Category: Food & Health

Why Empowering Women Is Essential For Sustainable Development and Health

Why Empowering Women Is Essential For Sustainable Development and Health

In the last few decades, female education rates have improved globally but economical, social and reproductive inequality is still stifling women and girls across the world. This doesn’t just impact women, it’s a global problem. This is also particularly an issue for indigenous women, women of colour and trans women, which requires the most attention...

New Report Reveals Australians Are Wasting More Food Than Ever, And Gen Z Are Leading the Way

New Report Reveals Australians Are Wasting More Food Than Ever, And Gen Z Are Leading the Way

Globally, one-third of all food produced –1.3 billion tonnes of food worth $1 trillion– is wasted. According to a new report released by Rabobank Australia is the fourth largest food-wasting nation per capita, throwing 298kg of food away per person. The report, part of Rabobank’s annual Financial Health Barometer (FHB) surveys over 2,300 financial decision...

Sukin Natural Sunscreen- Australian Reef-Safe Sunscreen Helping to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Sukin Natural Sunscreen- Australian Reef-Safe Sunscreen Helping to Save the Great Barrier Reef

With summer just around the corner, sun safety becomes a major priority. To protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays, most people will turn to conventional chemical sunscreen. However, there are also potential health and environmental risks lurking within a bottle of chemical sunblock unbeknownst to many. In several recent studies, two chemicals oxybenzone (also...

40+ Facts and Statistics About the Meat Industry to Inspire You to Eat Less Meat (or Go Vegetarian/Vegan)

40+ Facts and Statistics About the Meat Industry to Inspire You to Eat Less Meat (or Go Vegetarian/Vegan)

People eat more meat now than they ever have. What was once a luxury food item for those privileged enough to afford it has quickly become a staple in most people’s diets (most people in the developed world that is). This increased meat consumption is due in part to rising incomes and better standards of...

Crying Over Plant-Based Milk: Neither Science Nor History Favours a Dairy Monopoly

Crying Over Plant-Based Milk: Neither Science Nor History Favours a Dairy Monopoly

Soy milk. Almond milk. Rice milk. To some dairy farmers these products are like a red rag to a bull. They want governments to decree the word “milk” should be reserved for milk from mammals. They argue letting plant-based products be called milk is potentially misleading consumers. Australia’s National Party has joined the call, passing...

8 Ethical Eateries in Sydney for a Lovely Sunday Brunch

8 Ethical Eateries in Sydney for a Lovely Sunday Brunch

Weekends are when we relax a little (with our budget and with our time) and that often means eating out. I know this reigns true for me. We can be environmentally conscious at home when it comes to our meals –food prepping, eating more plant-based meals, choosing organic and composting our food scraps and waste...

Patagonia Release Eye-Opening Documentaries Dissecting the Environmental Impacts of Fish Farms

Patagonia Release Eye-Opening Documentaries Dissecting the Environmental Impacts of Fish Farms

PRESS RELEASE Patagonia has announced the release of two films; Artifishal and Saving Martha urging for the protection of wild fish. The 80 minute feature film Artifishal explores the high cost—ecological, financial and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. They trace the impact of fish hatcheries and farms...

How to Know What You’re Getting When You Buy Free-Range Eggs

How to Know What You’re Getting When You Buy Free-Range Eggs

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Heather Bray, Senior Research Associate, University of Adelaide. Egg producer Snowdale Holdings was penalised A$1 million for falsely labelling their eggs as free-range [years ago]. Snowdale, one of the biggest producers in the Australian market, owns brands including Eggs by Ellah, Swan Valley Free Range,...

How to Start a Plant-Based Diet

How to Start a Plant-Based Diet

Thinking about going vegan and starting a plant-based diet? It seems like everyone is going vegan, thinking more about what they’re eating as well as the negative impact that meat-based diets have on the environment. But just what is a plant-based diet all about? Going vegan means that you’ll be giving up all animal products...