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Nisa Shah
Why we should all be thinking eco-friendly this Christmas

Why we should all be thinking eco-friendly this Christmas

I’m sure that you will have heard of, or seen, Iceland’s Christmas advert.  The advert is hugely heart-warming, featuring a little girl and an orangutan, which turns up in her bedroom unannounced. However, this advert has caused quite a stir. It has been labelled as politically controversial and has been banned from being shown on TV. The advert delves into the process of Palm Oil production and how it endangers orangutans. The deforestation that occurs, in order to obtain the palm oil, results in the destruction of the orangutan’s habitat.   It is a moving advert and it got us thinking. Christmas really is a wonderful time of year, with all...

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Dr. Chris Murphy
Organic – the common thread

Organic – the common thread

We use the term organic in diverse contexts. We might be talking about carbon chemistry, particularly the chemistry of life, or in the sense of organ-ic, referring to organ systems or organisms, or to specific farming practices and its produce. Let’s look at each in turn and see if there’s a common thread...       The chemistry of life All life forms are based on organic compounds; that is compounds containing carbon. What’s so special about carbon is its ability to hook up with other carbon atoms in long complex chains, leading to the formation of, literally, millions of distinct...

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Dr. Chris Murphy
Organic and Fairtrade – can we afford not to?

Organic and Fairtrade – can we afford not to?

Organic products are produced as nature intended, free of artificial interference by genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and toxins. They are typically of a much higher quality, are better for you, and kinder to the planet and the atmosphere. Can we really afford not to go organic?   Organic Certification Any product labelled organic must meet a set of strict criteria. In the UK, organic products are approved by the Soil Association through Global Organic Textile Standard - GOTS certification, the leading regulatory body worldwide that evaluates produce to decide whether it meets the criteria necessary to be called organic. To...

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Nisa Shah
Saving our planet, sheet by sheet

Saving our planet, sheet by sheet

You only get one life, and we only get one planet, so doesn’t it makes sense to ensure both are in tiptop health? Your health and our planet’s wellbeing should be a top priority whenever you shop, after all both of those things are irreplaceable. But though almost everyone has heard about the myriad benefits of organic food, not everyone realises the importance of choosing organic cotton bedding just yet. Farming organic cotton requires less water than normal industrial cotton farming, due to the superior filtration system in the soil caused by the presence of dense organic matter. As Organic...

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