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Growing together

By Rob Symons This is my 39th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life Organic farming in KwaZulu-Natal and indeed in South Africa has been fragmented for a long time. There … Continue reading

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My Dream Food Label – Mark Bittman

A food label that has the interests of consumers in mind and not producers would be ideal. South Africa is about to legislate for mandatory labelling of foodstuffs containing GM ingredients. Mark Bittman speculates on his dream label.

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A Pest Inside.

This is my 18th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. While browsing the web the other day I came across a label with the following message. “100% Organic, complete with pest inside.” After the initial amusement I started … Continue reading

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The Paradigms and Paradoxes of Organic

This article was written by Carlo Petrini, president of Slow Food International. (For original article click here.) The Paradigms and Paradoxes of Organic Italy – 16 Dec 11 – Carlo Petrini It’s called the “Puss in Boots” operation, but despite … Continue reading

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Interview with an Organic Farmer, Rob Symons of Broadleaze Farm, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

This is an interview that I did in May, for Amy Morris of Great Health Naturally. “Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Rob Symons, who is the owner and head farmer of Broadleaze Certified Organic Farm in Pietermaritzburg, South … Continue reading

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Fighting Fear with Traceability and Common Sense

    Fighting Fear with Traceability and Common Sense To follow up on my previous post on food safety is this article by Carlo Petrini, president of Slow Food international.

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Mercury Food and Wine articles No.10

By Rob Symons, 29 June 2011 Is Organic safe? Early this month an outbreak of food poisoning in Germany hit the headlines. The infectious agent in this case was the bacterium, Escherichia coli (e.coli), allegedly transmitted through fresh produce. This … Continue reading

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Mercury Food and Wine articles No.3

Here is my November 2010 article. Organic Integrity I have heard a lot of opinion lately about the trustworthiness of food and other products that are purported to be Organic. There seems to be a definite level of distrust in … Continue reading

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