Articles Posted in the Food category

Scientists prove that chocolate is good for you

September 26, 2008
Posted in Food

Italian scientists have found that eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate regularly reduces the risk of cardio-vascular disease – by as much as a third in women and a quarter in men. But only dark chocolate has this effect. The milk in milk chocolate has been shown to interfere with the absorption of polyphenols, according to one of the researchers. And when they say moderate amounts, they’re not kidding. The best effects are obtained from 6.7 grams of chocolate a day – which is one small square two or three times a week. And you can’t sneak a bit more because if do you, you’re likely to forfeit the beneficial effects. The amounts of chocolate consumed are critical, the researchers say. That means you can indulge in half a 100g slab a week – for health reasons – which is certainly better than nothing.

Via :: Science Daily

Fossil fuel-free rally from Vic Falls to Cape Town

July 30, 2008
Posted in Transport


Are you the proud owner or developer of an electric, solar, hybrid, biofuel or hydrogen vehicle? Here’s a chance to show it off in a 4,000km rally from the Victoria Falls in Zambia, through the Caprivi and down through Namibia to Cape Town.

Zero Rally Africa says the event will be one of the “greatest demonstrations of sustainable transport in one of the most dramatic settings on Earth”. The route is certainly spectacular, besides the Vic Falls and Cape Town, the rally will go through the Caprivi Strip, which is rich in wildlife, particularly elephants, and has no fences so the animals roam freely between Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. It also crosses the Etosha National Park, and passes the Namib desert.

The aim of Zero Rally Africa is to highlight the importance of renewable energy and, in particular, carbon neutral transport. It is open to any non-fossil fuel vehicle and runs from January 28 to February 8 2009.

Interested? Go to Zero Rally Africa‘s website for more information on entrance requirements.

Via :: Treehugger