Afsca recalls chicken for presence of salmonella!

Following a notification via the RASFF system – the European Food and Feed rapid alert system – the presence of Salmonella Thyphimurium was detected in whole white chicken of the “Loué” brand, specifies the Federal Agency.

The chickens concerned bear the barcode 3238990478326 and the batch number 2020036427. Their use-by date is set at 08/20/2020. They are sold in Carrefour supermarkets in Belgium.

The AFSCA asks not to consume this product and to bring it back to the point of sale where it was purchased.

At the start of the week, Cora had already withdrawn from the sale the same type of chickens again because of Salmonella Thyphimurium.


Belarus Ministry of Internal Affairs starts checking another rival of Lukashenko :: Politics :: RBC

At the headquarters of Tsepkalo, they answered that there was already a court decision on this issue, which Iggeji did not dispute. The structures affiliated with it were generally forbidden to engage in construction in Belarus due to numerous violations. “Not a single object was completed to the end and was not transferred in the prescribed manner to the customer. Dozens of legal proceedings have taken place or are ongoing in all facilities, ”the headquarters noted. “We can only guess about the motives of the current statement of Mr. Iggeji. We are carefully studying the situation regarding the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Mr. Igdeji for the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation as a result of the dissemination of false information, ”said Tepkalo at the headquarters.

Tsepkalo became the last remaining free representative of the “big opposition three” rivals of Alexander Lukashenko in the August presidential election. Two other members, blogger Sergei Tikhanovsky and former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko, have already been detained. In an interview with RBC, Tsepkalo did not rule out that something similar could happen to him, but assured: “We are simply moving in the political process, doing what is allowed to be done in accordance with the Constitution and the electoral legislation of our country.”

On June 24, Tsepkalo announced that he had handed over 160 thousand signatures to the Central Election Commission with the required 100 thousand. Registration of candidates for the presidential elections, which will be held on August 9, is scheduled for July 5-14.

RBC sent a request to the representative of Valery Tsepkalo.


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TOP 5 unforgettable “Toyota” from the movie

Toyota is renowned not only for reliability and indestructibility.

Photo: Toyota Tundra, source: MotorTrend

A good many machines, but the legendary very little. These are the cars from the films that will be remembered forever. Compiled the TOP 5 unforgettable “Toyota” from the movie.

Photo: Toyota SR5, source: MotoryVolante

Back to the future

Saga Back to the future was a symbol of the 80s worldwide, becoming a box office hit at the time. Like Doc brown’s DeLorean, another memorable car was the Toyota pickup SR5, which appeared in the first two parts of the Saga.

Photo: Toyota Tundra, source: MotoryVolante

“The terminator”

Arnold Schwarzenegger played a robot from the future who was sent to become the worst nightmare of John and Sarah Connor. At that time, as a “Toyota” appeared in this apocalyptic Saga, “terminator 3: rise of the machines” reputation Tundra pushed the heads of Warner Bros. the partnership with Toyota for the execution of incredible scenes of the chase on these trucks.

Photo: Toyota 2000GT source: MotoryVolante

“James Bond”

Unforgettable cars are designed for unforgettable movies. And this applies to the Toyota 2000GT, which appears in episode 007 with Sean Connery in the lead role. This model of “Toyota” is so exclusive that the Japanese brand released a total of two machines for sale worldwide. In the future this car will inspire the design of the new Supra.

Photo: Toyota Supra MK IV, source: MotoryVolante

“Fast and furious”

Not worth much to go into the details of the legendary car, as we all remember an orange Toyota Supra MK IV, which Paul Walker drove in the first part.

Photo: Toyota 1988, source: MotoryVolante

“Toy story”

Those who remember the Pizza Planeta, remembers a delivery truck. So, this Toyota 1988.


Samuel Little: A life told corpse by corpse | International

Portraits made by Samuel Little of his victims. On video, the testimonies of the murderer. ap | Reuters

At the end of life, one should remember the best moments with family and friends, the people who fell in love with him and the best trips. Samuel Little remembers killing 93 women.

Little is 79 years old. He started counting his crimes for the first time a year and a half ago. He remembers in as much detail as coldly the murders he committed more than four decades ago. He also has a photographic memory that allows him to make portraits of his victims. They were mostly young African American women, alone, living on the fringes.

