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The Environment – Who Cares For It?

The Environment – Who Cares For It?

By Clifford Woods

The whole world is going green. The going green campaign is one that has taken root in all parts of the world as a result of the growing concerns of environmental degradation.

The Environment – Who Cares For It?

From social media to TV advertisements, every possible platform is being used to raise awareness on the horrifying situation we are currently in as far as the environmental care is concerned. There is cause to worry and you can find out why below:

Why Should We Care?

  • 70% of marine life risks extinction
  • By 2100, a third of all species may be extinct
  • Between 15% and 20% of global methane emission comes from farm animals
  • Over 850 million trees are chopped each year
  • 25,000 people die daily due to water contamination and shortage
  • 12,000 tons of carbon dioxide are added to the atmosphere every minute
  • 50 tons of productive soil are blown off and washed away from cropland every single minute

The list is endless and it’s safe to say that we are living in a sorry state as far as our environment is concerned.

Scientists tell us that at this rate, the ozone layer may be depleted to a point where life could be unsupported in just 200 years. This means that only microbial life will be around with higher life forms dying at a much faster rate. It’s not just plants and animals that are at threat of extinction, but the human race as well.

Why Should We Protect The Environment?
The answer for this is quite obvious; we have no other choice. The environment supports life and all components that we depend on for survival is provided via the environment. This means that our reproductive growth, development activities and civilization are all at the mercy of our environment.

Environment Care: Which Way Forward?
While talking about the problem helps, what matters most is getting a solution and we do not need to depend on our governments or celebrities to endorse environmental care. There are two key things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint and these are:

  1. Recycle: By recycling and using recyclable products, we reduce the number of landfills we have and the amount of pollution that goes into the air due to production and manufacturing. Can you believe that each ton of recycled paper actually saves 17 trees and 380 oil gallons? This just shows that we can indeed make a difference in our own small way.
  2. Become Energy Efficient: There are many ways in which we can become energy efficient. For starters, we could move to alternative forms of energy. Solar and wind energy are not only feasible, but free. Energy efficiency can be achieved just by changing several things in our lifestyles, such as the way we utilize energy, the products we use every day and even the cars we drive.

Goals that need to be met
So, anything that contaminates the air, water or other areas of the environment can diminish the quality of life as well as shorten a long life. As times go on, we are contaminating more and more of our drinking water, which is the number one resource that all animals, plants, and human beings need to continue to sustain healthy growth.

A famous advocate for environmental care once said that if we were unkind to the environment, nature would not be kind to us.

The Environment – Who Cares For It?

Answer: we all use the environment and so it is we who should care for it.

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Clifford WoodsClifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology
We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Natural Organic Solutions.

Organic Versus Chemical

Organic Versus Chemical

By Clifford Woods

The world, for almost the past two decades, has become highly aware and concerned about health and environmental issues. Though people were concerned about such issues earlier as well, they definitely lacked the means of raising their voice in this regard. With social media becoming one of the most influential tools in educating people, the advocates of organic have become very active in this dominion and quite rightly so, because there is no reason to doubt the accessibility and effectiveness of this medium.

So, what exactly is it about this organic food?

Organic Versus Chemical

Well, in the simplest scientific explanation, any food substances that are carbon based, which are known to be the basic building block of life, are referred as being organic. Many carbon compounds that are human-made, or synthetic are organic compounds too. Plastics are organic, and so are most synthetic wonder drugs, as far as chemists are concerned.

So a Chemist would even say most of the synthetic fertilizers, the ones that “organic” gardeners don’t use, are organic too. This is because synthetic fertilizers are made of molecules that are made of mostly carbon atoms. By this definition, almost everything that we consume as food is technically organic.
However, it is the agricultural context of food consumables that differentiates organic from inorganic or chemical produce.

Organic food must not contain synthetic chemicals at all, starting right from the ground level, as early as a farmer preparing his fields for cultivation of any kind. He needs to stay away from using in his soil any petroleum based fertilizers or any other material that is chemically altered. To make it easily understandable, compost and manure are to be resorted to as natural fertilizers, but Miracle-Gro is to be totally avoided.

