Meet the women using coffee to answer all your beauty needs

… reduce the appearance of certain skin conditions.” Johnson founded Melbourne-based Frank Body along with fellow copywriters Erika Geraerts and Jess Hatzis in 2013 after her partner Steve Rowley, a coffee shop owner, noticed he’d had a number of older women coming into one of his cafes and asking to take away the leftover coffee grinds. Initially assuming the women wanted to use the leftovers as fertiliser in their gardens, he soon discovered the actual reason – they were using it as a body …

Efforts on to make tea industry climate-smart – The Hindu

… (elevation, precipitation, temperature, soil moisture, temperature and fertility, light duration and intensity, humidity, shelter, shade and CO2 concentration) and any adversity in these conditions can significantly impact yield, revenue and livelihood security. Rainfall has traditionally been plentiful for growing tea, especially in India but with recent changes in the climate, surface and ground water are becoming important irrigation systems. To continue reading this article, please click on …

‘Fair Trade’ labeling extends beyond coffee and chocolate and into the world of fashion – MarketWatch

inside a Fair Trade Certified factory in India. Fair Trade coffee and chocolate have become commonplace. Get ready for Fair Trade fashion. Two years after the collapse of a Bangladesh garment factory called Rana Plaza killed more than 1,100 and put a spotlight on fashion-industry working conditions, Fair Trade apparel is gaining ground. That incident also inspired a documentary that aims to foment change in the fashion industry, in much …

Climate change sparks tension in India’s tea gardens | Reuters

… economics of the industry. Scientists say climate change is to blame for uneven rainfall that is cutting yields and lifting costs for tea firms such as McLeod Russel, Tata Global Beverages and Jay Shree Tea. While rainfall has declined and become concentrated, temperatures have risen – ideal conditions for pests like looper caterpillar and tea mosquito to infest the light green tea shoots just before they are ready to be plucked for processing. Use of pesticides and fertilisers has nearly …

Could cake and chocolate lead to Alzheimer’s disease? – Telegraph

… exacerbate neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease”. • Anyone for a bowl of bubbleberries? This summer’s craziest fruits The study, which used mice, found that high levels of blood sugar increased levels of amyloid beta, which is the main ingredient of plaque found in the brains of Alzheimer patients. High blood sugar is often found in those who ingest large quantities of sweet, sugary foods and those suffering from diabetes. • Why high-protein diets could do …