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Pama i-Blasta Portable Speaker for iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4/iPod Touch/iPod Nano G3
Pama i-Blasta Portable Speaker for iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4/iPod Touch/iPod Nano G3
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Price: £3.41

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware, 16 May 2009
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I bought 2 of these, one as a gift to my wife. As the other buyer commented, eventually it just stopped working, interrupted sound, lots of loud static, a complete waste of money. You get what you pay for and the reason this is cheap is obvious. I'm surprised they're still on sale. I thought it was just my bad luck but the other reviews confirm my experience.


So Shall We Reap: How Everyone Who is Liable to be Born in the Next Ten Thousand Years Could Eat Very Well Indeed; and Why, in Practice, Our Immediate Descendants are Likely to be in Serious Trouble
So Shall We Reap: How Everyone Who is Liable to be Born in the Next Ten Thousand Years Could Eat Very Well Indeed; and Why, in Practice, Our Immediate Descendants are Likely to be in Serious Trouble
by Colin Tudge
Edition: Hardcover

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't eat another bite till you've read this book, 1 Sept. 2004
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Colin Tudge has a knack for making complex issues clear and for explaining the science behind everyday life. In So Shall We Reap he takes on the food production system and shows how the agrichemical revolution has unbalanced the planet's economy and how cheap food actually costs us a great deal more than it seems. His solution, 'enlightened farming' isn't that far away from organic farming, but takes a more global view and is the better for it. The book is ultimately optimistic because we know all the answers to these problems, all we need is the will to put them in place. Anyone who cares about the food they eat and the world they live in should read this book and then lend it to a friend.


Indulgence: One man's selfless search for the best chocolate: Around the World in Search of Chocolate
Indulgence: One man's selfless search for the best chocolate: Around the World in Search of Chocolate
by Paul Richardson
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Notable for its omissions, 1 Sept. 2004
The Glasgow Herald says: 'A writer who is prepared to sell his soul for one Lindt Milk Chocolate Animal'
What I found extraordinary about this comprehensive book that covers every aspect of the history, cultivation, production, marketing and the social and political issues surrounding chocolate is that, despite mentioning issues concerning fair trade, the author never mentions the Fairtrade Foundation, Divine chocolate or Green & Black's. It's simply not possible that he was unaware of the significance of these brands and the importance of organic cultivation to saving cacao from the ravages of disease and the importance of fair trade to saving cacao growers from the ravages of an unfair trading system, yet he glosses over these issues completely. I'm sure that Lindt will send him some chocolate animals, but this omission seriously reduces the value of an otherwise excellent book.
As the founder of Green & Black's chocolate I obviously have an axe to grind, but these issues are of vital importance and it was dismaying to see them sidestepped in a book that aims to be definitive
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Magimix 5100p Cuisine System Chrome
Magimix 5100p Cuisine System Chrome

57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great till it breaks!, 10 Oct. 2003
I bought this excellent machine a year ago and it has served me perfectly in every respect, but a week ago the little safety button that ensures the machine won't go on unless the lid is properly closed chipped. Then the bit on the top that pushes it down snapped off. These are the flimsy plastic parts of the machine, but once they go you have to replace them I found a spare parts online vendor and purchased a new bowl and lid at a cost of more than £78. As this is nearly half the price of the machine one can't help thinking that this device is a bit like those inkjet printers where you get the printer for next to nothing and spend your life's savings on ink cartridges. In Magimix case it's the cost of replacement parts.
So go easy on this sensitive and rather weak part of the machine or be aware of the consequences.


Patricia Gallimore's Organic Year: A Guide to Organic Living
Patricia Gallimore's Organic Year: A Guide to Organic Living
by Patricia Gallimore
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great overview of the roots of the organic movement, 14 Nov. 2000
Pat Gallimore's book captures the real essence of the organic movement - people who have made a lifelong commitment to turning the world away from agrichemical destruction and rebuilding a sustainable environment. The insights into the lives, work and conscience of these people is achieved with the lightest touch, interesting'at home' interviews with people who mix business with pleasure and achieve their goals by slowly but surely changing the world through their work and through the shared attitudes of organic customers.


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