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Five benefits of CBD

Do you suffer from the misery of pain, inflammation, anxiety, stress, or insomnia? Take a leaf out of Mother Nature’s book and turn to CBD as an alternative therapy to treat a range of conditions.¹ Throughout history, human beings have…

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Addicted to Sugar

By Melissa Baird In the last issue of Green Home magazine I ran a review on the book that offers an 8 week programme to kick the sugar and carb habit. I never believed I would write about this issue…

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The Darker Side of Chocolate

By Amy-Lee Williams It is incomprehensible to imagine that there could be anything wrong with chocolate. Chocolate has perfection lovingly mixed into its ingredients; it is there to comfort all sorrows, inspire new love, mend broken hearts and bring the…

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Composting solutions for food security

A couple of centuries ago Thomas Malthus argued that since population multiplies geometrically, and food production arithmetically, population will eventually outstrip the food supply. Fossil fuels and the ‘green revolution’ helped us dodge this bullet, but unless we come up…

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There’s a nuke on my stoep

For anyone who is an observer of current affairs, takes an interested in the wellbeing of South Africa or enjoys Zuma jokes, the latest stunt manoeuvred by ours truly has left many South Africans’ minds boggled and unsure whether they…

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Whale meat NOT on the menu

Japan will not be having a whale of a time anytime soon around the South African coast line. With the spark of activism led by our friends at Greenpeace, South Africans responded rapidly to their call to prevent a Japanese…

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Down the drain

A couple of years ago I decided to try an experiment. Luckily, given my high school science marks, it required absolutely no scientific knowledge. The experiment? To see how much water is wasted between turning the tap on and when…

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The Fish, the Forest and the Farmer

Part II of our guide to consumer labels focused on the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, which champions the protection of our beautiful, flora rich winelands; as well as UTZ certification which is aimed at providing farmers with the skills and knowledge of how to…

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