Organic Food

Breaking the Sugar Chain... Forever

Lisa Regan | Posted 11.02.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 23.01.2015 | 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."

Forget 'Organic' For Under 5's!

Nigel Denby | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

I'm a registered dietitian and run an Early Years' nutrition project working with tens of thousands of under 5s in the UK. And I'm sick and tired of Yummy Mummies bringing their fads and fancies into the Nursery, forcing their growing children to endure their parents latest 'craze'.

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

Amy Leech | Posted 28.05.2014 | 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 17.05.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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.