The man's family had started making funeral arrangements when he awoke
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Tuesday 08 September 2009
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.
Tuesday 08 September 2009
Thursday 03 September 2009
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.
Monday 24 August 2009
Nearly a fifth of the UK’s honeybee colonies died last winter, figures from the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) reveal today.
Friday 31 July 2009
Grace Boyle: 'My neighbour killed himself by swallowing his own pesticides... the land can no longer support us'
Monday 27 July 2009
Mutai came to Kerala, to this farm, on January 21st, 1951. He was eleven years old then, and has lived here ever since.
Tuesday 14 July 2009
People with raised levels of a particular pesticide in their blood may have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, research published yesterday showed.
Friday 19 June 2009
Sunday 03 May 2009
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.)
Friday 24 April 2009
Friday 10 April 2009
Tuesday 07 April 2009
Friday 27 March 2009
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
Sunday 08 March 2009
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.
Monday 19 January 2009
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.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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