Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nestlé highlights the problems associated with organic food

Nestlé highlights the problems associated with organic food

A couple of years Nestlé does not guarantee the absence of GMOs in their products , as we know, the company has long sought to soften the legislation on GM food to feed the planet, a declaration of intent. Well, now we know the direction of Nestlé highlights the problems associated with organic food, all sorts of arguments that seek to undermine the credibility of such foods, it becomes a state that can not feed the world with organic products, they are not better products for consumers and despite the present rate of growth, the company believes it will end stalling is like saying that consumers will gain awareness of the value of other foods, are the GM maybe?


You could say that Nestlé does not endorse or organic organic food and although at times seems to try to be discreet in its position, other is categorical. Some experts wonder how it is possible that one of the largest food companies in the world to declare that the trend towards consumption of organic products will slow down when all the studies show otherwise, even in times of economic crisis. The president of Nestlé seems to appeal to rationality indicating no possibility of supporting and improving life on Earth when working with products ranging from the farm to the fork.

Interestingly, in recent years Nestlé has acquired Premium brand companies that offer organic foods, which contrasts with the company's previous policy in which non-key bio foods despite the benefits obtained with them. We speak of figures, organic products have a yield of 30% less than foods produced by traditional agriculture, which reveals the impossibility of feeding the world. Paying more for organic products is a romantic idea but not adapted to reality and only rich countries can afford. Some statements are somewhat insulting, to say that organic foods are responsible for up to 40 deaths per year, the figure is not significant and may be contrasted with deaths from GM foods, remember the post Impact of transgenic crops in developing countries .

The reasons that the company has to downplay organic food is evident on the one hand the continued growth of this market, the awareness of consumers to feed on natural products that respect the environment, organic food , whole, organic fresh, and so on. are a threat to sales of Nestlé's business lines. The company officials do not stop to argue, remember studies that concluded that organic foods do not show differences with respect to nutritional food produced industrially, one could say that cited the conclusions offered by the UK researcher John Richard Krebs, indicating that organic products offer any health advantage .

Nestlé may be interesting to read the report of Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food of the UN, explained that agroecology is the best model to follow to ensure food supply in the coming decades, it halab in post The UN advises agroecology . And not just the matter of GMOs, apparently the company intends to enter fully into the world of food to treat problems such as diabetes or obesity, which is ironic considering that it is a company that has worked with sweetened beverages , sweets, pastries and all kinds of processed foods that promote overweight and obesity.

The heads of state that Nestlé is investing heavily in research, medicine and nutrition, and suggest that our diet plays an important role in chronic diseases. In the article in Fast Company we read that Nestlé argues that consumers want to learn more about the food offered by this company and thus improved the traceability of information provided to consumers, also echo that help farmers by providing advice and technology to reduce environmental pollution and improve the quality of the products.

What do you want the company?, We recommend you read the article in Grist .

The oldest restaurant in the world turns 286 years

The oldest restaurant in the world turns 286 years.

It opened 300 years ago and today is considered the restaurant world's oldest by the Guinness World Records . La Casa Botin is a temple of gastronomy world, a place I have spent great personalities and has witnessed countless stories.

Located in an old house in Madrid and in his early years did not sell themselves for food, this was considered an intrusion that damaged other trade unions. The site offered only what travelers had to cook and drink. Hence was born the legend that "in the Spanish inn was just what brought the traveler."


"The restaurant was operated as an inn and in 1725 a French immigrant who carried out some renovations at the mansion to give more comfort to strangers," says the website of La Casa Botin. Since that time remains (almost intact) an old oven used to prepare the house specialty: roast suckling pig and lamb Castilian style.

As reported by the BBC Brazil , this place great personalities have walked the world of "literature, kings, singers and other celebrities." One of them, the American writer Ernest Hemingway , who even one of his environment ("Fiesta") in this restaurant.

"My grandfather, who spoke to him a lot, tried to teach him to make a paella , but concluded that it was better that he continue with the literature and my grandfather, with paella, "said Carlos Gonzalez, one of the heirs the restaurant belonging to the fourth generation.


Since then, Casa Botin has seen all kinds of celebrities: Jacqueline Kennedy, Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Michael Douglas, Pedro Almodovar, the Spanish kings, and even Ricky Martin .

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