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Low-carb, high-fat a low blow

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears in “Verdant Life“. I have been at a number of functions lately where talk has drifted to diet,  most particularly … Continue reading

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Humane + healthy = sustainable

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears on “Verdant Life.” Since a child, one of my favourite dishes has been Chicken peri-peri. Chicken is the main ingredient … Continue reading

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Can organic feed the world?

By Rob Symons This is my 41st article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life Whenever I attend a workshop or seminar on food security I always come across this question, “can organic … Continue reading

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The seeds of freedom…

By Rob Symons This is my 40th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life KwaZulu Natal and the the Eastern Cape are characterised by deep-cut river valleys that flow down to … Continue reading

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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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Paucity of Choice

By Rob Symons This is my 38th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life I cannot help noticing whenever I go shopping or eat out, the steadily diminishing variety and diversity … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand

This is my 37th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life   At this time of the year the farm routine shifts up a gear. As we approach mid-summer; the newly … Continue reading

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Wooing the naysayers

This is my 36th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life In a recent letter to the editor of a local newspaper, the correspondent referred to organic vegetables as new age … Continue reading

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A new transparency

This is my 35th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life The importance of knowing what is in our food and and how it is produced has grown in relevance. … Continue reading

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Take care of the future (The principle of care)

This is my 34th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement.     One of the great concerns of organic farming has been the proliferation of genetically modified crops. Companies such as Monsanto have been aggressively marketing these crops … Continue reading

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