Biological contaminants in our food hold almost no secrets for us today every restaurant must meticulously follow the rules of bacterial hygiene, with verifiable results. But chemical pollutants, present in practically all foods, are much less well monitored: heavy metals, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), additives, flavour enhancers, detergents, plasticizers The regulatory authorisations of these products hide from the public the health problems that these new food contaminants can generate. Whether through ignorance, the dishonest protection of private interests in a well-established system of expertise, or the desire to avoid a scandal, the frontier is well guarded
The 28 pages booklet, contains a step by step process, diagrams from Kay's own forest garden stages, charts to fill in as you go through the steps, a database for the New Zealand home gardener, and much more.
We encourage you to start the adventure.
Natures Own Superfood. Microgreens – the tiny seedlings of herbs and vegetables – are today’s hottest gourmet garnish, offering a multitude of colours, textures and distinct flavours, ranging from mild and subtle to spicy, hot or nutty.
HUMANIZING THE ECONOMY (New Society Publishers, 2010). John Restakis discusses both the possibilities and the challenges that the movement for economic democracy is facing in the age of globalization and the third industrial revolution.
Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth (Golden Sufi Center 2013).
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee has edited this collection showing the deep connection between our present ecological crisis and our lack of awareness of the sacred nature of creation.
As with all the YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE books, this book is intended to be enjoyable to read and easy to use - by everyone.
The wealth of information is concisely written to be of benefit to professionals wishing to upgrade their skills; busy people, working to make a difference in their communities and at the grassroots of their societies, and people from different cultures, especially those from the developing world, for whom English may be a 2nd or even 3rd language.
Masanobu Fukuoka's The One-Straw Revolution is one of the founding documents of the alternative food movement, and indispensable to anyone hoping to understand the future of food and agriculture. (Michael Pollan)
The Price Of Inequality (Norton 2013).
Joseph E. Stiglitz's new book is the single most comprehensive counterargument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories. While credible economists running the gamut from center right to center left describe our bleak present as the result of seemingly unstoppable developments globalization and automation, a self-replicating establishment built on "meritocratic" competition, the debt-driven collapse of 2008 Stiglitz stands apart in his defiant rejection of such notions of inevitability. He seeks to shift the terms of the debate. (Thomas B. Edsall - New York Times Book Review)