Organics: the time is now!  

posted in: Community, Food, Health, Organics

We need to lead the way By Noel Josephson, CEO of Ceres Organics  The growth of the organic market is significant such that within a relatively few years every major food retailer has felt compelled to have an organic offering even … Read More

The joys of sauerkraut

posted in: Food, Magazine Articles

The principle is simple. You cut and salt fresh cabbage so the juices weep out of it, then allow natural yeasts to ferment it in its own brine. This turns the sugars into lactic acid by anaerobic (airless) fermentation. Gradually … Read More

Local food, local money

Sharon Stevens looks at the connection between local, regenerative food production and homegrown currencies such as her local ‘Loaves’. From local markets to direct farmer-to-consumer relationships, regenerative agriculture is bonded with place-based economies. To support local food and other relocalisation … Read More

Whenua Warrior

Whenua Warrior Moko Morris talks with Kelly Francis, a Kai Oranga graduate and the catalyst for over 250 food gardens that have been planted since last spring. Motivated by attending a Kai Oranga course at Papatuānuku Marae, Kelly Francis (Ngāti … Read More

Expect a Miracle

posted in: Health, Magazine Articles

Published in Organic NZ May/June 2018 – 1.5.18, Health & Food Section   Tremane Barr shares his experiences of surviving pancreatic cancer.   “Sorry, but the cancer has spread from the main 12 cm neuroendocrine tumour in the pancreas to … Read More

Totally wired

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1 March 2018 Anne Gastinger finds out more about the health risks of electromagnetic frequencies.     In 2009, Daryl, then 19, began a sales job in Wellington, working lengthy hours daily using his cell phone. Before long he started … Read More

Farmacology

Farmacology May 1st for the May June 2018 Issue By Stephanie Lambert Mark Christensen believes wholeheartedly in the power of heritage food crops to produce health – for the plants themselves, the soil they grow in and the people who … Read More

Living the change

A new film shines the spotlight on our organic and sustainable heroes. Philippa Jamieson finds out more. Climate change… la la la la la. Environmental destruction – I know, it’s terrible! Social breakdown, economic collapse, help, what do we do? … Read More

Glyphosate has got to go!   

A global movement is demanding a ban of the herbicide glyphosate (best known as the main ingredient of Monsanto’s Roundup). One of Soil & Health’s campaigns is to ban or at the very least restrict the use of the controversial chemical. Jodie Bruning investigates the New Zealand situation, and the lack of scientific monitoring of pesticides in general.  Of … Read More

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