Although most of the world has left whaling behind, Norwegians cling to the tradition. A new documentary invites discussion about Norway’s whaling traditions, the use of whales as food and the subsidies the government uses to prop up a dying industry.
People have been producing organic food and using organic ways of farming for thousands of years. But the arrival of synthetic fertilizers and agrichemicals during World War II opened a path for heavy mechanization and chemically dependent farming methods so large in scale that they overshadowed centuries of organic-production practices.
Most of the food in Abu Dhabi’s tourist sector is imported. At the large scale that is needed for all of the hotels’ operations, it is difficult to get it locally. Still, a lot of food goes to waste. Sanaa Iqbal Pirani, a researcher on food waste management at the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, talks about the ways to change that.
BERGEN, Norway – You hear the noise of an ambulance and you know that something is wrong. The medical workers are taking to the hospital another victim of a drug overdose. But the shabby man is shaking his head. He is grumbling about something:
“Why did you call them? Do you know how much money I have paid for it?” he says.