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The Battle for Hondoq ir-Rummien

A talk with Paul Buttigieg

Hondoq beach intro

by Patrizia Marani

The battle for Hondoq, one of the most enchanting bays on the Island of Gozo, Malta, has been raging for almost 15 years now, its outcome still uncertain. This battle takes place between two opposing local and Maltese visions for Gozo: one that, under the banner of development and new jobs, may cause the island to be given up, one untouched spot after another, for speculation and overbuilding; and the other that is determined to preserve for the enjoyment of all what remains of its unique natural beauty, biodiversity, and quiet, viewed as priceless assets.

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GREEN TIGERS OF SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

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by Patrizia Marani

Scientists worldwide are increasingly aware that, rather than a genetic one, today’s most common diseases have an environmental cause: polluted air, food and water. Indeed, air pollution has even surpassed dirty water in this dismal ranking. Do we have to keep choosing between wealth and health or is it possible to live in a prosperous green world? Several countries have bet on the green economy to power their growth. Do they have a point?

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GOZO GREEN LIVING

An all-round green experience

San Blas beach

If you wish to recharge and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this is the place for you. Silence is here only interrupted by the sounds of nature, and at night you will sleep so tight to feel perfectly re-energized in the morning. This is also a place where to detox by eating organic and living green.
Gozo Green Living is situated in a quiet, bucolic area on the outskirts of Qala (Gozo, Malta), yet at 10-minutes’ walk from the main square and all village amenities, at walking distance from some of Gozo’s most enchanting beaches, scuba diving facilities and Gozo’s Stables. 
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Is Organic Really Better?

by Patrizia Marani

Organic grapes and squash

Brian Halweil of the Worldwatch Institute has compared the quality of products from current conventional farming with the quality of food produced in the 40s and 50s, and that of current organic foodstuffs. And here is what he has discovered.

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