As a matter of fact, the use of chemicals is unacceptable even for disease and pest control. When treatment is needed, the farmer is expected to treat the crops with insecticidal soap as well as Neem oil, but the store-brought chemical based sprays are prohibited when it comes to organic.

Organic food has to be all natural and totally free of any kind of genetic alteration. Instead of achieving the desired results through unnatural ways, organic produce requires resorting to conventional hand pollination and selective breeding procedures.

The GMO foods (genetically modified) are known to have gone through some tempering at a genetic level. For example, in order to produce higher yields or making the crops drought resistant, the genetics of GMO food products are tempered with, which makes it devoid of organic certification.

As a matter of fact, it is not only about how organic produce is farmed; one also needs to make sure that organic food does not come into contact with non-organic food. For that, one also needs to ensure separate packaging and shipment of organic food, avoiding any contact with any types of chemical ingredients at any level. People advocating organic produce not only recommend it for its chemical free nature, but they also deem it as more nutritious and tasty, as also backed up by the results of several studies and researches taken in this regard.

For instance, a study conducted at the Newcastle University, United Kingdom reported a boast of about 40% in various nutrients (such as zinc, iron, as well as vitamin C) in organic produce compared to inorganic produce.

Though there is ample room of further research in the domain of organic versus chemical, one cannot deny various health benefits resulting from following natural ways and staying away from chemicals and any genetic modifications.

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Clifford WoodsClifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology
We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Natural Organic Solutions.

Healthy Environment and A Long Life

Healthy Environment and A Long Life

By Clifford Woods

Healthy Environment and A Long LifeIndividuals have a constant interaction with the environment. These interactions affect the quality of life, either bestowing years of healthy life or causing health problems and shorter lives. Environmental health involves controlling or preventing disease, disability, and injury related to the interactions between the environment and people.

Adverse solid waste material vastly affects the quality of life, resulting in various hindrances in living a healthy and long life, while also making the quality of life in some areas unbearable.

2020 Healthy People Environmental Health Objectives
The 2020 Healthy People Environmental Health Objectives focus on those areas that highlight some elements of environmental health. These consist of air quality outdoors; toxic substances and hazardous wastes; and ground and surface water quality, as well as other elements needed for a healthy environment that promotes a long life.

Quality of Air
When we think of the surroundings and sustainability, air quality is a natural consideration. The air quality touches numerous parts of the ecosystem globally including water, soil, wildlife, vegetation, and human life. In one-way or another, all living things depend on the air around us.

2012 Outdoor Pollution
In 2010, 3.2 million people died early from outdoor air pollution, mostly in Asia, and mostly from soot as well as other pollutants from trucks and diesel cars. This means that outdoor air pollution is now a much larger risk to health than high cholesterol and, along with obesity, is the health risk that is the fastest growing in the world, thus resulting in lack of a healthy environment nourishing quality life.

Solid and Hazardous Waste
Nearly every activity leaves behind some type of waste in the environment. Manufacturing and industrial processes create hazardous solid waste. Some of this waste has chemicals that are hazardous to people and the environment.

When these hazardous chemicals are in the environment, people become exposed to them. Exposure arises when individuals have interaction with the toxic waste, both directly and through other substances polluted with this waste. Living a healthy long life becomes a really tough task under such circumstances.

Companies Not Following Regulations
There are many companies that do not safely dispose of their toxic waste, contaminating entire communities they are located in. This results in many quality of life issues including early onset of cancers and other health problems, especially in the very young and the very old.

Ground and Surface Waters
The quality of ground and surface water possibly has the largest effect on long life – not so much in the United States, but certainly in underdeveloped countries where drinking water is polluted and babies and children often get sick and die from the quality of the water.

