Friday, 20 January 2017

Virtues


if good or bad virtues run in our DNA and how our grandparents and parents raised us, reading about the past of Trump's father and grandfather

...then I think that we should worry...

Survey: What do you think about Brexit and the opportunity for natural health?


the survey is here.
questions 8-10 very interesting...

Thursday, 19 January 2017

"Sustainability" sells well



A new report by industry giant Unilever shows that consumers' belief in the social or environmental welfare of brands hugely affects their purchasing decisions.

So, let's think... about sustainability
 and
Food Security...



Wednesday, 18 January 2017

lunch time...which option suits you better?

we all know that lunch is the second most important meal of the day (breakfast is the most important! not evening tea!)... So, from the two following options, which one suits you better?

 1. Dabbawalas
 

On the crowded streets of Mumbai, trains and bicycles are quicker than cars and motorbikes (Credit: Getty Images)


The dabbawalas belong almost exclusively to the Vakari community, which worships the Hindu god Vithala. Vithala teaches that giving food is one of the greatest donations you can make. "The dabbawalas say we are getting a golden chance to walk the path of spirituality while earning our bread," says Sangle.

2. Food Trucks 



food trucks


 Food trucks have increased in popularity in cities across the globe, but are there any ways to make these grub-slinging vehicles friendlier on the environment? A few companies are looking into it, and they're looking beyond exhaust-spewing vans. First, there’s Wheelys, an electric and solar-powered tricycle that’s a mobile café in Sweden, that turns cyclists into baristas. Since launching in 2014, the company’s rolled out the service in over 70 countries worldwide, and is positioning itself to be a competitor to brick-and-mortar options like Starbucks. Meanwhile, Move Systems, a US-based company that aims to “bring the mobile food industry into the 21st Century,” makes food carts that are electric and come with modular kitchens, forgoing petrol-fuelled generators for solar panels.


= = =

their approach and logistics could not be any more different...





Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Carotenoids and antioxidant enzymes as biomarkers of the impact of heavy metals in food Chain

Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science
 
Volume 4, 2016, Pages 15-24

 Abstract

Antioxidant enzymes (catalase and peroxidase) and carotenoids (lutein and â-carotene) are often used as biomarkers of metal contamination of water and agricultural soils. In this study, the effects of heavy metals present in irrigation water on the aforementioned carotenoids of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) and carrots (Daucus carota L.), cultivated in a greenhouse and irrigated with a water solution including different levels of Cr(VI) and Ni(II) were investigated. These results were compared to the levels of the same metabolites that had been assessed in market-available potato and carrot samples. The findings indicated that the levels of the examined metabolites on the treated with Cr and Ni samples, resemble the levels of the same parameters in the market samples, originating from polluted areas. Therefore, the antioxidant enzymes, catalase and peroxidase, and the carotenoids, lutein and â-carotene, could be handled as indicators of heavy metal pollution. © 2016, Enviro Research Publishers. All rights reserved.

Ethos and Philosophy ( Ήθος και Φιλοσοφία)

Aristotle (from biography.com)


excellent read on Philosophy and Ethos!
Enjoy!

part 1. What Is Philosophy's Point?, Part 1 (Hint: It's Not Discovering Truth)

part 2. What is Philosophy's Point? Part II. Maybe It's a Martial Art

P.S. worth remembering...

If philosophy cannot yield permanent truth, what is or should be its end? In what way does philosophy still matter? Sports suggest a possible answer. Most athletes, even in highly competitive sports, have goals beyond winning.

Ethics is the branch of philosophy that aims to make us all better people. The goal is not the True, what is, but the Good, what should be.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Everything you wanted to know about cancer diets

the title of this article is wrong! cancer diets...scientific non-sense!
We need to educate and inform people about the real issues, e.g. new diet pyramid in Ireland and how many mistakes it has http://funfood16.blogspot.ie/2016/12/some-thoughts-on-new-food-pyramid-for.html
Informing people about the real issues is the challenge! not talking about ghost issues (as cancer diets)