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A Fair Deal (the principle of fairness)

This is my 34th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement.   Most of us think of organic farming in terms of healthy, pesticide free food. However there is another critical, ethical component of Organic farming, The principle of … Continue reading

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Fighting GM controls

This is my 31st article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement This past Saturday, a worldwide day of action against the bio-tech company Monsanto took place, with marches taking place in all of South Africa’s major cities. What was … Continue reading

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Trust in meat suppliers eroded

This is my 30th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. In recent weeks food issues have gained prominence in the media. Most notably we have had the results of the Stellenbosch study on retail meats in which it … Continue reading

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A Fishy Tale

This is my 27th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. On Christmas eve we were treated to a stunning entrée of smoked salmon and caviar which left such a lasting impression on my taste buds, that I still … Continue reading

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The religion of economics

I came across this piece by deep ecologist John Seed. It is an insightful take on a system we take for granted. Unfortunately it is a pdf so it will have to be downloaded from this link: http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/deep-eco/Economics-as-Religion5000.pdf

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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 plea to local, fair-trade, organic food enthusiasts | Scoop News

A plea to local, fair-trade, organic food enthusiasts | Scoop News. Eating our way to a better world? : A plea to local, fair-trade, organic food enthusiasts By Andrea Brower June 13, 2012 My belly is full. It seems no … 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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Grass vs grain – you decide. Mercury Food and Wine article no. 13

Last month I discussed the concept of how one’s food choices have effects way beyond ones dinner plate. This month I would like to elaborate by looking at the implications of our choices of meats and animal products.   Meat … Continue reading

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Some Sea Lice With That Farmed Salmon?

Some Sea Lice With That Farmed Salmon? | Mother Jones. Next time you order Norwegian or Canadian salmon at a restaurant consider this article.

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