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Category Archives: Richard’s corner

Approaching a Barracuda

Sometimes Seagate’s World is below the surface of the ocean. Richard, the founder of Seagate has continued to be an avid diver now for almost 50 years, taking photos and videos whenever possible. In this case, the dive was off Little Cayman Island in December. The art in taking these sorts of pictures is to […]

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Controlling itching – continued

Itching has been a a popular topic on this blog.  I have unfortunately been dealing with it due to bouts of (see the numerous articles written on) Grover’s Disease and from bug bites occurring during dive trips: Boiling Bug bites to reduce the histamines and itching How to control itching skin The tropics, bug bites […]

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USDA’s final ruling on Dec. 20th hides GMO info from the consumer

An industry advocate/lobbying group “AHPA” (American Herbal Products Association) to which Seagate is a long-time member, just reported “The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued a final rule on December 20 that establishes the new national mandatory bioengineered (BE) food disclosure standard. The final rule does not incorporate significant revisions recommended […]

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Arizona almost killed your access to supplements

Whether or not you are crazy enough to live in Arizona, you should know that The Arizona Board of Pharmacy was reaching out its tentacles to other States which supply their residents and stores with vitamins and supplements, trying to kill off this business. The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy recently began interpreting its authority […]

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San Diego/Tijuana “migrants”- Seagate’s World

Seagate’s factory, farm and fishing operations are located in Ensenada, Baja California …  just 60 miles south of Tijuana. Most of the news coming out of this region has been about the “caravans” of migrants from Central America.  They have now been camped along the Tijuana/San Diego border for several weeks. It is estimated that […]

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Can a healthy diet influence onset of Depression?

Here is a new one for you olive oil/Mediteranean Diet connoisseurs. It may or may not work. But it can’t hurt you. In 41 recent medical studies adhering to a healthy diet, in particular a traditional Mediterranean diet, or avoiding a pro-inflammatory diet appear to offer some protection against depression . The reduction in the […]

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A visual way for you and your friends to feel happy.

Here is another way to help yourself and some close friends to be happy.  Sometimes eating right, keeping up with your exercise, and reducing stress are not all that you can do to make yourself feel good.  It can also be done visually. In this age where it seems that people no longer have the […]

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FDA allowing Drug companies to transform herbs into medicines

                                                             Photo credit – Chris Potter via Flickr One new way for the FDA to remove supplements and natural products from the market is to allow drug companies to convert them into drugs and then request the FDA to remove all forms of the supplement from the market. They can do this in several steps: […]

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Fertilizing Marijuana Plants with Fish Fertilizer

As a manufacturer of fertilizer, it is sometimes necessary that we address its application on unconventional as well as conventional crops. With the spread of legalization of marijuana for recreational use across the U.S. and the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of plants for personal use, it would be interesting for those backyard and […]

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