Tom’s Column

Modern Slavery, Sustainability & More…

 

Food Waste and New Zealand

Food Waste and New Zealand

Photo by FOODISM360 on Unsplash Introduction: The issue of human food wastage is something that I genuinely believe very few people understand the actual scale of. This is especially so in New Zealand. Like a great deal many things, the small size of New Zealand leads...

Perfect Cheese Platter for Games Night

Perfect Cheese Platter for Games Night

Making a platter is something which has quickly become a real passion of mine. I gain a lot of joy from planning, purchasing and placing out a platter and even more from people enjoying the finished product. In my humble opinion, I have mastered the art of a standard...

Increasing the Life of What’s in Your Fridge

Increasing the Life of What’s in Your Fridge

Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash Introduction: We've all felt the disappointment of opening your fridge with a mission in mind, only to find what you wanted to use is beyond its best. But you just got those herbs! How are they already wilted? It's a disappointing...

Global Food Waste and the Hidden Household Impact

Global Food Waste and the Hidden Household Impact

Photo by FOODISM360 on Unsplash     Introduction: Accidentally wasting a small amount of food is an experience which many will find universally relatable. You know those times when you left something in the fridge or pantry for just a tad too long. And whether it...

How to briefly define ‘Debt Bondage’

How to briefly define ‘Debt Bondage’

Photo by rupixen.com on Unsplash Much as Forced Labour contributes significantly to the prominence of modern slavery, as does Debt Bondage contribute significantly to enabling forced labour and large scale economic exploitation. Debt bondage is one of the most common...

How to briefly define ‘Forced Labour’

How to briefly define ‘Forced Labour’

Photo by Hasin Hayder on Unsplash Forced labour is one of the practices which contributes the most to the phenomenon of modern slavery. It stands unique from most other practices in two key areas, firstly it has one of the oldest legal definitions, first enshrined in...

How to briefly define ‘Modern Slavery’

How to briefly define ‘Modern Slavery’

Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash Modern slavery is primarily used as an umbrella term to encompass a broad range of illegal activities which share a number of characteristics. Unlike historic slavery, which refers is clearly defined to the status of when ownership...