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The Greenhouse Effect is Degrading our Food

Maybe we do not need to worry too much about our rising population and that we are now using 1.6 planet's worth of resources every year. Our own folly will sort things out as agricultural crops fail, massive storms wipe out wide areas of housing, industry and farmland (and unfortunately, wild areas as well), we [...]

An update on Herbal-Active® – a natural preservative

An update on Herbal-Active® - a natural preservative This email is an update on Herbal-Active®, a new natural preservative beginning to replace benzoates and sorbates in a wide range of foodstuffs and cosmetics. Natural preservatives pose a host of challenges in developing their application potential. As with chemical preservatives, the presence or absence of organic [...]

Lifestyle medicine by Dr David Katz

A presentation by Dr David Katz et al I recently attended a terrific series of presentations on Lifestyle Medicine which featured Dr David Katz (President, American Collage of Lifestyle Medicine), Prof Stephen Simpson (Charles Perkins Centre), Prof Garry Egger (Southern Cross Uni), Dr Joanna McMillan (Get Lean) and Anja Taylor (presenter on Catalyst, ABC TV). [...]

Wild Foods, we need more of them

Wild Foods, we need more of them Lots of layers in this topic. There is no doubt that we should be eating more wild foods as they supply an enormous range of components that are being bred out of our conventional produce. Read more about this at the Wild Foods website. But I'd like to [...]

Wild food dinner in the ‘Gong

Wild food dinner in the 'Gong Come along and say Hi .... 5 Course Degustation Menu in the 'Gong I will be in Wollongong Friday night on the 15th April at the City Beach Function Centre, 1 Marine Drive Wollongong. Read more about the event here where you can also make your reservation. It is [...]

Pick and Pack Production Staffer

Pick and Pack Production Staffer I am looking to replace a valuable staff member who is leaving for personal reasons. This will be a hard position to fill because the nature of our business means I need a Jack (or Jill) of many skills. This is the description I have used in the advertisement: AFI [...]

Environmental disaster in the Kimberley

Environmental disaster in the Kimberley The more I researched the fact of the Australian Government planning to lease land to the Chinese to grow sugar cane in the Kimberly, the more incensed I got. 33,000 ha of the pristine Kimberly coast will be obliterated to grow a single species and far more valuable wild plants, [...]

Is an Australian Thanksgiving a Fair Dinkum idea?

Is an Australian Thanksgiving a Fair Dinkum idea? Australians often roll their eyes at the things Americans do. To many of us, their customs can range from kitch to kwaint to kweer. Think of their parades and proms. Their totally unrealistic, puritan expectations of their politicians. Their Christian zeal is often too hypocritical. Their heart-on-the-sleeve [...]

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