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How to green your school

Ecologist

10th February, 2010

School buildings, food, waste - even the curriculum itself should all support a connection to, and appreciation for, the environment. Here are some resources to get you started more...

The Soup Book

Sophie Grigson, Jeanette Orrey, Eric Treuille

29th December, 2009

Wholesome, seasonal, frugal, simple, fresh, homegrown and hardy...The Soil Association Soup Book's recipes are sure to delight all. Read on for some tasty recipes more...
A seedling pushes through the earth

Agriculture: Copenhagen's blind spot

Peter Melchett

7th December, 2009

By not properly discussing agriculture at national or international climate negotiations, we are avoiding tackling not just a huge source of emissions, but also a potential carbon sink more...

How to get community investment in green projects

Ed Hamer

11th November, 2009

Many a good idea has floundered for lack of funds, but with today's models for community finance this need no longer be so... more...
Healthy compost in the palm of a hand

10 resources for better food growing

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Food and farming is in crisis but there is hope for the future - from organics and Slow Food to permaculture and land share schemes more...
Do Lectures

The Do Lectures: a Glastonbury for the mind

Jaswinder Kaur

27th August, 2009

Once a year in rural Wales twenty 'doers' assemble in a small tent and tell their stories. The aim is to inspire the rest of us to go and do something positive. more...

CASE STUDY: the Slow Food revolution

Matilda Lee

20th July, 2009

Can the delicious revolution reach out to the uncommitted? more...
Kids' Taste Tent at the Organic Food Festival

The Organic Food Festival, Bristol

Emma Bocking

17th September, 2009

The largest festival of its kind in Europe was smaller this year but still a food lover's dream. Emma Bocking reports more...
What if... Government bought green?

Can Defra deliver its 2030 food vision?

Ecologist

11th August, 2009

Pressure groups question whether Defra has the power to drive reforms in the food sector 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...
What if... Government bought green?

What if... Government bought green?

Maria Cross

14th July, 2009

Ask those involved in public food procurement if they would like to see fresh, local ingredients on menus and they will say yes. Then they will list all the reasons why it wouldn't work. Not so, argues Maria Cross - and here's how more...
A ploughed field

Change farming to cut CO2 emissions by 25 per cent

Eifion Rees

3rd July, 2009

A new report has revealed that a change in the way we manage agricultural land could help sequester a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions every year more...

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'Natural' and 'organic' beauty to be standardised

Matilda Lee

26th June, 2009

The Soil Association hopes that Cosmos, the new natural cosmetics standard, will lead to cleaner, greener ingredients in mainstream beauty products more...
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EU claim cloned food is safe

News

14th January, 2008

European food safety officials have given their public backing to cloned food, claiming it is safe to eat. more...
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Supermarkets caught up in GM label row

News

19th November, 2007

Supermarkets have been accused of misleading consumers by not labelling food produced from genetically modified crops. more...
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The trouble with organics

Joanna Blythman

17th June, 2005

Organic food is not necessarily the automatic choice for the ethical consumer more...

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