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Chile billionaire Doug Tompkins owns 720000 acres, virtually half of the country where he does environmental and Nature preservation activities as he is rich enough to save the Planet Earth. He left his business empire in1990s to divert his attention to buying and organising rain forests, mountains and rivers in Chile and Argentina In his private park Pumalin visitors can hike through temperate rain forests, see local fauna such as Chilean dolphins and sea lions and view small scale farms which double as park ranger offices. Founder of Burt Bees, Mr. Roxanne Quimby who owns 80000 acres in Maine Forests is working to convert the state's northern woods into a National Park and tourist destination, thus creating new economic opportunities that go hand in hand with conservation. Another rich saviour of Mother Nature is Ted Turner, the media tycoon, who owns more than 2000000 acres in the American West where he has set up an endangered species fund to successfully reintroduce wolves, bears and other animals to his land. The rich after all are not as bad as the popular belief goes! They have the courage to use the wealth they own for Nature Preservation.Glowing examples of prosperity with responsibility!!!!!!

Comfort foods: What are they?
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary added "comfort food" to the tenth edition, defining it as "Food that comforts or affords solace; hence any food (frequently with a high sugar or carbohydrate content) that is associated with childhood or with home cooking.", "food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal." Comfort food may be best thought of as any food consumed by individuals, often during periods of stress that evokes positive emotions and is associated with significant social relationships. The most conclusive and widespread evidence is that foods high in carbohydrates increase the availability of tryptophan, which increases the level of serotonin in the brain and results in a better state of mood. Throughout history and across cultures, food arguably has always been associated with the provision of comfort. Do you sometimes feel bloated or get indigestion after eating certain foods, but still eat them anyway? That just is a comfort food for you!

Who is an ecotarian?
An ecotarian is a person who eats a diet of food grown or produced in an eco-friendly manner. In a wide sense, it is organic, locally produced food, minimally processed and with little packaging. It should have a minimal impact on the planet. An ecotarian is not necessarily a vegetarian, but a meat-eater who sticks to poultry and pork.

Are organic foods worth the price?
There are three reasons why one should eat organic foods whenever possible.

  • Higher nutritional content
  • Less cancer causing chemicals, nerve poisons and pesticides
  • Better taste
The bad news is that organic foods sometimes cost more, but why doorganic foods cost so much more?
The cost of a produce is going to be greater because the yields are smaller because the producer can't use artificial fertilizers to speed up the growth of the plants," he said.
So not only do the crops not yield as much, it costs more money to go through the extra steps to produce those organic crops. That added cost gets passed on to consumers.
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