Organic Farming

Superlative Alternative: Organic Cotton

Eleanor O'Neill | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Style
Eleanor O'Neill

And I've found the subject of organic cotton one of the most frequently discussed when talking about sustainable fashion. Perhaps because it's an easy concept to understand, in theory, and also because it is now widely accessible.

Zambia - Thinking About Home

Ricky Ross | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Ricky Ross

When SCIAF (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund ) asked me to go to Zambia to see their work there, a few things were made clear to me. Most peop...

Don't Tell The Truth About Organic Food?

Peter Melchett | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Peter Melchett

In other UK industries it is generally accepted that some products are higher quality and therefore cost more, without this being seen as 'hostility' - why not in farming? It really is time for non-organic farming in the UK to stop treating any description of quality in food production as a threat to the whole industry, rather than welcome diversity.

Virtual Reality: Bringing the Farm to Your Living Room

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jonty Whittleton

I'm standing in the middle of a pig shed. To my left and right, I see row after row of tightly packed sows and their squealing piglets. The building is a sorry sight - hard, featureless, sometimes barely visible in the dim light. I want to leave, except I'm not actually "there". Welcome to the curious world of virtual reality.

It's Time to Celebrate and Protect Our Soils

Peter Melchett | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Melchett

The quality of our soil determines how successful we are at tackling food security and climate change - yet we treat it like dirt. A new animated film from the Soil Association celebrates one of our most important natural resources on World Soils Day.

'Small Milk' Farmers Challenge Logic of Mega Dairies

Andrew Wasley | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Andrew Wasley

In contrast to the vast US-style 'mega dairies' appearing in parts of the UK, one Sussex biodynamic dairy farm says small-scale milk production can wo...

The UK's 1st Biomethane Gas-to-Grid Plant

Natalie Pace | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Tech
Natalie Pace

Today, when HRH The Prince of Wales opened the UK's first full-scale Anaerobic Digester and Biomethane-to-Grid Plant, which will provide renewable gas directly to the local community in Poundbury, it is clear that Prince Charles is a visionary.

Fish Farming a Growth Enterprise for Rural Kenyans

Dan Griffin | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK
Dan Griffin

About 500 tilapia fish swim about in a brackish pond at the back of Margaret Wanjika's house at the base of Visoy Hill.

Protests Mount Against Vast Industrial pig Farm

Peter Tatchell | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Tatchell

Human rights and animal rights are two aspects of the same struggle against suffering and injustice. Cruelty is barbarism, whether it is inflicted on humans or on other species.