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The heart smart oil free cookbook

Cover photo of "The heart smart oil free cookbook"

“The heart smart oil free cookbook” co-authored by Mayura Mohta and George Jacobs was recently launched  in Singapore. The cookbook features delicious plant based recipes from skilled chefs and global nutrition experts. It is inspired by Dr Caldwell Esselstyn Jr’s ground breaking study on the link between the elimination of added oil from one’s daily diet […]


November 11th, 2012 | Posted in Green Consumption | Read More »

The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka


Book Review by Jennie Wilson Fukuoka starts this little gem of a book with a seemingly harsh remark by saying: “Humanity knows nothing at all. There is no intrinsic value in anything, and every action is a futile, meaningless effort.” But after flying through the book, I tend to agree with him. He advocates a […]

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Biodiversity | Read More »

Witness to Extinction: How We Failed to Save the Yangtze River Dolphin

Witness to Execution

by Bhavani Prakash Allowing a beautiful large mammal that has evolved over millions of years to disappear forever,  is a monumental failure of human civilisation. Yet the extinction of the baiji dolphin of the Yangtze river is no longer on people’s radar screens. Why do we need to keep the story alive? How do we […]

September 7th, 2010 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife | Read More »

Janet Unruh: Recycle Everything – Why We Must, How We Can

Recycle Everything Why We Must How We Can

Janet Unruh is a person who believes that everything can be recycled 100% – provided we learn how to design things properly and set up the right systems for materials recovery. With her knowledge and experience in manufacturing, having worked for the last decade in the truck manufacturing industry, she has founded “The Institute for […]

August 13th, 2010 | Posted in Recycling,Recycling/Waste Management,Sustainable Industry,Sustainable Manufacturing | Read More »

The Hidden Messages in Water

Water Crystal Joy

Dr. Masuru Emoto, a Japanese scientist, has a queer obsession. He spends hours on end, freezing drops of water in petri-dishes, in a special walk-in refrigerator which is temperature controlled at -5 degrees Celsius. Then he painstakingly photographs snowflake like crystals that only emerge in the melting ice drops for about 20 to 30 seconds, […]

January 14th, 2009 | Posted in Water,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

Trade in endangered wild animals: Part I

Black Market Wildlife Trade

One look at the cover and I braced myself for a very disturbing book. Black Market: Inside the Endangered Species Trade in Asia  by veteran journalist, Ben Davis along with distinguished photographers, takes a shocking look at the illegal markets in wildlife and exotic species in Asia. This superb book is a must read for anyone […]

December 6th, 2008 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife,Animals/Wildlife | Read More »

Loss of Biodiversity Part III: The Sixth Extinction

Call it the Law of Attraction.  Just as I have been writing a blog series on the loss of biodiversity, this book by Terry Glavin called “The Sixth Extinction” literally jumped off the shelves of the National Library of Singapore, onto my lap. The Earth has witnessed 5 great extinctions in the last half a […]

November 21st, 2008 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife,Biodiversity,Biodiversity,Climate Change | Read More »

Loss of Biodiversity Part II: Does the extinction of species really matter?


You’ve probably heard several times that we are at the brink of the largest massive extinction of species since the disappearance of dinosaurs and that we are experiencing the greatest threat to biodiversity. We’re losing about 3 species an hour, or about 50,000 species a year. Does extinction of species really matter? I’ve met a few […]

November 3rd, 2008 | Posted in Biodiversity,Biodiversity | Read More »


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