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Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s

Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
What America can learn from one of the most sustainable food nations on Earth.

Via Seth Dixon
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Quinoa über alles.

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Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, February 28, 2015 5:50 PM

This is a fine example of people looking out for one another.  It might be easier to industrialize their food market but it's more admirable to preserve tradition, help small indigenous business, and try your best at making the country more healthy.  I applaud them for doing this.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 22, 2015 3:33 PM

I think I might want to move to Bolivia one day! Reciprocity is often a term used for corporate culture; you but from me and I'll buy from you type of relationship. This is still true in Bolivia only they do it on a much more personal level. Farmers share equipment, they share crops, seeds and develop a rapport not easily undone by corporations such as McDonald's. Bolivia's multiple micro-climates allow it to grow a wide variety of foods for their citizens, thus making it easier to trade within their circle of neighborhood farmers. "I'll trade you ten pounds of potatoes for five pounds of Quinoa."

The article goes on to state that Bolivians do indeed love their hamburgers, a handful of Subway's and Burger King's still do business there, but the heritage of picking a burger from a street vendor has been passed down by generations. These cholitas, as they are called, sell their fare in the streets of Bolivia and this type of transaction is not easily duplicated by large corporations. I have added Bolivia to my bucket list...

Tanya Townsend's curator insight, October 30, 2015 10:28 PM

" Whats Bolivia doing so right that McDonalds couldn't make it there?"

Food is not a commericial space here.

Morales, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly in February, slammed U.S. fast-food chains, calling them a “great harm to humanity” and accusing them of trying to control food production globally.

“They impose their customs and their foods,” he said. “They seek profit and to merely standardize food, produced on a massive scale, according to the same formula and with ingredients which cause cancers and other diseases.”

Even still, with one of the lightest carbon footprints in the world, cherished food practices and progressive food sovereignty laws on the books, Bolivia could still be a model to the rest of the world—the United States especially—for a healthier, more community-based food system.

 

What an insightful read. I never thought of considering our food a s a "commercial space" but that is essentially exactly what it is. Our food has been extremely commercialized. Products our pushed through advertisement continuously. Most of the foods in America are not even real food but food products, factory made. This is absolutely a role model country for how food should be consumed.

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Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
Although forgetting is normal and vital to how the brain works, it sometimes happens in strange or unexplained ways.

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Equations are art inside a mathematician’s brain

Equations are art inside a mathematician’s brain | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
A brain area associated with emotional reactions to beauty activates when mathematicians view especially pleasing formulas.
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Rube Goldberg WITH FIRE TORNADO! - Smarter Every Day 17

To post to Facebook click here - http://on.fb.me/FIREMACHINE Are you a thinker? Please consider subscribing. We designed, built, and ran this fire-based Rube...
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The art of technology - News - Education Execut...

The art of technology - News - Education Execut... | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
It is no secret that ICT is impacting on education in a massive way. However, there are certain subjects where the benefits of integrating technology might not be as apparent. The emotive reaction from ...
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Authentic learning allows students instant access to their output. They can then reframe their focus or hit delete to start again with the new knowledge of what not to do.

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Invest in Creativity & Transform Societies

Invest in Creativity & Transform Societies | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
Culture is strong thanks to the passion of cultural entrepreneurs, artists, producers and the great spectrum of talented people engaged in the creative economy.
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Strong example of the power in Pinterest.

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We can't exclude any child … because sometimes school is really all they have

We can't exclude any child … because sometimes school is really all they have | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
A primary headteacher in a deprived area writes about the troubled lives of her pupils (Headteacher's account of how she includes children with behavioural difficulties
http://t.co/nsnpfQEI9b)...
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We need to develop a sense of greater urgency from the earliest possible moment to get support in place for students.

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San Diego Professor Of Education Finds Comics Not Living Up To ...

San Diego Professor Of Education Finds Comics Not Living Up To ... | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
It would have to be San Diego State University's Professor of Education wouldn't it? Professor Diane Lapp, along with a number of researchers, have surveyed all manner of teachers regarding their use of comics and graphic ...
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Are graphic texts still being considered as flavour of the week by teachers? Are they priced out of reach for most learners and programs?

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» Are Brains of Artists Different? - The Creative Mind

» Are Brains of Artists Different? - The Creative Mind | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
Research indicates that art students have structurally different brains compared to non-artists.
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Coucou, Monsieur Edgar!

Destiné aux tout-petits, un court métrage d'animation à la fois drôle et touchant où, comme il se doit, l'amour naît d'un coup de foudre. La vie de Monsieur ... — Enjoy over a thousand films on our Facebook page. facebook.com/nfb.ca
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6 Simple Photo Tools for Creating Social Media Visuals |

6 Simple Photo Tools for Creating Social Media Visuals | | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
Create graphics, collages, add text, edit pictures and make cover images for your blog or social media profiles without using Photoshop.
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After posting this. I am going to do some hands on learning with these new apps.

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Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever

Why you shouldn't feel guilty about that coffee addiction. *NEW* Coffee: Greatest Addiction Ever Mugs: http://goo.gl/glI23 Grey's blog: http://www.cgpgrey.co...
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More intellectual fuel to support my opinion that coffee is awesome!

Thanks to N. Martinez for suggesting this video.

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Twitter / mareevento: #Brasil: "We don't need the ...

Twitter / mareevento: #Brasil: "We don't need the ... | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
#Brasil: "We don't need the World Cup. We need money for hospitals and education" ll http://t.co/t1e6rDXFYu
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Sad to see that governments in all hemispheres are unable to prioritize the needs of the people they are supposedly elected to serve ahead of the greed of others. 

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How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic

How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
Are you ready to make technology and creativity a big part of your classroom? Technology inspires creativity like little else and it's time to take a close look at what technology really means for your classroom.

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Why America Needs An Education Spring

Well, someone in the mainstream media finally had to ask the question. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, on his “All In” program on May 24, covered the forced closing of 50 public schools in C...
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“If we had too much crime in a neighborhood would we shut down the police department?” So why are they shutting schools down in so many areas?

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Masterworks for One and All - New York Times

Masterworks for One and All - New York Times | Arts and Education | Scoop.it
New York Times Masterworks for One and All New York Times AMSTERDAM — Many museums post their collections online, but the Rijksmuseum here has taken the unusual step of offering downloads of high-resolution images at no cost, encouraging the public...
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Art teachers rejoice. Access to high resolution masterworks are a click away.

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