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Antidote is about solutions

We live in a world beset by a variety of issues. Species are becoming extinct, forests are being cleared to make way for corporate profits and so many other aspects of the environment are being destroyed at an alarming rate.

The health of the planets citizens are not much better off than that of the planet itself. Some 805 Million people do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. While this has improved from 18.7% of the world's population being malnourished in the 1990's to 11.3% in 2014, the obesity stats have ballooned. In 1997 the New Zealand obesity rate in males was 17%. By 2013 this was 30%, for Maori adults this number is 48% and for Pacific islanders this is 68%. As kiwis we own the in-enviable title of coming 4th in the obesity rankings. Overall Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.

While fixing the planet is a little beyond the scope of this experiment here in New Brighton, we are keen to see if we can make a difference in our community. New Brighton is a beautiful seaside district of Christchurch, New Zealand. Brighton boasts some of the citys most interesting characters. We even have our own full time pirates, who are dedicated to creating happiness, a world renowed sand artist, we even have our own republic. There is a genuine belief that we (our commmunity) can do things better. More on New Brighton's connected community here. Our site developer and chief architect Daniel Suter a local of New Brighton decided it would be a noble cause to build a website which records all the food it's members eat and drink and in turn provide those members with nutritional feedback on what they are consuming. A kind of bio feedback if you will. If you wish to partake in this experience you can register to the website here or on the link at the top of the page.

A wise man once said "Let food be thy medicine". Many other wise individuals have echoed this truth over time. One such individual is George Mateljan of the George Mateljan Foundation. George's website whfoods.com is claimed to be the world's number one online reference for healthly food and recipies. We have used whfoods.com as a reference for many of the foods, vitamins and recipes in our system.
Max Gurson of the Gurson Institute claimed to cure cancer from a diet of raw organic juices and vegetables. According to this technique by flooding the system with nutrients the blood becomes oxidated and this destroys the opportunity for disease to take hold of the body. While there may be critics of this in the medical system, very few people would argue the point that if you eat healthy you will generally be more healthy.

At Antidote we aim to give people an opportunity to choose food that is mostly raw and organic and free of crultey.


Our favourite vegetarian quotes

Albert Einstein

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
-- Albert Einstein

Leonardo Da Vinci

"I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men..."
-- Lenonardo Da Vinci

Linda McCartney

"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."
-- Linda McCartney

Thomas Edision

"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."
-- Thomas Edision