A look into the future that never was

A look into the future that never was

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In 2007, Matt Novak, a collector self-defined as a retro-futurist, created the blog Paleo-Future, a look into the future that never was.  Since then, Novak has published nearly 700 posts on inventions, ideas, and speculations from the past that looked towards the future.

The blog collects hundreds of resources: articles, books, videos, commercials, post-cards, comics… And all of them are well classified and tagged. Paleo-Future is an interesting (and often hilarious) document that allows to see how social futuristic expectations -in particular, in terms of science and technology- have evolved since 1870 to the 90’s decade of the last century. Highly recommended!

Do we want to eat additives?

Do we want to eat additives?

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The SAM Platform (Food Safety and Media), constituted by the Catalan Food Safety Agency (ACSA) and the Observatory of Scientific Communication (OCC-UPF), has launched today the English version of the new SAM Monographic entitled Do we want to eat additives? The document  summarizes the highlights of the meeting organised by the SAM Platform on 28th April 2010 in the Colegio de Periodistas de Barcelona, devoted to the social debate on the industrial use and the safety of food additives.

Do we want to eat additives? is the fourth monographic published by the SAM Platform, which has also been published in Catalan and Spanish.

More information about SAM Monographics

Volem menjar additius?

Volem menjar additius?

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La Plataforma SAM, constituïda per l’Agència Catalana de Seguretat Alimentària (ACSA) i l’Observatori de la Comunicació Científica (OCC-UPF), ha publicat la versió digital del nou document monogràfic titulat Volem menjar additius?, dedicat al debat social sobre l’ús d’additius alimentaris.

El document resumeix els aspectes més destacables de la reunió en petit comitè que la Plataforma SAM convocà el passat 28 d’abril del 2010 al Col•legi de Periodistes de Barcelona. De moment, la Plataforma SAM ha publicat en format PDF les versions catalana i castellana del monogràfic. No obstant, en breu, sortirà també el PDF del document en anglès i la versió impresa en català.

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