The future of eating

The future of eating

In Germany, start-up ‘GreenGuru’ provides urban professionals who are too busy to prepare a wholesome lunch with nutritious snacks and meals. Healthy eating has become a trend – and it’s even beneficial for the environment.

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  • Rush hour
  • The founders of start-up Green Guru
  • A gap in the market
  • Urban professionals who are too busy to make their own lunch
  • Instant gratification
  • Everything at a touch of a button
  • They consider healthy eating important
  • The trend is reflected in super market sales
  • Demand for wholesome fresh juices is souring
  • Ready meals full of additives and preservatives
  • Fresh produce
  • The ready meal segment is stagnating
  • Nestle is a market leader
  • Investing heavily in research
  • Provide nutritional solutions for consumers
  • Based on their genetic make up
  • A custom made diet for better health
  • The head of Nestle Germany predicts that this will be the next big thing
  • No one size fits all
  • A number of other parameters
  • Food manufanctures
  • Online nutritional advice services
  • The statistics mainly reflect rough averages
  • These days a growin number of Germans
  • Switching to vegetarian diets
  • The number of Vegans has risen in recent years
  • A sustainable future
  • A trend that will continue to grow
  • Butchers beg to differ
  • There will always be a demand for meat
  • Throwing away as little as possible
  • It tackles food waste with technology
  • They are sold at a discounted price
  • It’s all about reducing waste
  • To produce food on demand
  • With a click of a button

 

be responsible

be responsible

“Never before has the issue of plastics in our oceans received so much attention on a global scale. Plastics|SA, the umbrella organization representing the entire South African plastics value chain, signed The Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, also known as the “Joint Declaration” in 2011. According to this declaration, we are committed to doing everything in our power to help protect our marine life from plastic and other packaging materials which are threatening their natural habitats and therefore also their survival,” READ MORE

Recording the sounds of extinction

Recording the sounds of extinction

great big story

Ecologist and musician Bernie Krause has made it his life’s work to record the planet’s vanishing soundscapes. Here’s why we need to tune into the environment.  Read more at ideas.ted.com

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

Global warming
Natural Soundscape
The sun rises
Birds begin to sing
A soundscape ecologist
I record animals for a living
Repeat the recordings over and over again
An archive of material
Robust habitat with a signature of a stream
Changing drastically
A silent spring
Radically altered
Before logging
Same spot
A coral reef
In the long run
In the short run
We are partly to blame for that
A pair of earphones

 

Take time to chase snowflakes #2

Take time to chase snowflakes #2

 [BBC Worldwide]
Live Web Camera
Some Polar Bear Facts

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Sweeping away 4 months of darkness
  • A polar bear
  • She has been in her den the whole winter
  • Mark the beginning of Spring
  • Confinement underground
  • To clean her fur
  • For sheer joy
  • Her cubs gaze out
  • Steep slope
  • Take your first steps
  • Eager to reach their mother
  • Deaf and blind beneath the snow
  • Some two months ago
  • She has not eaten for five months
  • It starts to melt the sea ice
  • She hunts for the seals
  • Before the ice breaks up
  • It is still -30 degrees
Farm from a box

Farm from a box

Farm from a box

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A fully integrated farming unit
  • Sustainable crops for food security
  • Income generation
  • Shipping container
  • 2 acre plot of land
  • Feed 150 people
  • A complete diet every year
  • The technology will unfold
  • Best practices and technology
  • A customized unit
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Provide power
  • Labor saving technologies
  • It is engineered to optimize available water resources
  • Conserve water
  • Boost crop production
  • Extend the local growing season
  • The community’s living standards will be improved
  • Dependent on food aid
  • Overcome challenges with self-sufficiency and empowerment

Community Farming Reinvented

Farm from a Box provides communities with the tools required to grow their own food and earn an income. Built from a modified shipping container, each unit contains a complete ecosystem of smart farm technologies to enhance agricultural productivity; from renewable power and micro-drip irrigation, to Information and Communications Technology. Read more HERE

 

Love coffee, love nature

Love coffee, love nature

  [Fabien Scheiwiller]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Coffee to go
  • A paper cup
  • Convenient and cheap
  • Most of these cups end up in a landfill rather than being recycled
  • To solve this problem once and for all
  • The smart design allows for it to be folded up
  • The effort will be rewarded with a 20% discount
  • They are aimed to putting an end to paper cup waste
  • It’s available at selected shops in your city
  • It works with a network of partners in the cities of the world
  • The map will pop up 

 

A Tree-Mendous Christmas

A Tree-Mendous Christmas

Trees are the most recognizable sign of Christmas, but what do you know about them? Each acre of land dedicated to growing Christmas trees will provide the daily oxygen required by 18 people.

source : infographicszone.com
source : infographicszone.com

 [Sweet Home]

 

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