Category: Saving the world

Food Bank South Africa

If you want to pick a fight with me, just tell me we need genetically modified food in order to feed the world’s growing population. It won’t take more than a few seconds before I am ranting and raving. There is more than enough food to feed the world, but people still go hungry. That’s because the problem is not food supply, it’s economics.

Cows

Is Woolworths Really The Enemy?

We want the free-range meat and the organic veg and the pastured dairy and what not, but we don’t want to be inconvenienced. We want Woolworths to sort it out for us. We want to be able to live the way we live, and have someone clean up after us. In other words, we want to consume as much as we consume and not have to feel bad.

Fishing boat at Cape AgulhasFishing boat at Cape Agulhas

SASSI And The Trailblazer Chefs

I want to tell you a story which will help you to understand why this post is relevant to you. A while back, biotech giant, Monsanto, tried to introduce genetically modified potatoes onto the...

Eco Logic Awards 2011

Eco Logic Awards 2011

On Saturday evening I attended the first Eco-Logic awards. It was held at the ICC and overall it was a top notch event which was well attended. However, there was one fundamental problem with...

Pesticides

Our Daily Poison review

A while backed I reviewed a documentary which impressed me. It was called The World According to Monsanto. It was a documentary about genetic modification of food, a favourite topic of mine (you can...

Top 5 ways to save the world without killing yourself

Top 5 ways to save the world without killing yourself

To celebrate World Environment Week, I decided to post my list of 5 ways to save the world without killing yourself. Many people believe that you have to radically change your lifestyle to make...

Slow Food Mother City

Slow Food Mother City

My experience is that there is a growing disconnect between people and the food they consume (I use the word consume because I think eating has connotations which often don’t apply). I have many...

Woolworths and Sustainability

Woolworths and Sustainability

The other day I attended the Atlantic Seaboard Green Drinks. They happen every month but I was particularly keen to attend this one because the presenter was the sustainability manager at Woolworths, Justin Smith. Woolworths always gets...

Backsberg

Backsberg

I recently went to the launch of the new Earth Centre at Backsberg wine estate. Backsberg has constructed a hay bale house which will serve two purposes, an education centre focused on environmental issues...

Franschhoek Bastille Festival & Haute Cabriere

Franschhoek Bastille Festival & Haute Cabriere

I haven’t been to the Bastille Festival in Franschoek for several years. I went for the first few years and then I started going to the Knysna Oyster Festival. This year, work commitments forced...