Canada must ban Neonics!
We’re starting to turn a corner away from the indiscriminate use of these harmful chemicals. But we need to pick up the pace.
Health Canada has proposed to phase out the commonly used neonic pesticide imidacloprid within three to five years and has launched special reviews of other neonics registered for use in Canada.
Imidacloprid is used to control pests on canola, grown mostly in Western Canada. It’s also used as a spray for trees and some greenhouse products, and even to control ticks and fleas on household pets.
Health Canada made the decision to phase out imidacloprid out of serious concern that the pesticide poses an unacceptable risk to aquatic biodiversity in Canadian lakes and rivers, particularly for invertebrates such as mayflies and midges, which are an important part of the aquatic food web. The agency has launched a 90-day consultation period to ask Canadians if imidacloprid should be banned.
You can comment until March 23, 2017.
In 2014, an independent review of more than 1,100 peer-reviewed scientific articles concluded that neonicotinoid pesticides (“neonics”) pose an unacceptable risk to biodiversity, including species beneficial to farmers, such as earthworms and pollinators. Neonic-treated corn and soybean seed have been connected to catastrophic bee die offs during planting in Ontario and Quebec.
New research shows that neonics do not necessarily increase agricultural yields. Why are we still using them in Canada when countries like France have banned them altogether?
In 2015, Ontario introduced North America’s first regulatory restrictions on neonics. Ontario’s first report on neonic-treated seeds shows a 24 per cent decline in the total area planted in 2016. But more than three million acres are still planted with these pesticide-coated corn seeds.
Please take a moment to send a letter to Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency. Say that while you support the proposed ban on imidacloprid, you want to see the agency move faster to ban all types of neonics in Canada, following the lead of the French National Assembly, which will ban all neonics starting in 2018.
Read more at Source: Canada must ban neonics | David Suzuki Foundation
John and Margaret established Belmore Biodynamic Meats in 1996 in response to the growing public demand for organic meat, and a desire to deliver a quality and environmentally friendly product to customers. It was one of the first certified Organic and Bio-Dynamic butchers in Victoria. To this day, Belmore Biodynamic Meats is a family owned and operated business, with John acting as head butcher, Margaret as head of customer service and daughters Justine and Monique also part of the team.
We originally owned and operated a successful retail store in Belmore Road, Balwyn but expanded and moved to 137 Miller Street, Thornbury, Melbourne in 2001. We only own and operate the Thornbury store to ensure consistent quality and personalised service for our customer base. We also supply select organic grocers, health and gourmet food stores. Our trademark is your guarantee of the genuine article. We have established strong links with farmers over the course of our 18 year association which allows us to deliver a premium product.
Travel Set – 3 x 30ML
Oil Cleanser, Toner, Oil Moisturiser – 30ML, Organic Cotton Bag, Organic Face Towel and Organic Cotton Pads
Designed to both heal and hydrate, the Oil Cleanser melts away impurities, makeup and excess sebum without stripping the skin of moisture. Argan, manuka and hemp fight acne inflammation and treat blemishes. Jojoba unblocks pores. Marula and jasmine reduce redness and scarring. While almond and apricot soften and camellia hydrates and replenishes. Ideal for removing eye makeup. Unisex and suitable for all skin types.
Application – Soften your face, neck and décolletage area with warm water then gently massage a small amount of Oil Cleanser in a circular motion with clean fingertips. Use morning and night; rinse off well using a face cloth and warm water.
Ingredients – 30ML
Organic Argan Oil, Organic Camellia Oil, Organic Marula Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Safflower Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Jasmine Essential Oil, Organic Manuka Essential Oil.
A soothing blend of antioxidant rich rosewater, anti-bacterial manuka, witch hazel to remove excess oil and sebum, reduce blemishes and tighten pores, and jasmine to reduce redness. This toner is best used after cleansing. Also use during the day for an immediate moisture boost and to hydrate facial skin. Unisex and suitable for all skin types.
Application – Dab a few times onto a cotton pad; wipe face, neck and décolletage area morning and night after cleansing.
Ingredients – 30ML
Organic Rose Water, Organic Witch Hazel, Organic Jasmine Essential Oil, Organic Cedarwood Essential Oil.
A sumptuous blend to soften, protect and renew. Evening primrose, argan and hemp heal irritations and target signs of aging. Baobab improves elasticity. Jasmine and manuka work to repair and protect, marula reduces redness and scarring while camellia and macadamia provide conditioning for silky smooth skin. Can be used around the outer eye area. Unisex and suitable for all skin types.
Application – Gently massage a small amount of Moisturiser in a circular motion with clean fingertips onto your face, neck and décolletage area morning and night after cleansing and toning.
Ingredients – 30ML
Organic Argan Oil, Organic Baobab Oil, Organic Camellia Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Macadamia Oil, Organic Marula Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Jasmine Essential Oil, Organic Manuka Essential Oil.
These products are best used within six months once opened while the ingredients are fresh and active but it can be stored for up to one year if you keep it out of direct sunlight.
The label peels right off so you can re-use the bottle in any way you like.
Buy at Source: Travel Set – 3 x 30ML | Martina Organics
We sell about a half-a-dozen BBQ sauces. As with most of the other food items we carry that customers use on a regular basis, we offer a number of styles and flavors of BBQ sauce to appeal to a variety of tastes. But flavor isn’t our only concern. We also know a growing number of our customers prefer 100% organic products. Our new Organic Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce and Marinade should appeal to our organic customers, while it also offers a new and attractive flavor profile.
This BBQ Sauce and Marinade is in the Kansas City vein, with its tomato base and overall sweet flavor. It’s made in small batches using brown sugar, from which it derives its main sweetness. That sweet flavor is deepened in partnership with the lightly caramelized taste of molasses. Your tongue will also detect hints of pineapple juice, natural hickory smoke, chili peppers, and orange peel (all organic ingredients).
Dark brown in color, smooth textured, sweet and smoky with fruit and spice accents—this BBQ Sauce is a winner on any meat, especially pork or chicken. Its overall character allows it to be applied in different ways, including marinating and glazing before slow-cooking, brushing on grilled meat as a finishing sauce, and straight dipping.
You’ll find Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce and Marinade stocked among the other shelf-stable BBQ sauces we’ve created. Each 19.5 ounce glass bottle is $2.99.
Read on at Source: Organic Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce and Marinade | Trader Joe’s
If you’d like to avoid GMO products or wonder if buying organic means non-GMO, this shopping guide is for you, from quick tips to product details.
We hope to forever change the conception of a burger
Close your eyes and picture your favourite burger. We’re not mind readers, but chances are you’re thinking of a full blood wagyu patty ensconced in melted cheese. That’s what we’ll be changing.
Once you’ve eaten with us, you’ll be lusting for our plant-based beef as if it were one of your many lovers. Our coconut shakes will rock your world, and our addictive chips will have you strung out in between visits.
Soul Burger is Australia’s first gourmet plant-based burger joint. Our vision is to launch a blitzkrieg on big agriculture and spark a shift in Aussie Food Culture towards plant-based foods.
Our food system is broken. We didn’t come to fix it. We came to revolutionise it.
Source: Our Mission ‹ Soul Burger