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THE BEANS AND THEIR IMPURE ORIGIN

THE BEANS AND THEIR IMPURE ORIGIN 8TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” As we say this link with death facilitated the step towards the declaration that they were also “contaminated” and therefore impure . Homer considered the black beans impure , according to him, in them resided the souls of the shadows returning […]

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THE BEANS AND OTHER ROMAN RITUALS

THE BEANS AND OTHER ROMAN RITUALS 7TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” There are other rituals of Ancient Rome that refer to beans and therefore to their affinity relationship with the deceased. A very curious one was performed in the nuptial rites , when a marriage was celebrated. It consisted of providing beans […]

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THE BEANS IN OLD RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY

THE BEANS IN OLD RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY 6TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” No wonder beans had such a bad reputation. At the time of the Roman Empire , they were used as protagonists in important funeral rituals . Beans were present in some of the most important and popular Roman festivities. Publius […]

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THE BEANS AND PYTHAGORAS: MYTHS AND LEGENDS

THE BEANS AND PYTHAGORAS: MYTHS AND LEGENDS 5th/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” As we know for centuries, legends surrounding philosophical thinking and Pythagoras‘ conception of the world around him have been reinforced, probably driven by his same school prone to mystical symbols and esoteric customs . Obviously also the difficulty of direct […]

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THE BEANS: AN AMBIVALENT PLANT

THE BEANS: AN AMBIVALENT PLANT PART 4/8 “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” Indeed, sometimes the effects of certain foods could not be easily explained due to lack of scientific knowledge and entered into a true contradiction . It was the case of beans whose prohibitions, curious comments and beliefs about their nature and their […]

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THE POTATOES: THE FOOD OF THE GODS

THE POTATOES: THE FOOD OF THE GODS 3rd /8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” For the Andean Indians, the potato was a divine gift that prevented their extinction and provided them with strength to defend themselves against their enemies . According to a study from the University of Wisconsin , the potato could […]

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THE CARROT: THE CURSE OF PURPLE COLOR

THE CARROT: THE CURSE OF PURPLE COLOR PART 2/8 “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” Curiously, the so enigmatic list of “cursed foods” was mostly only foods of high nutritional content . In fact, many of them, such as carrots, were already used in ancient Greece and Rome as a medicinal plant for their revitalizing […]

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THE BLACK LIST OF “FORBIDDEN” PLANTS IN ANTIQUITY

THE BLACK LIST OF “FORBIDDEN” PLANTS IN ANTIQUITY (PART 1/8) We find it hard to believe that the common carrot , so well known and familiar in our culinary culture, was for some time considered a “cursed” plant with magical and hidden properties. But that was the case during much of the Middle Ages , […]

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THE “CLOUD” HAS BECOME A STORM

THE “CLOUD” HAS BECOME A STORM The Storm Clouds has arrived in smart cities. A project specially designed for public services. The cloud, as we already know, is a computer system that allows to store, process and use the data stored remotely through the Internet . The cloud provides an intelligent management of data , information and services that can support the projects of public entities, […]

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THE CONTROVERSIAL SCIENTIFIC HE JIANKUI “BABY DESIGNER”

THE CONTROVERSIAL SCIENTIFIC HE JIANKUI “BABY DESIGNER “ENTERS THE LIST OF THE MOST RELEVANT OF 2018 Since he published his genetic research for protection against HIV, last November 2018, he has not been indifferent in the global scientific debate . His research has been severely criticized causing international outrage by ignoring the ethical considerations and […]

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