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Bad farm stories…. (organic & not organic)

Bad Farm Stories Having traveled all around Thailand in search for good organic farming practices I’ve visited certified organic farms where producing vegetables, fruits and herb sold as organic but to my surprise in many cases surrounding farms were using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides from which the organic farm can not be protected (these travel by air/wind to…

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Thailand and pesticides….

Food safety in Thailand 1: it is safe to eat watermelon and durian in Thailand. Abstract OBJECTIVES: The wide use of pesticides raises serious concerns regarding food safety and environmental impacts. There is increasing public concern about the potential health risks linked with exposure to pesticides. Regulation of maximum residue limits (MRL) of pesticide residues in food commodities has been…

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Grains!

Grains! — Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Flax, Kamut, Millet, Oats, Popcorn, Quinoa, Rice, Rye, Spelt, Triticale and Wheat Amaranth Amaranth seeds are tan or light brown in color and are about the size of poppy seeds. Not a true cereal grain, Amaranth is sometimes called a ‘pseudo-grain’ and has been referred to as a herb or even a vegetable. There are…

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Gluten & Dairy Free Bakery

GLUTEN&DAIRY FREE Tasty & Delicious nutritious (Yes finally not the wet paper experience…) Gluten & Dairy free Bakery products A new partnership was formed: developed and prepared by Sihan Semaan of Bake Free Co, sales and distribution by Pura Organic Foods Ltd. “Eliminating gluten and dairy doesn’t have to mean abandoning flavor” 2508 GF DF White Bread -400g-…

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Detox Diets & Cleansing: Facts & Fallacies

From: www.livescience.com Studies are showing that flushing the colon (or large intestine) with herbs and water is not only useless but may be detrimental to a person’s health. Detox, short for detoxification, is the practice of removing toxins from the body. The most common forms of detox are liver cleansing and colon cleansing. Most doctors consider detox therapies to be…

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Thailand Imports over 50 billion Baht worth of chemical pesticides each year

A great article on 8 Sep 2015 in the Bangkok Post, click here for article have typed this over because thought it was worth reading and kept available……. Thailand imports over 50 billion baht worth of chemical pesticides a year. Sadly, the negative consequences that these toxins bring to consumers are equally as huge.  “Chemical pesticides affect people’s health, damaging the body’s…

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Kombucha – say what?

Kombu…. what??? Kombucha is sweet tea that’s been transformed by fermentation into a nutritionally rich drink full of probiotics to help your tummy feel yummy. Additionally, Kombucha is believed to boost the immune system, aid joint health, detoxify your liver, and helps your body to find balance. What’s certain is that kombucha has been around for a long, long time….

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What’s on my vegetables here in Thailand?

Except: “Let’s worry about how these pesticides are still being used in Thailand, when they have been banned by many others, including neighbouring countries. What is an agriculturally proud country like Thailand…” Click here for Bangkokpost article July ’15

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