Food Labels What they say and how to read them?

Food, one of the basic necessities of humankind, has long surpassed the necessity status and gone on to take a fancier role in our lives. From eating to satiate hunger and derive strength from the nutrients in the food, food itself has become more of a fashion statement. Leading this pageant is food in fancy packaging straight out of the factory! A factory is defined as a production plant where they manufacture items or operate …[Read more]

Less is more The why and how of embracing fashion minimalism

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This is a story I often hear from my mother, back in the day when she was young, she would only get two to three pairs of new clothes every year. Her (shared) cupboard mostly consisted of hand-me-downs from sisters, cousins and sometimes people whom she did not even know. There never was any embarrassment in wearing hand-me-downs. In fact, if anything, there was pride in growing up to fit into an older sister’s clothes …[Read more]

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Loss of the Wild Human expansion is remapping the Earth

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In our quest to create an ideal world for ourselves, where homes are aplenty, work is abundant, and food is cheap, we have become the apex predators of the wild. Our ‘anthropogenic pressure’ on the environment where forests are turned to cities, lakes filled up for parking spaces, and oceans are plundered for food, has put an enormous strain on the biodiversity of the planet. The human-animal conflict has been going on from the beginning …[Read more]

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2021 Round Up News that shaped the planet

A new year is the perfect time to reassess, reboot and relook at all that has happened in the year gone by. Here’s a shortlist the top environmental news of 2021 – key headlines that impact and convey the state of our planet – and also set stage for 2022 and beyond!   1. Code Red for Humanity Creating a decidedly somber note in our round up is the Sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental …[Read more]