December 30, 2016

The re-using challenge: How many uses can an object have before dumping?

Sadly, we all NEED a carbon footprint to be able to exist in this world. But there is such a thing as being able to minimize it and some very easy techniques for reducing the space we take up in the world. 

Innovation of the Week: Greening the Desert

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there are 1 billion hungry people in the world, most of who live in poor rural areas. As the world’s population is set to hit 7 billion, policy-makers are struggling to find ways to nourish our planet’s growing population. 

Growing Basil Vertically in Aquaponics

Recently we were talking to someone who wishes to remain anonymous who say they invested more than $250,000 in their commercial aquaponics business and it wasn’t working to plan. Sure they grew plants. The fish grew fine. They had 1,000 Jade perch in their tanks that were coming up for harvest. The system was running […]

DIY Flavoured Water and Other Fun Summer Drinks

Looking to make a change for the new year? How about try making flavoured waters and fun summer drinks? We all know the bad things about fizzy drinks, Coke, Pepsi, sugary juices and the explosion of drinks filled with guarana and caffeine. So let’s leave those bad guys behind and make our own!

Fruit Labels made of Soap… you say what now?

Creator Scott Amron has come up with an innovative solution to the little stickers on our fruit. Vanishing Fruit Wash Labels. Yep, those annoying little stickers actually might be useful for the consumer!

Fresh food or landfill?

What happens to the food that doesn’t make the journey from the farm to the market or the produce at the market that won’t sell on the day? Brooke Eggleton reports.

Saving Seeds – Do we have a choice?

This beautiful short film by Jason Taylor from the Source Project talks about the importance of saving seeds. Filmed in India, this kind of foresight and care for our plants and production food needs to be entrenched in our Australian way of life.

Environmental Working Group studied that Lamb is the worst meat for our Environment

We are all aware, or at least we should be aware, that our meat production industries are not helpful to our environment. Now we have more information about exactly how bad it is and it isn’t going to make the meat eaters amoungst us happy to see this!

Farming the cities, feeding an urban future

As people move from rural to urban settings in search of economic opportunities, urban agriculture is becoming an important provider of both food and employment, according to researchers with the Worldwatch Institute.

Meat Free Mid Week Recipe – Honey-baked pumpkin risotto

We are all doing our bit for the environment & cutting meat out of our diet makes a huge impact. So we bring you Meat Free Mid Week Recipes – Honey-baked pumpkin risotto