FOOD ADDITIVES – ARE YOU SCARED OF THE LETTER E?

SHORT ABSTRACT: Food additives have been used for centuries. We still use some of the old preservation materials and we have the same aims – to make the food look good, edible and enjoyable. The manufacturing methods, however, have changed. Definition of food additives. According to the Council Directive 89/107/EEC, a food additive is defined…

PART TWO: ALCOHOLISM – THE WICKED THIEF OF LIVES

SHORT ABSTRACT: Alcohol is causally associated with more than 60 different health conditions. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol regularly for years is toxic to almost every tissue of the body. Alcohol use and alcoholism statistics: 6.2% of all male deaths are attributed to alcohol, compared to 1.1% of female deaths. Men also have far greater…

PART ONE: BOOZE – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY FACTS

SHORT ABSTRACT: Whiskey vs. whisky and bourbon vs. scotch. The US and Ireland use the term “whiskey”. Everywhere else, especially in Scotland is used the term “whisky”. Bourbon is made in the US. Scotch is made in Scotland. There are different categories of Scotch whisky (whiskey). Bourbon has no minimum specified duration for its aging…

DIET AND PRETTY CHINA

SHORT ABSTRACT From the Han Dynasty to Marco Polo to Battuta to Von Tschirnhaus and Böttger to today. A brief history of porcelain making and trade. Porcelain originated in China. Pure porcelain was first made during the Han dynasty. Marco Polo called it porcella and Ibn Battuta wrote about it in his naratives. Porcelain in…