Category Archives: Food

Too much food is being wasted

It is very good the Belgian government at last thinks “Too much food is being wasted” Our so called civilised world should be full of shame for producing so much waste and for throwing away such good food. When we … Continue reading

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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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