With Little’s confessions, the FBI is asking for help from all law enforcement agencies in the country and citizens to help name those stories. This week, the FBI announced that it has already managed to prove 50 of those crimes. The figure is relevant because it officially makes Little the biggest serial killer in United States history. Former Gary Ridgway was convicted of 49. Federal police have released Little’s portraits and some of Little’s confessions in a series of videos that dwarf any television fiction.

In one of the videos, Little tells the story of Ruth, a light-toned black woman. Outskirts of Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1992 or 1993. “Oh my friend, I loved it. I forgot her name … wait, I think it was Ruth. It was very big. His teeth were crooked. He had a gap between his teeth. If that is. And it was a light skin color … honey. And her hair was not very long. ” He picked her up from a house where he was with other women smoking crack. They spent two days together driving around the city and committing small shoplifting. They went to the Sears and Kroger’s stores, he remembers exactly. At the Kroger’s in Little Rock, he was arrested.

Samuel Little, during the trial against him in Los Angeles in 2013. AP

The woman did not know what to do by herself, so she stayed in the car, parked in the store. She stayed until the owner called the police station and dropped the charges only to have Little take her away. “They let me go!”. Little laughs as he tells it. He is a 79-year-old man telling another anecdote of his life. The video of the interview omits the part in which he killed that woman. The fragment ends by telling that he took her to a cornfield where there was a pile of garbage. “I parked the car looking out to see if someone was coming. I got her out of the car. It was too heavy to carry. So I just took it out of the car and left it there in the trash. ”

Little never especially fled from justice. It was simply not detected by the system. He was born in 1940 in Georgia. His first arrest is recorded in 1956. Over the years, he was detained dozens of times. He was a drunkard and a tramp. Many times the local authorities were content to kick him out of town. He killed and went to another place. He was eventually arrested for rape and murder, but was released on both counts. Finally, in 2012, he was detained at a Kentucky homeless shelter on a pending drug issue in Los Angeles.

Little’s DNA suddenly solved three crimes from the Los Angeles police files. Carol Alford, 41, whose body was found in an alley in 1987. Audrey Nelson, 35, found in a container in 1989. Guadalupe Apodaca, 46, whose body was left in a garage that same year. Little denied the allegations to the end. Two physical tests had traces of his DNA. The odds that it wasn’t him were 1 in 450 quintillion, prosecutor Beth Silverman told the court. On September 25, he was sentenced to three life terms. “I didn’t!” He yelled during the hearing.

Los Angeles police released Little’s DNA to the FBI, which put him in the violent crime database. Dozens of matches began to appear across the country. One of them, very clear, in Odessa, Texas. Denise Brothers was an African American prostitute whose body was found in a bush behind a parking lot. The case was 24 years unsolved. In 2018, a Texas Rangers agent named James Holland, a specialist in obtaining confessions from murderers, traveled to see Little at California State Prison. There he got the confession. Little remembered tiny details, like the fact that Brothers was wearing false teeth.

Montage of police photos of Litlle made by the FBI.

Montage of police photos of Litlle made by the FBI. EFE

Little wanted to change prison. In return, he would speak. He was extradited to Texas with the promise that he would not be sentenced to death. There, Holland chatted with him for 48 days straight in sessions lasting several hours. He confessed to 65 murders. A year and a half after the first confession, Little is back in California State Prison and is still talking. It goes by 93.

“Tell me about Marianne,” Agent Holland asks in another of the videos. “She was what they would call a transgender today,” Little laughs. “A black man dressed as a woman?” Little nods. The crime was in 1972, but Little remembers it with a chilling level of detail. He says he was 19 years old and was from Liberty City, Miami. She had a boyfriend named Wes. He met her at a bar on 17th Street. She was wearing a cream and red miniskirt. He got in his Pontiac Le Mans car and drove down I-27 toward Fort Lauderdale. He entered on a side path that led into the swamps. He left the corpse face down on the mud. You don’t know the exact site. He believes that the body was never found.

Little’s confessions span 45 years and 37 cities in 14 states. Three women in Phoenix, 10 in Miami, 18 in Los Angeles, one in many places. The oldest crime he remembers was in 1970 and the last in 2005. In a report by 60 Minutes On CBS, which aired on October 6, cameras show an encounter between Holland and Little in which the inmate says, “I have had my way in numerous murders of women for 50 years.” “Where have you killed the most?” Asks Holland. “Oh, easy, in Miami and in Los Angeles.”

