Tuesday, February 24, 2015
My old, old post here, on "No Refrigerator- for 30 Years" - (38, now...) continues to be one that gets very high attention, every day.
Today it's the BBC that's interested; and looking for a little help from you:
Chloe Hadjimatheou has left a new comment on your post "No Refrigerator- for 30 years...":
I am a BBC journalist working on a radio documentary about how fridges change people's lives around the world. We are in New York this week and looking to meet someone who has chosen to live without a fridge. Can you help? Please contact me either via FB (firstname.lastname@example.org) or else via email email@example.com or phone +447974105829.
It would be a good thing for the BBC to get a little of the other side of the story! If you are, or know someone who might be- able to meet up with Chloe and team- please do.
And share this on your other communications outlets; we should be able to find someone somewhere.
Chloe- 2 things to keep in mind on this subject; which the refrigerator manufacturers won't point out:
100 years ago- no one had one. If it weren't possible to do without- your grandparents wouldn't have had any children, and no one alive today would - be alive today. Sure, there may have been a few more cases of food poisoning- but those cases were mostly due to poverty and ignorance; just as they are still. And;
100 years ago- the global obesity epidemic was not yet happening. If you check - you will find that obesity tends to follow the advent of refrigerators...
Seriously. You could do hard statistics on that point, with info on the internet. I don't think it's been done. Yet.
And, Chloe- if you don't wind up with anyone in the New York area who works out; you're more than welcome to just pop over to Minnesota. :-)