Global food production


According to a snappy new video developed by the World Wildlife Fund, roughly one-third of the world’s landmass is currently being used to produce food to feed the more than 7 billion occupants (some significantly better than others). By 2050 this number is supposed to double (66%) and with it come a number of challenges, not the least of which is the harsh reality that we simply might not have enough non-urbanized, arable land to support the population based on current food production techniques and technologies.

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Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving dinner248 million (248,000,000)

Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. based readers!  For those of you who aren’t quite up to speed on the holiday, it stems from when the Pilgrims landed in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.  After a hard winter in which many people died and with assistance from local Native American tribes, 1621 was one of prosperity and to celebrate the bountiful harvest the Pilgrims held a three-day feast.   Continue reading

Price spikes are not the problem, it is the overall trend

Price spikes are not the problem, it is the overall trend || “Food Prices Could Hit Tipping Point for Global Unrest”

Booze, drugs, and bad food – there’s a reason humans love it all

The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So GoodBooze, drugs, and bad food – there’s a reason humans love it all || “‘Compass Of Pleasure’: Why Some Things Feel So Good”

Food science is getting very interesting

Food science is getting very interesting – “This 3D printer makes edible food” #cooking

Technology-savvy oenophiles rejoice

Technology-savvy oenophiles rejoice – “In iPad veritas” #wine #food

The most insane beer on earth

There are people in this world who make beer for profit and there are people who make beer for the love of the craft – and there is another tiny slice of the industry that is composed of those people who make beer that redefines the trade (and might actually kill you along the way).  The people at Brewdog who have previously released Tactical Nuclear Penguin (32% ABV) and Sink The Bismark! (41% ABV), have created the most expensive, highest alcohol content beer (55% ABV) in the world.  We give you The End of History: