REMEMBER WHICH GEAR TO ENGAGE IN LIFE

Learning how to drive can be an interesting experience. I remember learning how to reverse and drive off along an estate road with steep gradient. The space between the houses was also so economical. This meant that reversing the car out of my house would bring it very close to the opposite house. If you're … Continue reading REMEMBER WHICH GEAR TO ENGAGE IN LIFE

OUR FOOD AND PESTICIDE RESIDUE

Glyphosate is a chemical that hit the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. Apparently, a groundsman who had been exposed to it over time due to his work filed a case against the manufacturer of 'Roundup' the brand name of glyphosate. The reason for the lawsuit: he'd been diagnosed with cancer whose origin could … Continue reading OUR FOOD AND PESTICIDE RESIDUE

WASTE(D) ENERGY

Waste(d) energy are thoughts about using waste around us to provide us with one of our basic needs…energy

The Space

Though energy from waste looks inspiring, it takes more than just ideas to make it work.

Perhaps the best place to start is understanding what benefit each type of waste brings to the table.

ROTTING MATTER

Though organic or rotting matter constitutes a huge chunk of domestic and agricultural waste, diverse methods could be applied in drawing energy out of it.

PYROLYSIS

Pyrolysis is the burning of organic matter in the absence of oxygen to produce highly carbonized matter also known as biochar.

Though biochar is applied in agriculture as a soil amendment, it could well be used as an energy source in the name of charcoal.

But in our day and age, where we seek to discourage charcoal use, what alternatives are available for biochar use in energy?

BIO-OILS

Different pyrolysis temperatures and durations may produce diverse products such as bio-oils which are fuels that could be used domestically.

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How is Food Safety Ensured in Factories?

By Lena Milton (Guest Writer) The Importance of Food Safety Standards Food safety is one of the most important aspects of the massive food chain-of-production, from slaughter to plate. As an umbrella for all aspects of safety, food safety includes both the processes used to protect workers during the production of food and food products, … Continue reading How is Food Safety Ensured in Factories?