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Carnivore’s Dilemma

Unhealthy. Nutritious. Cruel. Delicious. Unsustainable. All-American. In the beef debate there are so many sides.Meat is murder.Meat is delicious. In short, meat—especially beef—has become the stuff of fierce debate.J ournist ROBERT KUNZIG spent a week at Wrangler, in Tulia, Texas. He was looking for an answer to one fundamental question: Is it all right for an American to eat beef?

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More Than Honey

More Than Honey is a documentary by Markus Imhoof who travelled to four continents in order to interview scientists and bee-keepers about having bee farms. “If bees were to disappear from the globe…mankind would have four years left to live.” These words, quoted in the film, could be prophetic: Bees are dying in record numbers, for reasons scientists don’t fully understand.

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Future Food?

Because of the rising food prices, growing population and environmental issues like climate change, experts, scientists, organizations and futurologist are dealing with the problem of how and what we are going to eat in the future. So what are we going to have?

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Case Study: Africa: Feeding the rising urban population

Today, more than half of African citizens live in the slums, each living on $2 a day to survive. According to a report by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), 600 million people in Africa will be living in 24 of the 30 fastest-growing cities by that time. Yet, the production and supply of food is rarely considered when designing and managing cities. So,,what to do?

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今天,超過一半的非洲人口居住在貧民窟中,他們每天就只靠 2美元過活。根據聯合國糧食和農業組織(FAO)的報告,擁有600萬人口的非洲將於全球增長最快的30個城市中排行24。FAO 助理總幹事 Modibo Traore 認為「糧食的生產和供應往往在設計和管理城市發展時被忽略。」決策者應將糧食的生產和供應與城市發展一併規劃。

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How our supermarkets would look like if all the bees died off?

Many people may now know the importance of bees; however, they are currently the centre of attention of scientists and companies because of the decline in their population. You may think that it doesn’t concern you if their numbers continue to drop right? However, bees play an important part in agriculture, especially with the food you eat.

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Who Killed the Bees?

Because of the decrease in beehive population, in order to pollinate one California crop, almonds it would take 60% of the country’s beehive to do so. Worse, California almonds distributes to 80% of the country’s total almonds supply. Based on research and new studies conducted by scientist, a shocking new discovery has been found regarding the decline and drop in population of bee that pollinate $30 billion of USA’s crops.

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