Food and Nutrition

Asia's overfishing problematic and the need of aquaculture

English

In the article "Sustainable seafood farms can help Asia's oceans" by Mata Press Service, the main purpose is to show how overfishing and destructive fishing in Southeast Asia puts its sustained existence at risk, despite the diversity of the marine ecosystem. The resource base of fisheries is at a medium to high risk of overfishing in the future, as the UN reports the extinction of exploitable fish stocks by year 2048 which is an economical consequence that also affects seafood production and needs.

climate change

English

According to the article “Climate change could raise food insecurity risk”, the extreme weather changes may have a big impact on the food storages in many countries. Specially the underdeveloped countries. The scientist had argued that with a change of 2°C higher, some places will not be able to provide the same amount and species. The study looked at 122 developing and least-developed countries, mostly in Asia, Africa and South America.

Genetically modified foods

Do you know the foods genetically modified? Genetically modified (GM) foods are foods derived from organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been modified in a way that does not occur naturally, e.g. through the introduction of a gene from a different organism (World Health Organization). This is different from breed improvement. The typical GMF are potatoes, corn, rapeseed, soybeans and so on. These foods are accepted by Japanese Ministry of Health and the GMF are being distributed.

Free Smoothies

 

As we all know, the end of semester is a period where students are overloaded by exams and projects so their level of stress and fatigue is high. It is hard to stay focused when you do not have enough energy and sleep. This is a period where we have a lot of things to do at the same time and it is hard to manage everything. There are many bad consequences of stress because it inhibits our ability to perform as well as we would otherwise could. Eating properly can help reduce the stress.[1]

 

Smoothies to reduce stress and improve health

Our main goal for our action research project was to reduce the students of Mérici's stress level due to the final exams of the semester. Stress can be a factor that reduces one's happiness, and we knew the end of the semester was a stressful time for the majority of the students. We then considered the health factor, since it can also lead to happiness: what is healthy, easy to consume in a matter of seconds, and makes others happy? That is when we came to the conclusion that the smoothies would be a wonderful idea.

The Shoreline Project Assignment.

Shipbreaking is a term I frankly never knew existed, I lacked knowledge on where all the old ships get dismantled and burried: Let alone the consequences of such acts. I had no perspective as of how many

different areas around the World were affected by climate change, and the video #7 describing how Shellfish are part of the endangered species, really helps put in perspective 'how much we have to lose'. It's 

great to see how many organizations are currently taking part in solving this major issue.

The Shoreline Project Assignment.

Shipbreaking is a term I frankly never knew existed, I lacked knowledge on where all the old ships get dismantled and burried: Let alone the consequences of such acts. I had no perspective as of how many

different areas around the World were affected by climate change, and the video #7 describing how Shellfish are part of the endangered species, really helps put in perspective 'how much we have to lose'. It's 

great to see how many organizations are currently taking part in solving this major issue.

Fair Trade Campus- Action Research Project

We decided to create a Fairtrade Campus because we want to educate and create awareness on fair trade commerce. Fairtrade products ameliorate the agricultural workers’ conditions in developing countries. They do not make enough profits to have social benefits. Because of climate change, their jobs are not safe and they experience instability: they are at the mercy of the climate and of the market. When buying Fairtrade, we support a community of workers who can democratically optimise the worker’s benefits which brings them safety.

Veganism

What is a vegan diet, How do people become vegan?

Action Research Project - Change in Green

 

Description of The Project

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