Did you know that two eggs have less saturated fat than the ‘unsaturated’ margarine the average person spreads on their toast? Or that Australians throw out 7.5 million tonnes of food each year – enough for three hearty meals for 13.6 million people? Food has become complicated. Every time we go shopping we’re confronted by an overwhelming amount of choice and information. Eggs — yes or no? What’s the latest superfood? How many food miles has our shopping trolley clocked up? Are organic foods worth the extra money? Rosemary Stanton, Australia’s most respected nutritionist, takes a critical look at the key foods, drinks and supplements that line our supermarket shelves, weighs up the nutritional benefits (or concerns) and differing theories and associated environmental costs, and provides commonsense advice to help make shopping and eating simpler, healthier, cheaper and more sustainable.
About the Author(s)
Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM is one of Australia’s best-known nutritionists. Author of many scientific papers on various nutrition and public health topics, 31 books and over 3000 articles for magazines and newspapers, Stanton is a regular presenter on television, a frequent guest on radio programs and a popular lecturer.
‘Warm House Cool House simplifies the science behind low-energy
housing design... and suggests inspiring and achievable ways to apply
energy-efficient methods to new and existing homes.’ - Jamie Durie
We all want to minimise our environmental impact, but we don’t always know how. In this new edition of the bestselling Warm House Cool House,
respected Australian architect Nick Hollo provides valuable advice,
illustrated by more than 100 inspiring contemporary examples of
low-energy housing design, to help keep our homes cool in summer and
warm in winter with little or no cooling and heating by appliances. The
book shows how we can live comfortably without airconditioning in Far
North Queensland, be cosy and bushfire-proof in the Australian Alps, and
cope with temperature fluctuations in cities like Melbourne and
Adelaide. From project and kit homes to new architect-designed houses,
renovations and extensions, these low-energy principles can easily be
incorporated into every home. Whether you are planning to renovate,
build or buy, this book offers clever ideas on how to make any house,
anywhere, an environmentally sustainable, comfortable and attractive
place to live in, all year round, while keeping electricity, gas and
water bills comfortably low.