Surface water can become stagnant and polluted simply by not having a method to flow and take out many elements of solid waste. Often, surface water is not a good source of potable water and can harm animals, plants, and humans. In many areas of the world, water out of the ground is pumped out, so people can use it for bathing, drinking, and well as other uses in a household, industry and agriculture.

Healthy Environment and A Long LifeAdditionally, groundwater often reaches the surface through other pathways that are natural such as springs. Groundwater that is contaminated affects the health of everything when they bathe or drink water that is contaminated or when they eat anything that has been negatively affected by contamination of groundwater. The dream of a healthy environment is simply not possible without better quality water.

Goals that need to be met
So, anything that contaminates the air, water or other areas of the environment can diminish the quality of life as well as shorten a long life. As times go on, we are contaminating more and more of our drinking water, which is the number one resource that all animals, plants, and human beings need to continue to sustain healthy growth.

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Clifford WoodsClifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology
We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Natural Organic Solutions

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Fighting Microbes with Microbes | The Scientist Magazine®

Like humans, with their complement of microbes that aid in everything from immune responses to nutrition, plants rely on a vast array of bacteria and fungi for health and defense. Over the last decade, research has revealed many new functional aspects of the crosstalk between human-associated microbes and human cells, but plant biologists are only beginning to scratch the surface of the often surprising ways that soil microbiota impact plants, from underground fungus-wired alarm systems to soil bacteria that can trigger defensive plant behavior or even act as a sort of vaccine. But despite these benefits, microbes are still primarily thought of as harbingers of disease……

Fighting Microbes with Microbes | The Scientist Magazine®.

Beneficial Bacteria: 12 Ways Microbes Help The Environment | WebEcoist

Beneficial Bacteria: 12 Ways Microbes Help The Environment | WebEcoist.

Excellent Read !

 

 

Gardening Organically – Your Best Gift to the Environment

Gardening Organically – Your Best Gift to the Environment

By Clifford Woods

Organic gardening, unlike what majority of people perceive, is quite simple. What it means is not introducing chemicals or synthetic products like fertilizers and pesticides into your garden. Yep, that’s it. It is that simple and most people who have pets and kids, perhaps already garden this way, simply to keep their family safe.

If you are ready to have your own organic garden or are new to gardening organically, you will be amazed to see how some really simple techniques can help you raise a bright and colorful garden that will be lively and beautiful all year long. The best way that you can start even before you till the soil in your garden is by generating your own organic compost.

Gardening OrganicallyYou may buy a composting container for that purpose, especially if you live in a place with limited space or if you are worried about the smells that might come from the heap. Organic compost can be considered as one of the prime requisites of organic gardening.

Some of the best things that you can feed your compost with are things like grass clippings straight from your lawn and dried leaves from trees around your neighborhood or in your own yard.

 

You can also use kitchen scraps, but stay away from meat, milk, and yogurt, because they will give off an awful stink and also could attract animals if you live in an area that is known for garbage eating animals.

Once you have your own organic garden thought out and have your compost all ready and waiting, you can get started. You might not realize, but the environment gains a lot with these organic gardens. You can till the soil in your garden and mix your compost into the dirt, which will give you a fantastic base in which to start growing your organic garden. This can be any kind of garden that you want it to be, populated with flowers, bright plants, trees and even food for your family.

Some people might be concerned about how to get rid of pests that come to the garden without using chemicals, but it’s really simple if you know what you are doing.

You can get organic pesticides, but if you really want to keep it even simpler, without any extra sprays, then the first thing is to keep your plants as healthy as you can.

Pests are usually only interested in sick and decaying plants and not the healthy fresh plants. Therefore, if you really want to keep the bugs away then keep your plants as healthy as you can get them. Also, you can introduce things like ladybugs into your organic gardens, as they do minimal damage on their own and they love to eat specific types of pests off your plants.

If you are careful about gardening organically and really pay attention to what is going on in your garden, then you can really stave off the pets and sickness that might plague your garden.

Don’t become discouraged if you do get sick plants or bugs in your garden; there is always help out there. You just need to know where to look; a search on the Internet is a great place to start.

