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Issue 2

Issue 2 Editorial

Well… here we are with the second issue! If we take into account the challenges we faced, it was accomplished with amazing ease and grace. Getting advertisers (whose goods or services we would be happy to promote) to support us, has been an interesting challenge in itself. We have managed to secure a few adverts, together with lots of promises and interest for the next issue.

Running low on H2O

Of all the water on this planet, 97.5% is in the oceans, two percent is frozen, three quarters of a percent is in the ground as groundwater, and a mere quarter of a percent makes up our surface water. The rest is in clouds and living organisms. So there is not much water available for us to live on.

A Thirst for Control

There once was a time when water fell freely from the clouds in the sky and bubbled from the springs in the hills… when the rivers, streams and lakes were full to the brim… when ancient underground aquifers flowed like great veins beneath the continents… when water nurtured our people, like babes sustained by their mother’s milk.

How to save water

It is surprisingly easy (and cost-effective) for households to reduce water consumption by between 30% and 60%.

More messages from water

Reiko Myamoto Dewey interviews Dr. Masaru Emoto, author of Messages From Water.

The sweetest poison of all

In 1957, Dr. William Coda Martin tried to answer the question: When is a food a food and when is it a poison?

Forbidden Cures: Part One

There are a number of alternative healing therapies that work so well and cost so little (compared to conventional treatment), that Organized Medicine, the Food & Drug Administration, and their overlords in the Pharmaceutical Industry (The Big Three) would rather the public not know about them.

Let the Boycott Begin!

The US election is simply unacceptable. No president, no matter how large the vote, has any authority to commit war crimes, to destroy cities from the air, to create inhuman prison systems beyond the rule of law, to violate the sovereignty of states.

Something’s Gone Wrong

Dr. Elaine Lee explores the crisis in our education system.

Eating for Peace

All things need food to be alive and to grow, including our love or our hate. Love is a living thing, hate is a living thing. If you do not nourish your love, it will die. A talk by the Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on the issues surrounding the eating of flesh and mindful consumption.

All for the sake of a tuna steak

Sea turtles have inhabited the Earth for over 100 million years. Now, as a result of harmful fishing practices, these gentle ocean dwellers may only have 10 years left.

Eating junk while thinking you’re in heaven

Vandana Shiva talks about McDonalds, exploitation and the global economy.

The 3 Rs in simple steps

First: reduce. This critical first step has been overshadowed by a focus on recycling. Simplify your life as much as possible. Only keep belongings that you use or enjoy on a regular basis. By making the effort to reduce what you own, you will naturally purchase less and create less waste in the future.

Why Reusing Beats Recycling

Reusing is often confused with recycling, but they are really quite different. Reusing in the broadest sense means any activity that lengthens the life of an item.

Your own food garden

The astronauts who first circled the Earth in their spacecraft likened our planet to a blue pearl in space. The living world, or biosphere, forms a fragile film over the planet, separating the surface from the vacuum of space, and the living soil forms the foundation of the biosphere.

Water-wise gardening tips

Because gardens are often so water-intensive, it is important to look at the principles of water-wise gardening. Water-wise gardens are also lower maintenance than normal gardens.


Cover of Issue 28

Issue 29 of Biophile is going electronic and will be available soon. It will also be available to our international readers. Stay tuned or contact us for more details! find out more


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