Category «Winter 2018»

What Are Antioxidants? And Why Are They So Good For You?

  By The Food Revolution Network  (reproduced here with kind permission)     To understand antioxidants, you first need to understand free radicals and oxidation. Free radicals are oxygen molecules that have split into single atoms with unpaired electrons.  As they seek out other electrons, they damage cells and DNA.  Free radicals are created by …

An Ethical Guide to Responsible Giving

Christmas is a time for giving and donating to your favourite charities, but have you considered whether your money is being well spent or could have gone further?  Here are some theories about philanthropy that might get you thinking.   By Ted Lechterman   Every holiday season, people find themselves showered with mailed appeals, beseeching …

The Problem with Palm Oil

  by John McDonnell   What is palm oil? Palm oil is a vegetable oil produced from the fruits of the oil palm tree.  There are a few related species of tree but most of the oil generated comes from the African oil palm.  These trees produce a lot of plum-sized fruit from which the …

101 Million Animals are Killed in Ireland Every Year

  by James O’Donovan   Gathering the figures from a range of sources we have estimated the number of land animals killed in Ireland each year – primarily from agriculture, animal experimentation and fur farming.  We understand that we are excluding many other animals killed in hunting, poisoning, trapping, etc.  We will present the number …