It’s difficult to think of chess today and not feel a little intimidated. The game is dominated by geniuses and computers to such an extent that learning to play it can be daunting for all but a few of us mere mortals. But chess has been many things in its long and storied life, and it was once so much more than a mere logical strategy game.
Food that Conquered the world; Spartan Black Broth
Everyone knows the legend of Leonidas and his brave 300, dying in glory against the unending onslaught of the Persian Empire under Xerxes. It has been immortalised in songs, poems, books for millennia, and then of course a very successful film.
Monocultures – the single greatest threat to our food culture (and lives).
There is almost an unimaginable number of foods in the world and of that unimaginable number, an unfathomable amount of variety exists. We not be able to eat them all, in fact some estimates put the number as low as 20,000, but about 20 species of plant (0.1%) make up 90% of our diet. These twenty plants could be described as a monoculture and they could very well spell our doom.
If you care about your health, ditch the diet drinks.
Since the 1980s, meal replacement drinks have been pitched to use as the be all and end all of weight loss. Lately, that focus has shifted, focusing instead on the time saving and cost effectiveness benefits of drinking your dinner.