Tag Archives: Philosophy

Quick Pick: Urban Organic

Have you heard of the new internet TV show Urban Organic? Each episode is a  3 to 5 minute, professionally produced, interesting snapshot of what’s happening in the urban agriculture scene.

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The great Australian milk scandal

Last week there was a bit of a milk commotion in the Australian press.  Did you know that up to 16 % of milk (which only has one ingredient listed on the label: milk) is actually a substance known as … Continue reading

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Chicken confessions

I became a vegetarian at the ripe old age of eight.  Or should I say I became an ethical vegetarian then because, though my mother was very understanding, trying to provide a meat and meatless meal each night for her … Continue reading

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In the aftermath of the floods

I think by now most, if not all, of you would have heard about the recent flooding and cyclone Yasi in Australia.  In particular, you probably heard about the floods in Brisbane and Queensland. At the time I didn’t say … Continue reading

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The generic brand conundrum

Generic brands.  They are everywhere and they are growing in market share.  When I was younger it seemed pretty simple.  On basic staples there wasn’t much, if any difference in quality, but the prices were often much lower.  And the … Continue reading

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