Screenings of ‘Simply Raw’ and ‘Escape from Suburbia’

I read a book called ‘Why food is better medicine than drugs‘ by Patrick Holford. I found the information in the book very interesting and enlightening. I have always doubted the pharmaceutical and supplement industries and this book showed me that my doubts were well founded. The book shows how some drugs achieve similar results to natural alternatives but have horrible side effects, yet people…

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Cafe Sofia review

Cafe Sofia has replaced Maestro’s in Kloof Street. They have made a lot of changes so you wouldn’t recognise that it was Maestro’s at all. It’s now airy and open, nice modern furniture, clean lines, stylish effect. There are actually several Cafe Sofia’s around. One in Three Anchor Bay, one in Rondebosch and another in Joburg somewhere. Cafe Sofia is a tapas and mezze bar,…

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Sevruga review

When people hear that I review restaurants, often the first thing they ask is which is my favourite restaurant. That is actually a very difficult question to answer because it will depend on many things: The occasion, the person/people I’m with, my mood, the weather, what I feel like eating, etc. There is a place for many different types of restaurants on my list of…

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The world according to Monsanto review

I have watched a lot of documentaries on GM foods and Monsanto and although they each have their own style and there is always some new information, they generally cover a lot of the same material. This recently released documentary is not like that. It takes a very different angle, looking at the history of Monsanto and the way it operates, rather than focusing specifically…

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Shape magazine – just another propaganda vehicle

In the last issue of Shape magazine there is an article on GM Foods. The title is: The great GM food debate, and below that it says “Thanks to science, crops grow faster and food stays fresher longer. But will it come back to haunt us?”. That’s a great way to start a ‘balanced’ article, with one truth and one lie. There was a GM food which…

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The War on Democracy review

This is the last of the documentaries I selected to watch at the Tricontinental Film Festival, and it was a great one to end on because it exposed the United States’ involvement in South America for what it really is, the expansion of empire. America likes to use the words “democracy”, “freedom”, “capitalism”, etc when it describes its motives for intervening in other countries. When you watch…

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