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Why to buy organic

Why to buy organic

Organic food performs better on sustainability and health than non organic.
Waitrose to ditch plastic bags

Waitrose to ditch plastic bags

5p bags will be removed from Waitrose & Partners shops, and ‘compostable’ bags provided for loose fruit and veg.
Carlsberg's Snap Pack is held together with glue

Carlsberg ditches six-pack rings

Today, Carlsberg has launched the ‘Snap Pack’ – an alternative to the plastic rings round drinks cans.
1940s farming works

’40s farming works

A return to the sustainable farming methods used in 1945 delivers ‘astounding results’ for wildlife.
The ides of March

The Ides of March (In September!)

The Culinary Caveman on the 20,000 tonnes of undiluted poison sprayed annually on our land.
The Culinary Caveman_mygreenpod

Introducing the Culinary Caveman

Chef, herbalist and author Karl Elliot-Gough introduces his new series of articles for
Zero Waste Week

Zero Waste Week

Four in five are worried about Britain’s consumption of single-use plastics.
Organic September

Organic September

Tried organic yet? Switching just one item in your shopping basket would make a difference.
GO! Organic Festival

GO! Organic Festival 2018

Enjoy great beer, food, live music and family entertainment at the UK’s biggest organic festival.
Glyphosate in cereals

Glyphosate in cereals

A US study has found ‘significant’ levels of glyphosate in breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars.
Environmental impacts of chemicals

Environmental impacts of chemicals

Chemicals released by human activity are affecting biodiversity, food, water and energy security.
Simply Gum_mygreenpod_Iceland

Iceland launches plastic-free chewing gum

Iceland has become the only supermarket chain in the UK to sell plastic-free chewing gum.
Environmental farming scheme extended

Environmental farming scheme extended

The ‘Payment by Results’ pilot farming scheme has been granted two years of further funding.
Jarvis Smith at the PEA Awards 2018

P.E.A. Awards 2018

Environmental superheroes revealed at the UK's first festival awards ceremony.
Heroes of the season_mygreenpod

Top 5 Summer Switches

Five simple switches that will bring a bit more sunshine to your life, plus our MyGreenPod Heroes of the Season!
Jarvis Smith

Jarv’s rules

Jarvis Smith explains how we need to join the dots – and then make a dash.
Helen Browning: a revolution is on our doorstep

A revolution is on our doorstep

Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association, explains why organic farming has the power to transform lives and the countryside.
Nature and Farming

Nature and farming

The revolution that has the power to save our dwindling wildlife.
Wyke Farms

Green farming

Could farming be used to mitigate climate change?
Valley Fest Main Stage

Valley Fest

Yeo Valley’s Sarah and Tim Mead have turned Valley Fest into the go-to family festival – whatever your age.