Being modern: The organic vegetable box

it is with a degree of knowingness that a column about how to be modern should kick off with an object so closely related to the ancient acts of tilling the land, sowing the seed and reaping the harvest. There is, it must be said, an almost biblical simplicity to the idea of the organic vegetable box. Not that it is the likes of us actually doing any of that tilling, sowing and reaping, you understand. That would involve being outdoors in all weathers, putting unnecessary strain on our tender back muscles and the accumulation of dirt under our immaculate fingernails.

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What's happened to Radio 3? It seems to fear treating classical music seriously, says regular listener Nicholas de Jongh

Gove promises teachers the right to inspire pupils

Call for end to 'culture of compliance' in which bureaucracy stifles innovation in the classroom

The ten best organic wines

Christelle Guibert, tasting director of Decanter, chooses naturally fermented wines that taste great, protect the planet and avoid pesky pesticides which ruin the quality of the grape.

Seven education quangos cut, nine face uncertain future

Seven quangos attached to the Department for Education will disappear under the reforms, while the future of another nine bodies remains uncertain.

The Armstrong & Miller Show Live, Hippodrome, Bristol

I can't recall yet seeing a stage show derived from a TV series that has ever been a wholly satisfactory venture, though perhaps, like the pile of Armstrong & Miller merchandise on offer tonight, a live arm is deemed a necessary accoutrement to a brand, as much as it is an exercise in going back to one's original roots.

The ten best organic wines

Raise a glass to Organic Fortnight

Judge bans fast food outlet near school

A controversial planning permission which allowed a fast food takeaway to be set up near a school with a "healthy eating" policy was quashed by the High Court today.

Solskjaer offers insight to Rooney's form

Wayne Rooney is scoring goals through sheer instinct, according to former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The barriers between us and healthy eating

The Food Standards Agency’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) published yesterday shows that we’re eating less salt, saturated fat and sugar and more people are eating their five a day, but there is a lot to be done before most people meet dietary goals.

Leading article: Fruitless

Better suck in that stomach, because according to a new report by the Food Standards Agency, 10 years of government healthy eating campaigns have had depressingly little effect on what we eat. It turns out that our diets are more or less as unhealthy as they were a decade ago.

Nurseries feeding children on junk food that costs 25p a meal

'Undercover mums' to pose as prospective parents and report back on catering

Cycling: Pendleton uses her loaf

Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton is encouraging kids to get cycling as the new face of Hovis bread.

Organic food group names new CEO

The managing director of Abel & Cole has left the private equity-backed organic food home delivery specialist, which said that recent trading had been "difficult".

Whole Foods makes £36m loss in Britain

The British arm of Whole Foods Market made a £35.9m loss last year, laying bare the scale of the challenge it faces to establish itself on these shores.

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