Monthly Archives: October 2012

Musings from a farm kitchen

This is my 24th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. As I stood at the stove tending my faithful cast iron pot, filled with Chuck and Bobs Toulouse sausage, cannellini beans and plenty of garlic, my thoughts started … Continue reading

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State of the Species – Charles C Mann

This is a repost of an article by Charles C Mann from the brilliant Orion Magazine. THE PROBLEM WITH environmentalists, Lynn Margulis used to say, is that they think conservation has something to do with biological reality. A researcher who … Continue reading

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Pillage of the Lower Mpushini (MPELA) protected area part 2

The crisis has now been resolved. Through negotiations between Mike Jewitt, of the PMMB Trust, and the landowner, the game capture has been stopped. Below is a further mail from Nick May which explains the situation. Hi Everybody Regarding the … Continue reading

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Pillage of the Lower Mpushini (MPELA) protected area part 1

This is quick post to get attention to this problem. Below is a mail from Nick May which is self explanatory. PLEASE HELP OUT IF YOU CAN! WE HAVE A SERIOUS ISSUE IN HAND AND INTEND TO BLOCK THE ROADS … 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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Is organic healthier than conventional

This is my 23th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. A while back our local paper carried an article trumpeting a paper that had come out claiming that organic food was no better than conventional. I was approached … Continue reading

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