Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Catherine Horn: Neologisms 1-5

"Carrotmob is a method of activism that leverages customer power to make the most socially-responsible business practices and also the most profitable choices. Businesses compete with one another to see who can do the most good, and then a big mob of consumers buys products in order to reward whichever businesses made the strongest commitment to improve the world. It is the opposite of a boycott."

CSA - (initialism for Community Supported Agriculture)
Community members purchase shares in a local farm's seasonal harvest and receive weekly portions of that harvest directly from the farm. Members provide financing for the farm and share in the risks and abundance of the annual growing season.

Slow Food- from
Slow Food is an idea, a way of living, and a way of eating. It is a global grass roots movement which aims to link the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Slow Food is good, clean, and fair.
Good food is delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals.
Clean food is good for the planet, good for the body, produced by methods
with positive impact on local ecosystems, and promotes biodiversity.
Fair food is accessible to all, regardless of income and produced with safe and just
labor practices.

Paleodiet- blending from Paleolithic diet
or caveman diet, Stone age diet, hunter-gather diet
Paleodiet is a nutritional plan based on the premise that modern humans genetically evolved to be adapted to the human ancestral diet available during the Paleolithic era. Generally, the majority of the foods in a paleodiet are those which were available to humans at the rise of agriculture. (ie. fish, wild meats, nuts, and berries)
The concept of the Paloediet was first introduced by the gastroenterologist Walter L Voegtlin.

Rawism- or raw-foodism
The practice of eating a diet where 75-100% of the foods consumed are uncooked and unprocessed.

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