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Issue 12

Issue 12 Editorial

Right from the time we are little, we are taught to blame others for things that happen to us! Remember when we bumped our head and it was the table’s fault, when Mom was late to fetch us from school, it was her fault, when we lost a book it was somebody else’s fault!

Sustainable Hemp

There is a great need for an alternative to deforestation, harmful farming practices and crude oil. Hemp is the one plant which can replace most raw materials in a sustainable way.

A World of Hemp

Optimizing the use of hemp would be a startlingly effective move. Many people do not grasp the range of benefits that would be realized. Here is a full vision presented by John Roulac in his book Hemp Horizions: The Comeback of the World’s Most Promising Plant.

Our Leaders Just Don’t Get It!

Imagine England being run by Churchill today and Roosevelt sitting in the White House as they discuss our climate crisis. At some point Franklin says to Winston: “This is the Third World War. We had better mobilize our countries and allies into action!”

Should you worry about Soy in your food?

Whether you know it or not, you’ll probably be eating soya today. It’s in 60% of all processed food, from cheese to ice cream, baby formula to biscuits.
But should it carry a health warning?

One Year to save the Amazon

Time is running out for the Amazon rainforest.
And the fate of the ‘lungs of the world’ will take your breath away.

The Top Ten Emerging Environmental Technologies

Wasteful energy policies, overuse of resources, water supply shortages, global climate change, and deforestation are just some of the issues experts say need to be addressed for humans to achieve sustainable living on this planet.

South Africa’s wine industry: a horror story

Our wine industry is responsible not only for the dreadful consequences of the ‘dop system’ but also for the massacre of a wide variety of animals, insects and reptiles which are killed, mashed up and their blood spilled into the wine.

Ten Reasons why the PBMR is not the answer

Global warming and climate change pose a serious threat to societies of today and finding cleaner energy sources is a big challenge. It is evident that South Africa needs to move away from coal-fired power, but the Government’s move towards nuclear power as an alternative has sparked controversy.

Magnesium: the key to life

Calcium and magnesium are opposites in their effects on our body structure. As a general rule, the more rigid and inflexible our body structure is, the less calcium and the more magnesium we need.


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