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40 percent of your chicken nugget is meat. The rest is...the answer is a bit frightening.

40 percent of your chicken nugget is meat. The rest is...the answer is a bit frightening. | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

What's in chicken nuggets? the answer is a bit frightening.... Bon appetit!

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Improve your food vocabulary and share it with your students.

Improve your food vocabulary and share it with your students. | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

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Aulde de B's comment, July 17, 2013 3:47 PM
There is no link. that's it.
Teresa Carvalho's comment, July 17, 2013 9:50 PM
I'm sorry there's no link. I guess I must have copied this picture from somewhere and saved it.
Amélie Silvert's comment, July 18, 2013 12:50 AM
Ok sorry, I thought it was some kind of vergetable maker. :)
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Making the Founding Fathers proud? Defending champs win Coney Island hot dog eating contests (VIDEO)

Making the Founding Fathers proud? Defending champs win Coney Island hot dog eating contests (VIDEO) | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

"The true meaning of July 4th is, of course, competitive eating, and this Independence Day the US celebrated two true American champs: 

 

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, both of whom defended their titles in Coney Island's annual hotdog-scoffing contest. Both kept their titles in Nathan's Famous annual 4th of July hot dog eating contests.


Chestnut downed 69 weiners in 10 minutes, while Thomas managed 36.75 in the same time. (We wouldn't like to see the 0.25 that got away.) Now that's what we call freedom...."

 

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Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s

Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
What America can learn from one of the most sustainable food nations on Earth.

 

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Many feel that corporate expansion within the food industries is inevitable because that's what we are currently experiencing in highly globalized countries such as the United States.  Bolivia proves an example of a country that that has rejected corporate hegemony in the marketplace because they support traditional food choices and local vendors.  Keep in mind that we shouldn't overly romanticize Bolivia, but they are a compelling example showing that consumers can impact food options.


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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.