GEO 509 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Salema Porgy, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Hungarian Cuisine

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Published on 4 Oct 2012
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Ryerson University
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Geography
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GEO 509
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GEO 509 Week 5 Notes
- Eat varieties of food possible and avoid over eating
- Higher mortality rate among men and women whose diet included large amounts of red meat
- Large processed meats are being consumed in today’s societies that relate to diseases
- Death rates were 12 percent higher for people that consumed red meat
- Each serving was tied to 16 percent greater chance of dying from cardio-vascular diseases
- 10 percent chance for each addition portion of red meat to be diagnosed with cancer
- The more red meat you eat, the greater the risk
- Red meat is responsible for 1 in 10 deaths ( stated by an American study )
- Somewhere between 30-40 percent of all the food that is purchased in Britian is not eaten (
British study)
- Food is intimate commodity
- Eric Blair (George Orwell) wrote Animal Farm
- Dining out in London and Paris by Eric Blair ( a autobiography novel )
- The contamination of food increases with the sophistication of the restaurant
- Dangerous food Sarpa salpa also known as salema porgy:
- Is a species of bream ( Romans liked its taste and consumed it as a recreational drug )
- This particular type of fish can cause hallucination ( for upto 36 hours )
- Giardiasis (9000 cases of this particular condition )
- It is caused by a single cell parasite and its found in lakes, streams and ponds (any water body
that is contaminated by dogs, beaver etc)
- Adulteration the dishonest marketing of food; selling food to deceive the customers and lying
about what it contains
- Paprika central to Hungarian cuisine
- Many Hungarians came down with lead poisoning consuming Paprika in the 1900’s
- Fredrick Accum wrote a book called Adulteration of Food and Culinary Poisons published in
1920
- Late 60’s in Italy – a parmesan merchant were found to have made parmesan cheese from the
handles of umbrella (example of adulteration )
- Dead greeks weren’t decomposing
- British corpses were worse ( so many chemicals in the body that delayed the decay )
- Fast foods enormous impact on the north American culture
- The real cornerstones of fast foods is not the food but the beverage (soda pop)
- 1839 in philadephia soda pop originated
- Best treatment for the role of soda pops a book written by Eric Shlosik ; Fast Food Nation
- Writes about soda pop and how its dominated by a few players such as Coca cola and Pepsi
and Cadbury
- North Americans consume 55 gallons of pop and most of it which is consumed in fast food
restrunts
- Golden arches resemble a large pair of breasts ( mcdonalds) subconsciously bought mcdonalds
because of that
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Eat varieties of food possible and avoid over eating. Large processed meats are being consumed in today"s societies that relate to diseases. Higher mortality rate among men and women whose diet included large amounts of red meat. Death rates were 12 percent higher for people that consumed red meat. Red meat is responsible for 1 in 10 deaths ( stated by an american study ) Each serving was tied to 16 percent greater chance of dying from cardio-vascular diseases. 10 percent chance for each addition portion of red meat to be diagnosed with cancer. The more red meat you eat, the greater the risk. Somewhere between 30-40 percent of all the food that is purchased in britian is not eaten ( Eric blair (george orwell) wrote animal farm. The contamination of food increases with the sophistication of the restaurant. Dining out in london and paris by eric blair ( a autobiography novel )

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