A lot is at stake for many countries at this year’s COP 17 climate summit in Durban, taking place from November 28th until December 9th. That is why “the countries of the global South hope for some listening as well as all the talking”. Those are the words of Nnimmo Bassey, international climate campaigner.
Which means that for example mashed potatoes is food, whereas weird shapes of fried potato derivates are not. “Michael Pollan’s Food Rules began with his hunch that the wisdom of our grandparents might have more helpful things to say about how to eat well than the recommendations of science or industry or government.” Continue reading
I am quite old-fashioned I must admit. I do not own an Ipad nor anything similar. I buy books with pages rather than bytes. I am not only old-fashioned but it looks like I – and I’m sure you reader are too – part of a close-to-extinct species: the book readers.
So who is Ray Patel? He says about himself that he “has worked for the World Bank and WTO, and protested against them around the world.” Which to me already makes him an interesting figure. He has studied in England and the United States and has written several books. His books talk about the poor and the world food system which starves people on one hand and makes them obese somewhere else. Continue reading
“This raises all kinds of bizarre questions — questions that before I learned about our two types of chickens, I’d never had reason to ask — like, What happens to all of the male offspring of layers? If man hasn’t designed them for meat, and nature clearly hasn’t designed them to lay eggs, what function do they serve? Continue reading