Little’s victims used to be marginal women. Investigators fear that some deaths were never reported, that no one missed them. Little was a boxer for a time in his life. According to the FBI, he knocked his victims out and then strangled them. There are no stabbings or shots. As prostitutes and drug addicts, investigators fear that some of these crimes were not once classified as homicides, but were mistaken for overdose deaths.

In that report, Holland says that the first thing that caught his attention is how “smart” Little is. “For starters, the photographic memory, his memories of the details,” he explains. “For example, Little remembered strange arches near the place where he killed a woman outside of Miami. Of course, when Miami detectives went to investigate, they found the bows. ” Details like that named the victim: Miriam Chapman. It was 1976.

All of Little’s confessions are credible, according to investigators. That means that in dusty folders in the local police files of the United States there are at least 43 more unsolved cases whose key could be in these stories. “Nothing he has said has turned out to be false. We have been able to verify almost everything he has said, ”said Holland on CBS. Those women existed. They had a name that wasn’t just Ruth or Marianne. They are somewhere. Her killer remembers them.


WHO recalls that “there is no evidence” that those recovered cannot be reinfected

TheWorld Health Organization(WHO) has called for calm to international governments that are considering introducing the call“immune passport”– that is, an identification that their owners carry antibodies to the coronavirus – because there is still no conclusive evidence on the protection they offer against possible reinfection.

WHO recalls thatdevelopment of immunitya pathogen is a complex and different process in each person. While most of the studies the organization is considering show that people who have recovered from the infection have antibodies against the virus,their levels are very low in some subjects,which could make them prone to a new contagion.

However, the WHO applauds that many countries are now testing antibodies at the population level or in specific groups, such as health workers, close contacts of known cases, or within households. “The WHO supports these studies as they are critical in understanding the extent of the infection, and the risk factors associated with it,” it said in a statement.

However, at this point in the pandemic,WHO understands that there is insufficient evidence of the efficacy of “antibody immunity”to guarantee the accuracy of this passport, or “risk-free certificate”, as it is also called.

“People who assume they are immune to a second infection because they have been discharged may ignore public health advice. Therefore, the use of such certificates can increase the risks of continuous transmission,” the agency concludes.


The Pope remembers the “saints next door” at Mass on Maundy Thursday

This Easter is going to be lto grayer and atypical for millions of Catholics worldwide due to the coronovarius pandemic, which prevents the celebration of processions through the streets and forces you to follow the masses through the Internet without being able to go to the temples. The restrictions also prevail in the Vatican, where Pope Francis presided over the first of the Easter Triduum celebrations this Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday, which recalls the Last Supper.

The Eucharist did not take place in a prison or in a reception center for immigrants, as it had been happening every year since he began his pontificate and as he used to do when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, but in the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. It was a sober and essential ceremony, with only a handful of faithful and regardless of the traditional rite of foot washing. The same will happen with the rest of the celebrations of these days, such as the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, which will be held in Saint Peter’s Square and not in front of the Colosseum, as it happened for more than 50 years, or the Easter mass. next Sunday, which will conclude with the usual Urbi et Orbe blessing.

The pandemic also forced postpone the chrism mass that Jorge Mario Bergoglio used to celebrate on the morning of Holy Thursday in St. Peter’s Basilica, dedicated the priests. It was to them that he dedicated the homily during the Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper. «I cannot fail to mention the priests who offer their lives for the Lord, who are servants. In these days, more than 60 have died here in Italy, caring for the sick in hospitals with doctors and nurses, “said the Pontiff, who considered them the” next door saints “because” serving they have given the lifetime”.

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After quoting the “anonymous” missionaries who died in distant lands from “the plagues”, the chaplains of the jails and the rural priests who care for seven or eight villages “and the names of all the neighbors and even the dogs are known “, The Pope remembered the” slandered priests, who cannot go out into the streets because they say ugly things to them “. Bergoglio spoke of the “drama we have lived” and the priests “who have done ugly things”, referring to pedophilia, the greatest recent crisis that has shaken the Catholic Church. He asked all priests not to be “afraid to forgive.”

The image of the empty Vatican basilica was very striking while Francis officiated the mass on the Altar of the Chair of Saint Peter. As happened last Palm Sunday, on this occasion the crucifix of the Roman church of San Marcello al Corso was also exhibited, considered miraculous and that was taken out in procession in 1522, in times of the black plague. Next to it was the icon of the Virgin ‘Salus Populi Romani’, the most venerated in the Italian capital and which is usually preserved in the Basilica of Santa María La Mayor.

