Monthly Archive: March 2013

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The history of food, diet and nutrition

  Our ancestors collected food from the nature in order to survive, and it can be noted that humans have more than two million years of certain dietary habits. It is believed that the preparation of meals began more than 500,000 years ago. The oldest descriptions of food and meals,...

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16 October

  16 October is celebrated as the “World Food Day“.   1945 – The United Nations founded the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). back to calendar  

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22 October

  1981 – The U.S. FDA approved aspartame for use as food sweetener. back to calendar  

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31 October

  2009 – After the latest economic crash McDonald’s decided to close it’s doors in Iceland, so this date marks the last day McDonald’s actually worked on this north Atlantic island. A man named Hjortur Smarason bought a hamburger and french fries for a souvenir. As the meal did not...

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1 November

  1 November is celebrated as the World Vegan Day. Commemorates the coining of the term ‘vegan’ and the founding of The Vegan Society in November 1944. back to calendar