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5 Ways to Create a Zero Waste Kitchen

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Whether you want to improve your health, clean up your eco-act or simply save money, looking at how much food you waste is a good idea. In our second post for Australia's fave real estate site realestate.com.au, we share our 5 best tips for creating a zero waste kitchen: Australians send four million tonnes of food to [...]

Not all ham is created equal – A guide to buying pork products this Christmas.

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: ethical eating|

Victorian truly free range Greenvale Farm Ham For those of you who still enjoy a mindful meaty treat when celebrating the festive season we’ve developed a handy little list of ethical pork producers as well as some info on the truth behind free range labeling. Pigs are unfortunately one of the most poorly [...]

Why we need to be Clever Cooks PLUS a recipe for the perfect chicken soup

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, recipes|

With the release of our latest waste-fighting eBook The Clever Cook, we sit down and have a short Q&A with the eBook's author (and our comms coordinator) Maria Hannaford to learn what developing the book taught her about our power to improve our environment. What's the premise of the eBook? Out of the 4 MILLION [...]

A rare insight into the life of a fisherman

By | April 30th, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people|

With the release of our new sustainable seafood eBook, The Good Fish Book, we thought we'd share a story that puts a face to the issues. It's the story of Port Franklin (VIC) fisherman Wayne Cripps. Wayne's family history is steeped in salt water. The Cripps' family have been fishing for their livelihoods since 1874. [...]

A SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD RECIPE: AUSTRALIAN SALMON

By | March 5th, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

If your idea of salmon is the orange-fleshed fillet that comes from Atlantic Salmon, boy have we got news for you... there's another type of 'salmon' that isn't really salmon but is called Australian Salmon and rates much better in terms of sustainability and tastes damn good too. Here's what and why and how and [...]

A Christmas of “Surprise, There’s No Meat in This!”

By | November 20th, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

There’s certain bravery in defying tradition and not serving meat for Christmas. It’s akin to riding a bike with gears and breaks past a group of fixie-clad hipsters. You know eating less meat is a superior idea that was invented for good reason, but you also know you’ll be ridiculed for it. This year, ST [...]

15 ways to reduce plastic in your life

By | October 22nd, 2014|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, towards zero waste|

We’re almost at the end of Give a Fork! October and what have we learned? Keeping your waste levels at a minimum requires a keen mind! The bad news is: the ‘system’ is set up to facilitate the use of single-use plastics. The good news is: you can do your best to beat it with [...]

So you know: reduce food waste by knowing the difference between ‘Best before’ and ‘Use by’ Dates

By | October 16th, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Packaged food is labelled with two kinds of date marks – ‘best before’ and ‘use by’dates – and both have different connotations. In reality though, many of us don’t differentiate between the two and this means that perfectly good food ends up in the bin. ST intern Lydia Blocksidge explores what the date marks on [...]

Why are some people drinking bath milk?

By | July 23rd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating|

There are people all over this country buying bottles of ‘bath milk’ and then... hold onto your tea cup... drinking it. Of course, ‘bath milk’ is simply raw, unpasteurised milk. It’s sold under the guise of bath milk because it’s illegal to sell raw milk for human consumption. Basically, it’s the white moonshine of the [...]

Blessed Milk – the Flavour Crusader on real milk and fair prices

By | July 2nd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating|

Put your white coffee down for a second and take a look through our new illustrated Dairy Diaries section. We've trawled the literature, spoken to experts and visited dairy farms to bring you an update of Australian dairy; what the ethical and environmental implications of dairy farming are and what each of us can do [...]