GMOs seem to be appearing in many foods these days, which is a scary thought. Now, recent studies reveal that even natural foods could be contaminated by these unnatural ingredients.
According to Grist, the multinational vegetable-oil giant IOI Loders Croklaan has just made a commitment to produce sustainable palm oil without causing deforestation. This is the latest in a series of such commitments, and it means that 75% of all the palm oil produced will be grown without cutting down rainforests.
Forget guilt over calories – the next time you dig into your favourite meal, you might feel guilt over culled forests, displaced animal homes and less oxygen on the planet.
The most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus began last December, in a town called Meliandou in the forest region of Guinea in West Africa. That is, it used to be forested, as a recent article in Vanity Fair pointed out:
U.S. ice cream producer, Ben & Jerry’s is fighting GMO’s with fudge brownie ice cream.
An eco-friendly temple in Mylapore, India, no longer allows plastic items within its doors. The ban has been set by government and is spreading to include more temples in the state of Tamil Nadu.
TOPIC stands for Testing of Products Initiated by Consumers and is a brand new concept that is launching in South Africa this October. A consumer-led and funded organisation, TOPIC will test the authenticity of natural and organic products and aims to protect the consumer from false claims and mislabelling.
You might not realise it, but the amount of water that you consume could be off the charts, harming the planet.
Monday and Tuesday of this week saw our 2014 Remake Design Challenge finalists present their designs to our esteemed judging panel at The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town.
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, otherwise known as World Ozone Day, is coming up soon! Held every year on the 16th September, it looks at what can be done to heal the ozone layer. Here’s more information and what you can do in your own life to get in on the positive action.