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illusion alimentaire la Grande illusion, L’on oublie ou l’on tait c’est selon de dire que le malaise alimentaire est dû aux personnes qui privilégient le prix non seulement à la qualité mais au risque sanitaire car c’est bien de ça dont il s’agit. D’autres scandales éclateront c’est certain. Pour ceux qui ne l’auraient pas encore compris le radin malin est un abruti inventé par le marketing à qui l’on fait avaler n’importe quoi au sens propre comme au figuré. Nos fameux radins malins encouragent certains fabricants à franchir la ligne blanche beaucoup plus souvent qu’à leur tour. En principe notre alimentation devrait être saine et bon marché. Malheureusement il est impossible de produire de la viande à ce point bon marché sans recourir massivement aux médicaments et aux hormones de croissance nous dit on sous cape. Si les vaches deviennent folles et les porcs aphteux que peut on encore manger sans se poser mille questions, du poisson peut être. Comment peut-on autoriser cela ?... Illusion, toujours l’illusion.

The Museum as Memory Palace Illustration by Swanny Mouton. How museums naturally take advantage of a peculiar quirk in our brains. A Place to Hang Your Facts In the mid 1880s, Mark Twain devised a children’s game he felt would boost the memory of young children. The game had an unusual format and broke outside the traditional confines of a board game. Important dates and events were written on small index cards, and the players were instructed to place the cards in an outdoor setting (like the backyard or a driveway) and find strategic nesting places for the memory cards. Twain originally conceived the idea to help his children memorize the reigns of British royalty. The game, as it turned out, was an utter financial failure. Twain later despaired in a letter: “If you haven’t ever tried to invent an indoor historical game—don’t.” All the World’s a Stage, for Memory Reconstruction of Camillo’s Memory Palace from Frances Yates’ Art of Memory. Mapping it All Out Here’s how it works. Moonwalking the Mind Plot Points

Tomorrow Machine Client: Innventia What will the future bring? How will materials from our forests be used in 20 years? Innventia commissioned Tomorrow Machine to design 3 demonstrators inspired by Ekoportal2035, a vision of the future that has forest-based renewable materials at center stage. The demonstrators show the possibilities offered by Innventia’s advanced bio-based materials. The first item is a self-cleaning plate and cup made ​​entirely out of cellulose. Is it possible to create flexible objects that can build and even destroy themselves? The transparent digital touch screen is made from nano-cellulose, which is a material that is optimal to use in conjunction with electronics, because of its conductive properties. Client: Innventia 2013 This self-expanding instant food package combines different aspects of sustainability. When pouring hot water into the package the mechano-active material will react to the heat and transform from a compressed package to a serving bowl. Client: Innventia 2012

Eater National : The National Restaurant, Bar, and Nightlife Blog Food News and Opinion: Trends, Fast Food, Booze and More - HuffPost Food Planète à vendre : la ruée vers l'or vert En 2009, 50 millions d’hectares de terres arables ont changé de main dans le monde et des dizaines de millions d’autres sont sur le point d’être cédés. Avec la croissance programmée de la population mondiale (9,2 milliards en 2050) et la raréfaction de certaines ressources naturelles, la demande pour les produits agricoles va augmenter en flèche. À partir de 2008, la flambée des prix alimentaires et les révoltes qu’elle a provoquées un peu partout dans les pays pauvres, conjuguée à la crise financière, ont accéléré le phénomène. Désormais, les gouvernements qui dépendent majoritairement des importations pour nourrir leur population, ceux qui craignent pour leur autosuffisance alimentaire, mais aussi les multinationales de l’agroalimentaire et les investisseurs internationaux (banques et fonds de pension) se ruent sur les terres cultivables partout où elles sont à vendre. Et la nécessité nourrit la spéculation. Extrait du documentaire : Entretien Quel a été votre point de départ ?

