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My 2020 Dinner

It's not too different from the food we ate ten years ago. We have potatoes, vegetables, and meat. The main difference is that the food has come from local farmers in the region, due to a huge increase in fuel prices driving up the cost of importation. The food tastes good. There is a variety of tastes and textures, although the increase in local demand has caused the farmers to use more high-tech farming techniques, which has caused some of the taste to leach from the food. The farmers know… Continue

Added by David Plank on April 21, 2010 at 11:06am — No Comments

Food Security - Do I Have It?

This learning task really made me think about my assumptions. I live in the south of England - a relative bread-basket to the rest of the world. Or is it? OK, we have lots of farm land, farm animals, and natural resources. The weather is pretty conducive to growing food and maintaining relative food security. But I'm not sure that means that - should I have to - I would be able to grow enough for all my family's needs myself.

I don't have to - I can just nip to Tesco for…

Added by David Plank on April 21, 2010 at 10:56am — 1 Comment

The Amazing Randi

James Randi is my hero.I follow him, read his site and subscribe to a lot of his philosophies.

James is known for uncovering lots of different frauds and fakes. And while innovation often needs to have a "let's look at what is possible" viewpoint, there should always be scientific scrutiny and a healthy dose of scepticism.…


Added by David Plank on April 20, 2010 at 7:14pm — No Comments

My 50-Year-Old Self

It's actually kind of scary to think that in ten years I will be fifty!

My future self is a very resourceful type, with lots of new skills to bring to bear on any subject. I will be a confident, outspoken character, with the ability to think and speak clearly about my beliefs. I will be helping people (as I do now), but be able to do so much more effectively, and with much longer-lasting results.

Helping others to see the problems they are…

Added by David Plank on April 20, 2010 at 6:47pm — No Comments

What you have matters more than what you lack

This is the most important aspect of innovation to my mind. It is always important to keep a track of what you have available, and the resources at your command, and also just as important to realise that there is no point in trying to incorporate things you don't have into what you are trying to do.

Obviously you will have a goal that which you don't have (either some material gain, or social, or even emotional gain), but if you try and use something you don't have, it…

Added by David Plank on April 20, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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