You will be able to keep a wonderful garden that not only appeases your aesthetic sense, but it is your best gift to the environment.


Author: Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

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The Rancher’s Life

The Rancher’s Life

By Clifford Woods

A Rancher is a person that runs a ranch full of domestic animals like cows, sheep and chickens. Sometimes a ranch is also used for breeding rare domestic animals like ostriches and elk as well. The person who owns the ranch is responsible for running the day-to-day affairs of a ranch and has to look out for the animals all day long.Ranching is quite a tough business that even though is rewarding is a very physical kind of job.

A rancher has to overcome quite a few challenges and difficulties in raising the animals on the ranch. The following are some of the problems that a ranch owner faces in managing the livestock on his ranch.

Cows in the rancher's lifeDifficulties Faced By Ranch Owners: The list of difficulties associated in the rancher’s life is a very long one, some of which involve the breeding and keeping up the population of the animals on his ranch. The most obvious difficulty that a ranch owner faces is the physical labor that he has to put in while caring and feeding the animals on his ranch. Since a ranch is located on a very big piece of land, the biggest of all ranch troubles is to go around the ranch and provide the fodder for the all animals present there early in the morning, even before eating his own breakfast. Sometimes they have to start the feeding of the animals long before daybreak in order to complete the whole feeding routine in time.

Another of the big difficulties that are a part and parcel in the rancher’s life is to take care of the animals. Since the livestock raised by the ranch owner is his life and blood and his source of income too, he has to take care of the animals himself. He cannot rely on others to perform this duty, as diligently as he can and therefore, he has to dedicate much of his time in cleaning the animals and maintaining their enclosures so that they do not get ill or contract a disease. This is also a very demanding job that is both physically and mentally exhausting.

Besides the afore-mentioned difficulties, there are many other ranch troubles that a ranch owner has to go through in order to run a successful ranch business. Thus, the rancher’s life is not an easy one. He has to do a lot of his work with his own hands and has to remain active throughout the day in order to properly take care of the animals on his ranch along with the repairs and upkeep of all the buildings on his ranch.

The rancher’s life and it’s value to society:

A ranch owner is of great value for a society as he provides for the basic needs of the people living in the society. A rancher goes through all the ranch troubles in order to raise the animals whose meat and other products are then used by the people of the society.

It is the ranch owner that does all the work behind the scenes that result in the milk being available in stores and the meat present in butcher shops. If it weren’t for the rancher, people would have to raise cattle in their homes themselves in order to get their hands on to the basic necessities of life, like milk, eggs and meat.

Thus, there is no doubt in saying that the rancher’s life is fraught with difficulties. However, it is an important job that not only serves the society at large but also is a fun and healthy business, which is quite enjoyable as well.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

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Taking A Quick Look At Composting And Effective Microorganisms

Taking A Quick Look At Composting And Effective Microorganisms Or EM

By Clifford Woods

Traditional procedures for making compost takes anywhere from 1 to 2 months. However, these days there is something widely available that can help reduce this process into just 3 weeks. Thanks to composting and Effective Microorganisms (EM or also called Beneficial Microorganisms), improved soil condition and ultimately agricultural productivity need not take a very long time to be enjoyed.

Reasons why the use of compost is highly beneficial vary. Primarily, its addition helps enhance the health and fertility of the soil. It contributes to the improvement of the types and amount of microbes present in the soil, valuable in more ways than one. Ecological risks are also reduced as the use of synthetic fertilizers hazardous to the environment is eliminated. Because it enriches the soil and enhances its quality, agricultural productivity is improved.

farm5It is said that organic farmers in over 150 countries worldwide are utilizing effective microorganisms, and its effectiveness is backed up by a lot of scientific investigations.

This approach actually relies for fermentation process, necessary for making bread, cheese, yogurt, salami, beer and many others. The liquid culture needs to have the right blend of microorganisms to work.

