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Five of the best…organic beers

The Ecologist

16th May, 2011

Better for the environment and better tasting than mass-produced, imported lager; isn’t it time you gave real ale a go? We asked the Campaign for Real Ale’s Jon Howard to round up some of the best more...
India organic food

Organic farming – India's future perfect?

Nishika Patel, The Guardian

12th May, 2011

A budding interest in organic food offers farmers soaring incomes and higher yields, but critics say it's not the answer to India's fast-rising food demands more...
farmers' markets

Top 10…UK farmers’ markets

Jeff Holman

15th April, 2011

From local specialities to homemade treats, shopping at Britain’s farmers’ markets is a great way to get stuck into premium produce and support local farmers. Jeff Holman rounds up some of the best more...

Top and fairtrade teas

Laura Sevier

13th April, 2011

Say sayonara to your standard tea and try a cup of one of the Ecologist’s 10 favourite Fairtrade and organic teas. Laura Sevier puts the kettle on more...
Take action to green your cuppa!

TAKE ACTION: Campaigns to green your cuppa

Matilda Lee

13th April, 2011

As part of the Ecologist's special investigation into the hidden costs of tea, milk and sugar, here's how to get involved in cleaning up your cuppa 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...

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 more...

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...

Transylvania: could this 'lost in time' land be the future of European agriculture?

Laura Sevier

7th January, 2011

Transylvania has maintained traditional farming methods for hundreds of years. As it faces the twin threats of intensive agriculture and byzantine EU policies, its model of under-development is attracting the interest of policy makers 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...

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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...

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...
Field of wheat

Conservation and food production should be kept separate says study


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...
muck spreading

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...

UN claims 'food production needs to double' exposed as myth


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...
muck spreading

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...
Bottle of milk

Consumers lose interest in organic food


12th April, 2010

Consumers turned their back on organic but continued to buy fairtrade in 2009, according to the latest sales figures more...
Meinklang white

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...

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...


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