For the British journalist Austen Ivereigh, author of two of the most important books on Francis and his pontificate, the Pope sees this atypical Easter “an opportunity for conversion: of tragedy, yes, but also of renewal, provided we know how to open ourselves to the new possibilities that divine grace always offers us in times of tribulation ». Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture and one of the most respected intellectuals in the Catholic world, considered for his part that this Easter “poor because of the pandemic, one must live the essential: the word and the history of the Passion ».

It will be for the cardinal “part of the great education to interiority, substance and essence of things that will be in this period.” The pandemic «teaches us to live with a different

scale of values, in which money, success and power are no longer at the vertex, “said Ravasi. Ivereigh also highlighted three “practical tips” from the Pope offered in his interview this week. The first is “respond to confinement creatively, avoiding the temptation of useless distractions and self-absorption.” The second is to be able to “resist fear and take as a model the ‘heroes’ who serve others.” And finally, “look honestly at the past, and ask ourselves where we are wrong, personally and as a society and what we should change.”

With the population of half the world deprived of “our frenetic routines of production and consumption” the opportunity arises “to choose what matters most. And that way, maybe, when we get back to normal, it won’t be that normal. After this, the world will not be what it was. What about us? Ivereigh wondered.


Ronaldo gathers Beckham, Casillas, Figo and Roberto Carlos to remember the galactic era

It was the year 2000. TheReal MadridHe began what would be one of his most remembered eras: that of the Galactics. It has been 20 years since the merengue team started that journey, winning Leagues, Champions and Super Cups.

To celebrate, taking advantage of the confinement by the coronavirus, the former galactic forward, Ronaldo, gathered his companions,Casillas, Figo, Beckham and Roberto Carlosin a video conference that evoked many memories and great nostalgia.

They all shared costumes in theSantiago Bernabeuand they began a stage remembered both for its results on the field of play and for what it meant in terms of marketing for modern football.


What you can do to control hunger and not itch during confinement | Good Life

During these days of confinement, I have met an old enemy. I remembered her a few days after starting the closure and took her out of the closet. I knew I would need it again because, since I don’t step on the street, the food It should last for a week and it disappears in four days. Well, not all … I still have the beans, the salad and the broccoli; it’s the fries, the peanuts and everything that fits between two slices of bread that flies at an astonishing speed. In reality, the scale can only certify that, despite not being the greatest of my problems at the moment, I have verified that I do not know how to live with the fridge. How can I say no to your constant invitations to make a sneaky snack?

It will be stress, I tell myself. And I’m not right

Sometimes, the tension causes the stomach to close and not enter a bite, but many others cause the opposite effect: it activates what is known as emotional hunger. In this area there are scientific studies for all tastes, including one that concludes that anxiety, the emotion that most often accompanies stress, unleashes your appetite with such intensity that being stressed is comparable to eating a double cheeseburger. Of course, there is a fundamental nuance that Fernando Fernández-Aranda, coordinator of the Eating Disorders Unit of the Hospital de Bellvitge, in Barcelona, ​​pointed out to BUENAVIDA, when the magazine reported on the work. According to him, what can put on weight are the strategies used to relieve stress, together with a sedentary life. And the worst “is that a vicious circle will be generated that we will activate in future impact situations.”

The relaxation techniquesCombined with emotional management tools, they can help. At least they do it in extreme cases like compulsive eaters. Resources such as diaphragmatic breathing, which tries to influence vital functions such as heart rate through the control of breathing; or to progressive muscle relaxation, which seeks to relieve body tension with specific exercises, can lead the way. Trying to benefit from these techniques when the stomach rumbles unnecessarily at least will be better than making a snack and opening a soda.

The problem is that everything I feel like gets fat

Everything tasty, palatable in nutritional jargon, tempts me. Sometimes they are sweet foods, other times, rich in fat. They are precisely the two types of food that are related to emotional hunger. But they’re not the only ones sabotaging me Health, those rich in salt also have their danger. Sodium, fat and sugar make up the triad of ingredients that scientists have directly linked to hyper-palatable foods, those that if you try a bite you can not stop eating them. Although theirs is not to buy them, since it is rare that they have an interesting nutritional value, if you put them at home they are better in the pantry than hanging around the counter, in plain sight. The fact that we eat through the eyes is as true as that nobody is bitter about a sweet (or almost nobody).

