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Eco-friendly generation Y boosts demand for chemical free products

Georgia-Mae Inch and Anna-Lisa Persson have a healthy bite to eat at Sun and Earth Organics. Picture: Mark Calleja

Jackie Sinnerton of the Courier Mail reports on a new trend among young people to go organic:

Brisbane teenager Anna-Lisa Persson, 18, has recently moved out of home and always shops for beauty products that are kind to the skin as well as the environment.

‘It’s a bit of a trend for young people to go organic. It might seem more expensive but, in the long run, the products last longer and it’s a good investment all around,” she said.

Georgia-Mae Inch, 18, also from Brisbane said organic food tastes fantastic and makes you feel so much better.

‘I love the chemical-free ice cream and popcorn,’ she said.

Andrea Raftesath, manager of Sun &Earth Organics at New Farm, agreed business was booming.

‘Of course a lot of customers are seeking out foods because they are lactose intolerant or have allergies to gluten or nuts. But the profile of the customer is changing and often it is simply people who feel run down wanting to clean up their diets,’ she said.

And according to Tracey Loiterton of Wray Organic at Enoggera, Brisbane, there has been a shift in people’s attitudes to health foods and Queenslanders are now more wary of what they put in their bodies.


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Earth’s temperature rising at rate of four Hiroshima bombs of heat every second.

 `Earth`s temperature rise equals four Hiroshima atomic bombs`

India’s Zeenews reports an alarming new statistic:

Melbourne: Earth’s temperature has been rising at the rate of four Hiroshima bombs of heat every second, says climate scientists.

John Cook, Climate Communication Fellow from the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland , said that humans are emitting more carbon dioxide than ever into atmosphere, the Courier Mail reported.

He said that all the heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere meant that Earth has been building up heat at the rate of about four Hiroshima bombs every second.

Cook asserted that about 90 percent of global warming was in the oceans, which acted like a natural thermometer, along with changes in land, ice and animal species.

Distributions of trees are shifting to cooler regions like the poles or mountains, and animal species have responded to global warming by mating earlier in the year.