Raw Horizons Blog

Anti Cancer

Provenance should take precedence…

I haven’t mentioned this before, but my step-daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.  She has gone through surgery and has almost completed her chemo plan, to be followed by radiation therapy.  At the tender age of 37, with 2 small daughters, it’s been an emotional time. As you might expect, we’ve all been […]

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Global Warming

Climategate & Other Earth Shattering News!

It’s been an exciting few weeks in the world of climate change – both for the science and the politics. We’ve had the thrill and intrigue of Climategate with sensitive information leaked from the Climate Research Unit (CRU), followed by the nail biting soap opera antics of Australian politics over the vote for the proposed […]

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Real Reminder

I got a good reminder yesterday – not everything is what it seems! I saw some new hand-soap which called itself ‘organic’ with a very eco-friendly name.  As I looked on the back label for a company website to see where to buy it, I noticed the ingredients – the second one listed was Sodium Lauryl Sulphate! It was a real […]

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Just Blown Away!

My original idea with this entry had been to expand from the FSA report comment from my last blog into the benefits of organic farming for developing countries and then explaining the philosophy of biodynamic farming. But I got sidetracked by my research, hence the delay in publishing this entry – my apologies for making […]

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Report Retort!

The FSA (Food Standard Agency) released a report last week, the basis of which was to compare the nutritional benefits of organic food compared to conventional food. The conclusion of the report was that there was little difference in nutritional value between the two and hence no nutritional benefit in eating organic food. As you […]

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