Some good news on the recycling front!

Bio-Bean the company who take away our spent coffee grounds have introduced a new product. As well as making the coffee grounds into fuel they have now developed a way to make them into building and other materials. This is known as upcycling as it saves on the use of diminishing raw materials and energy for extraction costs, transport…

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Compostible? Biodegradeable? – Don’t believe it

Here is a shocker. Did you know that claims that plastic bags or coffee cups are compostible or biodegradeable are often false? The truth is that it all depends on what happens when your waste is collected. If it goes to an industrial compost process at 70 degrees centigrade, yes it will probably compost. But in our area (Kensington…

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Organic is the healthiest

Organic is good for you! A massive survey of over 70,000 people in France over a four year period found that organic food eaters were 20% less likely to contract cancer, with skin and breast cancers dropping by one third. The new findings are consistent with those of the International Agency for Research in Cancer, which found pesticides are…

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Study says coffee drinkers live longer: massive sample

In an ongoing health study of around half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers were found to be about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers over a ten year period. The study was conducted by the National Cancer Institute in the US. Similar studies have shown similar results in the past but not with such…

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Coffee part of Meditteranean diet

Liver experts have been conferring and coffee is on the agenda. Not just to drink, but as a way of reducing the risk of liver disease. In this world of fake news and industry sponsored fake research one has to be cautious, but it really does seem that coffee drinking is linked to a massive drop in cancer and…

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Coffee good for you say researchers

It has long been established that coffee drinking leads to a better memory and cognition, but why? ISIC, a  Swedish based research organisation has organised a team to carry out cellular studies. As reported in Nature  the results indicate that coffee stimulates the links between the brain’s neurons, but more research will be needed to confirm the picture.

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