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5 Top Tips to Help You Travel More Sustainably

For a growing segment of the global population, being able to experience new places and see different parts of the world is becoming one of the most popular pastimes. For several decades the travel and tourism industry has experienced rapid growth across the world, and this trend is predicted to continue increasing as greater numbers of people in different countries are becoming more financially able to explore. A strong example of this has been the upwardly mobile Chinese middle class and this is likely to be replicated in other growing middle class segments of the world population such as in India and the Middle East.
There are a number of different possible benefits brought about by this trend, such as an increasing sense of interconnection between different nationalities and groups of people, that in turn has lead to higher levels of trust and peace. As well as this, travel and tourism now amounts to a significant proportion of global employment and is can create greater prosperity…

Can You Trust Calorie Labels?

Keeping fit and healthy is of great importance to many people, and one way in which people try to do this is by keeping tabs on the amount of calories that they consume. In New York City most chain restaurants are required to provide calorie information for the food that they sell., and in general companies abide by this law in order to avoid fines. The popular film maker and New York resident Casey Neistat poses the question: Can you trust calorie labels? What he has discovered may shock you!

For most people, knowing what actually goes into the food they eat is important to them. That is why there was such an outcry recently across Europe when it was discovered that apparently 100% beef products contained large proportions of horse meat. This is just one example in a long line of instances in which companies have lied to their customers, or at least not told the whole truth.

calorie_detective_nytimesConsumers are becoming increasingly aware of the fact that they cannot trust the labels that large multi-national companies put on the food that they eat. This viral video further undermines the trust that consumer’s may have had.

Clearly this is a big issue as this video has been viewed over 920,000 times on Neistat’s YouTube channel since he posted it back in February last year.

Do the results of this video surprise you or just reaffirm your distrust for food companies?
[Article originally written for SearchBuzz]


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