Organic Food

Lidl Launches Prosecco That's 'Less Likely' To Give You A Hangover

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lidl has launched a Prosecco designed to keep hangovers at bay, at a bargain price of just £7.99. The supermarket’s Organic Prosecco Spumante will ...

What Do These Ethical Labels Really Mean?

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Confused between Fairtade, Fair for Life, organic, ethical? Want to know what you're really putting in your basket in the supermarket? Let's demystify some of the thinking behind the labels shall we?

SOS : Save Our Soils

Kevin Godlington | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Kevin Godlington

I used to be a soldier, a journey through the European wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, then Africa and the Middle East, spanning three continents over 12 y...

Annoying Archetypes: The Hipster Cook

Gerry Thompson | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Gerry Thompson

You're invited out to dinner with a friend at the home of this person, about whom your friend is reluctant to say too much; his name will be Django or Salinger or Tarquin or something along those lines; there will be a heavy duty check shirt, big beard and unneeded eccentric spectacles - the first clues as to what you're in for.

How Home-Grown Vegetables Can Improve Your Mood

Kathy Slack | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

It's magic in the veg patch at the moment. Actual magic. Every time you visit something new is sprouting. It's a time for firsts: first batch of green beans, first bowl of strawberries, first purple-podded peas, first courgette (though after last year's un-scalable courgette mountain I meet that one with a certain amount of trepidation).

Why Your Lunch Is More Political Than You Might Think

Kathy Slack | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

And it struck me - a plate of food is not just a plate of food. It is representative of an almost infinite list of political issues. And that means that when we sit down to eat or cook or grow food, we aren't just fuelling our bodies, we are making surprisingly political choices.

How Our Food Choices Impact The Environment

Phillip Othen | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

No meat. No dairy. No problem. For years, the UN has voiced their suggestion of everyone giving up meat and dairy for good. All in the name of saving ...

Why We Should All Be Drinking Natural Wine

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

"Even those who are big foodies, who watch what they eat, don't actually think about what is in their wine glass. The wine industry is full of the same big brand issues that exist in the rest of the food world, it's just that most people have never thought about it," says Legeron, who has written one of the definitive books on natural wines.

Vegan Chana Masala

Holly Jade | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Step 4- Add in the garlic paste, cumin, chilli powder, ground coriander, turmeric, garam masala, pepper, salt and coconut sugar (optional) Stir until combined. Add 1 tablespoon of oil if too dry/needed.

Ombre Strawberry And Cream Pancakes

Holly Jade | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Strawberries and cream are a match made in heaven and I wanted to make some pancakes incorporating strawberry and cream. I came up with this beautiful tower of light and fluffy pink ombre pancakes that don't only look stunning, but taste delicious. They are so yummy!

RAW Bounty Bar Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Step 1- Drain the cashew nuts and pop them into a food processor/blender along with the coconut cream, melted coconut oil, dessiccated coconut, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Allow to blend for 5-8 minutes on high until smooth. There will be some texture due to the coconut

How Are Global Food Brands Protecting Farm Animals?

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

A new report released this week shows how 99 of the world's largest food companies are focusing on the welfare of farm animals used in their products....

11 Healthy Breakfast Ideas From Instagram Foodie And Fitness Bloggers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

They say it is the most important meal of the day, but we are hardly brimming with inspirational breakfast ideas as we crawl out of bed. Instead we r...

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.

At The Inaugural Festival For Food Entrepreneurs

Laura Krippner | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

Last weekend I ventured out of Newcastle-under-Lyme to the big city. No, not Manchester or Birmingham, but that London. I tied on my money belt, and packed my How-to-Talk-to-Southerners phrase book. That London's got a lot fancier, and busier, since I left in 2001 for the bright lights of New York.

Stop! Step Away From That Vitamin C Pill!

Ruben Tabares | Posted 02.09.2017 | 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 13.07.2017 | 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 25.02.2017 | 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 09.02.2017 | 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 03.02.2017 | 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 18.01.2017 | 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 04.12.2016 | 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.

Organic Farming - Myths and Truths

Peter Melchett | Posted 02.10.2016 | 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 29.09.2016 | 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..