The ark of food

Wattleseed pods on tree

WORDS Linda Moon

Adding his latest finding, an iodine-rich Tasmanian seaweed, to his database of 29,270 plants, 72-year-old Bruce French is close to cataloguing every possible edible plant on our planet. Read the rest of this entry »

Heritage harvest

Apples on a tree in an orchard

Apples in Petty’s Orchard COURTESY Heritage Fruits Society, Victoria.

WORDS Sohie Pusz

Heritage, or heirloom food, are old varieties of animals and plants that have traditionally been cultivated on a small, non-industrial scale. Often seeds and plants have been passed down within communities, or even single families, for generations, like precious heirlooms. Read the rest of this entry »

Favourite fruit: from the garden to the bowl

Peaches on tree

WORDS & IMAGES Linda Brennan

No matter where you live, there’s an abundance of fruit you can grow and enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

More veg for kids

The 2017 NSW Ministry of Health’s annual report has focused on what children eat and drink. It looked at trends in the consumption of fruits and vegetables, discretionary foods such as takeaway and unhealthy snacks, and drinks such as water, milk, and fruit drinks. Read the rest of this entry »