Category «Autumn 2019»

Veganism and Sustainability in the News

A roundup of some of the main news stories over the past few months   By Bronwyn Slater   Amazon in Flames More than 2000 fires were raging in the Brazilian Amazon during August.  These fires happen every year.  Most are started deliberately in order to clear land for cattle grazing.  You can read more …

Amazon Fires: A Wake-Up Call for Humanity

By Bronwyn Slater     More than 26,000 fires ravaged Brazil’s rainforest during the month of August – the highest number of fires since 2010.  Satellite images of the fires caught the attention of news outlets around the world, with the story garnering headlines for many days. There are annual burns in Brazil during the …

From Ecosystem Services to Interdependence with Nature

  By James O’Donovan (adapted from IPBES 2018 Report)    From the supply of raw materials, water, food, medicines and energy, to the pollination of crops, formation of soils and protection from floods, storms and erosion, the planet’s natural systems provide a range of vital services that underpin production, trade, livelihoods and consumption in every …

12 Detoxifying Foods to Help Your Body Heal Naturally

By the Food Revolution Network  The word “detox” has many uses.  But what is a detox?  Do detox regimens work?  And can detoxifying foods help you cleanse your body without relying on powders, pills, and expensive concoctions?    People often ask me about the best way to detoxify.  Am I a fan of infrared saunas?  …