All posts in "Food"

#1075 Organic vegetables and fresh fish from a backyard setup

By Cathryn Wellner / July 31, 2014

It makes sense that a home-aquaponics unit comes from innovators in a dry land, where both water and fertile soil are in short supply. Israel’s LivinGreen had developed the Livingbox. It can be constructed where water is at a premium and soon be providing fish and vegetables for the dinner table. Times of Israel spoke […]


#1073 Low-caste women farm their way to respect and independence

By Cathryn Wellner / July 29, 2014

When two Dalit sisters were raped, strangled and hung from a tree, they became statistics in the ongoing war on women in India. Dalit women are at the bottom of the social barrel, oppressed because of their caste and gender. Subjected to the triple horrors of discrimination, poverty and sexual predation, they are generally ignored […]


#1064 Feed the hungry while you eat out in a Mealshare restaurant

By Cathryn Wellner / July 20, 2014

If you enjoy eating out, look for a Mealshare item on the menu. You will enjoy dinner all the more knowing that someone else will receive a free meal because of you. The new Canadian social enterprise was launched in 2013 and currently has participating restaurants in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Andrew Hall and […]


#1056 Skip the plastic; wrap mine in Abeego, please

By Cathryn Wellner / July 12, 2014

A Victoria, British Columbia woman has invented a product with the potential to put an end to those rolls of plastic that offer convenience and pollution all in one rectangular box. Toni Desrosiers came up with the idea of Abeego by looking back in time. She discovered pre-plastic storage options had two characteristics in common. […]


#1054 Fight pollution with broccoli sprouts? This just might work

By Cathryn Wellner / July 10, 2014

The world’s big cities are making people sick. Our bodies were not meant to absorb all those pollutants that make the air toxic. A lot of innovators are working on solutions, but this one has to be the lowest cost, most readily available of all. The magic ingredient? Broccoli sprouts. Granted, a 12-week trial with […]


#1048 Teen writes climate-saving cookbook

By Cathryn Wellner / July 4, 2014

Seriously, think back to your teen years. Were you trying to save the world? This young woman is not waiting for anyone else. She is starting now. High school-senior Emily Abrams understands the dangers of climate change and the link between what we choose to eat and our impact on the planet. So she contacted […]

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