By Christian Abbatecola
Published: May 10 2014
Researchers have discovered a star born of the same cluster as our sun for the first time.
[Astronomers Discover a “Second” Sun]
An international team of researchers led by astronomer Ivan Ramirez at the University of Texas in Austin has discovered what is being referred to as the sun’s “long-lost brother.” The star, identified as HD 162826, is believed to have been born of the same cluster as our own sun and is made of the same chemicals.
According to astronomers stars born of different clusters bear different chemical compositions, which means that finding two stars with identical compositions— as is this case for our sun its newly discovered sibling—indicates a shared origin. In the case of the sun, barium and yttrium have been identified as key distinguishing elements.
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Why this is important to me
New Zealand dairy cows are being fed Genetically Modified soy, cotton-seed and maize as supplementary feed that is being imported into the country.
Dairy company Fonterra says that it needs the GM-feed to boost milk production because the nutrition in New Zealand grass is not enough to meet their demands!
It makes me despair that Fonterra is undermining New Zealand’s clean-green reputation for safe food. Fonterra should NOT be allowing farmers to import cheap and dirty feed made from GM crops, or to feed cows palm kernel expeller left over from the palm oil industry that has raised alarm because of deforestation.
There is growing evidence linking GM crops to infertility and tumours in animals in feeding studies, and to environmental harm caused by increased use of toxic sprays. My family, just like many around the globe, want to be able to trust New Zealand milk and cheese to be safe, natural, and GMO-Free.
Please tell Fonterra to STOP using GMO feed for production of New Zealand milk and cheese, and to keep it natural !
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