Incredible illogicalities of the human world (a bit of irony never hurts): 26-30

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  1. In a recent, self-published book, a nutritionist suggests that “If your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize it as food, don’t eat it.” Then she proceeds to use ingredients ¾ of which my grandmother (never mind my great-grandmother) wouldn’t recognize as food. A person from central Europe (northern Slovakia) three generations (about 75 years) ago wouldn’t not only recognize but above all have no access to such food as avocado oil, banana, quinoa, etc. Ah, the beauty of self-publishing! Long live bryndzové halušky!

 

  1. Today, true to the postmodern “fluidity” of things, TV journalists ask singers and athletes about spirituality and truth and then publish the opinions of these “experts”. In this case, it’s a great thing that Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame has become 2 minutes of fame.

 

  1. Although more people than ever are attending if not finishing high schools, linguists have analyzed speeches from politicians (for ex., candidates for the US presidency) and found out that these speeches are between a grade 3 (Republicans) and grade 6 level (Democrats). Long live formal education!

 

  1. In the UK, according to the Financial Times, the government thinks of implementing a “sugar tax”. Wouldn’t it be easier just not to produce foods with so much sugar in them? Burden the taxpayer instead! The circularity of greed here is just too obvious.

 

  1. People flock to quinoa, farro, and other grains, without regard to the loss of individual varieties of other grains. What if quinoa becomes the next “wheat” and surpasses the other cereals? Globalization brings cyclic desires and answers to nutrition with the concomitant loss of plant varieties and plants in general. It’s a good thing that there is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, so the seeds will be available to exo-terrestrial settlers. As for those who will remain on Earth, who knows what “cereal” they will eat?
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