Children · Science and your health

Polycarbonate baby bottles are banned in US

From now on, U.S. manufacturers may no longer produce polycarbonate baby bottles and sippy cups (for toddlers) if the clear plastic had been manufactured from bisphenol A, a hormone-mimicking compound. Long-awaited, the announcement is anything but a bold gesture. The Obama administration decided to lock this barn door after the cow had died. Via Science… Continue reading Polycarbonate baby bottles are banned in US

Heritage Garden · Organic farming · Science and your health

Organic Tomatoes have high antioxidant values

Eating tomatoes regularly is good for your health as well as your palate. Most of the nutritional interest in the tomato has been because it contains  the antioxidant lycopene . Now scientists  belonging to the   the University of Barcelona’s Natural Antioxidant Group in Spain have shown that organically grown  tomatoes  contain more antioxidants than tomatoes… Continue reading Organic Tomatoes have high antioxidant values

Heritage Garden · Organic farming · Tips and Tricks

Stepping up to the waste challenge

Saturday afternoons in Seychelles are pleasantly spent at the beach, barbequing with friends or watching a favourite programme on TV. But something else that is fun to do but isn’t done enough, is organising jumble sales (also known as garage sales). This is where you sell and buy used things, usually quite cheaply. Jumble sales… Continue reading Stepping up to the waste challenge