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In brief — Probiotic foods

The humble gut has a profound influence over our wider bodily systems. It is a linchpin of immunity, increasingly under threat from the modern problem of chemicals, un-foods and stress. With our internal flora imbalanced, health becomes compromised and we look to pharmaceuticals and supplements for realignment. We wonder, as perhaps you do, whether there […]

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SOS: Save our soil

Lately, much has been made of the food produced to sustain human life on this planet, and rightly so. Because beneath every hotly debated cloven-hoof and shaft of grain is a body bigger than all the people, plants and animals put together — and it’s dying. The soil as an ecosystem The soil seems fairly […]

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In brief — Clean British beauty brands

With growing concern for what goes into our bodies, it seems only natural that an increasing number of discerning women and men are reconsidering the impact of what goes on the body. Buying based solely on what looks good is no longer enough. To be a conscious consumer means to buy based on what ‘does good’, […]

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Did Kerala’s floodwaters come from The West?

Following a devastating monsoon deluge earlier this year–with record rainfall volumes some 83% higher in parts of Kerala than the annual average–the southern Indian state stands bewildered and bereft. Much has changed here over time, both in the geography of the land and the mindset of its people, which begs the question; how can Kerala […]

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