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Louise Fresco on TED

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November 14th, 2009 Posted 4:11 pm

Louise Fresco – Feeding the whole world

2009 Feb.
18 minute talk

“Louise Fresco shows us why we should celebrate mass-produced, supermarket-style white bread. She says environmentally sound mass production will feed the world, yet leave a role for small bakeries and traditional methods”-

She’s talk was very unilateral, and she missed a lot of details, and that’s why there are a lot of interesting comments.

Here are some good comments:

Stop buying mass produced bread that somehow have 15-20 ingredients instead of: flour, yeast, water ,salt and whatever niceness you feel like putting in it.” – Karl Andre Bru/source,TED

Well said! I wonder how much this womam was paid to give this talk? As you say bread has only four ingredients. Ideally they should be organic as other wheat is sprayed I don’t know how many times and retains the dangerous toxins in the valuable bran layers. White bread is a non food in fact a consultant surgeon friend of ours actually called it poison. People who eat white bread are likely to supper from diverticular disease caused by constipation and ultimately they may even get cancer of the bowl which is the chemical manifestation of constipation.” – Neville Gay/source,TED

Wonderbread(white sliced bread) may be a good solution in an underdeveloped country where people are starving to death. In the Land of Choice (a/k/a USoA), the qualitative difference between the white bread and whole grain virtually punches you in the face…” – AJ/ source nextnature

…the point is still very valid – that population growth will only be aggravated by having more food available. Though not the most humanitarian perspective. It’s a very likely and unfortunate case.” – meemers542/source, YouTube

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August 24th, 2009 Posted 7:26 pm

Tatsumi Orimoto – Punishment

performance  –  2009 February 12 ,
location: ARCOmadrid – international contemporary art fair
represented by: DNA, Berlin

This is the second post (see the first one) with a new performance of Tatsumi. His performance might well make allusion to the crucifixion of 26 Christian missionaries in Japan in the 16th century, as punishment for their perceived destabilising influence. Orimoto thus expresses how the carrier of bread, the bearer of a different other message, is seen as a threat and is persecuted and martyred. Through the bread scattered on the floor in Punishment, we are witnesses to this waste of communication.” (excerpt from the press release).


image credit –

Click here to watch the video documentation.

This performance was performed also at DND Berlin. Images here.