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Chemical free garden ideas

This week sees the return of National Gardening Week just as temperatures finally start to rise! The Royal Horticultural Society’s theme this year is Knowledge is Flower’ designed to help demystify some of the myths and truths about gardening, and how to avoid common pitfalls for gardening novices and experts alike. It includes guidance about the … Continued

Chemical free spring clean

Spring is just around the corner so it’s a good time to blow away the winter cobwebs and give your home a good spring clean. But before you stock up on cleaning products, it’s worth taking stock of what’s in them, and whether some of their ingredients might pose a risk to our health.   … Continued

Glyphosate links with cancer

Glyphosate has been at the centre hundreds of legal cases in the US brought against manufacturers by employees experiencing ill health because of occupational exposure. Last week a settlement of $2.25bn was made to John McKivision in a domestic case. He successfully claimed against Bayer for causing his non-Hodgkins lymphoma, stating it was the result … Continued

Go organic for breakfast

Breakfast is aruably the most important meal of the day, supplying nutrition to replenish our body after a night’s sleep when key metabolic functions are carried out. So, what we put into our bodies at the start of our day is important.    Cereals and toast are popular, convenient choices for breakfast, but choosing the healthiest option … Continued

Go organic in September

As the season changes, this month sees the return of Organic September, an initiative led by the Soil Association to work with everyone to transform the way we eat, farm and care for our natural world. Their website states that ‘If the whole of Europe switched to an organic or agroecological food and farming system, we … Continued

A book about glyphosate

In this post we’re trying something a bit different by offering a review of a book about glyphosate – the world’s most widely used herbicide.   Toxic Legacy – How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment is written by Stephanie Seneff PhD and brings together all the latest research that focuses on … Continued

It’s strawberry season!

Strawberries are synonymous with Wimbledon, and this year will be no exception, even if it rains! A whopping 8615 punnets are consumed each day during the tournament, all grown in Kent from LEAF-registered farms, a charity that promotes balancing organic with chemical practices.     But aside from this great sporting tradition, strawberries are a … Continued

Genetically modified (GM) food

GM food is an example of a GMO, a term used to describe a genetically modified organism where its gene pattern has been modified or engineered, either by adding or taking away genes to make it develop differently. Crops can be genetically modified to be resistant to pesticides and herbicides such as glyphosate. GM crops … Continued

A spoonful of honey 

There are around 20,000 species of bees in the world pollinate up to 35% of the world’s crop production. They play a vital role in the health of ecosystems and the security of the food chain. Pollen collected by bees makes around 1.8bn tonnes of honey across the world every year. But the widespread use … Continued

A day to celebrate tea 

Tea is the most popular drink in the world after water, and in the UK, we drink 165 million cups a day! That’s 60 billion cups a year. It helps to wake us up and provides a moment in the day to pop the kettle on and take a break.     Friday 21 April is National … Continued

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