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Switch to organic to feed the world, fight climate change

A worldwide conversion to organic farming can contribute to a comprehensive and sustainable food system, especially if combined with other sustainable measures.

16 November, 2017

A fifth of world’s food lost to over-eating and waste

When it comes to global food waste, eating more than we need is just as wasteful as throwing away what we don’t eat; both sides need to be tackled to feed us all in the future.

22 February, 2017

‘Ancient grains’ make heart healthier bread

Eating bread made from ancient grains could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels – leading risk factors for heart disease – according to a new study.

5 October, 2016

High levels of antibiotic resistant E.coli found in UK supermarket meat

Around half the samples of pork and chicken tested in a new UK supermarket survey were found to have resistant bacteria that could harm human health.

5 September, 2016
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Organic farming builds and protects biodiversity

More evidence that organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms

20 May, 2015
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Pharmaceuticals in the environment affect crop growth

The pharmaceutical drugs we dump into the environment have been shown to have a significant impact on the growth of food crops

30 December, 2014
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Yes, organic can feed the world

We don’t need outdated technologies like GM to feed the world, a new analysis has shown.

12 December, 2014
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Agricultural fungicides create drug-resistant species for humans

The fungicides routinely sprayed on a wide variety of crops in the UK are creating resistant fungal strains which are a threat to human health

16 July, 2014
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Organic crops higher in beneficial antioxidants, lower in pesticides

A major new analysis has shown that organic foods contain significantly higher levels of beneficial antioxidants – and lower levels of harmful pesticides.

14 July, 2014
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Toxic UK: pesticide levels in our food are rising

A new report by the Pesticide Action Network shows that levels of pesticide residues in the UK’s food supply are rising

29 August, 2013