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Dining like cavemen
Dr. Loren Cordain likens the modern human diet to putting diesel in a car designed to run on gas. So, he has written “The Paleo Diet” with instructions on how to eat like our ancestors. The Paleo Diet cuts out dairy, cereals, refined sugars, salted and processed foods while promoting lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits and nuts—essentially only what a caveman would have eaten.
Why it matters
The Paleo Diet highlights a trend of voluntary scarcity as people seek to return to a more natural state of consumption. How can you emphasize simplicity to produce an organic consumer experience?
The desert brand Danette is turning 40 in 2010. To celebrate, it has launched an operation called “Smile, you are a Danette”. The consumer is invited to post a picture of his best smile on a dedicated website. The 480 first net users will be assured to have their pictures selected. 1000 pictures in all will be printed on packs in February 2010.
Fanta has created a social game on Facebook where individuals have to manage a Fanta theme park. The most successful players can win tickets to a real theme park in France. The operation is the first of its kind was tested in France and is set to be launched in other countries in the future.