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Future foods: What will we be eating in 20 years' time? ...

By Denise Winterman

BBC News Magazine

Volatile food prices and a growing population mean we have to rethink what we eat, say food futurologists. So what might we be serving up in 20 years' time?

It's not immediately obvious what links Nasa, the price of meat and brass bands, but all three are playing a part in shaping what we will eat in the future and how we will eat it.

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Foods we used to eat
In ancient Greece breakfast was bread dipped in wine
In ancient Rome they liked garum, a sauce made out of fish entrails and fermented for a long time in the sun
In Tudor times spit-roast dolphin was on the menu
Henry VIII's banquets would include peacock, heron, porpoise and seagull
Why historic food is back on the menu
Discover the way people used to live

Rising food prices, the growing population and environmental concerns are just a few issues that have organisations - including the United Nations and the government - worrying about how we will feed ourselves i…

Multan a aerolínea vietnamita por desfile de bikinis en vuelo ...

Por AP / Vietnam /

Según la prensa estatal, la Administración de Aviación Civil de Vietnam multó a la aerolínea con 20 millones de dong (960 dólares) por permitir el espectáculo de tres minutos sin permiso oficial

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Una aerolínea de Vietnam fue multada por permitir que reinas de la belleza en bikini protagonizaran un tórrido espectáculo musical en pleno vuelo, dijeron los medios de comunicación estatales.

Un video de YouTube muestra a varias muchachas con trajes abiertos y bikinis rojos mientras bailan en el pasillo al tiempo que varios pasajeros masculinos se regocijan tomándoles fotos durante el vuelo de Vietjet Air.

Según la prensa estatal, la Administración de Aviación Civil de Vietnam multó a la aerolínea con 20 millones de dong (960 dólares) por permitir el espectáculo de tres minutos sin permiso oficial.

En una carta enviada el martes a las autoridades vietnamitas, la empresa dijo que el desfile de bailarinas fue para inau…


Jamdani, nakshi kantha and et al!

Ashfaqur Rahman

For sometime now, we have been told that three items which are very dear to every Bangladeshi have been registered by India as its own products. 

They are the famous jamdani sari, the exquisite nakshi kanthaand last but not the least, the delicious fazli mango.

India has opened a register of what is known as Geographical Indicator (GI) of its products. Every member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which abides by the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement is required to do this. 

Under Sections 22, 23 and 24 of this Agreement, individual countries have now the right to protect and patent famous, exceptional and extraordinary products originating within the geographical territory of the country, under the GI Act 1999.

India has thus registered (uppada) jamdani sari as originating from Andhra Pradesh, the nakshi kantha from West Bengal and fazli mango from Malda district in West Bengal.

The GI helps producers differen…


Market Watch: Coachella desert's Valencia Pride and Keitt mangoes have arrived

The sweet and aromatic local fruits are being sold at market by Wong Farms and Tilden Farms and will be in some groceries as well.

August 13, 2010|

By David Karp, Special to the Los Angeles Times

(David Karp / For The Times )

Customers have been wondering for weeks when they'd show up, and now Wong Farms' desert mangoes, among the most exotic and eagerly sought fruits grown in California, are back at the Wednesday Santa Monica farmers market. Juicy, sweet and aromatic, they're expensive and tricky to obtain, but worth it for diehard mango lovers.

Store-bought mangoes, imported from Mexico, the Caribbean and South America, are a crapshoot. 

Sometimes they're great, but they're usually not identified by variety, and the most common kind, the red-skinned, highly productive Tommy Atkins, is fibrous in texture and mediocre in flavor. 

Most imported mangoes have to undergo hot-water treatment to k…

25 Cutting Edge Firms Funded By The CIA ...

Walter Hickey | 5 minutes ago

SharonaGott / flickr

It's no secret the Central Intelligence Agency has an investment firm that funds startups that could have a big impact for the Agency.

If there is a company out there doing intelligence research, it's likely that In-Q-Tel, the CIA's personal investor, either looked them up or made a check out to them.

It's all to ensure that the Agency remains on the forefront of tech. Not long ago, In-Q-Tel invested heavily in a company called Keyhole. 

Never heard of them? 

Maybe you know their work, a little project eventually known as Google Maps

So, want to know what's next for technology?

 Keep an eye on these 25 companies. 

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Maureen Gilmer: Conditions are ripe for the picking

10:08 PM, Aug 10, 2012 | Comments

Fruiting banana trees will produce in the desert so long as they are protected from the wind and kept evenly moist with lots of organic matter in the soil. / Maureen Gilmer/Special to The Desert Sun

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Maureen Gilmer
Special to The Desert Sun

Mango trees are more adaptable to our desert than you might think, and when provided a sheltered sideyard between buildings they are likely to become good producers. / Maureen Gilmer/Special to The Desert Sun

It was an early morning appointment at the Lucy Curci Cancer Center next to Eisenhower Hospital that resulted in a stunning revelation. 

As I approached from the empty parking garage to the east entrance I saw a large tree nestled into the slot between two structures. 

Rising out of the top were long thin stems that held some kind of large fruit. I stopped short because I'd never seen this kind of thing in the desert before. 

Lo and behold it was mango…