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Fairtrade coffee

Five of the best...Fairtrade and organic coffees

Valentina Jovanovski

20th June, 2011

From monocultures to deforestation, a cup of coffee can leave a bitter taste. But as Valentina Jovanovski discovered, ethically produced coffee can benefit some of the world’s poorest people and the planet to boot

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organic veg

Ask the Ecologist: Which is best - local or organic?

Ruth Styles

14th June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week it’s the question of local versus organic produce under the spotlight more...

Five of the best... environmentally friendly cookbooks

Valentina Jovanovski

13th June, 2011

Greener eating doesn’t have to mean compromising on taste or quality, as these five books, reviewed by Valentina Jovanovski, prove more...
chickens

The A-Z of chicken keeping

Jeff Holman

7th June, 2011

Can’t tell your Marans from your Malays? Jeff Holman presents the A to Z guide to chicken keeping more...
marmite

Five reasons why marmite should be at the top of every eco-warrior’s shopping list

Ruth Styles

26th May, 2011

The Danes might not like it much but marmite is one British institution that’s worth keeping. Here's why, love it or hate it, marmite is an eco-friendly essential more...
organic shopping

Greener grocers: six great ethical supermarkets

The Ecologist

23rd May, 2011

Not every supermarket is a heartless corporate giant: here are six that are showing Tesco and co how it's done more...
Herbs

How to…grow your own herbs

Hazel Sillver

17th May, 2011

Whether you’re after a garden that’s both pretty and practical, or a ready supply of flavoursome home-grown herbs; Hazel Sillver has the goods on making your dream herb garden a reality more...
weed salad

Wild about weeds

Jeff Holman

5th April, 2011

An underrated source of vitamins; nettles, dandelions and chickweed are a nuisance on the lawn but great to eat. Jeff Holman takes another look more...
easter eggs

Ethical Easter egg alternatives

The Ecologist

28th March, 2011

Make this year’s Easter celebrations greener, with ethical gifts from Divine and planting charity, Tree Aid more...

Love Food Hate Waste: how to eat sustainably

The Ecologist

21st March, 2011

Food production has a huge carbon footprint made worse by the enormous quantities thrown away. There's no need to become a fregan, but isn’t it time you started making the most of leftovers? Celebrity chef Richard Fox shows us how it's done more...

Top 10… foods to forage

Kara Moses

18th March, 2011

Thought there was no such thing as a free lunch? As Kara Moses found out, Britain’s edible wild plants, berries and nuts can provide exactly that more...

Eco eatery: The Duke of Cambridge

The Ecologist

28th February, 2011

11 years after it opened, Islington’s Duke of Cambridge pub is still one of London's best organic eateries more...

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Green gold: organic olive oil

The Ecologist

21st February, 2011

Organic olive oil is the eco-friendly alternative to butter and rapeseed oils more...

Top 10…Organic Wines

Neil Palmer

18th February, 2011

Neil Palmer, co-director of wine merchants, Vintage Roots, and wine connoisseur extraordinaire, gives us his pick of the best organic wines around more...

Top 10…gardening blogs

Tom Antebi

11th February, 2011

From planting tips to making your own 'seed bombs', Tom Antebi has the lowdown on the web’s best organic gardening blogs

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Green Business: Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard

Ruth Styles

9th February, 2011

From biodynamic farming methods to persuading people to give English wine another try, the Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard's Roy Cook is transforming the British wine industry
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PICK OF THE DAY: Crazy Jack Organic Butter Biscuits

The Ecologist

7th February, 2011

Wholly organic and (fairly) good for you, Crazy Jack’s organic butter biscuits are a tasty teatime treat with an eco-friendly twist more...

Green Business: Divine

Ruth Styles

21st January, 2011

Divine chocolate has blazed an ethical trail with its pioneering business model and Fairtrade principles. But does ethical also mean green? Divine MD Sophi Tranchell says that for her company, it does more...
Spraying plants

Consumers 'greenwashed' over eco-friendly garden centre products

Ruth Styles

7th January, 2011

Products labelled ‘organic’, ‘natural’ and ‘environmentally friendly’ have been found to confuse consumers in a survey by Which? Gardening and Garden Organic. more...
Bluefin tuna

Bluefin tuna condemned to extinction by 'laughable' ICCAT summit claim activists

Kara Moses

30th November, 2010

Campaigners unite in fury over the failure of the latest attempt to curtail overfishing of the critically endangered bluefin tuna species more...
Behind the Label tinned tuna

Lidl supermarket tuna 'contains fish species not on the label'

Kara Moses

24th November, 2010

Tuna industry showing disregard for consumers and future sustainability of fish stocks, according to Greenpeace more...
Coffee beans

Where does your instant coffee come from?

Phil Clarke-Hill

7th October, 2010

A new photographic exhibition - Made in Coorg - looks at what life is like for the coffee growers of the Coorg district of southern India, where the highly fertile land is increasingly sought after for larger plantations and tourism projects more...
Urine

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Dorienne Robinson

22nd September, 2010

Your bladder's loss could be your vegetable garden's gain, since urine makes for a surprisingly good fertiliser - so why are we wasting our wee? more...

Greenhorns: the network that's breathing new life into US farming

David Hawkins

14th September, 2010

It's helping attract youthful talent into sustainable agriculture across the US, but can the Greenhorns movement survive in the land of Big Ag, or cross the Atlantic to the UK? more...
London consumes 6.9 million tons of food a year, most imported from outside the UK

12 shocking facts about your food

Eifion Rees

7th September, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: A pocket-sized book highlights some of the super-sized problems associated with the way we feed ourselves more...

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