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Is a raw food diet right for you?

by Hazel Sillver

Raw foodism is becoming increasingly popular. Advocates report high energy levels and less need for sleep. But is it a healthy way for everyone to eat, asks Hazel Sillver more...
crunchy chocolate hearts

Is a raw food diet right for you?

by Hazel Sillver

Raw foodism is becoming increasingly popular. Advocates report high energy levels and less need for sleep. But is it a healthy way for everyone to eat, asks Hazel Sillver more...

Cooking with Gorse: Foraging for the Kitchen

April 30th, 2013

by Susan Clark

How would you capture the wafting coconut-like scent of a coastal gorse bush? By turning the flowers into a stunningly delicious ice cream says Susan Clark
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Tried & tested eco-cosmetics

April 26th, 2013

by Hazel Sillver

Avoid cosmetics that cost the earth – today’s eco makeup is much better quality anyway, says Hazel Sillver. more...

Cooking with Wild Garlic: Foraging for the Kitchen

April 19th, 2013

by Susan Clark

If there's one plant you don't need to be a botanist to safely identify it's wild garlic. Just follow your nose ... and head straight back to your kitchen says Susan Clark more...

How meditation makes us much nicer people

March 26th, 2013

by Hazel Sillver

New research proves that a spiritual practice, such as meditation, leads to a kinder world. Hazel Sillver explores a number of different types of meditation.
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Healthy Eating: What is the truth about fat and nutrition?

by Colin Tudge

November 13th, 2012

With the present state of research we will never find out what we should and should not eat – but, says Colin Tudge, it is hard to improve on ancient wisdom and common sense. more...
Tuna catch

Are captive tuna farms a viable alternative to overfishing?

Tom Edathikunnel

22nd August, 2012

The Kindai tuna, bred by scientists at Kinki University, may lead the way for future large-scale tuna farms. Tom Edathikunnel investigates whether the idea really is preferable to overfishing more...
Oil drilling in the Amazon

Texaco's pollution of Ecuador's indigenous lands brought to light in new DVD

Nicola Peel

8th August, 2012

Nicola Peel talks about her new DVD, Blood of the Amazon, telling of her travels through the rainforest and her investigations on the effects of reckless oil drilling on indigenous communities more...
Cold hands warming on a gas heater

Young people suffering fuel poverty, says new research

Ecologist staff writer

12th July, 2012

It’s a problem more usually associated with pensioners but according to new research fuel poverty has become an issue amongst younger people – particularly students - too. more...
Beijing's polluted skies

Beijing's blue skies...or little white lies?

Olivia Boyd

6th July, 2012

Fed up with fudged statistics Beijing’s increasingly environmentally-aware population has forced its Government to come clean about air pollution in the city. more...
State of the Union: the British perfume that’s boosting biodiversity

Union: the British perfume that’s boosting biodiversity

Ruth Styles

1st June, 2012

Making the most of the UK’s bountiful flora, Union’s four fragrances are an olfactory celebration of the British countryside, says Ruth Styles more...

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Revealed: the illegal shellfish trade that's putting consumer health at risk

Andrew Wasley

30th May, 2012

The illicit supply of clams, cockles and oysters could spark a serious outbreak of food poisoning from E.coli, novovirus or salmonella. But gangmasters are cashing in on the lucrative trade. Andrew Wasley reports more...
dr wakde

Review: Backache Therapy Massage with Ozone Steam

Ruth Styles

21st May, 2012

Combining stress-busting know how with Ayurvedic tradition, Dr Wakde’s Natural Health Clinic is the place to go when you need a natural solution for stress and aches, says a revitalised Ruth Styles more...
Garden Organic's 'I don't dig peat' campaign

Ireland's 'Grow it Yourself' self-help food growing community coming to the UK

Rebecca Campbell

16th May, 2012

Grow It Yourself is a popular community organisation with a vision of bringing people together in a sustainable and healthier way through organic food growing. Now it has plans to launch further afield in the UK more...
Tried and tested: mineral make-up

Tried and tested: mineral make-up

Thea Byrgesen

9th May, 2012

With synthetic and chemical free formulas, and a colour range to rival Monet, modern mineral make-up is skin and planet friendly. Thea Byrgesen rounds up the best more...
Birth Matters by Ina May Gaskin

A midwife's manifesta on how to have a fearless birth

Laura Sevier

4th May, 2012

Birth Matters, a new book by pioneering midwife Ina May Gaskin aims to empower women to gain control over their bodies in order to have the kind of birth they want more...
Review: Aromatherapy Associates Aroma Radiance facial

Review: Aromatherapy Associates Aroma Radiance facial

Ruth Styles

2nd May, 2012

Aromatherapy Associates newest facial delivers an all-natural anti-ageing punch, reports a fresh-faced Ruth Styles more...
Soya: how one super crop lost its way

The dark side of soya: how one super crop lost its way

Amy Hall

1st May, 2012

A decade ago, soya was being hailed as a superfood but in recent years, numerous issues surrounding deforestation and its impact on health have come to light more...
Lush launches anti-animal testing campaign

Lush launches anti-animal testing campaign

Mark Briggs

25th April, 2012

To coincide with World Day for Laboratory Animals, Lush turned their Regent Street shop window into a human testing zone to highlight the plight of the millions of animals worldwide who suffer at the hands of the beauty industry more...
TAKE ACTION to end animal testing on cosmetics

TAKE ACTION to end cosmetic testing on animals

Mark Briggs

24th April, 2012

Lush Cosmetics have teamed up with the Humane Society International to launch a campaign to ensure long-awaited proposals banning products tested on animals outside the EU are fully enforced more...
Tried and tested: eco-friendly lip balm

Tried and tested: lip balm

Ruth Styles

25th April, 2012

High on petrochemicals and low on efficacy, it’s time to swap your Vaseline for something a little greener. Ruth Styles puts the planet-pleasing alternatives to the test more...
terre d'oc

Natural make-up: why it’s giving MAC a run for its money

Matilda Lee

18th April, 2012

Matilda Lee meets the Estée Lauder of natural make-up, Terre d’Oc’s Valerie Roubaud, to find out why natural cosmetics are ready to take on the conventional kind more...
perfume

Death by jasmine: why organic perfumery is under threat

Ruth Styles

17th April, 2012

Is real jasmine really worse for you than the synthetic version? It might sound crazy but that's exactly what the International Fragrance Association believe – and it’s making life tough for organic and natural perfumers. Ruth Styles reports more...
The Ecologist meets… Lena Korres

The Ecologist meets… Korres co-founder, Lena Korres

Ruth Styles

13th April, 2012

Greece might be in dire financial straights but for the country’s best-known natural beauty brand, things have never been better. Ruth Styles caught up with Lena Korres to find out why more...

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