Pesticides are widely known to be linked to serious human health problems. Dozens of pesticides used in the public and domestic domain have been associated with illnesses from leukaemia, to neurological and reproductive disorders. (Refer to http://www.pan-uk.org/files/public_briefing_for_webv2.pdf.) The most well known of these is glyphosate – marketed as Round Up and produced by the chemical giant Monsanto. This is also the most widely used weed killer in the UK. In March, 2015, it was cited by the World Health Organisation as a “probable” human carcinogenic but it is also known to harm wildlife, including insects (such as bee and other pollinator species), earthworms, fish and amphibians.
Welcome to the Macrobiotic Association UK
Please find macrobiotic courses, cooks, teachers, consultants and caterers for advise on healthy lifestyle, food and cooking and other healing arts including Shiatsu, Yoga, Do-in and Feng Shui.
Also information on resources such as whole food organic suppliers in the UK and other countries, places to stay or study and an interesting archive of articles.
we had 20 people join for a wonderful vegan macrobiotic picnic pot Luck.
So many Ymmmy dishes!
Florence leads us in a healing meditation focusing on heart.
Sylvia’s made an amazing beautiful cake!
Thanks to all attending and thanks to Caoimhe and lilly and florence for putting it together.
By Jonathan Guest
Yes, shop-bought is fine, but there is something extra special about making it at home. Not least because it tastes so much better and you know exactly what’s in it – but also the satisfaction from preparing the cabbage, packing the jars and then storing it away, with my fingers crossed, to wait for it to work its magic. What joy to unearth those jars a few weeks later and put my fork into something so delicious that has been made from such humble ingredients.
“ The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”