Farmers asked to spread a little sweetness

Britain's countryside, replete with its pungent odours, faces moves to sanitise it. The Country Landowners' Association wants to sweeten the smell of rural air by encouraging farmers to curb muck-spreading .

Gazza fears refuelled

Ian Ridley says Glenn Hoddle will continue to be a good health guide

Letter:Safe cows Sane cows

The standards for organic beef and dairy herds do allow the use of a proportion of feed concentrates that are not of organic origin but these feedstuffs must still only contain plant protein. Since it is the Government's claim that it was animal protein which caused BSE, it cannot be right for you to suggest that organic cows might have eaten dangerous cattle feed too (Letters, 18 August).

US health food giant plans 400 UK stores

GNC, the US giant, is attacking the fusty UK health food market with loyalty cards and touch-screen information as it opens the first of 400 planned stores.

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Diet campaign is rejected despite warning on poor

The Government yesterday rejected plans for a multi-million pound healthy-eating campaign as experts warned that improving the diet of the poor was the only solution to the chronic illness and early death in this group.

Letter: Green farm aid fails to add up

Sir: It is wrong to say that "organic farming relies on the use of organic fertilisers" ("Go organic? Let us spray ...", 10 April). Organic farming relies on sustaining the fertility of the soil, by enhancing and stimulating microbial activity and encouraging the presence of humus. Of course animal manures play a vital part but, since organic farming by definition is rotational, the manures are normally produced on the farm as part of the operation, and not brought in from outside.

Poisoned land creates demand for `clean' food

CAN FARMING GO GREEN? UNITED STATES Organic growth: How other countries face the challenge

Director responsible for company's negligence

LAW REPORT 18 January 1996

Letter: At the heart of healthy eating

From Mr John Newman

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Deeply fried, deeply satisfied

I don't know exactly why, but I was curiously exhilarated by the news this week that a deep-fried battered Mars bar (with a side order of chips) has become the latest culinary craze north of the border.

Benefits of CAP reform

From Ms Helen Browning

Britons ignore advice on eating well and cutting down on smoking

Adults are getting fatter and more teenagers are smoking despite the Government's attempts to encourage healthy eating, and intensive national and local campaigns to dissuade young smokers.
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Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
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Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

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Rachael Lander interview: From strung out to playing strings

From strung out to playing strings

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A big fat surprise about nutrition?

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Pete Jenson: Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought

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Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought
This guitar riff has been voted greatest of all time

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Britain’s superstar ballerina

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