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Good for our bodies, goodfor the planet
Posted by Emadolobheni, South Africa on 12 September 2018

Today we looked at different types of indigenous plant and why certain characteristics make them water wise. For example, the Sagewood or buddlia plant has a white under surface on the leaf to reflect heat, the aloe can drop and wither leaves when water is scarce. We learnt what to grow and what not to grow if we are going to be true water heroes. After tea we switched to the secret water mission looking at the hidden water footprint of different food items. Animal products and highly processed foods consume far more water than natural vegetable and fruit based meals and for us, the highlight was investigating different pulses as a meat substitube. High is protein, low in cholesterol pulses are good for us and good for the planet.  

 

 


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