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16th August 2011: What do you get when you cross The Mcdonaldization of society, the Slow movement and the Industrial food system? by Adam Smyth

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During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Speaker

Adam Smyth

Title of Talk

What do you get when you cross The Mcdonaldization of society, the Slow movement and the Industrial food system?

Bullet points of what I would like to cover:

  • The age of Rage. The approach to many human problems seems to be to speed them up.
  • Speed can be powerful and useful but it also has negative consequences.
    Balance is the key
  • Living life in the fast lane leads to burnout and meaninglessness, alternatively, slowing down for everything results in becoming proverbial roadkill.

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