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Inglorious Fruit & Veggies

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EarthFirst
18th August 2014
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Inglorious Fruit & Veggies


People don’t really think of starvation when they’re about to toss a perfectly fine batch of vegetables into the trash after dinner.

Furthermore, people don’t think about all of the food being wasted when they sort through their refrigerators.
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Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi

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Organic Tuscany Cookbook
6th February 2014
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Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi


These are not like boiled gnocchi at all, but are creamy balls of pumpkin baked in a tomato sauce.

Prep time: 30 mins | Total time: 50 mins | Servings: 10

Ingredients

1kg (2 lb) pumpkin or butternut squash
2 onions
3 cl...

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The truth about fruit stickers

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EarthFirst
28th August 2013
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The truth about fruit stickers


Did you know that those little fruit stickers actually have a purpose that goes beyond simple branding? Well today I learnt that they did. Apparently the numbers give consumers some interesting info about the type of growing conditions and methods. Who was to know that those numbers t...

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Deceptive Product of the week- Bulla Vanilla Ice Cream

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EarthFirst
6th April 2013
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Deceptive Product of the week- Bulla Vanilla Ice Cream


I don't know about you, but I’m getting increasingly angry at the misleading labels that appear on food packaging! Do they think consumers are actually that stupid!

This week I discovered that Bulla Vanilla Ice cream contains 5 additives and one of them is ...

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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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Reject John West Tuna

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EarthFirst
15th November 2012
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Reject John West Tuna


Australia’s most popular tuna brand – John West – sells us tuna caught using destructive fish aggregating devices (FADs).
While other brands have switched to sustainable methods, John West is hooked on FADs, which kill hundreds of tonnes of sharks, manta rays...

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Fresh Fruit & Veggie Juices

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Earthfirst
25th September 2012
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Fresh Fruit & Veggie Juices
Super Healthy Juices

Fresh juices made out of raw veggies and seasonal fruits are the most invigorating health boosters that you could give your body.

They are loaded with vitamins, fibre and minerals that can lift your energy ...

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So what's so bad about Gluten?

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EarthFirst
4th August 2012
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So what's so bad about Gluten?


Over the last few years I’ve noticed that the term ‘Gluten Free’ has started to appear on many food labels. It’s being treated like a ‘naughty’ ingredient on par with fatty acids. So I decided to take a closer look to find out what it actually is an...

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Don't Swallow Genetically Modified Bread

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EarthFirst
1st August 2012
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Don't Swallow Genetically Modified Bread


Genetically modified (GM) wheat has never been proven safe to eat. Canada, the USA, Europe and Russia have banned it, yet the Australian Government is about sell a 'patent' on Australia's daily bread to a handful of foreign biotech corporations.

These biot...

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