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Facts and Figures


Jun
13
2014

Live Stock and biodiversity

It is a well-known fact that the Australian population is growing, and with this growth resource production must grow to be able to provide for the extra people. Unfortunately this growth can negatively affect our environment and jeopardise sustainability. Livestock production growth is a main area of farming that is putting strain on our environment.

Studies have indicated that livestock production is a major cause of the world’ most pressing environmental problems, these include; land degradation, water and air pollution, global warming and loss of biodiversity. Research has shown that livestock pollution may contribute up to 18% of total greenhouse gas emissions, this figure is larger than that of total transport pollution.

Due to these large figure you may ask yourself whether the livestock production is worth the harm put onto our environment and our future. Luckily there are preventative measures that can be taken and there are better, more sustainable methods of livestock farming that can be done. These measures will be discussed in the next blog.

Jun
13
2014

Vegetables and their impact on health

Vegetables contain a great amount of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, B and C, calcium, iron and others essential nutrients.

Vegetables are also home to many antioxidants which help the body protect itself from stress, diseases, cancer and also boost our immunity.

The inclusion of vegetables in our diet is very important to our health but also important to our digestion. Dietary fibre is essential for digestion and isn’t really contained in great enough quantities in unhealthy packaged foods. Not getting the essential dietary fibre packed in vegetables can lead to conditions such as haemorrhoids, colon cancer, constipation and rectal fissures.

The best thing about vegetables and vegetable products are that they are easy to obtain, cook and include in our diets. It is important to have 4 or 5 serves of vegetables per day to get the full nutritional amount required by the body.