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The man's family had started making funeral arrangements when he awoke

Grace Boyle: India's farmers will gladly tell you why they champion organic food

Most of us are now pretty well-versed in the climatic consequences of consuming Food From Far Away, but I think it's fair to say that when it comes to organic food – a partiality of the middle classes, in particular – most selections are made in the belief that organic is better for you: thy body is a temple and no chemicals shalt pass thy lips, even if a few do go up thy nose at weekend dinner parties.

How to get rid of head lice

A new school year means it's time to do battle with head lice again. But they can be eradicated – first, you need to know your enemy, explains James McIrvine

The ten best ethical wines

It's good to know ethical shopping doesn’t mean you have to compromise on taste, but with increasing numbers of Organic, Biodynamic and Fairtrade wine on the market, which organic bottles are worthy of attention?

Following the announcement of the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards, Tastings Director Christelle Guibert highlights her pick of the award-winning bottles.

"Organic wine can be hard to find," explains Christelle of the choices, "but there is more and more of it available on the shelves. More winemakers are today using less pesticide, fertilizers and fungicides in order to increase the natural balance of the soil. They are taking organic and bio-dynamic much more seriously resulting in better quality wines."

Click here or on the image to launch the guide, and leave your comments and suggestions below.

Big fall in British bee population

Nearly a fifth of the UK’s honeybee colonies died last winter, figures from the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) reveal today.

Letters: Grammar schools

Grammar schools are divisive, unjust and ineffective

Grace Boyle: 'My neighbour killed himself by swallowing his own pesticides... the land can no longer support us'

Mutai came to Kerala, to this farm, on January 21st, 1951. He was eleven years old then, and has lived here ever since.

Parkinsons risk 'from raised pesticide level in blood'

People with raised levels of a particular pesticide in their blood may have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, research published yesterday showed.

Investment Column: Go-Ahead and buy transport firm's shares

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The Armchair Economist, By Steven E Landsburg

Steven E Landsburg's most interesting declaration in this book is that "economics in the narrowest sense is a science free from values"; but I'm not sure that it's exactly true. Free from certain kinds of values perhaps. Landsburg's opposition to environmentalism, for instance, just involves different values: environmentalists want to ban pesticides, he says, but the economics of such a ban would mean that "fruits and vegetables become more expensive, people eat fewer of them, and cancer rates consequently rise". What Landsburg argues is that a world run solely on an economic basis would produce some bad things, some good things, but that the good or the bad outcome is incidental. (The use of pesticides isn't, in the end, to prevent cancer, but to increase profits.)

Cabbage whites under threat

As our hunt gathers pace, more evidence emerges of the predicament facing Britain's native species

Breakthrough in fight against malaria

Killer bites are caused by older insects – so scientists have developed a pesticide that attacks only them

Anti-cancer benefits of fruit and veg are underlined

A diet high in fruit and vegetables, especially organically grown ones, may protect against cancer and heart disease and could be equivalent in this respect to taking a low dose of aspirin every day, scientists say.

Patch perfect: How a hitherto unknown horticulturalist has become Britain's greatest allotment authority

Here is a story to silence all those people who complain that the world is full of ignorant celebrities selling fat, illustrated books off the back of a TV series: the number-one position in the gardening-book sales chart on Amazon for months now has belonged to an unknown horticulturalist.

River pollutants linked to male infertility

The rise in male infertility and the decline in human sperm counts could be linked with chemicals in the environment known as anti-androgens which block the action of the male sex-hormone testosterone, a study has found.

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