With information being so readily available, to the point where it is often overwhelming, the challenge is to filter out the nonsense and focus on what’s really important.
Here are our tips for conscious choice and mindful living with the health, community, planet philosophy of Whollygrail.
A largely unregulated, and incredibly profitable industry, synthetic and agri chemicals have played a huge part in affecting our health, and the health of our environment – plants, animals and our natural ecosystems.
A prominent myth is the suggestion that we need chemicals in order to grow food or crops – which simply isn’t true but, does suit chemical companies.
We have the processes to optimise production by working with the environment, not against it.
We are consumers.
We can choose less, more often, and through necessity, it has become trendy to be creative with the use of our ‘stuff’.
They look after you, because you look after them.
It makes sense for everyone.
When you support small business, you’re supporting families, equality, local economies and people, not the bottom line of corporations, who have a very different way of looking at the world – choose business with similar values to you.
When choosing products made overseas, choose fair trade.
This ensures the production process has been safe and fair, and only what we would expect for our work efforts.
Both impossibly cheap and outrageously expensive products can be made in the same sweatshops and factories.
The closer to as nature intended, the better it is for our health, and the environment.
It’s how we are designed to consume, use and assimilate.
Industrial production has used technology to change the structure of foods, ingredients and products, creating huge industries from ‘waste’ and left overs.
These are then shopped around and used as fillers and additives in completely unrelated products.
By-products of the petroleum industry, even ingredient lists that look ok, like ‘derived from coconut’, but are in fact, hydrogenated waste from other processes.