Organic

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 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.

A Tale of Two Oxfords...

Peter Melchett | Posted 20.01.2015 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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.

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.