Organic Food

Stop! Step Away From That Vitamin C Pill!

Ruben Tabares | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ruben Tabares

The secret to a lot of what I do as a strength coach and nutritionist is supplying my clients with cutting edge training methods and the best nutrition advice currently available. With that in mind, I wanted to share some of those secrets with you in this blog.

Sweet Potato Kale Salad

Steph Matthews | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

I hardly used to eat any vegetables so the fact that this salad is made up of kale of all things means it had to be pretty tasty! This is now one of my all time favourite kale recipes that I go back to again and again...

Is Organic Food Better Than Ordinary Produce? This Expert Doesn't Think So

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years, organic food has been touted as the best and healthiest produce. But a leading expert has now argued that it might not be worth all the has...

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Inspiring Interview With the Global Crop Diversity Trust

Frontier | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Frontier

Given the colourful clamour of bright and shiny food packaging on supermarket shelves, not to mention the influx of superfoods to hit the market, we c...

Seven Benefits of Eating Local

Besma Whayeb | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Besma Whayeb

Local food naturally fits into a sustainable lifestyle: less transport, and less time in storage or in a shop means less energy wasted on the food. On top of that, local food often goes hand in hand with organic food too, meaning you're lowering demand for chemical-laden groceries.

It's Time for Veganism to Embrace the Past to Build the Future

Damien Clarkson | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

As someone who cares deeply about the planet we leave behind for future generations. I find myself thinking about how can veganism- a movement for environmental and social justice for humans and animals avoid falling into the traps of 21st century throwaway capitalism?

The River Cottage Drinking Game

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Jonnie Bayfield

Firstly prepare your beverage of choice (I personally like an organic cider from a local producer) Then, on a second platter, prepare a roulette of shot's (I personally use a organic celeriac vodka).

It's Time to Celebrate and Protect Our Soils

Peter Melchett | Posted 04.12.2015 | 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.

Organic Farming - Myths and Truths

Peter Melchett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Peter Melchett

It is unusual nowadays to see such an inaccurate and out-of-date article about organic farming and food. In 'Organic Farming: Myths and Truths' Pixie...

Organic Farming: Myths and Truths

Pixie Turner | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Pixie Turner

As this month is celebrated as Organic September it only seemed appropriate for me to write about this topic that has interested me for some time. In particular comments such as..

How to Go Organic This Organic September Without Breaking the Bank

Hayley Coristine | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Coristine

Often, people don't realise that organic is free range by nature, and farmers provide their animals with the highest quality of life possible and support our environment by providing natural habitats for wildlife. So the decisions you make when it comes to food are a simple but really powerful form of direct action and small changes really can make a big difference!

Letting Go: Why This Superfood Fan Packed In Investment Banking For A Start-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Leaving the financial stability of investment banking and starting a business from scratch is not for the faint of heart. Especially when said venture...

Forget the Labels - It's Time to Eat Kind

Lliana Bird | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lliana Bird

I've decided to do my best to "eat kind". Like sexuality believe there is no black and white and that labels aren't really helpful any more. Fluidity is. So I'm dispensing with "vegan"/ "vegetarian"/ "pescetarian" etc. If I want to eat some cheese or yoghurt I will.

Emotionally Staying in Control

Lisa Regan | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

We are a nation slowly becoming more interested with health, food, training, sport and anyone that goes to the effort of training each day will know the level of intensity and often pain that is required to burn those cals! However it can be often the emotional craving or draw from foods that will lead you down the wrong path of eating the wrong foods or simply too much.

Breaking the Sugar Chain... Forever

Lisa Regan | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Ah but time and education is a great thing, when we all began to think and saw past the multimillion dollar advertising and marketing campaigns that helped us to choose low fat and literally cut the fat, it was not good to finally learn what we were putting into our bodies.

But I Want It!!-Fighting Those Demon Cravings

Lisa Regan | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Like many women I fell victim to the clever marketing campaign of low fat, sugar free, reduced this, lacking that and so on, coupled with this terrible diet was an unhealthy woman in her late teens and 20s.

The EU and GM - Will It 'Let GM Crops Flourish' or Stop GM Being Used 'Under Any Pretext'?

Peter Melchett | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Melchett

It is worth noting that research into the health risks of GM crops and of both Roundup and glyphosate continues, and the GM industry still faces the possibility of a fatal blow from new scientific evidence, confirming what many studies have already suggested, namely that GM food poses significant risks to human health.

What On Earth Is Baobab And Why Do People Keep Going On About It?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pronounced Bey-Oh-Bab, baobab is a superfood that has been slowly making its mark on the world in recent months. Now that it's finally made its way...

Planet Appetite: Nordic Food Revolution Hits West Sweden

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Fresh from its waters, or newly harvested from its fields, the produce of West Sweden is the perfect fodder for the Nordic Food Revolution.

Organic Too Expensive? Quick Wins for Nutritious Alternatives

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Following on from my research-based article earlier this week on whether organic food is actually better for our health - this blog offers advice on seeking out alternatives if organic choices don't fit the budget.

Is Organic Actually Better for You?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Is organic food actually better for our health? Well, it should be. Organic agricultural practices mean avoiding chemical fertilisers - using instead crop rotation and natural nitrogen sources like clover, composted manure and seaweed. Pesticides are severely restricted and routine use of antibiotics and other drugs is banned. That means we should be ingesting far fewer chemicals ourselves.

Seasonal Recipes From Masterchef's Monica Galetti

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As September is National Organic Month, it's the perfect time to experiment with fresh foods that will be kinder to your body and kinder to the enviro...

Rachel Moss

Grow Veg And Sell it To Your Neighbours With This Fantastic Initiative

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you know any avid gardener, at some point you’ll likely be invited round for dinner and leave with a bundle of excess vegetables. But while g...

Is Organic Food Better for You? Nutrition, Anti-Oxidants and New Research

Guy Watson | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Guy Watson

An international panel have looked at the data from 343 peer-reviewed, published studies in every possible way, and concluded that there are very significant nutritional benefits to be had from eating organic food.

There's a Reason Why Supermarkets' 'Value' Ranges Are So Cheap - And It's Got Nothing to Do With Value

Clare Finney | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

No more could the aforementioned baker afford to love baking if he were to sell his loaves at the supermarket price of 75p a loaf. "If this was an industrial bakery," he observed tartly, "we'd employ three or four people and it would be automated."