I hate your shoes: Early Christmas present In the words of Clark Griswold, "Hallelujah, holy shit!" Yesterday I received a copy of Issue 45 of Frankie Magazine. They've featured my pocket manfriends and my taco kitty tote bag. Thank you, Santa. You done me good. Food is a drug, and we have to learn to say no | Rosie Boycott Food is one of the most crucial issues of our time. In America, 13 people die every hour from food-related illnesses, but we have no real solution to the obesity problem – the issues are myriad, and too ingrained in all corners of our life and our profit-loving world for any one idea to work. And politicians like simple ideas. So while there should indeed be a tax on sweetened fizzy drinks, that won't solve the problem on its own. We need a full-scale culture shift, something no government can achieve. The facts are chilling: one in seven hospital patients in the UK are diabetic; 3.8 million of us have diabetes; one in three is overweight; one in four is clinically obese; and 37% of 11-year-old children are overweight or obese. If I were talking about cancer or HIV, there would be a redoubling of efforts to "find a cure". So why don't we? The odds are stacked against us. Despite all the evidence against sugars and processed foods, governments worldwide do precious little.

Food In some ways the world food situation hasn’t changed for decades. There are still millions of starving people. There are still places where so much food is grown that it has to be thrown away. Fertilizers and pesticides pollute the countryside; soil erodes; groundwater tables drop. This year, though, I took time to read the fine print in the food and agriculture section of the Worldwatch Institute’s annual book Vital Signs. 1. a. The answer is China by a long shot (1999 harvest 395 million tons). By the way, the numbers above demonstrate clearly that America does not “feed the world.” 2. a. 70 percent b. 55 percent c. 37 percent The answer is c. 3. a. Soybeans, the fastest growing crop in the world. 4. a. If that question hadn’t had “per person” in it, the answer would have been “up.” 5. a. This is a trick question, because the answer just reversed itself. Under its large, steady trends, world agriculture is changing.

Eat Drink Politics Codex alimentarius Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le codex Alimentarius ou codex alimentaire est un programme commun de l'Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) et de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) consistant en un recueil de normes, codes d'usages, directives et autres recommandations relatifs à la production et à la transformation agroalimentaires qui ont pour objet la sécurité sanitaire des aliments, soit la protection des consommateurs et des travailleurs des filières alimentaires, et la préservation de l'environnement. La commission du codex Alimentarius, en est l'organe exécutif. Controverse[modifier | modifier le code] La controverse concernant le codex Alimentarius vient du sentiment que c'est une standardisation imposée sur la sécurité des aliments, des vitamines et des compléments alimentaires. Voir aussi[modifier | modifier le code] Articles connexes[modifier | modifier le code] Liens externes[modifier | modifier le code]

inspiration: Sally Mann | pia jane bijkerk “…the things that are close to you, are the things you can photograph the best…” “…and unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art.” “it’s always been my philosophy to try to make art out of the everyday and ordinary…it never occurred to me to leave home to make art.” A few weeks ago I watched a documentary. And it took hold of my soul so swiftly, that it has taken me this long to tell you about it. What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann by Steven Cantor is engaging to say the least. Sally’s philosophy about her art resonates deep within me. For more info on Sally, click here and here. All images and quotes by Sally Mann. Related Posts : recycled home by mark and sally bailey... book review: recycled home baileys, of course! Inspiration: My Heart Wanders camera + equipment: what I use and why...

Nutrition and Food | Gallup Historical Trends Do you feel confident or not confident that the food available at most grocery stores is safe to eat? Do you feel confident or not confident that the food served at most restaurants is safe to eat? How much confidence do you have in the federal government to ensure the safety of the food supply in the U.S., would you say you have -- a great deal, a fair amount, not much, or none at all? Have you, personally, done any of the following in the past year as a direct result of a government food safety advisory or a product recall, or not? A. B. C. (Asked of those who are parents of children in grades K-12) Generally speaking, would you describe the lunches served in the school that your oldest child attends as -- very nutritious, somewhat nutritious, not that nutritious, or not nutritious at all? (Asked of those who are parents of children in grades K-12)Do you think your child's school is offering too many foods that should not be served to children, or not? A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H.

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