food

How Cooking Can Change Your Life – Michael Pollan

How Cooking Can Change Your Life – Michael Pollan – YouTube 20:17
Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations. The event was chaired by Tim Lang, professor of Food Policy at City University London.

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  • Michael Pollan, “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation” (59:06)
    In “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation,” Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth— to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook [Bron: YouTube]
  • Filosoferick reactie:

    Interessante feitjes over ‘koken’ en hoe wij tegenwoordig aan ons voedsel komen.

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Genetically Modified Foods in America

Genetically Modified Foods in America – YouTube video 57:05

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Organisms that have been genetically modified include micro-organisms such as bacteria and yeast, insects, plants, fish, and mammals. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods, and are also widely used in scientific research and to produce goods other than food. The term GMO is very close to the technical legal term, ‘living modified organism’ defined in the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which regulates international trade in living GMOs (specifically, “any living organism that possesses a novel combination of genetic material obtained through the use of modern biotechnology”). [Bron: YouTube]

  • Filosoferick reactie:

    Tsja…dat we het maar weer eens even weten…over wat zij stoppen in ons eten.

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