Did you know that we eat a different banana today than we did in the 1950’s? And thanks to a fungal strain called Tropical Race 4, our current bananas are on the verge of extinction once again. As scientists scramble to build a better banana, Noel and Jacob peel back the disadvantages of monoculture farming, why all of our food shouldn’t look the same, and sometimes you need MTV to keep things weird.
Dyes, particularly natural dyes, have held untold importance in our lives for thousands of years, providing not only aesthetic satisfaction but utilitarian uses as well. The oldest and most widely used dye is indigo, which has been used in India for the last four thousand years. Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, […]
Summer is fast approaching. In no time at all the sun will be beating down and you will be looking for a way to find a little relief from the blazing hot temperatures. Of course you could always stay indoors and crank up the air conditioner or you could spend your entire day relaxing in […]
If you ask, most people will tell you they’d rather eat fresh, non-GMO and organic food than food which has been sprayed by various chemicals and pesticides. With organic produce usually priced higher than other produce, families may feel that opting for organic is not always an option. But isn’t eating fruits and vegetables coated […]
In the past few years we have become hauntingly aware of the fact that environmental hazards can be found all around us. Some of these hazards can come in the form of clearly-labelled poisonous chemicals, harmful toxins and other potentially dangerous substances. Other toxins may be a little less obvious. Either way, both types are […]
Although some people may not want to admit it, our eating habits really do make all the difference in the world. What we eat not only has a direct impact on our personal health and well-being but it affects our children, our families, those we love, the economy, the amount of waste that gets generated […]
Image by Joel Mann Fourth of July (and Canada Day) are almost upon us. Millions of people will be enjoying their weekend by spending some time at local parks, beaches, lakes and even enjoying the great outdoors found right in their own backyards. BBQing and grilling are both a Fourth of July and Canada Day […]