My first love will always be food. _NG
Being alone is better than sitting next to a lover and feeling lonely.
Mark Bittman on what’s wrong with food in America
In an interview with Vox, Mark Bittman discusses how our industrial system of food production has led to cheap food filled with calories, but with very little nutrition. It’s a problem that needs to be addressed to prevent a health crisis.
Vox: What are things in society that need to tip for these to become more mainstream issues?
1. The more research we see about added sugars, the more we’ll see how damaging it is.
2. An outbreak of antibiotic resistant bacteria linked to overuse of antibiotics in animal production.
3. Confined animal feeding operations. We’re finally seeing how poorly animals are treated.
Researchers across the University of California system are working to address these issues.
Jered Lawson and Nancy Vail, graduates of UC Santa Cruz and UC San Diego, have formed Pie Ranch, a farm that teaches urban high school students about where their food comes from.
Robert Lustig, a UCSF professor of pediatrics said at a symposium on sugar and other sweeteners, “Enough people are sick that we need a societal and government intervention on the scale of that mounted against tobacco and alcohol.”
Annie King, an animal science professor at UC Davis, explains the difference between cage-free, free-range, and many other egg terms found at the grocery store.
Earlier this summer, University of California President Janet Napolitano and chancellors from all 10 campuses announced an initiative to tackle these problems on a global scale by harnessing the collective power of UC to help put the world on a path to sustainably and nutritiously feed itself.
i fucking hate tumblr so much seriously
you guys are always like “i want equality!” except gay people are better than straight people and women are better than men and poc are better than white people and trans people are better than cis people
if you claim you want equality, but put someone down because they’re privileged, that doesn’t make you an advocate for equality, it makes you an asshole
Putting people down for not recognizing their privilege or the suffering of others is aggressively spreading conscientiousness it makes you an advocate for equality and an asshole. Some people truly have no idea what persecution feels like let alone what it feels like to be persecuted for being who you are.
The Assassin’s Creed curriculum: can video games teach us history?
So what is the goal of playing a game rooted in history like the Battle of Okinawa, once the events have already been set, the books about them written, and the collective memory intact? As one developer told me, games are actually perfectly suited to model complex systems with a number of moving parts — which sounds a lot like the conditions of history, where chance circumstances and actors collide to create the occasional moment of extreme cultural significance. And today, as the historical game genre has expanded parallel to indie gaming’s success, there are an increasing number of ambitious games experimenting with and rearranging those interlocking, constantly shifting components.