But what about the food chain?

By John Vajra – The Quora question this article starts from misunderstands both Veganism and Agriculture, and thus it is valuable, because it represents a starting point for misconceptions many people may unfortunately hold: “I am partially a vegetarian. I have been following some Peta videos lately I see in the videos, Peta asks people…

How to germinate seedlings hydroponically

By Joss Kirk – Germinating seeds hydroponically is a great way to maximise the number of successful seedlings and grow the seedlings in a controlled environment. Because no soil is involved, the seeds can grow without the threat of algae or fungus. Shown below is a basic setup that is currently only growing a handful…

Eating meat is no longer natural

By Joss Kirk – Many people claim that eating meat is natural and that humans doing so is part of the food chain. We are merely fulfilling our place in the ecosystem. This may have been true at one point in our evolutionary history. But it is not true anymore. How many people who consume…

Future farms: turning finite resources into Infinite

By Joss Kirk – In parts of Australia and many other arid regions of the world, water scarcity and/or the desert environment can be a limiting factor to agricultural output. Sundrop Farms, an Australian company based in Port Augusta, South Australia, is seeking to overcome these challenges by developing and operating high tech greenhouse facilities…

The growth of empathy: Why people become vegan.

By Joss Kirk – I think most people do care about animals. It is an admirable and sensitive trait to be able to extend your empathy from just humans, to also animals. In our society, animals are placed into categories, and the different categories receive a different level of empathy. There are wild animals, many…

Pigs and Dogs

By Shan Crosbie – Belconnen Arts Centre, 24 June – 17 July 2016 Pigs and Dogs (80 Pieces), 2016, Ink and Watercolour on paper As a very young child, the first discrimination we are taught is not based on the colour of skin, or the gender of a person. The very first time society tells…