Category Archives: Food

Environment in 2013

In February a meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring 1,491 people and damaging over 4,300 buildings. It was the most powerful meteor to strike Earth’s atmosphere in over a century. It is a classic element having floods … Continue reading

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European Guidelines and Low Carbohydrate Diets for Diabetes

My wife looks very much at what I am eating and drinking. More than once she complains my sugar levels are too high. she also wants me on all sorts of diabetic products of which I often question their value … Continue reading

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Changing perceptions of the large retail sector

Changing perceptions of the large retail sector Preceding article: Stop large retailers’ abuse, says the EESC Commercial relations The commercial relations between large retailers and the suppliers of food products is a subject that is generating an increasing amount of interest … Continue reading

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Stop large retailers’ abuse, says the EESC

Retailers’ abusive practices are hastening the decline of the agro-food sector.  A distorted market affects consumers as well as suppliers. On 13 February, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) endorsed an opinion to put an end to these dramatic … Continue reading

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Horsemeat bringing people to cavort

For years in continental Europe the food consumption-factories and chains do not take it so seriously about product-information and product-quality. In the last few decades we have seen recycling of animal by-products back into the food chain, more than once … Continue reading

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Ecological economics in the stomach #4 Water

Water Last week we saw many countries claiming to have the 7 billionth human on this planet. More than half of the world’s population will live in urban areas, and the populations of many of the world’s cities will likely … Continue reading

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Ecological economics in the stomach #3 Food and Populace

Continuation of: Ecological economics in the stomach #2 Resources Progression over years Humanity has progressed over hundreds of thousands of years, but until about the seventeenth century, progress was a rare event. There were novelties, but a person would not expect … Continue reading

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Ecological economics in the stomach #2 Resources

Demand for resources Whilst demand for food, feed and fibre may increase by 70% by 2050, 60% of the world’s major ecosystems that help produce these resources have already been degraded or are used unsustainably. If we carry on using … Continue reading

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Ecological economics in the stomach #1 Alarmbell

Halt in growth Europe has enjoyed many decades of growth in wealth and well-being, based on intensive use of resources. But today it faces the dual challenge of stimulating the growth needed to provide jobs and well-being to its citizens, … Continue reading

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