Category: FAB

Growing food has become our passion
April 5, 2019May 16, 2019
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Growing food has become our passion

Michelle and Michelangelo Galea – young agriculture enthusiasts. Growing food has become our passion. The journey started when my husband Michelangelo and I decided to have a go at growing broad beans. Years later we are growing a variety of organic fruits and vegetables for ourselves and our family, looking at the idea of food growth in...

Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs
April 3, 2019April 6, 2019
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Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs

Friends of the Earth Malta together with eleven other environment NGOs are concerned by the use of concrete in various country pathways currently taking place in various localities in Malta and Gozo. The works are destroying the habitat for various species of flora and fauna including protected species and pollinators such as the honey bees....

Interview with Claude Falzon from Green Thumbs Farm
March 5, 2019May 16, 2019
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Interview with Claude Falzon from Green Thumbs Farm

Claude came from a lineage of farmers and was exposed to farming from a young age. That cultivated in him a passion for agriculture, but he never imagined to take it on as his full-time job. This occurred as he was farming for fun, he got curious and started learning and looking in-depth into the...

What’s in Season – April
March 5, 2019April 6, 2019
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What’s in Season – April

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. We are currently working on a project, Citizen’s CAP, highlighting the importance of citizen involvement in agricultural policy to ensure healthy food and protection of our agricultural land. In a way, this is a continuation...

March 4, 2019March 4, 2019
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Conversations with Maltese Farmers

Anna & Paul Zahra Anna and Paul Zahra are both full-time farmers. Their fields are located in the valley of Wied id-Dis, in Ħal Għargħur. Paul’s family were also farmers and since he grew up in this environment, it was inevitable that he himself would become a farmer too. He has invested a lot into...

Meat consumption and its impact on the environment
February 6, 2019April 4, 2019
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Meat consumption and its impact on the environment

By eating meat and dairy food products, one could potentially be affecting climate change drastically. This is due to such a large demand for these food groups that is already unsustainable as it is, considering the fact that these products are some of the most harmful to the environment when compared to other food groups....

Conversations with Maltese Farmers
February 6, 2019February 6, 2019
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Conversations with Maltese Farmers

Paul Portelli Paul is a local farmer working in the limits of Rabat. He has been farming from a very young age since when he used to help out his father in the fields. At the age of 18 he went off to work in the hotel industry but ultimately returned to his true passion...

What’s in Season – February
February 6, 2019February 6, 2019
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What’s in Season – February

Every month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season, along with a fun fact or recipe idea. We are currently working on a project, Citizen’s CAP, highlighting the importance of citizen involvement in agricultural policy to ensure healthy food and protection of our agricultural land. In a way, this is a continuation...

‘Spread The Love’ Valentine’s Day Hampers 2019
February 6, 2019February 6, 2019
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‘Spread The Love’ Valentine’s Day Hampers 2019

Our ‘Spread The Love’ Valentine’s Day Hamper 2019 is now available! Why Should You Buy? The team at Friends of the Earth Malta wants to promote planet-friendly products and show you how much better they are for your health and for our environment. By purchasing these products, you are not only supporting organic farming, fair...

Conversations with Maltese Farmers
January 9, 2019January 9, 2019
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Conversations with Maltese Farmers

Louis Cini Louis is a local farmer working in Mellieħa. He has been farming organically for quite a number of years, cultivating over 10,000m2 on his own & working pretty much 7 days a week. Over the last year, he has found help and support from Samwel, a young anthropology student who wanted to learn...