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Wake up call to health, mine and the planet’s.

Lynda Brown: Two weeks ago, out of the blue, I woke up in the middle of the night with a throbbing foot, swollen and painful around the big toe area. I won’t bore you with the details, but my GP – who took one look – reckons it’s probably gout. Moi? !!!! ( My diet is A1, mainly organic, don’t do processed food , hardly drink, am pretty skinny, and exercise regularly.)

21 May 2013 | 2 Comments | Recommended by 1

Providing choices for people with none

Amy Leech: The prevalence of obesity in the most deprived 10% of the population is approximately twice that of the least deprived 10%. Is there any wonder? Today’s report on obesity from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges identifies a “food culture in which highly calorific food is available at literally, pocket money prices.” It’s easier and cheaper to eat badly. If you want cheap calories you are not going to grab a handful of good for you grapes – crisps, chocolate, cake, cost less and go further to meet your energy needs. The horsemeat scandal has served to highlight the inadequacies of a food system driven by profit, and the fact that it’s those buying the cheapest food who are falling victim to them.

18 February 2013 | 4 Comments | Recommended by 2

On your bike! Healthy living needs more than organic food

Anna Louise Batchelor: Are you still sitting on the sofa watching the Olympics? If you have been inspired by the Olympians and Paralympians isn’t it time you got up and got on your bike? Over the last few months I have been glued to the TV watching cycling. From Le Tour de France to the Olympic gold medal winners it has been a great year for British cycling. Perhaps the Soil Association certified wood for the Olympic velodrome helped. Now whilst I find these athletic feats inspiring I’m always interested in how they can trickle down. What do I mean? I mean it’s time for us all to keep fit!

10 September 2012 | 104 Comments | Recommended by 14

Post conference fervour: pride and prejudice

Lynda Brown: For me, one word sums up the Organic Conference: empowering. Not because it comes up with grand solutions (it doesn't), or that the talks and discussions are endlessly spell-binding, informative or incitful (they're not), or that you don't have to suffer marketing goobledook (you do). It's where you get the big picture: where science, sustainability, society, and the everyday stuff of life converge.

17 February 2011 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 0

Manchester here we come

Christopher Trotter: Being a bit of a technophobe I am risking life and limb to make this entry, will be setting off from Scotland to Manchester

08 February 2011 | 38 Comments | Recommended by 36

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