Cover of Eating Safely in a Toxic WorldEating Safely in a Toxic world

What really is in the food we eat?

A startling expose of the hidden hazards in New Zealand's food.

But the news isn't all bad: Eating Safely in a Toxic World outlines simple steps we can all follow to reduce the toxic load on our bodies.

  • many additives in our food have been banned overseas
  • natural foods such as vegetables, fruit and meat can contain residues of toxic substances
  • fruit could have been sprayed twenty times before picking
  • fish may contain ten times the amount of legally permitted mercury
  • a typical Kiwi lunch could include sixteen different pesticides
  • some children consume more than 150 additives a day

But the news isn't all bad: Eating Safely in a Toxic World outlines

Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (NZ) (1998)
ISBN-10: 0140279954
ISBN-13: 978-0140279955

Cover of Mum's the WordMum's the Word

The Untold Story of Motherhood in New Zealand

An account of New Zealand motherhood since the 1880s. The text combines interviews and research to create a picture of what it has meant to be a mother in New Zealand since the 1880s and how women's role as mothers has changed in subsequent years. She looks at the traditions surrounding childbirth and childcare, scientific innovations and their tyranny, the influence of such figures a Truby King, and the changes that have taken place in the ideology and practice of Pakeha motherhood in New Zealand.

Unknown Binding: 359 pages
Publisher: Random House New Zealand (1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1869412923
ISBN-13: 978-1869412920


Living Life Out Loud: 22 Inspiring New Zealand Women Share their Wisdom

Sue Kedgley was interviewed for this compilation of stories from 22 inspiring New Zealand women.

Living Life Out Loud by Kay Douglas is a positive and inspiring read, combining fascinating first-hand accounts from some of New Zealand's most loved and respected women with practical, uplifting information about the achievement of dreams.

Kay Douglas has interviewed 22 New Zealand women - to learn how they achieved their success. Their stories are sometimes incredibly personal and honest and, as a result, are often inspirational. Their journeys are both inward and outward, and it is surprising how often a spiritual theme emerges.

Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers PTY Limited (February 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1869503783
ISBN-13: 978-186950378