The good thing is that, according to a job from the University of Kansas, in the United States, Perhaps hyperpalatable foods can be detected just by looking at the nutrition label. The conclusions of the analysis point out that one should be careful with those products in which more than 20% of calories come from fats and as many from sugar; when more than 25% of calories are in fat and 0.3% or more of product weight is sodium; and when more than 40% of the calories come from carbohydrates and the sodium content is equal to or greater than 0.2%. Not buying is the easy way out (in principle, because if you go to the supermarket hungry you can go out with anything), but there are times when it takes more.

But what can be done? How do I get to eat less?

I still make the same three meals as before I had to stay home, the problem is in the time that passes between them. The indulgent pecking moment upon arrival from work has multiplied to the point that I have lost track of the number of times I visit the fridge each day. Fortunately, to shore up willpower there are little tricks and big challenges that experts have pointed out in this magazine. Let’s start at the end: if you are able to distribute the daily caloric intake in five meals you will have the problem half solved (here is a good guide to get it). Splitting breakfast into two chapters, one early and one mid-morning, is a good start. With this strategy, you will never feel completely full, but neither with a voracious hunger, which will make it easier to stop snacking between meals.

If this solution is not viable and you are going to continue with the three meals, there are small gestures that can make a difference. Seeing the packaging of what you eat helps to be aware that you are overreaching and setting a limit. Drinking water throughout the day also keeps your stomach busy (the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends taking 1.8 liters of liquid a day, preferably water, while the confinement lasts). Repeating the flavors is a surprisingly useful trick: if you’re going to buy multiple bags of chips, for example, it’s better that they are all the same because that can bore your appetite a bit. Who should not be bored is you, since eating without necessity is not always a matter of stress, it is also usually a way to overcome boredom. So looking for entertainment to divert attention usually works well. A very good one is physical exercise.

Getting around helps you choose a healthier diet

According to a small study of 61 inactive, middle-aged people, physical exercise can make them eat less foods of those who get fat. Scientists from the University of Leeds and other institutions that sign the work, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Medicine Last November, they found that volunteers who spent three months exercising still liked calorie foods like cookies, but showed less interest in them. In other words, they were able to make healthier food choices, a skill that is reflected in the scales in the end.

The volunteers exercised five days a week, for one hour each session, or until they burned 500 kilocalories, a level of demand that you are probably not going to reach. But that shouldn’t stop you from trying to achieve the same effect with a more modest effort, after all, scientists are not clear to what the results of this curious investigation are. Of course, keep in mind that you have to train willpower to avoid compensating the extra hunger that sport can give. It is not that you are going to lose weight necessarily, but you are not going to lose anything either: do physical exercise During confinement it is a good idea for the body and mind, and there are plenty of ways to achieve it.

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“The epidemic reminds us of a fundamental principle, the unity of life”

Will the coronavirus epidemic change the relationship of Westerners to emerging diseases, long associated with distant countries?

Erik Orsenna: We first imagined that the coronavirus was a Chinese problem. As long as it was not present on our territory, it did not concern us, and even it did not exist. If we sometimes have the impression today that we are doing too much, it is therefore because at first we under-reacted. The same denial occurred during the appearance of AIDS, which was believed to affect only homosexuals. This is what I call the Chernobyl effect: it is said that the cloud will spare us, that it will magically stop at our borders.

With this epidemic, we are realizing that the emerging disease is not a disease of distant or disadvantaged countries, but a disease that affects and will increasingly affect rich countries. It is a reality that our society has a hard time accepting because it no longer sees itself as being vulnerable. This fragility, this element of surprise and uncertainty are nevertheless the very definition of life in the sense understood by physiologist Claude Bernard.

Can this reminder of our vulnerability be good?

E. O.: He grows in humility, which is not a bad thing. We thought we were the kings of the world and here we are. In fact, the epidemic reminds us of a fundamental principle that we tend to forget: that of the unity of life. Clearly, everything is linked. If the environment is wrong, animals cannot go, and if animals do not go, human beings – who are somewhat special animals but animals anyway – cannot go. Like it or not, there is in fact a solidarity between the living kingdoms and the countries.

