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 why is organic food more expensive, and when you add up environmental and health factors, does it really cost us more? We investigate the economics and ethics of eating organic and shares tips on how to get more of it into your weekly shop. 

Puro, Australasia’s organic-certified medical cannabis operation
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Puro, Australasia’s organic-certified medical cannabis operation

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. 

Stitching a fabric of support with Nisa
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Stitching a fabric of support with Nisa

Social enterprise Nisa employs former refugees and migrants to make underwear from organic cotton and recycled materials. Siti Hajjar Sulaiman visits the Wellington workshop to meet founder Elisha Watson and the team.  Photography: Nisa We hope you enjoy this free article from Organic NZ. Sign up now for a print or digital subscription and get…