The Bulking Agents Used in the Saffron Spice

saffron-bulking-agentBecause saffron is so expensive it’s often mixed with other plants which are not actually saffron but are closely related to saffron to build up the bulk of the weight of a purchase. Turmeric is a primary example of a plant often used to help bulk up supplies. Distributors also use plastic as it helps add weight and eye appeal whilst actually providing nothing more than visual esthetics. Scientists can perform deoxyribonucleic acid examinations to determine if a sample is actually pure saffron or not. High quality saffron should have a humid scent which indicates that it was picked fresh. If the scent of saffron is slightly rancid, it means that it is old or of low quality

The CODIS System Technology Used By Law Enforcement


U.S. law enforcement uses a database referred to as “CODIS” when attempting to resolve criminal cases using deoxyribonucleic acid. The term CODIS is an acronym which stands for “combined deoxyribonucleic acid index system”. CODIS involves multiple databases including missing persons, convicted offenders, and forensic samples collected from crime scenes. Although U.S. law enforcements databases are not directly connected to any other nation in any official capacity, the underlying CODIS system is used by law enforcement agencies around the world. As of 2016, the CODIS system is currently used by 90 international laboratories within 50 countries. CODIS is maintained by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Chernobyl, Ukraine Nuclear Meltdown


In 1986, the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred, when the Chernobyl nuclear reactor within the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic exploded releasing 400x as much radiation as the nuclear weaponry which was dropped upon Hiroshima, Japan in 1945 towards the end of World War II. The most dangerous classification of radiation which can be emitted after a nuclear meltdown or detonation of a nuclear atomic bomb are gamma rays, which like x-rays are made up of high energy photons which can travel long distances. Most gamma rays pass straight through an observer, but not all do and these free particles cause fragmentation of deoxyribonucleic acid and damage at the cellular level which can ultimately lead to cancer and subsequently death

The Genetic Component of Poverty


Identical twins share virtually 100% of their deoxyribonucleic acid and fraternal twins share 50% of their deoxyribonucleic acid making both types of twin ideal candidates for studies involving genetics and epigenetics to screen for factors for issues like social inequality and poverty with studies designed to research if social factors are due solely to the environment or if genetics play any role. Recent studies have demonstrated that in an economic climate of poverty, genes play almost no role whatsoever, however in a financial state of middle class or higher, genes play a formidable role, and in an income bracket of the top tier of society, genes seem to play a substantial role, being one of the key primary driving factors behind most financial decisions made by a person

Heterocyclic Amines


When cooking red meat at a high temperature for an extended period of time, chemicals referred to as “heterocyclic amines” are produced. When human beings ingest heterocyclic amines, the cells within the body are penetrated and the heterocyclic amine binds with deoxyribonucleic acid. Heterocyclic amines damage deoxyribonucleic acid and if it occurs where mitosis takes place, it can turn otherwise healthy cells into cancerous cells. During the process of using high heat to cook red meat, amino acids and sugars combine to create free radicals which are precursors to heterocyclic amines. Rosemary and other herbs can help combat free radicals and therefore aide in reducing the the amount of heterocyclic amines absorbed by deoxyribonucleic acid within the body