17 August 2011 ~ 3 Comments

The Pros And Cons Of Organic Box Schemes

photo credit: AndyRobertsPhotos I’m always keen to find new ways to be more eco friendly but I’ve always struggled with the concept of organic box schemes. The premium price tag and the lack of flexibility have always been such a turn off that I’ve never really seriously considered them. Until last week. Reading [easyazon-link asin=”0340954671″]Confessions […]

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01 August 2010 ~ 3 Comments

7 Practical Steps To Reduce The Food You Throw Away

photo credit: jbloom Depending on which source you listen to we in the Western world throw away between a third and a half of all the food we buy. There are so many reasons why this is shocking. First and foremost it takes considerable resources to produce the food we buy. Some is shipped half […]

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22 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

How To Become A Locavore

photo credit: garryknight Locavores are so-called because they appreciate and understand the concept of food miles. Quite simply the further our food has to travel from producer to plate, the more carbon has likely been emitted and so people keen on eco living rightly look for food that has travelled the least distance to get to […]

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14 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

6 Reasons Why Food Is Put In Packaging

photo credit: dan taylor Back in the “good old days” people would take a bag or basket to their local store or farm and collect what it was that they needed. These days of course a major concern in terms of food is quite simply how much packaging is used. If you took your weekly […]

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01 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Four Tested Tips For Growing Better Organic Vegetables

photo credit: NomadicLass In today’s factory farming, producers are forced to use a potent cocktail of pesticides and herbicides to keep yields up as high as possible in the hope of turning a profit. But given the choice, most of us would rather these chemicals weren’t used. From pesticide residues on food to the pollution […]

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26 May 2010 ~ 4 Comments

The Hidden Cost Of Cheap Food

photo credit: lrargerich According to statistics, food the cheapest it has ever been in relative terms. Whereas in the 1950s up to a third of household income was spent on food, now that figure is closer to just 10%. With promotions and “roll back” prices, food continues to get ever cheaper and even the most […]

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23 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Eco Living Review: “The Green Food Bible” By Judith Wills

photo credit: thebittenword.com How green is the food we eat? Is local food always better than imported food? Which cooking methods use the least energy? Is organic food really better for you than non-organic? These are just a few of the questions which author Judith Wills aims for is her book entitled “The Green Food […]

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22 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

How To Grow Your Own Food Without A Garden

photo credit: abbydonkrafts For many of us green-minded folk, the attraction of growing our own crops is strong. We get to save money, grow organically thus eliminating herbicide and pesticide use, reduce food miles and eat fresh, natural food which can only be good for us. And yet, for all the attraction of growing out […]

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14 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

7 Amazingly Good Reasons Start Growing Your Own Food

photo credit: ginnerobot Growing your own food can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be. At one end of the scale you could just put aside one small area in your garden in order to grow a few vegetables yourself. At the other end of the scale you could start […]

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11 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

“Not On The Label” Book Review

photo credit: Adam UXB Smith Not On The Label is a book which promises to give a behind-the-scenes tour of the food industry, revealing things that the big food producers and manufacturers would never want us to see. Call me nosey but anything that is going to potential reveal some juicy secrets really gets my […]

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23 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Container Crops – How Anyone Can Grow Their Own Food – No Matter Where They Live

photo credit: Frank_BB Most of us are well aware of the problems surrounding “food miles” these days. The fact that your green beans have been flown in from Africa may be enough to make us think twice about purchasing them. Add to this the fact that it can be difficult to know how our food […]

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14 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

8 Ways To Reduce Your Eco Footprint When Cooking

photo credit: marfis75 The typical “enemies” of the green movement are things like car driving and old-style electric light bulbs. But while cooking dinner recently I got thinking about how easy it would be to use fewer resources while still preparing delicious, nutritious meals. Here is the list of ideas that I came up with. […]

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