#52 - Cheesy Children, Recycling Revolution & Surprising Gems

PEOPLE

Sharing the trade secrets of cheese

Andy Swinscoe, owner of the Courtyard Dairy, is inspiring young people to learn more about food production from farm all the way to fork. Determined to pass on his cheese mongering skills to a new generation, Andy visits schools to demonstrate everything that goes into this staple food. Hoping to connect children with their food in a more positive way, these visits showcase the progress the farming and production industries have shown in recent years.

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PLANET

Recycling plastic has never been so easy!

Researchers at the University of Bath have discovered a breakthrough method of upcycling plastic waste at room temperature. This clever new process will help recycling become less energy intensive and more affordable! Better still, this new rapid chemical recycling process can be completed in just 20 minutes, preserves the quality of plastics for re-use and prevents the leakage of harmful pollutants!

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PRACTICE

As we come to the end of our ‘fuel for the mind’ series, hopefully you can reflect on some helpful insight into what the brain really needs in our diets. None of the ingredients we’ve discussed to date are particularly exotic, expensive or rare; in fact you will probably have been told by family to eat them for years! To close the series however, we wanted to share a couple of bonus items that may come as a bit more of a surprise, but are equally as beneficial compared to the others for promoting long-term brain health.

For example olive oil, when consumed sensibly, can be important for promoting a healthy mind. Interestingly, research has shown that you should keep away from clear glass bottles however as the sun will cause this oil to go bad! Many will be pleased to hear that research has also shown those that drink alcohol moderately have a lower risk of dementia, because this thins the blood preventing the build up of dangerous clots. Rather than obsessing over these foods everyday, we encourage you to just research your food more often so that you are actually aware of how your diet impacts your mind!  

Blog Author: Ben Oliver - Jan 28th 2022

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