The organic food debate

There was recently an article in the news with the astonishing information that organic food is no more nutritious than other food. Sorry, did I say ‘astonishing’? I meant predictable. Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere… right?

Maybe I’m just a bit slow on the uptake, but it was a staggering realisation that all the water we have is ALL the water there is, and it just constantly gets recycled by nature.  It’s easy to be fooled into thinking that there’s an infinite supply of water, especially during our long rainy winters here in Wellington!  Continue reading

Try to imagine this…

Can you imagine a world where the government encourages carpooling, increased public transport and fuel-efficient cars?  Imagine: gas-guzzling cars have almost disappeared from the marketplace, there are government subsidies for developing alternative energy sources, our governments are speaking openly and regularly of conservation and individual sacrifice for the common good… Continue reading