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Delivery run changes and Friday the 13th

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Friday the 13th today, spooky! What spooks me is the fact that in Australia the regulators continue to allow the use of Glyphosate in everyday so called 'modern agriculture' despite the fact that five months ago, the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), concluded 'Glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans'. Further to that Professor Christopher Portier, one of the co-authors of the IARC recently stated that "Glyphosate is definitely genotoxic. There is no doubt in my mind." Glyphosate is widely used in farming but also in public parks and other urban areas to kill weeds. Monsanto's brand of Glyphosate, Roundup is the most common brand of Glyphosate based herbicides and was found by Dr Robin Mesnage of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Kings College in London to be 1,000 times more toxic than Glyphosate alone due to the inclusion of other toxic chemicals in its mix. Not only is ingesting Glyphosate detrimental to our health it has huge negative impacts on our surrounding water ways, soils and wildlife as it finds its way into the food chain. The only way to be sure of avoiding it in food is to either grow your own or eat certified organic food. Rightly so, Glyphosate is banned from use in organic farming. Some research carried out by Claire Robinson at GMWatch.org has found that retailers in Switzerland and Germany have removed Glyphosate products and France has committed to do so by 2018 and German states are calling for an EU wide ban. The Danish Working Environment Authority has declared it as a carcinogen and El Salvador and Sri Lanka have banned it and the Colombia government has banned aerial spraying on coca crops. This is all a good step in the right direction, I just hope that the Australian Government follows suit, sooner rather than later.

Changes in delivery days

Munch Crunchdriver OferOfer jumped on board of the Munch Crunch delivery van to do our deliveries North from the Gold Coast and in Brisbane a couple of month ago. He's been doing such a great job that we have given him an extra delivery run on Tuesday - trying to get as many boxes to you as quick as possible together together with our other delivery driver Mike. From next week on Ofer will be doing deliveries to the following areas - changing their delivery day from Wednesday to Tuesday: - Lismore - Richmond Hill - Goonellabah - Brunswick Heads - Burringbar - New Brighton - Ocean Shores - South Golden Beach With having Ofer and Mike on board and doing almost all of the deliveries ourselves we are in the process of reorganizing our delivery runs to give you a shorter delivery window and know better when to expect your box of veggies.
 

Christmas is almost here!

Munch Crunch Organics Christmas Christmas is such a fun time of the year but can also be taxing on our environment if not celebrated consciously. Everything from the food, gifts and decoration we choose has either a positive, neutral or negative impact on our planet! Choose positive this Christmas and go organic this Christmas! Or create a beautiful Christmas hamper as a gift for a friend - delivered to their doorstep for your convenience! Thanks for supporting local farmers, your heath and mother nature by choosing local and organic.    

This week's Seasonal Box

The likely box contents for this week's Medium Seasonal box are:
  • Basil (bunch)
  • Banana - Cavendish (750g)
  • Eschallots - baby (bunch)
  • Sweet Potato - Gold (750g)
  • Beans - round (250g)
  • Cucumber - Green (500g)
  • Lettuce - Cos (each)
  • Spinach - English Baby (150g Bag)
  • Oranges - Navel Premium (750g)
  • Apples (750g)
  • Asparagus (bunch)
And don't forget to add further items (extra fruit, veg, bread, dairy, pantry items etc) to your box.
Title photo credit: http://www.noahlaith.com/  

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