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Why working holidays on organic farms help you see the world anew

Laura Laker

14th July, 2010

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is not just a cheap way to see the world - it's a hands-on way to learn new skills of sustainable living more...

How to garden with kids

Matilda Lee

10th June, 2010

Tips for passing on green fingers, and a taste for vegetables, to your sprogs more...
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Committing to a life without supermarkets

Laura Laker

14th May, 2010

No-one enjoys supermarket shopping. But kicking the habit requires conviction, as Laura Laker reveals in the first of a new series... more...

Setting up my dream organic pub

Geetie Singh & Sara Berg

11th May, 2010

In an extract from her new book, Geetie Singh tells how her famed gastro pub, the Duke of Cambridge, came to be, and gives Ecologist readers two great recipes to try out more...
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Conservation and food production should be kept separate says study

Ecologist

6th May, 2010

Researchers claim the benefits of combining conservation and food production through organic farming are not enough to make up for the drop in yields more...
Creating a Forest Garden

Creating a Forest Garden: working with nature to grow edible crops

Martin Crawford

27th April, 2010

Excerpts from the new book telling you everything you need to know about this novel way to grow edible crops - where nature does most of the work for you. more...
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Letter: We're upfront about organic farming's yields in the UK

Peter Melchett

22nd April, 2010

Soil Association policy director Peter Melchett takes issue with The Land editor Simon Fairlie's characterisation of its policy towards organic yields and meat consumption more...
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UN claims 'food production needs to double' exposed as myth

Ecologist

20th April, 2010

Widely quoted figures of the need to double food production by 2050 have been used to justify an expansion of industrial factory farming, but have been brought into question by a new report more...
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An 'all or nothing' approach to organics won't get us anywhere

Simon Fairlie

16th April, 2010

We wouldn't ask pedestrians to prove that they weren't using a car, then charge them for a certificate to say as much. So why do it to organic farmers? 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...
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Consumers lose interest in organic food

Ecologist

12th April, 2010

Consumers turned their back on organic but continued to buy fairtrade in 2009, according to the latest sales figures more...
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What is biodynamic wine, and which bottles should you pick?

Laura Sevier

8th April, 2010

Its principals may seem strange but biodynamic winegrowers are in a league of their own when it comes to caring for soil, plant and planet. Plus, 10 wines to try in 2010 more...

organic farming: 50/75 of 144
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Each day, you have three votes to change the food system

Michael Pollan

1st April, 2010

In this extract from Stuffed, Michael Pollan spells out the simple rules for buying and eating real food more...
Older lady shopping for garlic in organic aisle

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...

How to decode food labels and shop with a conscience

Pat Thomas

16th March, 2010

Is it healthy? Is it 
organic? Is it fairly traded? How far has it travelled? At times, making informed choices can feel like a full-time job. Here is a pocket guide to buying food from the new book Stuffed more...
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UK overseas aid ignoring small scale agriculture

Ecologist

3rd February, 2010

Department for International Development (DfID) accused of failing to support long-term agricultural programmes and being obsessed with an 'industrial model' of food production more...

Food crisis 'hidden' from public say campaigners

Ecologist

6th January, 2010

Government is talking about issues like food security, climate change and oil dependency but failing to take the 'inconvenient' but necessary action says the Soil Association more...

Bill Jordan: I don't think organics will feed the world

Tom Levitt

1st December, 2009

Jordans cereals founder Bill Jordan says his company's method of farming can feed the world and safeguard biodiversity 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: 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...

10 steps to creating a local food group

Tamzin Pinkerton and Rob Hopkins

24th September, 2009

Tamzin Pinkerton & Rob Hopkins's new book, Local Food, is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in creating a local food group. Here's an extract to whet your appetite... more...
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FSA attacks French organics study

Ecologist

18th September, 2009

FSA says French study on benefits of organic farming published last week used 'diluted data' more...
Cattle in a deforested area of the Amazon

Organic food: FSA study leaves bad taste in the mouth

Tom Levitt

1st August, 2009

The findings from the FSA's organic food review have added little to our knowledge but left consumers short-changed on real benefits of organic food. more...
Carrots

Organic food report admits to lack of evidence

Ecologist

29th July, 2009

FSA review dismisses health benefits of eating organic but admits to a lack of research on which to base findings more...
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Wales consults on tighter GM contamination laws

Ecologist

7th July, 2009

A consultation by the Welsh Assembly Government proposes more stringent measures to protect Wales's farmers from the threat of cross-contamination by GM crops more...

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