Organic Food

Why I'm Taking the 'Organic Food Doesn't Influence Cancer Risk' Headlines With a Pinch of Organic Salt

Amy Leech | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Leech

Such a thing as the impact of pesticide exposure on health is a small, albeit important, part of a million piece puzzle we are only just starting to solve. It cannot be denied that this research is incredibly important, it is welcome and essential and I'd hope that in 10 years' time we'd have seen more research so we could start to make conclusions on this issue.

New Study Questions Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Layne Lieberman | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

In my opinion, based on the findings of this paper there is no evidence to tell people to consume a diet high in saturated fat. It is still a bad idea to eats lots of fast-food burgers and processed hot dogs. Yet, a diet rich in plant-based foods protects our health.

The New Diet Rule: Two Spoons of Sugar

Layne Lieberman | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

The challenge isn't how many teaspoons we add to our coffee or sprinkle over our oats. It's the huge quantities that seem to be secretly added to our prepared and packaged foods that make it nearly impossible to abide by the guideline.

Why Organic Food Isn't Always Best

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

I don't always think that organic is necessarily the most important thing to concern yourself with if you eat a diet that is made up of processed rubbish. I see people eat a lot of products labeled 'organic' ('gluten free' is another one) that are full of junk. Organic or not, it's still junk.

10 Ways to Love Your Life

Jackson Bliss | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

This world can be heartbreaking, so find time everyday to celebrate the small moments in your fractional life. Humour helps you take life less seriously. Humour helps you take life more seriously. Laughter is the way we heal when we see the world in a new way.

Christmas Dinner - Nine Months to Make, Nine Minutes to Eat

Sian Breslin | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

This is a quick low down on the main components of Christmas Dinner and why we should take pleasure in every mouthful of the most anticipated dinner of the year.

Rather Have a Flat Screen Than a Green Bean

Philip Dundas | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

Let's face it: no matter how green or good it is, almost four quid for a lettuce is just wrong, no matter how many happy slugs have left their slimy trails in its crevices or how much grass-rich cow poo has fertilised the roots. Last week, a certain high-end 'organic' supermarket sold me a cheese at double the price I normally pay for it wholesale for the restaurant.

LOOK: Delicious Gastropub Recipes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Gastropubs serve some of the best food in the country, with a lot of chefs championing local and seasonal food.But my, they can be eye-wateringly expe...

Can Higher Welfare School Packed Lunches Be Affordable?

Helen Coen | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Coen

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the number of higher welfare products available. It's true that some cost a little more, but I discovered lots of deals on Freedom Food-labelled products.

A New Online Vegan Store Opens in Germany: Is Germany set to overtake the UK in numbers of vegans?

India Leigh | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
India Leigh

The concept hatched at the beginning of 2012, after Miriam was living in France for a while and not finding them particularly vegan friendly. Germany, in contrast has a wide vegan interest. It is where Miriams family hails so there she returned to build her dream.

How Did It Get to This Point?

Natasha Corrett | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Corrett

I feel very strongly that all of this is a result of unconscious choices, not asking the questions. If you go back 100 years, eating animal produce was a luxury and you knew where your meat came from.

Divine Pops-Up for Fairtrade Fortnight

Judith Lewis | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

It's difficult for us to understand sometimes how much of an impact our chocolate choices can make to farmers. Divine takes it one step further and shows us that we can buy direct from the farmers on our supermarket shelves and given the recent scandals, it is reassuring to know where your chocolate comes from.

Horsegate Will Run and Run

Tracy Worcester | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tracy Worcester

The 'horsegate' story is set to run and run. It gives me no pleasure to say 'told you so' but I've argued for years that the industrialisation of agriculture, in order to get the cheapest food, results in ever lower quality standards.

Organic Food: A Waste of Money

Peter McGuire | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

Organic isn't better for you. Eating organic food won't stop imaginary 'toxins' from bypassing your liver and making you sick. Buying organic can potentially cause greater harm to the environment. Eating local is no guarantee of reducing your carbon footprint.

Six Myths About Nutritional Food - Exploded!

Wendy Powell | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Powell

Do you know what nutritional food is? Every day a new 'super food' emerges, promising everlasting youth and good health, while something you thought was 'healthy' is discredited. To help you identify the truth, I'm busting some of the common nutritional food myths.

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.

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch? In That Case I'll Have a 'Double Dip' Recession With Chocolate Bits and strawberry Sauce Please

Daniel Warner | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

Are we in the double dip or have we come out the other side and are now going down for the third time? Am I supposed to be cutting back, giving some slack or just cutting corners on the luxury and only buying the necessary?

Whether Vegetable or Animal, Farm Produce is Treated Just The Same: the Case for the Vegan Option Continued

Sue Cross | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

Traditional farms are arranged to suit the animals. Now animals are selectively bred to suit intensive production. They must grow large as quickly as possible and be as productive as possible. Sows have litters of up to 15 piglets even though they have only 12 teats. Hens lay up to 300 eggs a year - 30 is a natural number.

Building Brand Britain

Paul Lindley | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK
Paul Lindley

2012 is set to be a landmark year for Brand Britain. In years to come, people will look back and say, "what a year", with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, drawing millions of visitors and billions of viewers.

Spring Cleaning - Eight Ways to Detox

Laura Knowles | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Spring has sprung. Oh sun in the sky, blossom on the trees, you know how I feel. Forget the 'after Christmas bloats' in January - spring is the perfect time to cleanse ourselves and have a good detox.

Jamie Oliver Splits From Sainsbury's After 11 Years

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

Remember those quirky Sainsbury's TV ads with Jamie Oliver grating nutmeg over a scrumptious roast? Well, those will soon be a thing of the past after...