NZ land use

How NZ uses its land might just blow your mind

May 14th, 2020 Real Estate Andrew Duncan

NZ encompasses a total land area of approx 26.8 million hectares, or 268,000 square kilometres. That includes the North Island, South Island and around 600 smaller islands that make up our part of the world. Consider that, as at 2016, a full 31.9% of that land was being used for farming Cows and Sheep (not including dairy). Another 9.8% of…

corn fritters

Tips for trying a plant-based diet

Oct 21st, 2019 Climate change, Plant Based Diet Andrew Duncan

Plant-based eating is becoming more and more popular every day as more people realise the health, environmental and ethical benefits of reducing their intake of animal products. Before we made the switch away from meat, I considered myself something of a meatatarian, so I have some empathy for the reluctance you might feel before taking this kind of leap. The…

Net positive life argument - Sam Harris

Does the ‘net-positive life’ argument make it ok to eat meat?

Mar 14th, 2019 Plant Based Diet Andrew Duncan

Sam Harris is a human I have unbridled admiration for. I love the way he thinks. When he talks I feel my anxiety washing away, seeping out of my pores. His podcast interviews have altered my perceptions and changed my thinking of many aspects of my life. I certainly don’t agree with everything he says, however. Some of his views…

Sunfed chicken-free chicken

Kiwi startup ‘Sunfed’ provides harm-free alternative to chicken…

Nov 19th, 2017 Plant Based Diet Andrew Duncan

Sunfed foods has a new kiwi-made chicken alternative on the market that has already been so successful, in such a limited time, that the NZ poultry industry has taken the owner (Shama Lee) to the commerce commission.* Introducing: Sunfed chicken-free chicken Find out more at their website or facebook page. Why is this new product so important? Sunfed is disrupting big…