The Lush Spring Prize celebrates social and environmental regeneration

The £200,00 prize fund, jointly held by Lush Cosmetics and Ethical Consumer, redefines what environmental and social responsibility should look like.

Wrangler puts its corporate weight behind soil health

Are we moving on from the overly binary organic versus conventional debate?

Kelp jerky start-up blows through crowdfunding goal

One of the most sustainable foods on the planet is, apparently, in high demand.

UK to set goal of restoring soil health by 2030

Incredibly, this appears to be the first time the government has really tried to tackle this crucial issue nationwide.

The more herbicides used on weeds, the stronger the weeds become

The rampant use of agricultural chemicals is creating superweeds that laugh in the face of chemicals; which is bad news for crop productivity and...

Polar Permaculture grows fresh food in one of the coldest, darkest regions on Earth...

We've heard about how holistic and nature-inspired permaculture design techniques can green a desert and transform ordinary gardens into ultra-productive "food forests." But what...

Chocolate lust is ruining West African rainforests

A report reveals that major chocolate companies buy cocoa from illegally-cleared national parks in Ghana and Ivory Coast. As if you needed another reason to...

Fipronil egg scandal shocks Europeans

One day there were eggs for sale. The next day there were not. Hoppers dumped eggs by the dozens into waste truck bins full...

How mushrooms might save the honey bee

In the fight against one of the honey bee’s nemesis, the varroa mite, scientists have found an ally in a widely-distributed mushroom. Pity the honey...

An urban ag co-working space grows in Brooklyn

NYC is home to a new collaborative working & learning space for sustainable food and urban agriculture ventures. In a bid to deepen and expand...

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