The Pros And Cons Of Organic Box Schemes

I’m always keen to find new ways to be more eco friendly but I’ve always struggled with the concept of organic box schemes. The premium price tag and the lack of flexibility have always been such a turn off that I’ve never really seriously considered them. Until last week. Reading Confessions Of An Eco Shopper …

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Four Tested Tips For Growing Better Organic Vegetables

In today’s factory farming, producers are forced to use a potent cocktail of pesticides and herbicides to keep yields up as high as possible in the hope of turning a profit. But given the choice, most of us would rather these chemicals weren’t used. From pesticide residues on food to the pollution of soil and …

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Eco Living Review: “The Green Food Bible” By Judith Wills

How green is the food we eat? Is local food always better than imported food? Which cooking methods use the least energy? Is organic food really better for you than non-organic? These are just a few of the questions which author Judith Wills aims for is her book entitled “The Green Food Bible”. This detailed …

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How To Grow Your Own Food Without A Garden

For many of us green-minded folk, the attraction of growing our own crops is strong. We get to save money, grow organically thus eliminating herbicide and pesticide use, reduce food miles and eat fresh, natural food which can only be good for us. And yet, for all the attraction of growing out own food for …

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7 Amazingly Good Reasons Start Growing Your Own Food

Growing your own food can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be. At one end of the scale you could just put aside one small area in your garden in order to grow a few vegetables yourself. At the other end of the scale you could start your own small …

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“Not On The Label” Book Review

Not On The Label is a book which promises to give a behind-the-scenes tour of the food industry, revealing things that the big food producers and manufacturers would never want us to see. Call me nosey but anything that is going to potential reveal some juicy secrets really gets my interest and I have personally …

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Container Crops – How Anyone Can Grow Their Own Food – No Matter Where They Live

Most of us are well aware of the problems surrounding “food miles” these days. The fact that your green beans have been flown in from Africa may be enough to make us think twice about purchasing them. Add to this the fact that it can be difficult to know how our food has been grown …

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8 Ways To Reduce Your Eco Footprint When Cooking

The typical “enemies” of the green movement are things like car driving and old-style electric light bulbs. But while cooking dinner recently I got thinking about how easy it would be to use fewer resources while still preparing delicious, nutritious meals. Here is the list of ideas that I came up with. If you can …

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