Jacques Cousteau, an Example for Lovers of the Oceans

Mexico City.- Jacques-Yves Cousteau had several passions: underwater life, exploration, film and photography, disciplines in which he scored numerous successes, many of which he inherited for posterity in his approximately 120 documentaries that, currently, they are subject of study.

Born on June 11, 1910 in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France, the most important explorer and underwater researcher of the 20th century made contributions in the fields of science and the arts that today are subjects of forced analysis in schools of Cinema and Marine Photography throughout the world.According to his most severe biographers, from his childhood he became accustomed to travel because his father, Daniel Cousteau, constantly toured the world for work reasons, as he served as secretary of the American billionaire Eugene Higgins.

Jacques was a very sick child, probably because of the continuous change of eating habits and environments, in addition to the constant coming and going in different countries.His parents attributed the deteriorated health of the boy to the tight schedule of the continuous trips; for that reason, with the idea and the hope of changing his life, he was enrolled in a French boarding school where he was not a good student although he approved his courses. Continue reading “Jacques Cousteau, an Example for Lovers of the Oceans”

Consumers warned as French food waste hits 10m tonnes

France throws away 10 million tonnes of food every year, with each French person throwing out the equivalent of one entire meal per week, a new report has warned.Each French person wastes on average over €100-worth of food – and 29 kg – per year, according to data published in French newspaper Le Monde.This week celebrates the French National Day Against Food Waste (Journée nationale de lutte contre le gaspillage alimentaire), which aims to raise awareness of the scale of the problem.Le Monde’s report showed that if the entire food chain – from production to consumption – is taken into account, each consumer actually wastes as much as €240 and 155 kg-worth of food per year.In response, the French minister for agriculture has warned the public to make sure they do not needlessly throw food away, and to mind the difference between “use by” (known in French as the DLC (date limite de consommation)) and “best before” (DDM, date de durabilité minimale) dates [ . . . ]

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