Daily Archives: May 20, 2010

New Wearable Food Bags Allow Americans to Eat More, Move Less

An Onion News Network parody of the modern western lifestyle habits of consuming more junk food and exercising less. Problem is I think I am now in that category too!

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Food For Thought: The World Now Eats (and Dies) Like Americans

A short but interesting TED talk by Dr. Dean Ornish, an expert on the links between health and diet. Asia is a fascinating case study, the switch to a more Westernized diet has resulted in an increase in Westernized diseases.

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Privilege Pulls Qatar Towards Unhealthy Choices

An interesting article about Qatar and how the rapid increase in wealth has been accompanied by an equally rapid increase in obesity and other health problems:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/world/middleeast/27qatar.html

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Planning For the End of Oil

As the world’s attention focuses on the perils of oil exploration, here is Richard Sears’ TED talk from early February 2010. Sears, an expert in developing new energy resources, talks about our inevitable and necessary move away from oil. Toward … … Continue reading

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Korea: From Too Many to Not Enough Babies

An interesting article looking at how Korea has gone from having too high to too low a birth rate in a relatively short period of time. http://www.prb.org/Articles/2010/koreafertility.aspx

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Fighting Global Warming with Elephant Dung!

An interesting article on how the Toronto Zoo is proposing to fight Global Warning by processing elephant dung in a sustainable way. Could be useful for Thailand. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/weird-world/3718268/Dung-could-solve-global-warming

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Conflicts Over Nile River Water Useage

An interesting article on how countries the Nile flows through are disagreeing on who has the right to use water from the river. The upstream countries seem to hlod the upper hand in this dispute.http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2010/05/2010519183943413127.html

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Bangkok Dangerous Map

<a href=””>A map of the dangerous spots in Bangkok during the Red Shirt Protests. Many of them way too close to home for my liking.

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Jamie Oliver: Teach Them About Food

In this TED prize winning speechJamie Oliver expresses his wish to teach every child about food to help fight obesity.

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How I Fell in Love with a Fish

Chef Dan Barber squares off with a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. With impeccable research and deadpan humor, he chronicles his pursuit of a sustainable fish he could love, and the foodie’s honeymoon … Continue reading

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