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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...

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...

Prosper or Perish – our urgent need for a sovereign wealth fund

The crisis has hit & there is no rabbit in the hat. No one can escape the current crisis that is facing the federal government. Everyone has put their hand out for a slice of the budget. The National Disability Insurance Scheme, Schools, Health and Universities all want additional funding. This is in addition to...

Why your organic fruits and vegetables rot

It’s an issue that keeps reappearing I went to an organic retailer recently and purchased a punnet of bio-dynamic blueberries. I was excited because they looked beautiful, were plump and obviously were full of beneficial antioxidants. I took them home and immediately put them in the fridge at 3 degrees Celsius. A few days later...

When organic means nothing – the Benzene debacle

On Wednesday 18th July,  ABC´s 7:30 Report highlighted how some allowable organic inputs used on organic farms were contaminated with benzene and nitrate. The programme questioned why one of Australia´s largest organic certifier, Australian Certified Organic (ACO) would allow some Nutri Tech Solutions (NTS) products that allegedly contained traces of benzene and unacceptable levels of...