Category: Food & Health

How Going Vegan Affected My Eating Disorder Recovery

How Going Vegan Affected My Eating Disorder Recovery

TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains descriptions of behaviours linked to eating disorders. I remember being eight years old and holding my Barbie doll in my hands, admiring her endlessly long legs, wasp-like waist and unrealistically slender limbs. “I want to be this thin”, I recall thinking. Two years later, when I was 10, my teacher...

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation, about one-third of the foods produced worldwide for human consumption annually— approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — is lost or wasted. Furthermore, food waste is a large source of greenhouse gas emissions so much so that if it were a nation, it would the third largest emitter after China and...

We Each Get 7 Square Metres of Cropland Per Day. Too Much Booze and Pizza Makes Us Exceed It

We Each Get 7 Square Metres of Cropland Per Day. Too Much Booze and Pizza Makes Us Exceed It

Croplands are a valuable, yet scarce natural resource. To guard against serious and potentially irreversible environmental harm, croplands should not extend beyond 15% of the earth’s ice-free surface. Croplands are mainly used for food production. So it’s important to ask whether our diets are biting off more than our fair share. In recent research, we...

Plant-Based ‘Slow-braised Meat’ Fable Hits Woolworths Making Vegan Food More Accessible

Plant-Based ‘Slow-braised Meat’ Fable Hits Woolworths Making Vegan Food More Accessible

With the rise of Instagram influencers, concerns about climate change and the ethics of animal agriculture, the plant-based movement is gaining momentum and faux meat is being found in more locations than ever before. Plant-based protein brands such as Quorn and Tofurky can now be purchased in most supermarkets and fast food chains such as...

Why Eating Seasonally is the Key to Food Sustainability

Why Eating Seasonally is the Key to Food Sustainability

Recently, I came across an article about avocados. Surprisingly, it was not about salads or smoothies. Rather, it was about how avocados might be hurting the planet. Shocking right? Well, for me it really wasn’t. Over the past few years, healthy eating, veganism and general sustainability has gained prominence across the world. The increased consumption...

Natural Hand Sanitisers: Are They Effective Against Coronavirus?

Natural Hand Sanitisers: Are They Effective Against Coronavirus?

As cities and governments around the world implement measures to control the spread of the coronavirus, public officials and health authorities are also urging people to do their bit by thoroughly and frequently washing our hands, limiting unnecessary travel, practicing social distancing and avoid touching their faces. The outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 has also seen...

How Climate Change Impacts Mental Health

How Climate Change Impacts Mental Health

By Indiana Lee Climate change can seem like a distant issue that doesn’t make much of a difference in your everyday life. For some, the only time it may really come to mind is when it’s brought to your attention by news headlines or a natural disaster hits.  However, research shows that it could make...