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Despite What You’ve Been Told, Cows Can Save The World – Brian Sanders

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Film maker Brian Sanders, the man behind the feature length documentary ‘Food Lies’ and host of the Peak Human podcast looks at the history of our dietary guidelines, the epidemic of chronic disease and obesity that followed, what the new science is telling us humans should actually be eating, and how to eat that food sustainably.

The following talk offers compelling reasons why correctly reared animals could offer a far better solution to climate change and how mono-cropping is destructive to both wildlife and the health of the soil. He also reveals that our current diet consisting of grains, seed oils and sugar has only been a staple food for just 0.1% of human history compared to millennia of eating mostly animal foods. With the rise of plant-based proteins in the form of soy products, Beyond and Impossible burgers he explains that compared to grass fed beef, the figures on…

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Posted by on October 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Battle of Thermopylae: 10 Things You Should Know

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Posted by on October 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Mysteries of the 2,500-year-old butter found at the bottom of a loch

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It fell to the bottom of a loch 2,500 years ago – its story long untold as it remained hidden by the deep, dark waters.
Original article: Scotsman.com

Monday, 20th July 2020, 5:00 pm

Monday, 20th July 2020, 4:58 pm

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The replica crannog on Loch Tay, where the butter was found.

Now, the wooden butter dish remains one of the most evocative items left behind by Scotland’s ancient water dwellers who made their homes on Loch Tay.

The dish was recovered during earlier excavations on the loch where at least 17 crannogs, or Iron Age wooden houses, were once dotted up and down the water.

Built from alder with a life span of around 20 years, the structures simply collapsed into the loch once they had served their purpose, with an incredible array of objects taken with them.

The 2,500-year-old butter dish and the remains of the butter. PIC: Scottish Crannog Centre.

The 2,500-year-old butter dish and the remains of the butter. PIC:…

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Posted by on October 9, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Rapid acceptance of foreign food tradition in Bronze Age Europe

Rapid acceptance of foreign food tradition in Bronze Age Europe

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Not just metals, hierarchical societies and fortified settlements: a new food also influenced economic transformations in the Bronze Age around 3500 years ago. This is evidenced by frequent archaeological discoveries of remains of broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum L.), a cereal with small, roundish grains. A major study by the Collaborative Research Centre 1266 “Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies” at Kiel University (CAU) was published yesterday (13 August) in the journalScientific Reports. It shows how common millet got onto the menu in Bronze Age Europe. Intensive trade and communication networks facilitated the incredibly rapid spread of this new crop originating from the Far East.

“Wheat, maize and rice now dominate our cereal farming. Millet is regarded as a niche crop suitable mainly for birdseed,” explained Professor Wiebke Kirleis from CRC 1266. As this cereal is once more experiencing increasing attention as…

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Posted by on October 4, 2020 in Uncategorized

 
 
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