All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena

videos

  • Vlog 12: Driving in Kansas City

    The last vlog from Missouri or Kansas. Houses, one with a truck in it, another one with an airplane on top.

  • Vlog 13: A Weekday Eve

    Late afternoon till evening: shopping for seeds, getting gasoline, driving and walking home from a German business lesson, eating raw Spanish peanuts and oranges with news in German, my colorful lamp, painting stuff (some fine art talk, belongs to my life).

  • In a Shopping Mall - Wool? Leather? Down?

    Searching for and buying male pants in a local shopping mall in California, looking for options for vegan belts, shoes, and clothing. It took us 4 hours to find a model of cotton khakis that matches two people (they needed the same look).

    Down is harvested as a byproduct of the meat industry, geese and ducks are raised for slaughter. But there’s an economic temptation to live-pluck the birds. The plucking of live birds become rare nowadays,  and is against the law in the US and in several European countries. But live-plucking ducks and geese still practiced at factory farms in China, Poland and Hungary.

  • Vlog 1: Not a River (5K Walk)

    The first lifestyle vlog by Lena.

  • 13K Walk / Run - Construction

    The second lifestyle vlog by Lena, a European vegan fruitarian in California: avoiding construction, trying to vlog while exercising.

  • Vlog 3: Walls (12K Walk)

    Lena's vlog from California - not only pretty things: how regular people live, what fruit trees grow in Orange County, and schools.

  • Vlog 4: Hi! (Who am I?)

    This is how I look.

  • 10K To the Ocean

    Starting a day with 10K to the Pacific Ocean, on the Beach, and back: walk, run, birds, plastic, parking, flowers.

  • Vlog 6: Airport, Jets, and Helicopters

    A visit to the local airport with a pilot, sheriff's helicopter, talking with airplane owners; museum.

  • 7K Walk / Run - A Neighborhood in Orange County

    Trying to find place to run outside in Californian suburbs.

John Ruskin

I will not kill or hurt any living creature needlessly, nor destroy any beautiful thing, but will strive to save and comfort all gentle life, and guard and perfect all natural beauty upon the earth. 

Genetics

Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms. A gene is the basic physical and functional unit of heredity. Genes, which are made up of DNA, act as instructions to make molecules called proteins. 

The Human Genome Project has estimated that humans have 20,000 - 25,000 genes. Every person has two copies of each gene, one inherited from each parent. Most genes are the same in all people, but less than 1% of genes are slightly different between people. Poplar tree genome suggests more than 45,000 genes.

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