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Updated articles on sustainable living.


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 [...]

Plastico Fantastico? Part Two: Does plastic break down?

By | May 1st, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Plastic is woven into the fabric of everything we use and touch in our everyday lives. Its presence is so widespread that we inevitably end up tossing plastic out all the time. Think food wrapping, plastic bags, milk bottles, toothbrushes, cigarette lighters, receipts (they are coated in plastic components) and so on. But where does [...]

Plastico Fantastico? Part One: Plasticised

By | April 29th, 2014|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, towards zero waste|

by Elly Hill Plastic. We surround ourselves with the stuff. Imagine trying to go about a single day without touching it... From the get go, flicking the lights on in the house would be an issue. You wouldn’t be able to brush your teeth or use the toilet either. Shaving would likely be out. How [...]

A Quick Easter Guide to Good Chocolate PLUS a few fun choccie recipes

By | April 2nd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

image via here. Easter - the season of chocolate egg consumption - is only two weeks away. Soon, children all over the country will be excitedly stomping on lovingly raised daisy beds to get their hands on the Easter Bunny's sweet givings. Yet while Easter brings chocolaty smiles to the faces of our [...]

How to live well to 100+

By | February 18th, 2014|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, think pieces|

What’s the secret to longevity? Medicine? Supplements? The latest ‘superfood’? With so many products claiming to be ‘anti-ageing’ and ‘life-enhancing’, it’s easy to lose sight of what will truly make a difference to the years in our life and the life in our years. Our intern Elly looked into what really matters when it comes [...]

These seafood species are OK to (mindfully) eat! Phew.

By | February 11th, 2014|Categories: ethical eating|

A new Sustainable Seafood Assessment Program (SASAP) by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has assessed a range of local seafood products as sustainable, meaning they’re good for the environment, good for the local economy and, yes, good for our gobs. A joint initiative by the ACF and the University of Sydney, SASAP has rigorous science [...]

3 new year resolutions that make life better… now

By | January 7th, 2014|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Let’s face it, we don’t keep resolutions that don’t make life better right now. There’s no point in even trying. We’re wired to stick at things that bring us immediate benefit. Like those kiddies who can’t bring themselves to hold off eating the gummy bears even when they know they’ll get more if they wait [...]