Xmas-time news! :)

argylesock says… This is a neat summary of where food is lost. (In which countries?) The worst rates of loss are after the food is purchased by a consumer. That’s true for grain (cereals, breads and so on), for seafood, for produce (fruit and veg, as we English say), for meat and for milk. I think some lessons about kitchen hygiene have gone a bit too far.

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Hey dear readers! 🙂
If you’re already full of meat and sweets and fish and wine and… the Christmas binge in general, come and nourish your brain now for a little bit 😉

That’s it for today, enjoy the refreshing hortimput! 😉


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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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2 Responses to Xmas-time news! :)

  1. Tammy says:

    Fascinating chart! I wish it had a total along the bottom. I am very much with you that we’ve gone overboard on kitchen hygiene. In fact, there’s decent research that shows our kids need to experience some germs.

    • argylesock says:

      Yes there is. The Hygiene Hypothesis has pretty much become a scientific consensus by now. As you know, I’m a parasitologist, so I like it when I get chance to discuss that hypothesis with students.

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