In this section we provide some interesting Health & Food related information.

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  • An average family in the west throws away around 20-40 kgs of food packaging waste every month
  • It takes 5,000 litres of water to make 1kg of cheese, 20,000 litres to grow 1kg of coffee, and 100,000 litres to produce 1kg of hamburger beef
  • The food industry annually spends over £10.5 billion on chemicals to add to food and alter it
  • A third of all fruit and vegetables we eat contain pesticide residues
  • Avocados contain a special kind of sugar that helps prevent low blood sugar, so may be the ideal diet food

Information from 101 Facts You Should Know About Food by John Farndon

The Future of Food - Vandana Shiva

  • The Future of Food - Vandana Shiva - Part 1

Part 1

  • The Future of Food - Vandana Shiva - Part 2

Part 2

  • The Future of Food - Vandana Shiva - Part 3

Part 3

  • The 'Vitamin Water' Deception

Created by the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center and narrated by Mike Adams, this latest episode of the popular "Food Investigations" series exposes what's really in Vitamin Water.

  • Earth Democracy

A talk by Dr. Vandana Shiva at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon, USA on February 24th, 2011.

  • Food, Energy and Sustainability

Winona La Duke speaking in Vancouver Washington in February 2010.

  • Monsanto's history marred by scandal

A look at Monsanto's history and business legacy around the world

  • Supermarkets Are Designed to Malnourish Us

The corporations not only own the Supermarkets but also the pharmaceutical companies that the supermarket food sends us to

  • GMO tomatoes: good-looking poison

GMO tomatoes: good-looking poison

  • Stephan Guyenet - The American Diet

Stephan Guyenet - The American Diet

  • Do YOU Take Any of These 11 Dangerous Cholesterol Drugs?

Do YOU Take Any of These 11 Dangerous Cholesterol Drugs?

  • Ex Pharma Sales Rep speaks the truth - Pharma doesn't want to cure you!

Ex Pharma Sales Rep speaks the truth - Pharma doesn't want to cure you!

  • For Health - On average, organic fruit and vegetables contain higher levels of vitamin C, essential minerals and cancer-fighting antioxidants.
  • No Nasty Additives - Amongst the many additives banned by the Soil Association are hydrogenated fat, aspartame (artificial sweetener) and monosodium glutamate (MSG).
  • Avoids Pesticides - Over 400 chemical pesticides are rountinely used in conventional farming. Pesticides are often present in non-organic food.
  • Care for Animals - No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare standards than organic farms working to Soil Association standards.
  • Good for Wildlife and the Environment - Organic farming is better for wildlife, causes lower pollution from sprays and produces less carbon dioxide - the main global warming gas.

"Food is steeped in oil. About 400 gallons of diesel are needed to produce the average American's food annually, and a similar figure holds here. Most of our food is produced using nitrogen fertiliser, the 'wonder chemical' enabling non-organic farmers to maximise the productivity of their fields. But such chemical fertility doesn't come free. Each one tonne of fertiliser takes one tonne of oil and 108 tonnes of water to make, giving off seven tonnes of carbon dioxide in the process. If farming is to become climate-friendly, it must rely less on fossil fuels. That means fewer chemical fertilisers, more use of rotations and natural fertility-buliding crops like clover"
Robin Maynard- Soil Association.

Information provided by the Soil Association.

Positive Health Wellness

The Food Intolerance Bible - Antoinette Savill and Antony J. Haynes

Vegan with a Vengeance - Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Medicinal Cookery - Dale Pinnock

Mindfulness for Health - Dr. Danny Penman and Vidyamala Burch

The Nutritional Health Handbook for Women - Marilyn Glenville

E for Additives - Maurice Hanssen and Jill Marsden

Organic Gardening - Charles Dowding

The Herb Garden for cooks - Jeff Cox and Marie-Pierre Moine

How to Store Your Garden Produce - Piers Warren and Chris Winn

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture - Christopher Shein and Julie Thompson

The Intelligent Gardener - Steve Solomon and Erica Reinheimer

Organic Gardening Bible - Bob Flowerdew

The Biodynamic Farm - Karl-Ernst Osthaus and Bernard Jarman

India's Organic Farming Revolution - Spana E. Thottathil

Sustainability - Chris Goodall

This Changes Everything - Naomi Klein

The Politics of Climate Change - Anthony Giddens

Globalization and the Environment - Peter Newell

The Uncook Book - Tanya Maher

The China Study - T.Colin Campbell

The Medicinal Chef Healthy Every Day - Dale Pinnock

Seriously Good! Gluten-free Baking - Phil Vickery

Miracle Juices - Charmaine Yabsley and Amanda Cross

Everything You Need to Live Toxic Free

Heaven and Earth - Ian Plimer

Eat your heart out - Felicity Lawrence

Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace - Vandana Shiva

Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development - Vandana Shiva

Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply - Vandana Shiva

Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit - Vandana Shiva

Ecofeminism - Maria Mies & Vandana Shiva

Not on the Label - Felicity Lawrence

You Are What You Eat - Gillian McKeith

Raw Living - Kate Wood

Bread Matters - Andrew Whitley

The Powerwatch Handbook - Alasdair & Jean Philips

Healing with Whole Foods - Paul Pitchford

Manual 2000 - Elkington & Hailes

No Logo - Naomi Klein

The Long Emergency - James Howard Kunstler

How to Store your Garden Produce - Piers Warren

The Concise Guide To Self -Sufficiency - John Seymour

How to Grow Fresh Air - Dr. B.C. Wolverton

Foodwise: Understanding What We Eat and How it Affects Us, the Story of Human Nutrition - Wendy E. Cook

Supereating - Ian Marber

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