Natural winemakingGuardian Unlimited | 09 Nov 2010
Video: Henrietta Lovell visits 'natural' winemaker Thierry Puzelat to see how he makes his wine an 'expression of the land' by keeping his vines herbicide and pesticide-free.
Sustainable food in WalesGuardian Unlimited | 21 Oct 2010
Sustainability is at the heart of the Welsh food industry - but what does that actually mean? In the foothills of the Black Mountains, on the edge of the small village of Felindre near Hay-on-Wye, Wales, Paul Benham works 1.5 acres of what once was unproductive grazing land. Primrose Organic Farm...
The youth trend that's not for couch potatoesThe Independent | 09 May 2010
It is a taste of the good life for the iPhone generation: more rewarding than InterRailing, safer than kibbutzim. It even has a catchy name, wwoofing. Record numbers of environmentally conscious young people are volunteering through the organisation Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (Wwoof).
Look After LondonThis is London | 03 Dec 2009
A few weeks before I took up my job as the Mayor's food adviser, I went to see some food-growing projects in the capital, the first being in the centre of four ugly grey tower blocks in Tower Hamlets.
Loss of soil threatens UK food productionGuardian Unlimited | 26 Sep 2009
Defra's chief scientist says safeguarding soil is 'critical' if food production is to increase in the UK in the next 20-30 years More than 2m tonnes of topsoil from farms and forests is being eroded by wind and rain each year, jeopardising efforts to increase food production, the UK government said today. The soil erosion is reducing the amount of food grown, increasing the risk of flooding and ...
Could venison ranches be the future?The Herald | 03 Sep 2009
It's healthy, sustainable, organic and even eagle-friendly - no wonder Scottish venison is selling out as quickly as estates can produce it. If demand continues to grow, we could in future see "deer ranches" on land previously used for sheep.
Organic food not healthier, study findsReuters | 30 Jul 2009
LONDON (Reuters) - Organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over conventionally produced food, according to a major study published on Wednesday.
Activist turns Jakarta suburb into green oasisReuters | 06 Jul 2009
JAKARTA (Reuters Life!) - In many areas of Jakarta, the air pollution is choking, what little green spaces there are wilting and garbage festers on street corners. And then there's Banjarsari, a green oasis on the outskirts of city.
Green dream of independent energyBBC | 12 May 2009
Northern Ireland should harness its natural wind, biomass and tidal resouces, the Green Party says in its election manifesto.
Pig flu: warnings the world ignoredSunday Herald | 03 May 2009
international agencies were warned four years ago that cramming millions of pigs into massive industrial farms could trigger a swine flu pandemic.
Farmers seeking organic 'holiday'BBC | 31 Jan 2009
Organic farmers seek approval to take a break from their strict quality standards, to better compete on price during the recession.