Letter from the Minister for Food Safety regarding the Food Bill
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Letter from the Minister for Food Safety regarding the Food Bill

Organic NZ Magazine: September/October 2011 Section: Letters to the Editor Author: Kate Wilkinson, Minister for Food Safety I am writing in response to Guy Ralls article in the July/August 2011 edition of Organic NZ, in which it was suggested that the Food Bill is a threat to seed saving / and the sharing of seeds…

GE: don’t swallow it
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GE: don’t swallow it

Organic NZ Magazine: July/August 2010 Section: Features Author: Kyra Xavia Kyra Xavia investigates how genetically engineered ingredients sneak into our food unlabelled, and offers tips to avoid eating them Like many Organic NZ readers you may be a conscious consumer who makes informed decisions about the food you eat. Unfortunately you may also be ‘eating…

The Dirty Dozen – 12 foods with the most pesticide residues
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The Dirty Dozen – 12 foods with the most pesticide residues

Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2010 Section: Health and Food Author: Alison White Alison White of the Safe Food Campaign answers these questions – Which foods in New Zealand have the most pesticide residues? – What’s wrong with pesticide residues in food? – How can pesticide residues in food be reduced? The content below is available…

Sweet Poison: What’s not to like about aspartame
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Sweet Poison: What’s not to like about aspartame

Organic NZ Magazine: March/April 2008 Section: Health and Food Author: Alison White ‘Aspartame is the most controversial and complained-about additive in history.’ Alison White of the Safe Food Campaign. The Safe Food Campaign believes that the widespread exposure to the artificial sweetener aspartame (951) – an addictive, carcinogenic neurotoxin – is causing a public health…

The artichoke that isn’t – Jerusalem artichokes in the home garden & recipes
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The artichoke that isn’t – Jerusalem artichokes in the home garden & recipes

Organic NZ Magazine: September/October 2007 Section: Gardening Author: Pam Blowers The Jerusalem artichoke is a brown-coloured, knobbly, white-fleshed tuber root vegetable from the daisy (Compositae) family. It is not related to Globe Artichoke. In the USA it is known more commonly as Sunchoke, and in Italy as Girasola artiocco, the sunflower artichoke (girasola means to…

Let’s keep those tried and true remedies
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Let’s keep those tried and true remedies

Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2007 Section: Health and Food Author: Philippa Jamieson Philippa Jamieson checks out a herbal medicine business that is under threat from the Therapeutic Products and Medicines Bill. The premises of ARTEMIS Herbal Medicine are just as warm and sunny as the beautiful Dunedin day outside. Sandra Clair shows me into her…