Organic Week blog:
Stories from the organic sector
11 ways to get involved in Organic Week
Whether you’re looking to volunteer in your community, add more organics to your life, or simply live a more climate friendly lifestyle, Kristen Capaccio has got some tips to support your journey.
Organics is climate action
This year the Organic NZ Awards are celebrating how organic production can lower carbon emissions by promoting soil health and protecting biodiversity.
Degrowth: is it time to live with less?
Capitalism is hurting the planet and people, yet we all play a part in driving consumerism. Ger Tew from upcycling collective The ReCreators talks about learning to tread lightly.
Hydroponics: can it count as organic?
Ahead of the government passing the Organic Products Bill, the Soil & Health Association’s general manager Pete Huggins talks dirt and water with horticulturists.
The wellbeing of food in Aotearoa
We produce enough food in New Zealand to feed 40 million people, yet one in five Kiwi kids live in households that experience food insecurity. Gareth Hughes talks about his new role as lead of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Aotearoa.
Last year the Environmental Protection Authority called for information on the popular weed killer glyphosate, but are they dithering to avoid a risk assessment? Bonnie Flaws investigates.
The history of GE in New Zealand
Bonnie Flaws investigates New Zealand’s ongoing debate on the regulation of genetic modification
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.
The best of both worlds: Regen ag and organics
Aotearoa New Zealand is seeing a groundswell of regenerative agriculture. Martin Freeth finds out just how complementary the new thinking and practices are with our longer tradition of organic farming. We hope…