kevan + famine   9

Popular Science: Can This Fruit Be Saved?
"After 15,000 years of human cultivation, the banana is too perfect, lacking the genetic diversity that is key to species health. What can ail one banana can ail all."
bananas  apocalypse  genetics  evolution  pestilence  famine  via:holly 
july 2005 by kevan
Cast Away (2001)
Opening half has some good bits, the washed-up parcels and first-principles rebuilding of the highlights of human culture are fun, but it's blandly pulped and unsubtle beyond that.
filmlog  1star  transport  famine  water  delusions 
june 2005 by kevan
SocietyGuardian.co.uk | More than 30% of our food is thrown away
"According to Biffa, one of the largest waste handlers in Britain, households now throw out more than supermarkets and the food processing industry combined. Food waste is roughly one third by weight of all the waste produced by households."
food  litter  famine  plants  shops  via:qwghlm 
april 2005 by kevan
Palm Beach Post: Bee Killer Imperils Crops
Varroa mite parasites are destroying hives in California. "If honeybees ceased to exist, two-thirds of the citrus, all of the watermelons, the blueberries, strawberries, pecans and beans would disappear."
bees  plants  apocalypse  food  famine 
april 2005 by kevan
The Independent: Schiavo parents claim daughter has tried to tell of desire to live
"Mrs Schiavo had tried to vocalise the sentence "I want to live". She was only able to complete the first two words but her intention was clear, the lawyer said."
death  law  famine  pestilence 
march 2005 by kevan
madolan: Out of the ruins, out of the wreckage
Eating 23 year old survival rations. "[Freeze-dried potatoes] require heat, milk, and butter in addition to water. That's so cruel, potatoes. Where am I going to get milk now that the zombies have taken over?"
apocalypse  famine  food  zombies 
october 2004 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Hungry world 'must eat less meat'
Too much water's being used up in food production. "Australians were astonished to find that although their country is short of water, they're net exporters of water in the form of meat."
apocalypse  australia  famine  food  future  water 
august 2004 by kevan
Yahoo! News - Atkins-Weary Baker Pitches 'Da Vinci Diet'
Eat lots of... bread. Bizarrely, it uses a "complicated formula" that specifically invokes the Golden Ratio (as used to "build the pyramids", says Yahoo). Perhaps you have to cut your toast into perfect rectangles.
famine  food  history  lunacy  maths 
june 2004 by kevan
The Way We Eat Now
"Modern children don't have to forage or walk long distances."
children  famine  food  history  society 
may 2004 by kevan

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