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‘Smart Food’: The next fad to come in 2019

Food companies and distribution chains prepare their forecast every year, mixing experience, R&D and marketing, with data that quantify objectively what they liked more than what they proposed the previous year, in what their clients spent their money, what has made their competition better, and so on. Some manufacturers consider, in addition, first-hand information from consumer panels, and there are those who travel to international food fairs to draw ...Read full article...

Coca Cola influencia políticas de saúde na China

Em 2011, 42% dos adultos chineses estavam acima do peso ou obesos, mais que o dobro do que duas décadas antes, segundo dados oficiais. No meio da epidemia de obesidade que assola a China, a Coca-Cola conseguiu influenciar as políticas de saúde do país para evitar o estabelecimento de um imposto de 20% sobre bebidas açucaradas e outras medidas recomendadas pela Organização Mundial da Saúde, segundo nova pesquisa da ...Read full article...

Coca Cola making health policy in China

In the midst of the obesity epidemic that plagues China, Coca-Cola has managed to influence the health policies of the country to avoid the establishment of a 20% tax on sugary drinks and other measures recommended by the World Health Organization, according to new research from Harvard University (USA). China is already the third largest global market for Coca-Cola. In 2011, 42% of Chinese adults were overweight or obese, ...Read full article...

O lucrativo negócio de “curar” o câncer promove o monopólio farmacêutico

Fusões e aquisições concentram o poder das empresas farmacêuticas e seu monopólio em novos tratamentos. A luta contra o câncer tornou-se a principal área de negócios das empresas farmacêuticas, que em 2017 faturaram mais de 96 bilhões de euros com a venda de supostos tratamentos contra o câncer. A pressa em oferecer a mais nova e “milagrosa” solução para tratar o câncer também levou as empresas a buscar fusões ...Read full article...

The business of ‘curing’ cancer is booming

Mergers and acquisitions concentrate the power of pharmaceutical companies and their monopoly on new treatments. The fight against cancer has become the main business area of ​​pharmaceutical companies, which in 2017 earned more than 96 billion euros with the sale of supposed cancer treatments. The rush to offer the newest ‘miraculous’ solution to treat cancer also prompted companies to look for profitable mergers and acquisitions to dominate the market. ...Read full article...

This is why biological controls, not pesticides, are better in agriculture

The world population increases and this implies the need for better food. In order to satisfy the demand, producers use pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to produce more and prevent the pests from ending up with the crops. However, this is not healthy, since the high toxicity of these compounds causes the death of millions of species. The most aggressive pesticides have been banned for years in Europe, but they ...Read full article...

Globalismo, ideología de género, marxismo cultural y sesgo ideológico

Los miembros de algunos gobiernos nacionales de los Estados Unidos, Brasil y Europa se comprometieron, en sus campañas políticas, a combatir el globalismo, la ideología de género, el discurso politicamente correcto y el marxismo cultural, entre otros. La opción de utilizar estos términos indica la política que se adoptó y se adoptará durante su tiempo en el cargo. Pero, después de todo, ¿qué significan estas expresiones? Definamos esos términos ...Read full article...

Globalism, gender ideology, cultural Marxism, political correctness and Ideological Bias

Members of a few national governments in the United States, Brazil, and Europe have pledged, in their political campaigns, to combat globalism, gender ideology, political correctness, and cultural Marxism, among others. The choice to use these terms indicated the policy to be adopted for their time in office. But, after all, what do these expressions mean? Let’s define those terms so you are clear about what is it that ...Read full article...

Entenda como a tecnologia corrói a liberdade humana e como se preparar

Para sobreviver e prosperar no século 21, precisamos deixar para trás a visão ingênua dos seres humanos como indivíduos livres A democracia liberal enfrenta uma crise dupla. O que mais chama a atenção é o conhecido problema dos regimes autoritários. Mas, novas descobertas científicas e desenvolvimentos tecnológicos representam um desafio muito mais profundo ao ideal liberal básico: a liberdade humana. O liberalismo conseguiu sobreviver, durante séculos, a muitos demagogos ...Read full article...

This is how technology corrodes human freedom

We humans are piratable animals. For now, pirates are limited to analyzing external signals. Liberal democracy faces a double crisis. What most focuses attention is the well-known problem of authoritarian regimes. But new scientific discoveries and technological developments represent a much deeper challenge to the basic liberal ideal: human freedom. Liberalism has managed to survive, for centuries, many demagogues and autocrats who have tried to strangle freedom from outside. But ...Read full article...

This is why war is such a great business

Afghanistan’s opium economy is a multibillion dollar operation which has a direct impact on the surge of  heroin addiction in the US. Despite president Trump’s announced US troop withdrawal, the Afghan opium trade continues to flourish. It is protected by US-NATO occupation forces on behalf of a nexus of powerful financial and criminal  interests. In 2004,  the proceeds of the Afghan heroin trade yielded an estimated global revenue of the ...Read full article...

Termine com a ansiedade em 2019

Controlar a ansiedade não é necessariamente uma daquelas resoluções que as pessoas querem realizar a cada ano, no entanto, pode ser uma daquelas tarefas que compensarão mais do que muitas outras modas passageiras. Muitas vezes as maiores vitórias são psicológicas. Uma vontade forte e a capacidade de superar tempos difíceis em nossas vidas resultam em versões mais fortes de nós mesmos. Infelizmente, poucas pessoas nascem com qualidades físicas ou ...Read full article...

End with anxiety in 2019

Controlling anxiety is not necessarily one of those new year resolutions people pen down late every year, however, it may be one of those tasks that will pay off more than many other fads. Often the greatest victories are psychological ones. Many times, a strong will and the ability to overcome difficult times in our lives results in stronger versions of ourselves. Unfortunately, very few people are born with ...Read full article...

Jair Bolsonaro to sign decree guaranteeing private possession of firearms

The elected president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, said today that he intends to guarantee, by decree, the possession of firearms to people without a criminal record. Three days before taking office as President of Brazil, Bolsonaro made the announcement through social networks, as is his custom. “By decree we intend to guarantee the possession of firearms for citizens without criminal records, as well as make registration definitive,” he said on ...Read full article...

Estados Unidos se niega a luchar por la ‎finanza transnacional

La retirada de las fuerzas militares de Estados Unidos presentes en Siria y Afganistán ‎y la dimisión del secretario de Defensa James Mattis son manifestaciones del cambio ‎radical del orden mundial. Estados Unidos ha perdido el primer lugar mundial en el ‎plano económico y también en el plano político. Ahora Estados Unidos se niega a ‎luchar sólo por los intereses de la finanza transnacional. Las alianzas que ‎Estados Unidos encabezaba comenzarán a desmoronarse, sin que sus aliados ‎reconozcan por eso el ...Read full article...