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Small is beautiful – a taste of organics in northern Italy

Small is beautiful – a taste of organics in northern Italy by Adam Willson The last two weeks has been an inspiring period as we have spent valuable time getting to know quality organic producers in Northern Italy. So often farmers are bombarded with the phrase “get big or get out” but have we really...

Post Paris – COP21

- how can Australia take action on climate change The recent UN Climate Change Conference in Paris has left Australia highly castigated for not doing enough. Despite the international back slapping over coming to an agreement that global temperatures should not exceed 2 degrees celsius, there is a chronic shortage of detail on what to...

Nutritional Supplements – have we forgotten to eat complete food?

Almost everyday we hear from friends and family about the latest supplements they are taking. Whether it be vitamin & mineral, energy enhancing, low carbohydrate, liver detoxifying or high protein supplements, there is now marketing hype to prod you to follow the crowd. On top of the advertising is a plethora of advice given to...

Better circulation means less nitrates

Better circulation means less nitrates Sewerage, manures and nitrogen fertilisers lead to excessive levels of nitrates in our water supplies. Deficiencies in trace elements also stimulates excessive nitrate levels in our vegetables and fruit leading to a common bitter flavour. In children this can result in “Blue Baby syndrome”. Blood circulation is a serious problem...