Think of the Zika, which arrived in Texas through small mosquito eggs nestled in used tires, which had been bought in Asia… It is nevertheless extraordinary to think that such small elements, which are the smallest part of the whole chain of life, sowing discord on the entire planet. Before, we had traders, now we have viruses!

By forcing us to postpone certain trips, even for some to live confined, the epidemic also requires us to slow down …

E. O.: That is true. This gives thickness to time and space, two fundamentals that we wanted to kill with globalization. But we can clearly see this with the migration crisis: the notion of border is extraordinarily fragile, because nothing that happens in one country is of no consequence elsewhere.

Basically, this epidemic reminds us of our obsession with “everything, immediately”, like a boomerang. Speed, however, is not always bad news. In two months, the Institut Pasteur did as much for scientific research on the coronavirus as it did in four years for AIDS, even though it had been at the forefront of the fight against HIV.

Should we prepare for other epidemic episodes?

E. O.: Absolutely, especially for diseases carried by mosquitoes. Under the effect of global warming, these insects thrive in all latitudes. So we are going to seriously have to ask ourselves the question of water, their preferred field and, according to Pasteur, the element responsible for 80% of our diseases.

Is there not a risk, with each new epidemic, of looking for the culprits, even if it means falling into stigma?

E. O.: All epidemics are factories of scapegoats. This is no exception to the rule, when we see what the Chinese community has been going through for the past few weeks. But we will be mistaken as an adversary until we understand that the entire human species is primarily responsible, precisely because it obscures this unity of life.

This is evidenced by our relationship to food, which I believe is one of the fundamental questions raised by this health crisis. We don’t pay enough attention to what we eat, when what we eat is what makes us up. How can we hope to be in good health when we continue to consume live animals sold on Asian markets in defiance of all hygiene, and even when we know that these animals are at the origin of previous epidemics like Sras? This contradiction is found here in France, where the share of food in the budget has gone from 30% to 10% in a short time. We always want to pay less, but what is cheaper is also more dangerous. You cannot ask farmers to make low prices while demanding that they do not use phytosanitary, harmful to health. Let’s try to invest a little more in food, and a little less in Netflix, which has seen its shares jump since the start of the epidemic. Obviously, since people are confined to their homes. Yet it’s the opposite of what we should all be moving towards: a connected, fraternal, open life.

Can we hope that this epidemic, and perhaps the following ones, feed a collective awareness?

E. O.: Each crisis, whether economic or health, represents an opportunity. My wish would be that this epidemic be an opportunity to reconnect with this unity of life, but also with brotherhood and knowledge. Brotherhood because the coronavirus, by forcing us to limit contact with the other, shows us how much we need religion in the first sense, that is to say, links. And know it, because without it, you fall into anything. There is only to see the number of fake news circulating since the emergence of Covid-19, like that claiming that the hydroalcoholic gel is carcinogenic.

Alas, when you see who is running our world today, from Trump to Erdogan, from Johnson to Bolsonaro, there is nothing to be optimistic about. The more the alerts multiply, the more the denial of reality seems to prevail.

Remember, though, that Trump claimed that the coronavirus was nothing at all, and that it would disappear on its own in the spring! Irresponsible people continue to utter implausible things without ever suffering. This bonus to non-knowledge, to stupidity, is frightening. There it is, my terror: that the pact with knowledge is broken, because then we will switch to the darkest part of history …


A permanent reflection on globalization

March 22, 1947. Eric Arnoult is born in Paris. After studying philosophy and political science, he chose economics and became a teacher in international finance and development economics.

1974. Loyola’s blues, first novel under the pseudonym of Orsenna.

1980. A French comedy.

nineteen eighty one. Enter the cabinet of Jean-Pierre Cot, Minister of Cooperation.

1983. Cultural advisor to François Mitterrand.

1988. The Colonial Exhibition, Goncourt Prize.

May 28, 1998. Elected to the French Academy in the chair of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

2006 to 2018. Publish five essays devoted to cotton, water, paper, mosquito and cities and subtitled Small summary of globalization.

2017. Supports the candidate Emmanuel Macron who, elected president, names him “reading ambassador”.

2020. Novel Break the frozen sea in us.

Erik Orsenna occupies at the French Academy on the 17the armchair, which was at the end of the XIXe century that of the chemist Louis Pasteur. After devoting a biography to the scientist in 2015,
Life, death, life (Fayard), he became an “ambassador” for the Institut Pasteur and the international network of Instituts Pasteur.