Food as medicine 5 powerful pantry ingredients for a healthy life

Turmeric The queen of herbs

Food… the source of energy, nutrients, and life itself! Almost all ancient civilisations and cultures of the world agree that food eaten right is all the medicine you need. In China, as far back as 2200 BCE, ancient clans started to discover the different medical values of herbs while they were still hunting and gathering. Indian traditional medicine Ayurveda advocates foods having therapeutic and medicinal value. In Tamil culture, Unnave Marundhu (food is medicine) was …[Read more]

Biodiversity 5 Species that have come back from the brink of extinction

endangered species that have recoverd

From the time that life began on Earth, innumerable animal and plant species have thrived and disappeared because of diverse reasons ranging from evolution to an asteroid crash. But never before has a species itself been the driving force of mass destruction. We are now at a juncture where humanity’s actions are the prime cause for the loss of almost 150 species a day. In May 2019, a United Nations report warned that around one …[Read more]

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Orangutan habitats What can we do to restore them?

Orangutans and humans share 97% of their DNA sequence

This article has been penned by Atikah Kasim, the Outreach & Engagement Manager for People’s Movement to Stop Haze (PM Haze) – a non-profit focusing on the transboundary haze which occurs as a result of unsustainable deforestation. Her work mainly revolves around engagement with local organisations and food businesses, managing resources, manpower and volunteers, and ensuring that everything goes as planned. Atikah enjoys planning and executing events, and is passionate about contributing to building healthy, …[Read more]

Marine Debris Quiz Test your knowledge

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From sterilised medical tools to microwave meals and affordable toys, the invention of plastic has changed our lives in ways both big and small. But the rate at which we’re consuming and discarding plastic – especially single-use products – is getting out of control and creating real problems for our oceans. Every year the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) , a globally coordinated clean up of beaches and waterways, by Ocean Conservancy, is held on the …[Read more]