Organic

The GM Stalemate: A Farmer's Perspective

Guy Watson | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Guy Watson

n Uganda, where 30% of calories are consumed as bananas, a GM, wilt resistant banana has been widely promoted as an example of how GM could feed the world. Yet during a recent visit, farmers I spoke to said the GM bananas were inedible...

Could African Farmers Teach Us How to Stop the UK Floods Returning?

Guy Watson | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK
Guy Watson

Back in the UK one could blame the farmers but the real culprit is our government and their ideology of scrapping environmental regulations in the absurd belief that a free market will hold back the waters. Whether through corruption, ideological dogma or an obsession with self-serving headlines rather than finding lasting solutions, both governments fail their people.

LOOK: What Will Your Kitchen Look Like In 2063?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hovercars may not quite have worked out as predictions for the future goes, but if a study by Miele (the appliance company) is correct, dinnertime wil...

When Organic Is a Must - The Dirty Dozen

Laura Knowles | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Our intensively farmed, pesticide treated soils aren't what they used to be. Fruit and veg no longer contains the levels of the oh so important vitamins and minerals that we need to keep our bodies doing their thing and this is contributing to the increase in illness and disease that we are experiencing.

Toxic Soup

Janey Lee Grace | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Janey Lee Grace

Some of the tabloids last week declared that Britain is in the grip of a skin allergy 'epidemic' stating that millions of people are being exposed to toxic chemicals.

Detox Diary - Part One

Katy Harrington | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Harrington

I'm less a 'my body is a temple', and more of a 'my body is a skip' kinda girl. I happily eat pretty much what I like, drink like a fish and enjoy the occasional ciggie, but once or twice a year I feel my body revolt and demand a detox.

Is it Really Organic?

Christina Robert | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

When it comes to proper labelling on our beauty products, its not pretty out there. It seems cosmetics and lotions that are being labelled organic, natural or even more cheekily -'nature inspired', may not be as pure as they claim.

What's Really in Your Skincare Products?

Olivia Chapman | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Chapman

If there's one thing we learned from the recent horse meat scandal, it's that we don't really know what's in the products we buy every day. We put all of our trust into the labelling provided, which can be difficult to understand, time consuming to read and - as we've discovered - might not always be 100% accurate.

Organic Tomatoes Contain More Vitamin C

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Organic tomatoes really are healthier than their conventionally grown counterparts, new research suggests. Despite being smaller, they are packed w...

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.

Is Your Music Organic?

Fiona Brice | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Fiona Brice

Up and down the country, well-heeled consumers are scrutinising labels in shop aisles, or selecting individual vegetables at farmers' markets, ethical latte in hand. But what about your mental nutrition? What are you feeding your brain and where is it coming from? What about the music that you listen to?

Organic = Healthy: Who Are You Kidding?

Glen Matten | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

But don't for a minute assume that 'organic' says anything about whether the food you're about to eat is healthy. Organic crisps are still dangerously high in fat and salt. Organic lemon cookies still contain a glut of sugar.

Cotton Production Puts in Peril the Lives of Millions Around the World, it's About Time More of Our Brands Cottoned On

Amy Leech | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Style
Amy Leech

The contents of my wardrobe don't change much - you're more likely to find Narnia in there than this season's print or cut of jeans. When I do go clothes shopping, the way the fabric has been produced doesn't influence whether I'll take it home or not.

Planet Appetite: En Gard! Culinary Explorations in the South of France

Rupert Parker | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Cheese is a cottage industry here with Pelardon being the king of the goat's cheese. Methods of production have remained unchanged for centuries and I visit Celine Mourgues to find out her secrets. She keeps 80 goats and milks them twice a day.

Me, My Skin and Melvita | A Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

In just a year I've converted from being unbothered and uneducated where Skincare is concerned to becoming a highly curious, knowledge seeking and experimental Skincare junkie.

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.

Enlightened Farming is the Key to the Future

Intelligence Squared | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics
Intelligence Squared

Above all, now and forever, we need farming that can supply everyone in the world with food of the highest standards, without wrecking the rest of the world.

Veg Out - The Importance of Eating Really Good Vegetables

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

In my clinic I'm forever banging on about getting back to basics with food. In general we rely very heavily on processed, packaged, convenience foods and bread based goods. Most of my 80-year-old clients have better health than the 30-year-olds I see because the post-war diet was so exceptional.

PICTURES: Eco-Friendly Jungle Fashion Sets Fans A-Flutter

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK

Biofashion hit the catwalk in Colombia as models paraded down the catwalk wearing unique 'eco-friendly' designs by national designers. Organic fa...

Sustainable and Ethical: Trainers that Don't Cost the Earth

Christine de Leon | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

When I think of monolithic sportswear brands and their highly questionable supply chains, I just have to resign myself that the Gazelle and the Chuck T are both one of those "It was great while it lasted, and even though you're still hot, it just isn't working for me anymore," relationships.

Protests Mount Against Vast Industrial pig Farm

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Politics
Peter G 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.

The new Slow Food UK

Dermott Sales | Posted 14.09.2011 | UK
Dermott Sales

Slow Food might still get a bad press and it does come in for its fair share of criticism but it I think it will eventually surprise its critics when they see the changes that have taken place throughout the whole organisation.