Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Where the Leaves Fall

By Da Beattie It’s officially Fall! While the weather may be a bit warm for jackets and cozy flannels, the leaves are changing colour and the apple orchards and pumpkin patches are open. If fall fruit is not your passion but you still want amazing fall photos, Hockley Valley Provincial Park is one of the […]

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Turning Food Waste into Profits

By Da Beattie According to a 2011 report by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), one-third of food produced for human consumption is wasted; and this percentage is expected to increase by 2030. However, the definition of food waste is disputable due to cultural differences in what is considered edible. As […]

Sunday, July 11th, 2021

The Future of LEGO

By Da Beattie LEGO is an iconic childhood toy. The colourful plastic bricks that come in many sizes and themes are notorious for being painful to step on when the inevitable piece does not find its way back to where it belongs. In 2019, LEGO introduced a treehouse kit made of bioplastic sourced from sugar […]

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Recycled Alternatives to Driving a Car

By Da Beattie Everyone knows that driving a car pollutes the environment. But in the middle of a pandemic, convincing yourself that the subway is safe may be more difficult than usual. Also, an anomaly associated with the pandemic is that many Starbucks locations have been closing, but instant coffee machines such as Nespresso and […]

Friday, May 7th, 2021

Fermentation

By Da Beattie Fermentation is a widely used process that creates the air in yeasted breads and the carbonation in alcoholic beverages. The source is yeast. Yeast is a microorganism that is is eukaryotic and single celled. Humans are also eukaryotic meaning that their cells, or in the case of yeast, singular cell, has a […]

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Wool versus Cashmere

By Da Beattie Athleisure and synthetic fabrics are now one of the most popular industries. But it wasn’t always this way. Back in the 1950s, wool was very valuable. Wool, which comes from sheep’s peaked in value in 1988 with wool exports in New Zealand valued at 1.9 billion dollars. There are many different kinds […]

Friday, April 16th, 2021

All About SPF

By Da Beattie Beauty might be subjective. But sun safety is not. From long-sleeved clothing to hats and sunblock, it is a lot easier said than done. While battling summer heat and style, long-sleeved clothing is not something everyone is willing to put up with. Most people turn to sunblock. From tinted, to scented, to […]

Friday, March 19th, 2021

Natural Food Dye

By Da Beattie Everybody loves a beautiful piece of food. From firetruck red peppers, bright orange oranges to purple carrots and purple cauliflower, colour is just one of the many way’s nature is beautiful. If you have consumed a coloured baked good, it was likely dyed with food dye. Food dye names are coloured and […]

Friday, March 5th, 2021

The Importance of Insects

By Amna Abu Askar As we welcome warmer days and blooming flowers, we unfortunately welcome uninvited visitors home. BUGS!! With the approach of Spring, many hidden insects come out of their slumber in search of food. Insects typically enter our houses through cracks attempting to escape the cold wintery weather. They remain dormant inside walls […]

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Which Milk is Best?

By Da Beattie You have probably heard about the impact cows, the meat, and the diary industry have on not only agriculture but many other industries. It is pretty common knowledge that cow’s milk is not sustainable. While many sources also argue the health effects of cow’s milk, most cow milk consumers would argue the […]