Pricing up organics
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Pricing up organics

When it comes to groceries, many of us want to shop organic, but can’t afford the higher price tag. So how come organic food is more expensive, and when you add up environmental and health factors, does it really cost us more? Bonnie Flaws investigates the economics and ethics of eating organic and shares tips on how to get more of it into your weekly shop. 

Breaking new ground
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Breaking new ground

On a stretch of coastline at Kēkerengū, midway between Kaikōura and Blenheim, a field of medicinal plants is growing in the sunshine and sea breezes. This is no small garden. It spans 10 ha, making it the largest medicinal cannabis plantation in New Zealand. And unlike any other cannabis farm in New Zealand, this one is fully certified organic. 

Together we grow
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Together we grow

Common Unity’s roots are deeply set in its community in the Hutt Valley,
25 km north of Wellington. We marvelled at everything this not-for-profit organisation was achieving: growing and distributing food, sharing knowledge and building its own solutions to the challenges faced in its community.