DOES ‘ORGANIC’ MEAN ANYTHING? – Part 1

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With a lot of hype to ‘buy,’ ‘grow’ and ‘eat’ Organic, one often wonders if it is worth all the fuss. Is it a mere marketing propaganda to make people pay more for food (in many cases)? Is there really something to this Organic-Craze? Is it a passing trend or is Organic here to stay? […]

START YOUR OWN HOME COMPOST (Part 1)

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We know that certain types of waste are biodegradable: capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. Under certain conditions, these types of waste can become great compost materials for our homes and gardens. There is therefore no need to continue disposing of such useful materials since they are ultimately not waste at […]

TRUMP PRESIDENCY & CLIMATE CHANGE

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‘What does a Trump Presidency mean for Climate Change?’ That is the question on the minds of many. With a track record of skepticism and outright denial, it is still not very clear what exactly US President-elect, Donald J. Trump plans to do in terms of Climate Change. Unfortunately, Climate Change rarely came up during […]

GREENBIZ: IVETTENATURALS BY FESTA ETO

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Acclaimed to be ‘Nature’s Finest Produce’, IvetteNaturals offers nature-based alternatives to widely popular but increasingly ineffective unnatural cosmetic products. Despite increasing knowledge of personal hygiene and access to a wide variety of cosmetics like cleansers, body soaps, lotions & deodorants, many still battle with skin diseases like acne and eczema. There is therefore a need […]

TACKLING POVERTY AND CLIMATE CHANGE BY NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA

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This article by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance in Nigeria says it all. In this piece, Dr Okonjo-Iweala makes a strong and compelling case for Climate Action. As long as there is more lip service than pragmatic adaptation measures to deal with the consequences of Climate Change, developing […]

GMOs – FRIEND OR FOE? (PART 1)

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You may have heard about it; eaten it or grown it. The debate on GMOs and its effects rages on. Although it has been used in countries like the USA and Canada for about 20 years, other countries like Australia, Japan and all of the European Union have banned the cultivation of GMOs. India has […]

THE 2015 PARIS AGREEMENT EXPLAINED

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As I write this article, the whole world is in Marrakesh, Morocco for the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference called Conference of the Parties (COP) 22 holding from 7th – 18th November, 2016. It is here that the 1st Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement […]

3 WAYS TO CUT PLASTIC CONSUMPTION

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Plastic has practically revolutionized the way we live, no doubt. It is also super convenient and affordable too. Unfortunately, plastic is non-biodegradable; this simply means plastic does not decompose or decay. On the other hand, biodegradable substances decay and decompose through the action of bacteria and fungi to natural and environmentally safe conditions. So, waste […]