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Vegan Diet Best Way To Impact The Environment

A new analysis published in Science by researches from Oxford on reducing food's environmental impact through producers and consumers has found that reducing meat and dairy is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, far bigger than reducing flights or driving an electric car. The study gathered date from 38,000 farms in 119 countries across 40 food products. The results show that 80% of farmland is used for livestock which produces just 18% of food calories and 35% of protein. 

Universal Language of Pain

Mercedes-Benz has partnered with the Thai Health Foundation to develop a set of symbols that medical staff can use with patients to describe pain, particularly when language barriers result in miscommunication and possible mis-diagnosis. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans are widely used as medical and ambulance vehicles around the world.

Greek Whistlers

A fascinating article on theoutline.com about Sfyria, a whistling based language in remote villages on the Greek islands, which is going extinct. The whistling language is/was used to communicate short messages over large distances, such as large farm fields and mountain areas. The higher pitch of a whistle is more distinguishable by the human ear of long distance.  

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