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Food waste – down the bin, drain or in the soil?

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by Sahana Singh I have just discovered a new fact about America. Most American households do not throw their kitchen waste in the garbage bin; they throw it down their drains. An interesting contraption installed under the kitchen sink called the garbage disposal unit captures the food waste, shreds it into small pieces (less than 2mm) after […]

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September 20th, 2012 | Posted in Food/Diet/Meat Reduction,Waste Management | Read More »

Organic Farming – Can It Feed The World?

Organic Tea Leaves Darjeeling India Photo by Thatcher Cook for Mercy Corps

by Karthik Kumar Organic farming is coming under attack from many quarters, even as awareness spreads that it is a more sustainable and healthier way to live. Criticism range from doubts about its lack of capacity to feed the world to bogies being raised about people having to return to the  ’dark ages’ of food […]

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Food/Diet/Meat Reduction | Read More »

A Green Lesson From Mumbai about Food Packaging

Dabbawalas at Work

by James H. Wandersee and Renee M. Clary This an inspirational story that describes an exemplary “green” food-supply-and-packaging system that exists in India. The dabbawalas of Mumbai practice a 125-year-old trade which involves the daily delivery of a fresh, home-made meal from each customer’s suburban home to his or her city office workplace.  The word […]

November 9th, 2010 | Posted in Consumerism,Food/Diet/Meat Reduction | Read More »

Reading Food Labels: Food Additives

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The brand of cookies, bread, ketchup, chocolates or the multitude of edibles you put in your shopping trolley, has a direct bearing on your health and the health of your children. In case of sensitive people, such as children with ADHD,  it could even affect learning ability and behaviour. This is due to a number of food additives that are used […]

April 9th, 2010 | Posted in Food,Food/Diet/Meat Reduction | Read More »

Go Veg with a delicious Arabic meal

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Salaam Alaykum! (Hello in Arabic). I’ve lived in the Middle East many years ago, and suddenly felt a bit nostalgic about Arabic and Mediterranean food. We used to have a lovely Arabic restaurant at the basement of the apartment block we lived in, which virtually served as my second kitchen.  I always managed some lovely […]

February 5th, 2010 | Posted in Food,Food,Food/Diet/Meat Reduction | Read More »

How to find Hidden Palm Oil in Supermarkets

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By Bhavani Prakash Palm Oil is the largest plantation crop in the world, and much of it is grown in Malaysia and Indonesia where primary rainforests that are rich in biodiversity and home to millions of species are being rapidly cleared. Rapid expansion of plantations releases huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as peat swamps are […]

November 4th, 2009 | Posted in Biodiversity,Climate Change,Consumerism,Food,Food/Diet/Meat Reduction,Palm Oil,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Part 5/10: Saving the Planet by Eating Better

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This is Part 5 of a 10 part series of blogs in support of the 10:10 campaign initiated by Director, Franny Armstrong’s team to complement the documentary on global warming, “The Age of Stupid”. It is to enable each one of us to take action and reduce our carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. Download the […]

November 4th, 2009 | Posted in Food,Food/Diet/Meat Reduction | Read More »

THE CHINA STUDY by Prof. Colin Campbell

T. Colin Campbell

It was indeed enlightening to hear Prof. T. Colin Campbell, author of the path-breaking book  “The China Study” share his lifetime work of over 5 decades, on Saturday, 18th July 2009 at the Singapore Conference Hall. Many of things he said certainly challenged some of my long held notions, and I’m sure those of several […]

August 5th, 2009 | Posted in Food/Diet/Meat Reduction,Food/Meat Reduction | Read More »

Cancer Cured and Prevented Naturally

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Today was the book launch of Betty L. Khoo Kingsley’s revised edition of “Cancer Cured & Prevented Naturally” at Singapore. I had picked up the book a few months ago out of curiosity as I wanted to get some general information about how to strengthen one’s immune system. After all, cancer is really one’s immune system […]

April 17th, 2009 | Posted in Food/Diet/Meat Reduction | Read More »

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