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Goldenberries

Strange fruit: 8 tempting ideas from the orchard to brighten your week

Emma Cooper

14th September, 2010

Oranges, grapes and Granny Smiths are so last year, says Emma Cooper. This autumn, tuck into goji berries, strawberry spinach and wonderberries instead... more...
An empty wallet

Cash-free living: how to survive and thrive without money

Christine Ottery

31st August, 2010

Pounds and pence are important to some but not vital for anyone. From skinny dipping to dustbin dining, there are many ways to live without paying for it. Here are some top tips more...

Otarian: the fast-food chain with the low-carbon menu

Matilda Lee

26th August, 2010

Otarian aims to show you how eating out can help you save the planet, one kilo of carbon at a time more...
Community garden

Life without supermarkets: community action is the best way to beat them

Laura Laker

10th August, 2010

A hypermarket victory in Hackney demonstrates how local groups can help protect community shops... more...
Medway Court

How to start growing food on social housing estates

Christine Ottery

30th July, 2010

Estate community gardens are springing up in our cities - here's how to transform a derelict urban space into a food growing hub more...
Wheatgrass juice

Raw food diets: are they worth it?

Laura Sevier

12th July, 2010

Some like it hot, others like it... raw. A vegan diet based on uncooked plant food is good for the planet - but is it right for everyone? more...
Oven dried tomatoes

Five ways to preserve tomatoes

Lynda Brown

6th July, 2010

If you're lucky enough to have gluts of tomatoes, this extract from The Preserving Book shows you how to use them in mouth-watering recipes more...
food co-ops

Life without supermarkets: escaping choice overload

Laura Laker

14th June, 2010

Laura Laker discovers the joys of farmers' markets, the convenience of vegboxes, and the horror of plans for a nearby Tesco Metro that will threaten her local corner shop more...
The Alternative Kitchen Garden

Kitchen gardening: an A to Z

Review by Alex McDonald; book extract by Emma Cooper

15th April, 2010

A is for allotments; B is for brocolli; C is for climate change... and U is for urine. 'The Alternative Kitchen Garden: an A-Z' is a companion for both inexperienced and expert gardeners more...
Cows outdoors

Have we got it right on meat and greenhouse gas emissions?



Tom Levitt

8th April, 2010

Analysis showing lower greenhouse gas emissions associated with intensive livestock production could pose a challenge to our views on best farming practice
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Soya milk

Put to the test: a buyer's guide to non-dairy products

Laura Sevier

17th March, 2010

Whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons, a low-dairy or dairy-free diet is becoming more mainstream. Here's how to have your (cheese)cake and eat it too... more...

Getting started in balcony farming

Eifion Rees

9th March, 2010

Strapped for garden space needn't mean being strapped for home-grown veg, as an experienced London balcony gardener reveals more...

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Green books

How to publish a green book

15th December, 2009

Emma Bocking

Pioneers in the publishing industry have been making tracks in reducing the environmental impact of printing and selling books more...
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CASE STUDY: growing fruit and veg in the city

Ben Willis

3rd March, 2009

A host of communal vegetable gardens are springing up in the concrete heart of East London. Ben Willis meets the woman coaxing life from the urban jungle more...
Book Face on your plate

Can you read this and not become a vegan?

Sophie Morris

19th June, 2009

Jeffrey Masson's powerful new book, The Face On Your Plate reveals the truth about food. Be it for health, environmental or animal welfare reasons, the less animal products we consume, the better. more...
Gardening

How to create your own edible landscape

Giovanna Dunmall

1st April 2009

With allotment waiting lists more than a decade long in many areas, people without gardens are becoming increasingly creative in their enthusiastic quest to grow their own food. Report by Giovanna Dunmall more...
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Growing your own - where to begin

Paul Kingsnorth

19th May, 2009

'Where do I start?' Paul Kingsnorth answers the oft-asked question of those who want to grow their own food - but are lacking in knowledge, time, space, or all three. No problem. Read on... more...
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Dilemma: Should I feel guilty about the bananas in my fruit & veg box?

Matilda Lee

1st November, 2008

Fruit and veg box schemes used to be the preserve of ‘deep-greens’. Now everyone’s in on the act, however, is green shopping becoming greenwashing, asks Matilda Lee more...
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Corporate organics

Ed Hamer

22nd May, 2008

Can big ever be beautiful where organic foods are concerned? Ed Hamer gets to grips with one of the environmental consumer’s greatest dilemmas more...
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Gardening When It Counts by Steve Solomon

Clive Dennis

1st May, 2008

Growing your own would be vital if the shops shut for good. Steve Solomon has the key to a persistent vegetable state more...
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The end of food as we know it

Joanna Blythman

1st March, 2008

It’s 2008, and feeding ourselves has never been easier. We take for granted a supply of every agricultural commodity on the planet, 365 days a year. Food is cheap. Never in living memory have we spent less on it as a proportion of our total expenditure. Even our poorest citizens can afford the luxury foods of yesteryear, like salmon and chicken. more...
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Mum's gone bin-fishing...

Mel

27th September, 2007

It’s last orders at the bar in a certain vegan pub in a certain British city, and my friend Daisy checks casually, ‘Do you need to get any food in? We could do with a bit of veg…’ more...
Green Living

The slacker's guide to eating well

Ecologist

10th September, 2007

We can all eat well with a little thought and effort. Here's how... more...
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Behind the eco labels: Freedom Food

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

Freedom Food was set up in 1994 by the RSPCA as the first farm-assurance scheme to concentrate primarily on animal welfare. The Freedom Food mark found on eggs, dairy, meat, poultry and salmon products means the animals involved have been reared, handled, transported and slaughtered to standards devised and monitored by the RSPCA. more...
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Junk food...Italy?

News

20th February, 2007

Italy, long seen as the healthy man of Europe, is beginning to suffer the effects of fast- and junk-food, the Guardian reports. more...

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