Turkey isn’t a regular menu item for many Australians until the festive season hits, so surely they’re raised outdoors in fields just like the Christmas advertisements suggest? Unfortunately not.
The turkey industry has taken a leaf out of intensive poultry farming’s book by cramming birds in sheds and breeding them to grow at unnaturally fast rates.(Read More)
My family has always celebrated the holidays a bit differently than some others. We do our best to keep our focus on our family and spending time together, and not so much on the commercial aspects of Christmas that often assault our senses during this time of year. We don’t want too much focus on material possessions that won’t bring ultimate happiness.
That being said, I do give the children a few gifts on Christmas morning for them to enjoy and share throughout the year and beyond. We always make sure these gifts are (Read More)
It’s fair to say that blogs are as popular today as magazines have been for years–instead of popping into the local newsagents for a weekly fix of glossy gossip, we’re now opening up our phone, laptop and tablet browsers and reading our favourite sites.
For eco-lifestyle lovers, this is a great thing: sustainability hasn’t yet hit the mainstream, so blogs are still our very best source of information on the topics that interest us most. The issue is, they can be a little bit difficult to find, unless you know exactly what you’re looking for. But never fear: whether it’s organic beauty, zero-waste living or sustainable fashion, we’ve found 15 eco friendly bloggers we think you’ll love. (Read More)
What makes food sustainable? It’s a complicated equation that encompasses the thriving microbial life of soil, rich biodiversity, balanced ecosystems and land and water free from pollution. But, in addition to a healthy environment, it’s increasingly about people – the people who produce and make your food.
Work and workers are at the centre of a new food conversation in the US. In part, this is due to the efforts of labour activists. Another reason is economic. “The worst labour shortage in recent history is forcing the restaurant industry to re-examine its practices,” says Saru Jayaraman, co-director of Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United) and director of the Food Labour Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. “It’s reached a point where workers can’t afford to work under these conditions anymore and they are leaving the industry.” (Read More)
As policymakers and the private sector begin to take action to address climate change and other environmental issues, the need emerges for every individual to take responsibility to his or her contribution. While changes at home can’t solve the many environmental crises we face today, they sure can help — especially when adopted en masse and combined with policy action.
With this in mind, TriplePundit is launching a special series to explore how every individual can take action on sustainability, in partnership with Whirlpool Corporation. We’ll offer practical methods to reduce food waste at home and work, touch on water and energy usage in America today, and explore ways to drive positive policy forward.(Read More)
If you haven’t yet ordered your Christmas turkey, then now’s a good time to consider your options – here we’ve put together a handy guide to help you on your merry way!
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