Stories to inspire you to make small changes

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Dairy Free Milk

Plant based milks are suddenly popular. Going vegan, concerns about the environmental impact of dairy milk production and animal welfare are all reasons for making the switch. However, how sustainable and healthy are they?  Giki looks into some of the...

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Our story so far

In late Spring 2018 Giki Social Enterprise will be launching our app and working to build an open community of people who are committed to sustainable consumption but who also need a little help in working out what that actually means in their...

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E Numbers and Additives – why the fuss?

Trying to eat clean? Want more transparency about what is going into your food but confused about E-numbers and additives?  Giki looks at the key issues, explains what E-Numbers really are and suggests what to do if you want to cut down, or avoid, them. In...

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Slave free chocolate is there any other kind?

The growth in ethical chocolate brands, one even marketing itself as slave free, raises an important issue for all of us. Do we really know the impact of the products we buy, how they are made and whether they've caused human or environmental damage?...

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Less plastic no plastic better plastic?

Plastic, and its environmental impact, is in the headlines like never before.  At Giki we have found the more you look at our everyday products, the more and more plastic there is, and what can we, as consumers, do to encourage less plastic, no plastic, or...

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How to spot ultra-processed food

Last week ultra-processed food was added to the list of things that we need to look out for in the supermarket. But what is ultra-processed food and, if we want to avoid it, how is it possible? Although ultra-processed foods hit the headlines last week...

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Why we seem to care more about eggs than chickens

When you buy your steak, or a piece of chicken, how sure can you be that it fits with what’s important to you? Whether it’s high animal welfare standards, buying British, or avoiding excessive use of antibiotics, there are many issues that might influence...

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Making Better Badges

Giki’s aim is to inspire people to make small, regular changes which are good for them, better for the environment and fairer to others. We also look to make small, regular changes to the Giki app to help support our users in their quest to become more...

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Making your mind up about meat?

Vegananuary: Making your mind up about meat? As we approach the end of vegananuary, a celebration of plant-based, meat free eating, over 1.2 million UK residents are now choosing a vegetarian diet. Giki looks at some of the issues to consider when deciding...

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3 days ago
Plant based milks are suddenly popular. Going vegan, concerns about the environmental impact of dairy milk production and animal welfare are all reasons for making the switch. However, how sustainable and healthy are they? Giki looks into the issues. https://t.co/ZLDqgJnWLC https://t.co/b3m1WkRAVB gikibadges photo
1 month ago
Trying to eat clean? Want more transparency about what is going into your food but confused about E-numbers and additives?  Giki looks at the key issues, explains what E-Numbers really are and suggests what to do if you want to cut down, or avoid, them. https://t.co/YO7svKsV7H https://t.co/tzV2cMg73C gikibadges photo
1 month ago
Slave free chocolate ... is there any other kind? In this blog we look at fair trade and how buying fair trade certified products can help with this important question. https://t.co/sbB2tGwoLK https://t.co/adLasvmhDU gikibadges photo
2 months ago
Plastic, and its environmental impact, is in the headlines like never before. What can we, as consumers, do to encourage less plastic, no plastic, or better plastic?
#circulareconomy @wrap_uk @aplastic_planet https://t.co/5YtaphWrlE https://t.co/Q3M7MSqazp
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2 months ago
Last week ultra-processed food was added to the list of things that we need to look out for in the supermarket. But what is ultra-processed food and, if we want to avoid it, how is it possible? https://t.co/f7eRoc4ipB https://t.co/jBSGZ2xzjf gikibadges photo
2 months ago
More than 75% of eggs are free range, but only 10% of chickens. Giki looks at this conundrum as well as some of other key animal welfare issues to consider when buying chicken and beef. https://t.co/omvtip4gdI https://t.co/9qcnYMk8VR gikibadges photo