Gabriel Lavinsky wrote:"OK, we are recycling, but this is not the solution, it is just a part of the immediate remedy. If we want to truly change this situation, we need to change the production industry, we need to redesign and consider the post-use right in the design of the product".
paul wheaton wrote:The recycler/re-user in me conflicts with the organic in me. But I've had tires offered to me before and in the end I always reject the tires.
They just aren't inert enough for me.
But .... that's just me.
paul wheaton wrote:
2) My mission with these forums to gather knowledge about stuff far beyond organic. I don't want to publish discussions on GMOs, herbicides or petroleum fertilizers - that's for other forums. The use of tires is something that might be considered organic, therefore I will allow it. but just barely. And I do want the resulting discussion to strongly favor NOT using tires.
3) When I first started gardening, I really sucked at it. But I quickly learned that I needed more soil. And one of the things I did was use a big tractor tire and fill it with soil. It worked awesome: the rhubarb planted in it was HUGE! It was about a year later that I started to feel uneasy about the tire and the potential toxins. And a year after that that I started making plans to get rid of the tire. And now I am adamantly against the idea of using tires in gardening. Therefore, i cannot fault this path - I've done the same thing. And I hope that folks coming to this site and reading this thread will come to the conclusion of not using tires in their stuff - thus avoided my past errors.
r ranson wrote:Maybe the question I'm looking for is simpler.
How far back do we have to go to find a diet that our bodies are adapted to?
We're all in agreement that the Modern Western diet isn't working.
Do we really have to go back 10,000 years to find a diet that our bodies thrive on?
Could it be less?
What if, our bodies actually thrived on the diet of our individual ancestors 200 years ago? That would give me a North Western European diet heavy in wheat, milk, pulses, cabbage, and beer. But according to the SCD, most of these are 'illegal' foods for good health.
According to my reading on SCD...
I know that (with a few exceptions, mostly found in politics) humans are different than vegetables, insects, and sheep. But are we really so different that it takes 10,000 times as many generations to adapt to a new diet than vegetables, insects, and sheep? What is it about our genetics that makes us so different than the natural world around us?
Ken W Wilson wrote:
Dan, have you found any uses for the Poncirus?