Try eating at some small village pub in the middle of nowhere and you will be served Chicken L'Orange swimming in the most disgusting lake of liquid grease you've ever seen. I should have just ordered bangers and mash. True story.
However, the food is good in London itself. And in Jedburgh (on the A68 near the English-Scottish border), there is (or was) a wonderful little restaurant, with a fine selection of wines, whose head chef is (or was) a tiny, young Scottish woman with bright blond spiky hair. The meal was excellent. Wish I could remember the name of the place.
The upshot is, as long as you're in London or a largish town, the food is good. Even excellent.
(As an aside, I told my greasy chicken l'orange tale of woe to an englishman on a flight once, and he tried to convince me that I could find fare just as bad in the french countryside [i.e. away from the cities and towns]. I'm not sure I believe him - I've heard a great deal about "the ordinary excellence of the everyday french cook". I'm looking forward to testing his hypothesis one day!)
Second major weight loss is from 108kg to 94kg. It's still ongoing, with the final goal being 80kg again. This time I didn't want to loose muscle, so joined the local gym and took professional advise.
You know what I do? Play squash once or twice a week.
Seriously, I don't get all these people paying a fucking fortune to join a gym and get 'professional advice' when there's a sport out there that effectively exercises just about every muscle in your body, intensely, for an hour, as well as giving your heart a good workout. And, it's fun to play. And, it's a damn sight cheaper than a gym.
Go play squash, people. You'll enjoy it!
Digging into programming microcontrollers will be a stretch for a lot of your students at that grade (though admittedly I don't know what programming interfaces the devices mentioned use... If it's straightforward enough, go for it).
Programming a pic using C or assembly probably would be torture, an arduino using python not so much. I think it'd be awesome, and could actually be useful if any of the kids become engineers. Many (probably most) of the EE/CompE senior projects require at least some level of microcontroller programming, and most students are just woefully unprepared, and most of the CS students at my school have never done any real hardware programming; Some exposure on the high school level could be really beneficial to the kids who think they want to go into tech fields and those that don't. And blinky LED projects are always fun (I was so excited I got it working in my lab 'cause I'd never done any pic programming before.)
I haven't seen it, and based on the release date I don't imagine doing so.
What conclusions did the film draw?
for most of the people who object to GM crops, some previously incurable disease is a much larger problem than food supply
GM crops aren't going to solve hunger. There is more than enough food grown to feed everyone even without GM. The problem is with economics and greed.
My only beef against GM crops is I don't think one should be able to patent a life form.
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. -- Josh Billings