BENEFITS OF INDOOR PLANTS

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INDOOR PLANTS/ HOUSE PLANTS are plants that are grown indoors in places such as residences and offices. The practice of keeping indoor plants can be traced back to the early Greeks and Romans who started bringing their plants in from the outdoors. The Victorians were known to love potted palms while the 70s was the […]

PART II: GMOs AND THE BURDEN OF PROOF

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DEFINITION: BURDEN OF PROOF: The obligation to prove one’s assertions (OXFORD DICTIONARY) BURDEN OF PROOF: The duty of proving a disputed assertion or charge (MERRIAM-WEBSTER) If there is one debate that is not going anywhere anytime soon it is whether or not Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) are ‘safe.’ While both sides of the argument continue […]

DOES ‘ORGANIC’ MEAN ANYTHING? – Part 3

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A LOOK AT THE MONEY So you have chosen to eat Organic, at least some of the time but you are concerned about costs. Generally, Organic Food is more expensive because it is more labour intensive (remember no pesticides, chemical fertilizers or drugs), Organic certification is expensive, Organic feed is costly, Organic farms are often […]

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 […]