Sunday, April 22, 2012
The worldwide increase in food prices is forcing consumers to change their lifestyle.Research looks at how people are coping with hard times ahead.It is clear that we have to be less wasteful in our spending habits.Austerity,a world hardly known to a free-spending generation,is now the keynotes of many lives.
To begin with,we can start our own garden.Even the smallest patch of land can provide the vegetables you need.In most housing estates,there is some idle land nearby.This could be transformed very quickly into an orchard producing fruits for your dinner table.
Cut down on eating out.we should eat at home more often.encourage the children at home to be inventive in the kitchen.They may turn out surprising dishes which do not cost as much as eating out would do.Home-cooked meals can be taken to school or workplace to reduce spending at the cafeteria.
Buy local product.It's always cheaper than imported stuff.A lot of food supplies can be obtained cheap out side the market too.You have to source the right local people to find out where you can buy cheaper fish,meat and vegetables.In this way we can help bring the prices down.
Avoid waste in cooking and eating.Cook in right amounts for your family's needs.Otherwise do planned cooking in larger amounts where you can use the food for several meals.Study your family member's eating preferences that they do not reject meals which are too often the same or lacking in variety.As for eating,please do not overload your plate and end up wasting a lot of it.
People can make the difference.We can survive this food crisis if we show self-discipline and the readiness to adapt to changing circumstances.The food crisis may be a blessing in disguise.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Water covers 70.9% of the Earth's surface, and is vital for all known forms of life. On Earth, 96.5% of the planet's water is found in oceans, 1.7% in groundwater, 1.7% in glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland, a small fraction in other large water bodies, and 0.001% in the air as vapor,cloud (formed of solid and liquid water particles suspended in air), and precipitation. Only 2.5% of the Earth's water is freshwater, and 98.8% of that water is in ice and groundwater. Less than 0.3% of all freshwater is in rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere, and an even smaller amount of the Earth's freshwater (0.003%) is contained within biological bodies and manufactured products.
Water security is the capacity of a population to ensure that they continue to have access to potable water
Lately,Water security is rapidly declining in many parts of the world after all sorts of challenges coming on the way such as population growth,drought,climate change,urban drift,salinity,upstream pollution,over-utilisation from ground water and etc
Let us focus on the causes of this event
The concepts of water stress and water scarcity are relatively new. Fifty years ago, when there were fewer than half the current number of people on the planet, the common perception was that water was an infinite resource. People were not as wealthy then as they are today, consumed fewer calories and ate less meat, so less water was needed to produce their food. They required a third of the volume of water we presently take from rivers. Today, the competition for water resources is much more intense. This is because there are now nearly seven billion people on the planet, their consumption of water-thirsty meat and vegetables is rising, and there is increasing competition for water from industry, urbanisation and biofuel crops.
The total amount of available freshwater supply is also decreasing because of climate change, which has caused receding glaciers, reduced stream and river flow, and shrinking lakes. Many aquifers have been over-pumped and are not recharging quickly. Although the total fresh water supply is not used up, much has become polluted, salted, unsuitable or otherwise unavailable for drinking, industry and agriculture. To avoid a global water crisis, farmers will have to strive to increase productivity to meet growing demands for food, while industry and cities find ways to use water more efficientl
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I put a big smile on, but I don’t like how I lookI’m not pretty, I’m not beautifulOh oh oh oh oh oh oh ohI sing a song but no one listens to meI’m not pretty, I’m not beautifulOh oh oh oh oh oh oh ohWhy am I this unattractive?How can I smile beautifully like you?I get mad again, why am I never perfect?I complain again looking at my ugly-self through the broken mirrorDon’t look at me, I don’t like this feelingI want to hide somewhere, I want to get outThis world is full of liesI think I’m ugly and nobody wants to love meJust like her, I wanna be prettyI wanna be prettyDon’t lie to my face tellin’ me I’m prettyI think I’m ugly and nobody wants to love meJust like her I wanna be prettyI wanna be prettyDon’t lie to my face cause I know I’m uglyDon’t tell me that easily that you understand how I feelI might resent you with my ugly and crooked heartDon’t talk to me, I can’t get along with youYour cold fakeness behind your arrogant eyes suffocate meDon’t come near me, I hate your attentionI wanna leave for somewhere and shoutThis world is full of liesI think I’m ugly and nobody wants to love meJust like her, I wanna be prettyI wanna be prettyDon’t lie to my face tellin’ me I’m prettyI think I’m ugly and nobody wants to love meJust like her I wanna be prettyI wanna be prettyDon’t lie to my face cause I know I’m uglyAll alone, I’m all alone, I’m all aloneThere’s not warmth, no one is next to meAll alone, I’m all aloneAll alone, I’m all alonei’m always all aloneThere’s no warmth, there’s no one to give me a hugI think I’m ugly and nobody wants to love meJust like her, I wanna be prettyI wanna be prettyDon’t lie to my face tellin’ me I’m prettyI think I’m ugly and nobody wants to love meJust like her I wanna be prettyI wanna be prettyDon’t lie to my face cause I know I’m uglycredit: popgasa.comby:2ne1lyrics:teddy park
Thursday, March 22, 2012
you don't know about this kind of thing??
well let me give you a little briefing
World Water Day is held annually on 22 March since 1993
you can say it is a highlight on all sort of aspects on water security
ps : don't forget to turn off the water to your sink while you are brushing teeth
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
There are now a billion malnourished people in the world, meaning that almost one sixth of humanity is suffering from hunger.
hunger : The world's greatest solvable problem