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Okay folks as we seem to be heading in to some warm dry weather we need to talk about #bees and #water.

Please #retweet this to provide bees a helping hand. Thanks


Given that they can collect water, their nectar based diet and their ability to generate…
…large amounts of water metabolically during flight #bumblebees are less prone to dehydration/desiccation than most terrestrial insects.

However they still need safe access to water.

Research suggests that #bees locate sources of #water by smell rather than sight.
#water is a source of essential #nutrients for #bees and this explains their preference for ‘dirty’ water sources containing organic matter, algae etc.

Indeed #honeybees have the ability to and will change their preferred source of #water to an alternative in order to…
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Cerebral atrophy (brain shrinkage) in an infant: Sad story with a happy ending

1. 10-month old infant was brought by his parents with generalized weakness & lethargy for 4 months. His motor milestones had also slowed down. He was evaluated by a local pediatrician.
2. Thyroid profile was normal. MRI brain showed severe, diffuse cerebral atrophy (generalized shrinkage of brain).
Anticipating a neurodegenerative disease, pediatrician referred the infant for a neurologist's opinion.
I took a detailed history and ordered for a blood test.
3. I reserved my opinion regarding prognosis, until the blood report came. I also did not want to send the infant for a series of investigations to rule out rare neurodegenerative diseases before seeing the blood test report.
Mother was a strict vegetarian, which gave the clue.
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Bottle gourd is warm-season #fruit vegetable. It is grown throughout India and its fruits are available throughout year. It is one of the best fruit for human being, gifted by nature having composition of all essential #nutrients that are required for normal and good human health
Fruits(Bottle gourd) of the sweet variety contain carbohydrate (2.5%), protein (0.2%), fat (0.1%) (ether extract), fibers (0.6%), mineral matter (0.5%), calcium and phosphorous (<0.01%) and iodine (4.5 μg/kg).
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Thread on #Magnesium and why it is fundamental for our #health. #micronutrients
..many people debate the various ratios of #macronutrients like #protein, #fat, and #carbohydrates in their diet to find their optimal health. Which is great as we are #bioindividuals but most miss out on #micronutrients like #vitamins and #minerals.
The way our bodies are able to use the #macronutrients is fully dependent on how our #enzymatic pathways are influenced by various #micronutrients. One of the most important amongst is #magnesium.
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In IPES-Food's latest report, 'The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology', we focused on a series of obstacles that prevent the transition to agroecological #foodsystems.

🌱 One such obstacle is the *access to #seeds & #organic inputs*. Here's a quick thread on why this matters! 👇🏿

#Farmer seed systems - through which farmers select, multiply, conserve & exchange a wide range of reproducible varieties - are an essential component of #agroecology, which relies on diversity at all levels (including crop genetic diversity). 🌱🌿🌾

#DidYouKnow that these systems account for up to 90% of the seeds used in some African countries? And in #Mali, peasant seed systems make up 75% of the varieties grown in the country.

❗️ However, these systems are lacking in legal recognition and policy support ❗️

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/08/2020…
Why Decentralization Matters. We’ve forgotten there’s a better way to… | by Chris Dixon | OneZero…

The debate over masks today is a lot like the decades-long fight to mandate seat belts - CNN…

#belts #debate #seat #masks
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Centuries ago, like now, there were hostels, posadas or taverns where food was served in exchange for money, as in a thermopolium in Rome (snack-bar) where we, readers of @LRB @TwitterBooks @nytimes @NewYorker @washingtonpost, would often go
After the #fall of the #Roman #Empire in these businesses food was served in shared tables and consisted of a fixed menu, according to what was already prepared. Even the nobility, like celebrities today, would frequent when traveling.
But, when did the concept and business of restaurants truly begin?
It began with Paracelsus (1493-1541), a brilliant Swiss physician who modernized medicine with rational clinical judgment and changed the way we eat in the #Western #world.
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