world Is driven by them and we all want better lives. We all think that people who live natural traditional lives in places like Africa are underprivileged and need to be uplifted. It’s strange isn’t it, how we think our high stress lives in the rat race are better than people who live traditionally off the land.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I have learnt that we are better off here than we ever were when we were part of the rat race, Robbie ..no comparisson for us…children are children and although they have little in the way of “toys” they are far happier generally speaking than many children in the western world…the western world could learn a lot if they lived among some of the underprivileged so to speak…yes poverty needs to be addressed but within limits I wouldn’t wish the rat race on anyone….x

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      1. V.M.Sang

        When I was growing up, we made our own ‘toys’ from things we found. A twig attached to a bicycle wheel turned it into a motorcycle. A bent twig became a gun (for playing ‘cowboys and indians’. It wasn’t frowned upon then.) A sheet over an old-fashioned clothes maiden became a tent. A stick could be almost anything, and the (useless) bows and arrows made from branches and string gave endless fun.
        Nowadays, many of the things we made are mass produced. You can even buy games for things like Battleships and noughts and crosses that you can play just as well with pencil and paper.
        People now seem to think that you need a manufactured product for it to be any good. But I bet we got more fun from our home-made stuff.
        (And my two youngest grandchildren had a whole afternoon playing with a large cardboard box. It was everything from a ship to a spaceship.)

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I know Viv that is exactly what the kids do here they make things and play for hours outside and we still play noughts and crosses and hangman with the kids with paper and pencil…no mod cons here….Why do they need that when there are trees to climb and camps to be made….so much more fun and healthier for them isn’t it Viv…What kid wouldn’t rather have box than what is in it? …x

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  11. quotidian2911

    A very good post…The bigger corporations are able to compete because of the mass manufacturing. I personally try and get most of the goods from local producers… it helps them to increase their revenue too. People should try as much as possible to obtain local produce…

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  12. petespringerauthor

    Unfortunately, I think that many corporations will not change their wasteful practices until it affects their bottom line. If competitors make positive changes, they are more likely to do the same.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Absolutely Pete, but who if any will make the first move and how far will they be prepared to go. I am losing faith and expectations of any major company doing anything which will not incease their profitability.

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