Check out this great blog post by DocMatthew about the differences between organic and non organic vegetables and a list of the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables you should avoid buying non organic!
The humble banana, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
1. Natural Teeth Whitener
Rubbing the inside furry skin of the banana across your teeth acts as a natural teeth whitening method! Simply do this every night for around 2 minutes, gargle with salt water and you will see brighter whiter teeth in as soon as 2 weeks!
2. Hair Conditioner
Bananas can restore dry and damaged hair back to it’s shiny and healthy state! Mash a banana and mix with a tablespoon of cream and a tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture to dry hair and cover with a shower cap or cling wrap. Let it work it’s magic for around an hour and then rinse with shampoo!
3. Headache Cure
Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your forehead can actually help cure a headache!
4. Natural Fertiliser
Bananas along with their peels can be used as a homemade fertiliser! Bury them whole in your garden beds, or cut them up and mix in with your garden soil. Your garden will love their high phosphorous and potassium content to help them grow!
5. Mosquito Bite Remedy
Use the inside of a banana peel to reduce the redness, itch and swelling caused by mosquito bites!
(inspired by http://thebananapolice.com/)
Welcome to the ‘Say No to Pesticides & Packets’ movement! We are all about educating and discussing alternative methods of food consumption to promote a sustainable way of living.
Food Cooperatives are one example of an ethical, environmentally responsible and sustainable food consumption practice.
So what are ‘Food Co-ops’ and how do they function?
Simply put, food co-ops are a community based grocery store, ran and owned by it’s members. This means there is no middle man and they do not set out to gain any profits. Their main goal is to provide their members with affordable natural foods whilst supporting their local community and agricultural industry. As they are working at a much smaller scale, their produce is usually organic and locally sourced. There is also much less waste involved in the production and consumption process. Environmental pollution from the transportation of goods is relatively low and there is no wasteful unnecessary packaging that we often see in conventional grocery stores.
Food co-ops promote economic justice, sustainable living, environmental consciousness and community action. What’s not to love?!
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