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Tasmania Extends GMO Ban Indefinitely

Posted: January 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Tasmania Extends GMO Ban Indefinitely

Tasmanian Poppy Field via Francesco Piasentin/ Flickr BY-NC-SA

The Tasmanian Government has extended indefinitely the state’s moratorium on genetically modified crops and animals. Tasmania is the only Australian state to have to a blanket ban on GMOs, genetically modified organisms :: Read the full article »»»»


Anti-vaccine Group Ordered to Change Name

Posted: November 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Anti-vaccine Group Ordered to Change Name

AVN Ordered to Change NameOur least favourite getup group, the Australian Vaccination Network has again been ordered to change its name, after losing an appeal against a ruling that its current name is misleading.

The New South Wales Administrative Decisions Tribunal has upheld a ruling by the state’s Fair Trading department that the anti-vaccination group’s current name could mislead the public.

The AVN can elect to make a further appeal against the ruling, but Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts has warned the organisation risks a hefty legal bill because the department will seek legal costs.

“The AVN must change its name now,” Mr Roberts said.

The Australian Vaccination Network, which is clearly an anti-vaccine soapbox,  claims to be a lobby and support group that promotes health choices. However, the New South Wales Fair Trading Department maintains that the groups name is intentionally misleading, saying the group “is in fact, an anti-vaccination group.”

The Australian Medical Association was among those that complained to Fair Trading about the AVN’s name :: Read the full article »»»»

Kiss Kiss Kiss, Reeking What You’ve Eaten!?

Posted: December 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Michael Courtenay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Kiss Kiss Kiss, Reeking What You’ve Eaten!?

The Organic Gourmet - Kiss Kiss - Reeking What You've Eaten

It’s no secret, I’ve dated a stinker, a wonderfilled woman – full of talent and wit – who had the misfortune of suffering from halitosis, a condition that turned my bog-standard-bipolarized-blond-bird into a slinky-stink-bomb. Brooksy’s condition was initiated by a specific combination of food, give this girl a combo of  garlic and red wine and you’d have to stand five feet away to avoid the pong, no joke, possibly THE most rancid smell my nose has ever been exposed to!

Most of us have had a similar experience, an outwardly gorgeous buddy who turns our nose. So were does the stink come from; diet, perspiration or bad personal hygiene, are we truly what we eat? ::

Alternative medicines like Ayurveda and Homeopathy reckon that toxins in our body – from impure or improperly digested food – can cause our body odour and breath to pong. According to mainstream medicine and science however, the causes of bad body odour are not yet fully understood.

Modern medicine says that bodily smells are caused by numerous factors working in combination, including the chemicals in sweat reacting with bacteria that have made a home on our skin. And while science is busily looking at our diet, conclusions are currently sparse. It’s easy to imagine that what we eat might sneak out through perspiration :: Read the full article »»»»

Researchers Say Organic Food Contains Less Pesticide and Antibiotic Residue

Posted: September 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: STANDOUT | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Researchers Say Organic Food Contains Less Pesticide and Antibiotic Residue

Stanford University Says Organic Food Contains Less Pesticide and Antibiotic ResidueA new study by Stanford University’s Center for Health Policy reckons ‘Organic Foods Are No More Nutritious then Conventional Foods’, which is a pretty bland statement, comparing the vitamin C levels of organic vs conventional oranges kind of misses the point!

The study qualified this logic defying statement by saying that Organic Food might reduce our exposure to pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study has found.

What the study DID find was that organic fruits and vegetables are 30 per cent less likely to be contaminated with pesticides than their conventional counterparts, that children on organic diets had lower levels of pesticides in their urine, compared to those on conventional diets.

Before you read on, we must qualify by saying that Stanford’s study isn’t a standalone piece of research, it’s a comprehensive meta-analysis of various studies, Stanford’s research  is published in this week’s Annals of Internal Medicine  :: Read the full article »»»»