Organic life

Are we poisoning our children?

Are we poisoning our children?

April 30, 2018

Andre Leu is the author of 'Myths of Safe Pesticides' (2014, Acres USA) and now an updated and rewritten version that focuses on the effects of chemicals on our babies and children – 'Poisoning our Children'. The title is dramatic, but like climate change, Leu feels there is no time to waste in raising attention to these problems that grow in magnitude with every passing minute. Here in an edited extract, he continues our discussion on the health effects of chemicals.

 

Prom Coast Food Collective

Collective food

March 22, 2018

An innovative enterprise in Victoria is bringing farmer, customer and community together, writes Isabel Kimpton.

fruit and veg stall

What's on my food?

February 15, 2018

Malcolm McGuire investigates what’s being sprayed on our crops, and some of the worst offenders. 

Turning compostable food waste to bioplastic

Turning food to bioplastics

December 12, 2017

Two brothers are turning plant-based food waste into bioplastics, writes Dr Reese Halter.

Broad-scale farming

Growing food in the post-truth era

July 10, 2017

Big Agriculture says its aim is to "feed the world". But at what cost? Alana Mann, Chair of Department, Media and Communications, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, investigates.

Child labour in Indian village

Fabric of life

May 29, 2017

The rapacious ‘fast fashion’ industry is damaging the planet. Liz Ginis speaks with leaders at the forefront of sustainable change. 

 

Peter Cundall

Patches of peace

October 6, 2015

Gardening is proving a therapeutic tonic, both physically and mentally, for returned war veterans around Australia, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

Steve Marsh loses appeal

Steve Marsh loses appeal

September 4, 2015

Organic farmer, Steve Marsh, loses appeal against court ruling on GM contamination case, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

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