Articles tagged ‘Food’.

Kindling Trust and Feeding (the world) Manchester
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Tonight, Monday, 25 November, social entrepreneur, sustainability champion and co-founder of the Kindling Trust, Chris Walsh, will be speaking about h...
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Peddling Pastry from London to Castlemaine
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The Ritz, The Dorchester and the QE2 might be a long way from Castlemaine Workspace but it is where international pastry chef, Chris Edwards of Peddli...
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The fish formula that keeps winning
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The awards keep on flowing for Castlemaine’s specialist seafood retailer, She Sells Seafood. This innovative business has just been named Victoriaâ€...
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Greens call for farm subsidies
Lachlan Slade, Greens candidate for Bendigo, has outlined Greens plans to assist farmers with energy intensive production and processing to reduce the...
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McDonald’s use bully tactics in Tecoma
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See below for an update from Garry Muratore on the petition asking McDonald’s to abandon plans to build a store next to Tecoma’s kindergar...
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Pizza at Woodend Food Bowl
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Looking for something fun to do this Saturday night? The Food Bowl dinner is on again. This month pizza is on the menu. Delectable home made bases tha...
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Kellogs: eating the planet for breakfast cereal
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The rainforests of Indonesia are an ecological treasure: They’re home to critically endangered species like the orangutan and the Sumatran tiger, an...
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Zero reliance
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By Christian Monahan Put your hand up if you’d like more money. My hand, like around 99% of the people who are reading this is most likely, well and...
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GM on our doorstep, folks
Genetically Modified Organisms – Field Trial Sites The map below shows sites of licences granted by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator ...
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Spotlight on Seafood Sustainability
Seafood sourcing and sustainability issues will be at the forefront of a special event being held at She Sells Seafood in Castlemaine to celebrate Wor...
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Cooking in an earth oven
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By Lewis Bakes Growing up I was involved with everything to do with wood-fired cooking, from building ovens to making pizzas. When we were kids my thr...
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Government response to minerals report: advocate for fracking?
The long awaited Victorian government response to the ‘Inquiry into Greenfields mineral exploration and project development in Victoria’ was table...
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Hungary destroys all Monsanto GMO corn fields
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Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown wi...
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News from Council
Improvements underway for recreational facilities Council is currently undertaking a number of major projects to improve recreational facilities acros...
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Why supermarkets are full of crap
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By Christian Monahan Let’s start off with the not so literal, in the sense of what the supermarkets actually say they’re doing to “help” us th...
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McDonald’s closes all restaurants in Bolivia
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HS News Bolivia became the first McDonald’s-free Latin American nation, after struggling for more than a decade to keep their numbers out of the red...
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Stop Coca-Cola trashing Australia
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Greenpeace has been blown away by the response to this new TV ad exposing Coca-Cola’s efforts to crush a national 10 cent recycle refund scheme. Itâ...
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It’s International Compost Awareness Week!
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Join the Compost Revolution during International Compost Awareness Week, which runs from 6 – 11 May. All over the world people will be celebrating c...
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Living in Castlemaine: Nigel Tilbrook
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Local spotlight Name: Nigel Tilbrook Seen: Castlemaine botanical gardens On living in Castlemaine:  “My partner Bec and I moved to Castlemaine ...
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One ingredient + One blender + Five minutes = one batch of thick, rich ice cream
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One ingredient + One blender + Five minutes = One batch of thick, rich ice cream. If there’s one thing I love, it’s ice cream. Especially ...
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‘Come and try’ harvest this Friday
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This Friday from 10am, the Healthy Active Living Project and Castlemaine Community House are facilitating a free ‘come and try’ fruit har...
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Momentum builds in campaign to stop broiler farm
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By Meg Sattler Maree Edwards, Member for Bendigo West, has lent support today to Baringhup, Maldon and Castlemaine residents as they continue to campa...
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Community spirit in abundance
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By Meg Sattler This Friday morning, a group of Castlemainians will meet under a wisteria vine, tools in hand, ready to harvest fruit that might otherw...
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Standing on the edge of a kitchen knife
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By Christian Monahan How does a bulb of garlic from China, grown in polluted soil and air, watered with waste discharge from vets and hospitals and fe...
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Agricultural horticulture
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By Christian Monahan It would appear to me that there seems to be a lack in the education field of horticulture. There’s horticulture of course, all...
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Workshops to grow great organic fruit
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This series of fun, information packed, and hands-on workshops will teach you to grow organic fruit at home with confidence, and save you money. Hugh ...
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There is something wrong with this species
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Warning: this video shows horrific cruelty to animals. Sign the petition here....
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Opening ceremony an expression of civitas
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Dear CI, I am aware that Ellen O’Gallagher was troubled by the inclusion of the song ‘Strange Fruit” in the Opening of the Castlemaine State Fes...
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A canteen with a difference
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By Marg Peck What an enjoyable way to spend a Friday morning … the CSC school canteen. There’s a palpable sense of fun and purpose, and th...
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Vegetarianism can reduce risk of heart disease by up to a third
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The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from t...
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The (real) Good Life
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By Christian Monahan Growing up in a predominantly BBC/British-television-watching family environment gave me a good dose of British slang (that I sti...
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Boycott Coke
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The Federal Court yesterday ruled in favour of the beverage company after it argued the NT Government’s 10c deposit recycling scheme, introduced...
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If bacteria don’t eat it …
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This makes you think twice about eating fast food packed with preservatives. The saying goes – the longer the shelf-life the worse it is for you...
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