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Is your lipstick killing you?

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Carol Warwick / EarthFirst
1st April 2013
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Is your lipstick killing you?


For centuries women (and sometimes men) have been using lipstick to enhance their natural beauty. In ancient times some civilisations used crushed jewels to decorate their lips, while Cleopatra used the red dye carmine, derived from crushed Cochineal beetles, to paint her distinctive ...

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Earthhour March 23 8:30pm 2013

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EarthFirst
22nd March 2013
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Earthhour March 23 8:30pm 2013


It's time again to unite to protect the planet...Earth Hour 2013: Saturday 23rd of  March, 8:30pm

Earth Hour is a unique opportunity for everyone to become more sustainable and do something positive for the environment. It’s been the source of inspirati...

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Who's to blame for supermarket rejection of 'ugly' fruit and vegetables?

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Ecologist
21st March 2013
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Who's to blame for supermarket rejection of 'ugly' fruit and vegetables?


I stumbled across this article today, which even through its a couple of years now is still relevant now. It's something that I began thinking about when I started my home garden about 7 years ago, when I noticed that the produce that I was growing was smaller and often different ...

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Most People Shouldn't Eat Gluten Free

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Scientific America
15th March 2013
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Most People Shouldn't Eat Gluten Free



Gluten-free products made with refined grains can be low in fiber, vitamins and minerals

Article By Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily featured in Scientific America


Many Americans are considering cutting back on the amount of glu...

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Salmon Quiche

SOURCE/POSTED BY:
Sol Pandiella-McLeod
26th February 2013
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Salmon Quiche


This is one of my simple recipes that I keep going back to, whenever I’m trying to increase the amount of fish in my families diet. I also love it because most of the ingredients in it are normally in my fridge or pantry, which means I can whip it up without having to go down to...

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The Daintree Rainforest

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EarthFirst
26th February 2013
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The Daintree Rainforest




Our beautiful earth this week features the Daintree Rainforest which is located in Queensland The Daintree Rainforest is Australias largest rainforest. It’s home to over 430 species including; frogs, birds, marsupials, reptiles, bats and butterflies.


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Our Beautiful Earth- Nepal

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EarthFirst
5th February 2013
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Our Beautiful Earth- Nepal




 

Our beautiful earth this week features The Himalaya Mountains in Nepal. View more beautiful Earth images. ...

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Couscous & Feta Stuffed Capsicums

SOURCE/POSTED BY:
Sol Pandiella-McLeod
4th February 2013
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Couscous & Feta Stuffed Capsicums


Over the last few weeks I've been smitten with 'The Smitten Kitchen' the creation of Deb Perelman. A passionate and talented cook with no formal training, she's shared her love for food with the whole world by creating an immensely popular blog that is filled to the br...

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The Food Waste Challenge

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EarthFirst
4th February 2013
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The Food Waste Challenge


Almost 1/3 of food produced is either lost or wasted. In countries like Australia, most of this occurs after we have bought the food.

Factors like a busy lifestyle have meant that we don’t stop to think about the food we consume or throw away. Australia creates ...

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Chem-eleon - The Quick Guide to Additives

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Sol Pandiella-McLeod
1st February 2013
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Chem-eleon - The Quick Guide to Additives


On my journey to a greener life I’ve made many changes to my life. One of the most important changes that I’ve made is to be more vigilant about what I eat and what I feed my family. I’ve always considered myself a healthy person who cooks the majority of my meals fr...

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