Yeast, lactic acid and photosynthetic bacteria are the main groups of microscopic life forms that are major role players. There are also some other wild ones added into the liquid culture. With the right facilities and raw materials, the creation of this popular organic fertilizer is not impossible. However, it can easily be purchased from various manufacturers.

The fact is…

Effective Microorganisms is a trademark of the EM Research Organization, Inc.

In the US as well as in other countries, however, there are many other similar products readily available to organic farmers. While for sure there are numerous excellent ones out there, it’s also not unlikely for the rip-off to be around that may yield less satisfactory results.

Scientific researches have found that the use of Effective Microorganisms can provide many other results than just improving the soil’s quality and health. It has been found out that this organic compost is valuable in helping crops beat diseases such as botrytis. Protection against weevils and other commonly encountered stressors by farmers also help ensure the well-being of plants.

It’s easy to see why composting and Effective Microorganisms can be beneficial to one’s agricultural productivity. There are also many other wonderful EM uses around.

They may be used for cleaning polluted water and cleaning sewers. Organisms present are helpful in sanitizing medical facilities and dealing with oil spills. As mentioned earlier, it is used for fermenting purposes, allowing for the production of many fermented food products. EM is also known to be highly effective in controlling insects, as well addressing odor and preventing certain diseases in animals.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

You can find out more about Effective Microorganisms at www.effens.com

We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Environmentally Friendly Products

The Solution Is Effective Microorganisms

The Solution Is Effective Microorganisms

by Clifford Woods

The technology on effective microorganisms is a mixture of beneficial bacteria and yeast. The top soil can be improved by the addition of these foreign substances. It has proved to be an impressive option all over the world. The know-how can be applied in human health, agriculture sector, livestock rearing and industrial waste treatment.

The Solution is Effective MicroorgansimsThe skill aims at increasing the number of beneficial matters in soil. The result of the expertise has many advantages. It increases the microbial health in soil and promotes a healthy environment for plants.  The bacteria are responsible for fixing atmospheric nitrogen in the earth. They accelerate decomposition of organic wastes and residues. The microbe can be used as an important tool in the manufacture of organic fertilizers.

The ability is extensively used in the livestock sector to enhance the quality and quantity.A disease suppressive microbe is developed when this method is adopted. The matter is introduced into the animal bodies in order to produce antibiotics. These antibiotics are necessary for a good animal health.

There are many examples of bacteria that are used in plant production. Better yields are enhanced in agriculture with the incorporation of this system. The technology is a mixture of several non engineered matters. Lactic acid bacteria are used to metabolize sugars by fermentation process. Photosynthetic bacteria convert the sun energy into sugars. They can also convert nitrogen gas in the air in a form that the plants can use. Enzymes and antimicrobial substances are particularly crucial in plants.

Effective Microorganisms also known as beneficial microorganisms, improve soil when they are introduced into soil. The possibility of plants doing well is there which promises abundant crop yields. They reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides making them particularly friendly to the environment.A possible sustainable agriculture is likely to be enhanced, with the assimilation of these creatures.They are safe for human, plants and animals.

Foods that are modified using this technology have proved to be an antioxidant. They are friendly on the digestive system. Yeast is significant because the formation process involved produces vitamins. This is an essential mineral that are required by the body. The food products made through this method is safe and full of nutrients supplement.

The nutrients do protect from free radical stress and pollution. They suppress disease that may develop in human bodies and build enzyme capacity. There are high chances of the human body being detoxified by the continued use of foodstuff that contains this bacterium.

The system has made it easy for many people all over the world. It allows you to compost meat and dairy products. This system is frightfully common in urban centers. Flower gardens and fruits grow faster hence income increased even by 150%. The labor involved is low.

However, it should be noted that microorganisms may change the power of hydrogen in the soil. This may have negative effects to the soil. Substances to ecosystem can be disruptive and potentially destructive. When using the effective microorganisms, care should be taken to avoid soil erosion in plants.

Good results are achieved when the technology is used together with mulching.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

You can find out more about effective microorgansims at www.effens.com

We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins in the environment and sell Environmentally Friendly products

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