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IFOAM 2011 Annual Report now available

13 June 2012

The 2011 Annual Report, 'One Earth, One Passion', is now available on its website. The report's title is an allusion to the 'fire' that burns in the hearts of the many organic stakeholders who, every day, contribute to the furthering of the organic ...

Animal welfare initiative to improve the lives of millions of dairy cows across the UK

01 June 2012

A new animal welfare tool is being launched to help improve the lives of millions of dairy cows across the UK through practical, reliable and scientifically robust methods of direct observation. [1]

‘The path not taken’: self-government, community and the ‘freedom’ school at the Peckham Health Centre (1935-1950)

30 May 2012

Emily Charkin explores the Pioneer Health Centre’s ‘free school’, which was open between 1947 and 1950, and examines how the school was an expression of the Centre’s aim of empowering communities and a core belief in the innate capacity of children ...

The Limits to Girth: How our waistlines became a supersized model

30 May 2012

In this essay Molly Conisbee explores the ideological assumptions of continual growth that drive so much of our political and economic policy, and argues that the obesity epidemic we have seen in recent years serves as a symptom of what is wrong wit...

The Future is Biology

30 May 2012

Rob Richmond looks at current organic farming practice and argues that it needs to concentrate on biology rather than chemistry (in the form of soil nitrogen availability) if we are to ensure that organic farming really can be a true alternative to ...

Sir Albert Howard on artificial manures

30 May 2012

In this article Charles Dowding examines Albert Howard's 1940 book An Agricultural Testament, which was the first articulation in print of the urgent need for a healthy soil.

Feeding the future: How organic farming can help feed the world

30 May 2012

This Soil Association report explores whether just increasing production is the answer to the problem of 'feeding the world'; as we already produce more than enough food to feed the world comfortably, yet one billion people go hungry. Or do we need ...

Design a t-shirt competition

18 May 2012

Can you design a slogan or logo to be printed on our newest T-shirts?
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