Robber fly - Nature photographer Thomas Shahan specializes in amazing portraits of tiny insects. It isn't easy. Shahan says that this Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca), for instance, is "skittish" and doesn't like its picture taken.

Nature by Numbers (Video)

"The Greater Akashic System" – July 15, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) (Subjects: Lightworkers, Intent, To meet God, Past lives, Universe/Galaxy, Earth, Pleiadians, Souls Reincarnate, Invention: Measure Quantum state in 3D, Recalibrates, Multi-Dimensional/Divine, Akashic System to change to new system, Before religion changed the system, DNA, Old system react to Karma, New system react to intent now for next life, Animals (around humans) reincarnate again, This Animal want to come back to the same human, Akashic Inheritance, Reincarnate as Family, Other Planets, Global Unity … etc.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle
American zoologist played by Sigourney Weaver in the film Gorillas in the Mist would have been 82 on Thursday (16 January 2014)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Ozone 'preserves food for longer'

Alvin Darlanika Soedarjo, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

A local scientist has invented a cheap and simple food preservation technology that works by coating food in ozonated water.

"Vegetables, fruit and even fish can stay fresh longer if they are soaked with ozonated water, which is produced by a special machine," said Anto Tri Sugiharto, an engineer from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), on Friday.

Anto has already patented the ozone water reactor.

"It's a safe method as long as the products are not processed products, such as dried fish or meatballs," Anto said in a press conference here.

The simple technology could replace the use of preservative formaldehyde, which is widely used despite its health effects, Anto said.

Ozonated water is better than formaldehyde, says Anto, because ozone dries into oxygen so there are no chemicals left on the food.

Other methods of preservation, such as high temperatures, require the tools to be sterilized with alcohol.

Preserving food by utilizing high temperatures is also more expensive than ozonated water, which sterilizes the washing tools and food containers.

"Ozonated water is useful for farmers or food retailers. However, it is intended to be used by many farmers instead of individuals," said Anto, who has spent more than a decade studying and researching in Japan.

After food is washed in ozonated water, it is vacuum-wrapped.

The ozonated water also removes bacteria and pesticides from the product, although over use can result in discoloration and a reduction in the natural smell of the food.

LIPI has tested the reactor on tomatoes at the Agricultural Ministry research center in Lembang, West Java.

"The Agricultural Ministry had problem with its vegetables as they were contaminated with pesticides and quickly decayed," Anto said.

The inventor said that LIPI would collaborate with the Agricultural Ministry in order to produce and distribute the machine.

"The ministry can also subsidize the machines for farmers because farmers may not have enough money to make the purchase," he said of reactor, which costs about Rp 7 million (US$765) to assemble.

The machines are now being prepared to be distributed in West Java.

Indah Suksmaningsih, a senior executive from the Indonesian Consumers Foundation, told The Jakarta Post that the usage of ozone might have a bad effect on the climate.

"If not used properly, the ozone might affect global warming," she said.

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