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How bad is air pollution affecting your health?

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How bad is air pollution affecting your health?

According to the World Health Organisation (yeah, we work hard to quote credible sources here :), lung and pulmonary diseases are among the main causes of death worldwide (second only to heart diseases and strokes).  Almost 9 million people die every year due to some sort of pulmonary complications.  Just take a minute to let that sink... 9 million people is equal to the whole population of Austria! Well, no wonder air pollution has become a massive issue worldwide, and more so in big cities.  In Asia, the use of facial masks has been part of the scenery for many years and...


Is bamboo really the way forward?

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Is bamboo really the way forward?

Bamboo is the new darling of the eco-friendly world as the perfect substitute for plastic, event though it's been around for ages and extensively used in Asia since centuries ago.  But is it really sustainable? In a snapshot Bamboo is a very resilient and versatile material that can grow in most areas of our planet and sustain extreme temperatures. When compared with plastic, it requires no chemical process to be transformed and its waste is naturally biodegradable so it doesn't harm nature when discarded. Moreover, it can support local economies in less developed countries, contributing to socio-economic welfare. All in all, when...


What does ORGANIC really mean?

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What does ORGANIC really mean?

Like many other words, ORGANIC is widely misused by eager marketers and companies trying to tap into health-conscious or eco-friendly people like you and me.  But what exactly does ORGANIC mean? In a snapshot ORGANIC means that a product originates from living matter (aka animals and plants). For example, wood is organic (because it was once a living tree) and metal is not. In food terms, ORGANIC should mean that the food was produced without the use of chemicals, fertilisers, pesticides and the like.  Easy, right?  Yeah, but it's not always that straight forward...  For the avid reader The global organic food market is worth over 80 billion...

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