Organic

One Dress

Lucy Tammam | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

How much power does one dress have? Image credit Justin Lambert The dress - a symbol of woman - oppression, femininity, frivolity.   In reality...

The Importance Of Sustainable Fashion

Tom Hoskin | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Hoskin

Many people do not realise that fashion is the second most pollutant industry in the world behind none other than the oil industry. From over farming ...

Organic Beauty Week: Everything You Need To Know About Finding Skincare Products

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Style

For years we’ve felt guilty for not eating organic food. But while the world is mildly concerned with what we put into our bodies, awareness about w...

Yours for £1 - This Stunning National Trust Farm

Richard Neale | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Richard Neale

We want an experienced shepherd, able to move their flock of sheep to ensure that sensitive habitats get the grazing they need. Plantlife Cymru have kindly offered to purchase the farmer's new flock. The National Trust will offer the successful applicant expert conservation and farming support, as well as providing a farmhouse with picture-perfect views over the North Wales coast.

The London Coffee Festival 2016

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

On arrival at the East London destination of the Truman Brewery, I was met with the sweet smell of coffee, which practically guided me in from street level. The festival spreads across two floors and multiple rooms, with pumping beats from live DJs and the whizzing sounds of coffee theatrics in progress.

Inside My Natural Makeup Bag: A Better Kind of Beautiful

Xochi Balfour | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Style
Xochi Balfour

To me, being beautiful is letting your inner light shine through undaunted, treading lightly on mother earth, trying to live as harmoniously as possible with her and the life she sustains, learning to love ourselves and each other unconditionally and without judgment, and giving our magical bodies the best fuel and ingredients we can.

Why I Am Putting My Name Out in the Jewellery World to Back Fairtrade Gold

Liz Earle | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Style
Liz Earle

If we can achieve an ethical and fair provenance for goods as transient as a T-shirt, surely we can also work towards creating a fairer and more transparent journey for the gold that we wear as jewellery - something also worn next to our skin and so often given as a symbol of eternal love. Fairtrade gold gives us that opportunity.

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!

Reasons to Go Organic This September

Seena Seka | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Seena Seka

Food and lifestyle choices can take their toll on our appearance and vitality, leaving the skin looking fatigued and dull. Therefore, how we fuel our bodies inside and out is an important factor when it comes to healthy looking skin.

Animals Watch Out, There's a Human About

Nick Abbot | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK
Nick Abbot

Instead of running wild over hills and dales, they get walked twice a day, if they are lucky, and get to pee on a tree in the midst of a concrete wasteland. If we were honest with ourselves, we would call this selfish. We would acknowledge that the dogs are not as happy as they could be, but we think they are cute and they amuse us, so we imprison them.

Being a 'Student' Is No Excuse for Social Irresponsibility

Alexandra Heal | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alexandra Heal

As a university undergraduate, I'm hopefully poorer than I shall ever be again. Actually, that's probably a lie. But negative job and property-ladder prospects aside, as a student, isn't it my prerogative to lament my current financial situation? And is it not, therefore, permitted to be as socially irresponsible as I see fit?

How to Say Goodbye to Winter Broken Skin

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Tolentino

Spring is finally here! Well, it technically started in March, but the weather still seemed like winter back then. However, it doesn't mean that the havoc that winter brought upon our skin is over. To get that healthy glow on our skin back, we ought to re-evaluate our skin care routines and lifestyle choices to fit the season.

Tipi Valley- Surf, Yoga,....Ecology

Kismet Johnson | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kismet Johnson

For some, there is something about ecotourism that screams fad-for-the-rich. You go to a remote location, dine on local insects, and revel in the fact your toilet is a hole in the ground. Then you go home, tell all your friends, and have your back patted for being so environmentally conscious.

Seven Top Tips for Working With Your Mother

Abi Weeds | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abi Weeds

Unless you agree on absolutely everything - does that ever exist between a mum and daughter? - make sure you're establishing a business where your skills complement rather than compete with each other.

Romy Fraser, Founder Of Neal's Yard Remedies And Owner Of Trill Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In 1981, long before the world got hooked on green juices and chia seeds, Romy Fraser opened a small natural health and beauty shop in London's Covent...

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.

A Tale of Two Oxfords...

Peter Melchett | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Peter Melchett

Given that Lord Krebs could hardly maintain his 'it's a waste of money' position in the face of this overwhelming scientific evidence, he has changed tack, claiming at Oxford that organic farming is bad for climate change, because it yields less than non-organic.

Brogan Driscoll

'Many Brands Claim To Be Organic, But They're Not': Sarah Brown, Founder Of Pai Skincare

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When most 20-somethings have a breakout or bad skin reaction they cancel all social engagements and plunge under the duvet feeling miserable. But ...

How to Winter-Proof Your Skin

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Tolentino

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. The combination of freezing temperatures and central heating can leave you with dry, itchy and uncomfortable skin if you let go. With that in mind, here are a couple of simple to follow tips to get your skin looking healthy this season.

Neom Organics Founder On The Stress Of Being A Working Mother And Business Owner

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A career in journalism isn't exactly a walk in the park. Like any fast-paced work environment it can leave you stressed and, often, unable to sleep at...

Guys Try To Pass Off McDonald's Food As Fresh And Organic - Do They Succeed?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here's the premise: a couple of chaps visit their local food expo to serve 'fresh and organic' food offerings to experts, restaurant owners and other ...

Why You Should Buy Organic Beauty

Emma Reinhold | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Reinhold

What do Miranda Kerr, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston all have in common? Well besides the obvious, these ladies are joining the green revolution and creating their very own line of organic beauty products.

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.

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.