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Slavery in Food Production

What would you do if you knew that some food items you usually buy were produced using slave labour? I am referring to ones we do not grow locally, such as sugar, coffee and chocolate. Illustration... 



Harvesting the Bounty of Bacteria

Several years back, I had a nasty sinus infection that resisted several treatments of antibiotics before clearing up. Unfortunately, in the process, I killed most of the natural flora... 



Book Review: Grandmothers Counsel the World

It is funny how I chose Grandmothers Counsel the World by Carol Schaefer. You know the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover,’ well… that is actually how I chose this book!... 



Stepping Up for Peace

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child: Stepping Up for Peace Do you want peace in your world? Really? If so, what do you think it would take to achieve that? Does your answer revolve around... 



Home Alone

I’ve always been fascinated by astronomy. I followed the progress of the new Mars explorer, Curiosity, as it made the journey to Mars and then safely descended to its surface earlier... 



Self-talk

Until my mid-30s I subjected myself to a constant barrage of negative self-talk. At the time, of course, I wasn’t aware that this kind of nattering voice was a choice—from my perspective... 



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