Posts tagged: food

mothernaturenetwork:



New book highlights how junk food makers get us hooked
Investigative reporter Michael Moss reveals just how low the processed food industry will go.



I will need to buy this when it’s out

mothernaturenetwork:

New book highlights how junk food makers get us hooked

Investigative reporter Michael Moss reveals just how low the processed food industry will go.

I will need to buy this when it’s out

climateadaptation:

India has a surplus of food, yet 250 million people Indians are dying of hunger. It’s a problem of distribution and lack of political will to fix to the system. Excellent coverage by the NYTimes on an agricultural issue that will dominate ag-press in the coming years - distribution.

“The reason we are facing this problem is our refusal to distribute the grain that we buy from farmers to the people who need it,” said Biraj Patniak, a lawyer who advises India’s Supreme Court on food issues. “The only place that this grain deserves to be is in the stomachs of the people who are hungry.”
After years of neglect, the nation’s failed food policies have now become a subject of intense debate in New Delhi, with lawmakers, advocates for the poor, economists and the news media increasingly calling for an overhaul. The populist national government is considering legislation that would pour billions of additional dollars into the system and double the number of people served to two-thirds of the population. The proposed law would also allow the poor to buy more rice and wheat at lower prices.

A Failed Food System in India, NYTimes.

climateadaptation:

India has a surplus of food, yet 250 million people Indians are dying of hunger. It’s a problem of distribution and lack of political will to fix to the system. Excellent coverage by the NYTimes on an agricultural issue that will dominate ag-press in the coming years - distribution.

“The reason we are facing this problem is our refusal to distribute the grain that we buy from farmers to the people who need it,” said Biraj Patniak, a lawyer who advises India’s Supreme Court on food issues. “The only place that this grain deserves to be is in the stomachs of the people who are hungry.”

After years of neglect, the nation’s failed food policies have now become a subject of intense debate in New Delhi, with lawmakers, advocates for the poor, economists and the news media increasingly calling for an overhaul. The populist national government is considering legislation that would pour billions of additional dollars into the system and double the number of people served to two-thirds of the population. The proposed law would also allow the poor to buy more rice and wheat at lower prices.

A Failed Food System in India, NYTimes.

Eggs. Thoughts?

I made a 2-egg omelette the other day and both had double yolks.

The woman: A double yolk means you’ll soon get pregnant! And you had two so maybe you’re expecting twins!

The man: The 2nd egg cancels out the first. You’re not getting pregnant soon. 

Thoughts?

Day 3

We rested, lazed around in our duplex reading and eating without a care in the world.

That evening dinner was served underneath a gazebo in the gardens. The peacocks provided silent company from their enclosure on the far side of the water feature that separated the gazebo from the rest of the garden. It was so unreal, the thought that for some people living in this way is normal baffled me. It kind of made me hope that should I become wealthy humility better not desert me. On a table in the corner of the gazebo a variety of soft drinks and spirits were assembled. They reminded me of lines of soldiers standing to attention while awaiting inspection. For me, dark rum always wins, the perfect palette soother after a delicious bowl of fish pepper soup and Nigerian vegetable soup with rice. The picture doesn’t do it justice, it turns out “mood lighting” and camera flashes don’t work well in portraying the ambience of a setting.

Following dinner, shot glasses and smokes appeared as if all one had to do to get ones desires at the club was simply to think it. The hammock lay idle as we indulged under the clear skies, ample preparation for the excitement of the ACON final between Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire. Rooting for the underdogs we were not disappointed and were treated to a great show. Rumour has it that this is where Bob Marley sourced his smokes. It is also the Nigerian capital of ogogoro production but unfortunately we didn’t get a taste.

It amazes me how this rich & fertile land bears so many fruits from rubber plantations to dense forests. The red soil is literally worth its weight in platinum yet villagers live in poverty, not realising the wealth they stand on.