Articles tagged ‘Food’.

Kindling Trust and Feeding (the world) Manchester
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Building an oven for the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hugh and Katie
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
Warning: this video shows horrific cruelty to animals. Sign the petition here....
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Opening ceremony an expression of civitas
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
Three of the lovely volunteers: Marg, Thais and Tammy
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
Stirfry cooking being cooked in a wok
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
Cast of the Good Life. Richard Briers is on the left.
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
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 …
bacteria don't eat it
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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