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Useful new report on GM

23 July 2012

A useful report on GM has recently been published by a team of genetic scientists at London’s King College, Michael Antoniou, Claire Robinson and John Fagan. It takes a thorough look at the scientific evidence around claims made about GM.

HRH and Welsh Government support the growth of the Catering Mark in Wales

19 July 2012

On 12th July Alun Davies, Wales’ Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, hosted the Welsh Food Summit in partnership with Peter Davies, Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, on behalf of the Welsh Government.

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 ...

‘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.
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