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Five of the best…organic veg box schemes

Ruth Styles

16th January, 2012

Whether you’re looking for seasonal veg or slaughter-free milk, Britain’s box schemes make avoiding the supermarket a cinch more...
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Organic farming has sold out and lost its way

Julian Rose

17th March, 2010

The dreams of the early organic pioneers have been subsumed into a rush for global supply chains, strict regulations and fast-selling brands more...
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Winter skincare: top ten eco picks

Matilda Lee & Laura Sevier

10th December, 2009

Clean, green beauty products for the holiday season more...
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CASE STUDY: baking and selling real bread

Laura Sevier

22nd May, 2009

The creation of the modern loaf is an industrial process that uses a cocktail of artificial ingredients - but for taste, bite and goodness, nothing beats the old ways. Laura Sevier meets a baker bidding to become the saviour of our daily bread 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...
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CASE STUDY: getting good, local food into hospitals

Dixe Wills

22nd January, 2009

It’s fresh, organic and locally produced. It’s hospital food, but not as we know it – yet. Dixe Wills meets the catering manager who’s transforming the canteen kitchen more...
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CASE STUDY: part eco restaurant, part cookery school

Paul Kingsnorth

17th May, 2007

Paul Kingsnorth meets the Bristol-based chef with an eco-friendly restaurant and a mission to take real food to a wider community. more...
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CASE STUDY: setting up an organic market garden

Laura Sevier

26th April, 2007

Septuagenarian Mehr Fardoonji is still to be found with her hands in the soil after forty-five years of organic market gardening more...
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CASE STUDY: how to green your local pub

Andrew Purvis

1st February, 2006

Andrew Purvis talks to Geetie Singh, owner of the UK’s only all organic pub, The Duke of Cambridge more...
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Q & A: Jo Wood, founder of Jo Wood Organics

Laura Sevier

13th October, 2009

The eco-beauty businesswoman on why she loves all things organic, the secret of creating a heavenly fragrance and training for Strictly Come Dancing more...
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Starting a biodynamic vineyard

Monty Waldin

1st April, 2008

Making the transition from wine writer to viticulturist was a leap of faith for Monty Waldin. What could he expect from his new hilltop vineyard in the Pyrenees? more...
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Making Sense of Swine Flu

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2009

In the last few years the Ecologist has written extensively on the flu – both the garden variety that strikes us on an annual basis and the wider threat of avian influenza, H5N1. more...

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To your health - Organic beer!

Rachel Clode

1st August, 2008

The UK’s organic brewers are calling time on beer corporations, as Rachel Clode discovers more...
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Ice Cream of the Crop

Laura Sevier

28th January, 2009

Most mass-produced pudding wouldn't know real, healthy, organic ingredients if it saw them. Laura Sevier meets the Finlays, who are putting the 'nice' back into ice cream more...
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Raw milk - magic bullet or health hazard?

Laura Sevier

21st January, 2009

Unpasteurised milk can be a divisive subject, says Laura Sevier, but most of what you hear about the white stuff is pure whitewash more...
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Help fashion go organic

Ecologist magazine

1st January, 2009

The fashion industry listens to shoppers, even if governments don't. Use your power as a consumer to make safer, organic cotton more widely available:
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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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Eco-restaurant - The Water House

Andy Gold

1st November, 2008

Head chef of pioneering Shoreditch eco-restaurant The Water House, Marie Gonfond shares a few recipes... more...
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The language of the GM technology debate

Prof Guy Cook

1st October, 2008

The great GM debate is a complex one. Professor Guy Cook examines the ways in which the issue is often tackled - verbally that is. more...
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Drizzle with care

Laura Sevier

7th August, 2008

With vast areas decimated by industrial farming, the salad days are over for mass-produced olive oil. Laura Sevier looks at the effect its rise in popularity has had on the European landscape, and at some more sustainable brands. more...
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All hands to the plough

Ed Hamer

7th August, 2008

The community supports the farmer and the farmer supports the community. Why isn't everyone taking part in the latest agricultural revolution, wonders Ed Hamer more...
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What's brewing? The rise of organic beer

Rachel Clode

1st July, 2008

The UK’s organic brewers are calling time on beer corporations, as Rachel Clode discovers

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A lot of fun - why allotments are good for the soul

Tony Baldry

19th June, 2008

Allotments are good for the soul and enjoying a resurgence in interest, says Tony Baldry, which is why local councils and developers should be required to grow their own
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Bananas: from plantation to plate

Ed Hamer

2nd June, 2008

What could be more cheerful than this ubiquitous breakfast fruit? But if you’re not buying them Fairtrade and organic, argues Ed Hamer, then you’re buying into a modern agricultural scandal more...
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A step in the organic direction

The Ecologist

1st June, 2008

MPs endorse new report and slam ‘ostrich view’ of farming more...

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