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The Dark Side of Vitaminwater

Now here’s something you wouldn’t expect. Coca-Cola is being sued by a non-profit public interest group, on the grounds that the company’s vitaminwater products make unwarranted health claims. No surprise there. But how do you think the company is defending itself? In a staggering feat of twisted logic, lawyers for Coca-Cola are defending the lawsuit […]

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How to Raise Greener Kids

Often, by choosing to go green as parents, we are able to save money by cutting down on consumption and waste. We’re also teaching our kids important lessons about protecting the earth and being eco-conscious! 10 Green Parenting Tips: 1. GET OUTSIDE! Kids are suffering from ‘nature deficit disorder’, spending more time in front of […]

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Seven Things to Know when Buying Eco-friendly Food

More and more people these days are choosing eco-friendly and organically grown foods — instead of or in addition to — the conventionally grown food they’re accustomed to buying. Nowadays, even regular grocery stores stock organic food brands. However, just by buying a product whose label says “Organically Produced” doesn’t necessarily solve anything. Here are […]

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Organic Farming: as productive as conventional and better at building soil

“Organic agriculture is a fine luxury for the rich, but it could never feed the world as global population moves to 9 billion.” That’s what a lot of powerful people — including the editors of The Economist — insist. But the truth could well be the opposite: It might be chemical-intensive agriculture that’s the frivolous […]

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Our Food Costs Water!

Did You Know??… On average, it takes about 3 000 litres of water per person to produce our daily food… TOP 5 FOODS THAT USE THE MOST WATER… 1. BEEF (15,000 litres per kilo) 2. PORK (6,000 litres per kilo) 3. CHEESE (5,300 litres per kilo) 4. EGGS (4,700 litres per kilo) 5. POULTRY (2,800 […]

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Eco-Friendly Bathroom Practices

An eco-friendly bathroom should not only save on water, but should avoid all harsh chemicals which are deadly to wildlife and eco-systems and aim to save energy. A geyser is often heated to far higher than necessary, wasting electricity used to heat the water inside. Reducing the temperature setting on a geyser saves electricity, as […]

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