Monthly Archives: April 2011

Breaking Free From Consumerist Chains | zen habits

Breaking Free From Consumerist Chains | zen habits. This is a post by Leo Babauta from his Zen Habits blog. Advertisements

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Food Politics » Do farm pesticides reduce kids’ IQs?

Food Politics » Do farm pesticides reduce kids’ IQs?. A post by Marion Nestle on her excellent blog “Food Politics“

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Mercury Food and Wine articles No.8

This is the article for today. Handmade connectedness A family were looking at potted herbs on my stand at the Karkloof Farmers market the other week when the father inquired what the organic label meant. I started telling them about … Continue reading

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CAUTIOUS WELCOME FOR MANDATORY LABELLING OF GM FOODS

CAUTIOUS WELCOME FOR MANDATORY LABELLING OF GM FOODS Biosafety in South Africa – Media Releases PRESS RELEASE FROM AFRICAN CENTRE FOR BIOSAFETY AND SAFEAGE 5 APRIL 2011, Johannesburg, and Cape Town, South Africa. The African Centre for Biosafety and SAFEAGE … Continue reading

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Mercury Food and Wine articles No.7

My March 2011 article. Crop diversity In my last article I touched on the relationship between taste and the grower’s methodology. The other significant factor enhancing the enjoyment of food of variety and breed. In modern industrial agriculture there is … Continue reading

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Mercury Food and Wine articles No.6

My February 2011 article. Taste test Does organic taste better? This controversial claim is expressed often by organic enthusiasts. But does it? This claim is frequently attacked by critics of organic farming. The critics see it as unsubstantiated “woo” to … Continue reading

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Mercury Food and Wine articles No.5

My January 2011 article. Romance, Memory and Trust. As a farmer I have always been interested in the relationship between growing plants and husbanding animals with the experience of enjoying  good food. I recently came across an essay by Organic … Continue reading

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Mercury Food and Wine articles No.4

My December 2010 article. Another side to weeds As I sit at my computer this evening the  mist lies thick over the farm. It has virtually been a whole week without any sun. The soil is now the consistency of … 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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Mercury Food and Wine articles No.2

Here is my October 2010 article. Organic or Hydroponic The other day a retailer remarked “A salad pack is a salad pack. Customers don’t care if its organic or not as long as the packaging is good!” I certainly hope … Continue reading

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