Essential Omega-3 fatty acids: a finite resource?

Essential Omega-3 fatty acids: a finite resource?

23 abril, 2020 Thomas Dietrich

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Today’s nutritional requirements reflect a long-lasting evolutionary process adapting genetic patterns to life circumstances. However, since agricultural food production appeared 10.000 years ago and Industrial Revolution started, genetic adaptation produced only minor alterations, leading to the fact that we are nearly identical to our late Palaeolithic ancestors (Eaton et al., 1997).

Therefore, their nutritional patterns are still relevant for our wellbeing. This can be especially seen in the consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids. Since epidemiological studies revealed in the late 1970s, that Inuit’s from Greenland had substantially reduced rates of acute myocardial infarction compared with Western control subjects extensive research on Omega-3 fatty acids were performed. Continuar leyendo

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Learning from nature can provide us sustainable solutions for our future

14 febrero, 2017 Thomas Dietrich

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Excessive consumption patterns as well as the unsustainable use of finite “non-renewable” resources to feed our economy will lead to subsequent resource depletion, environmental degradation and reduced ecological health resulting in the destruction of our own livelihood or base of living.

Therefore, the European Commission launched several forward-looking initiatives. Directive 2008/98/EC for example defines basic concepts and definitions related to waste management, and set up the waste management hierarchy to be applied. Furthermore an action plan for the circular economy was established aimed to close cycles and to break with the linear approach take, make and dispose. Continuar leyendo