Organic life

fruit and veg stall

What's on my food?

February 15, 2018

Malcolm McGuire investigates what’s being sprayed on our crops, and some of the worst offenders. 

Turning compostable food waste to bioplastic

Turning food to bioplastics

December 12, 2017

Two brothers are turning plant-based food waste into bioplastics, writes Dr Reese Halter.

Broad-scale farming

Growing food in the post-truth era

July 10, 2017

Big Agriculture says its aim is to "feed the world". But at what cost? Alana Mann, Chair of Department, Media and Communications, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, investigates.

Child labour in Indian village

Fabric of life

May 29, 2017

The rapacious ‘fast fashion’ industry is damaging the planet. Liz Ginis speaks with leaders at the forefront of sustainable change. 


Peter Cundall

Patches of peace

October 6, 2015

Gardening is proving a therapeutic tonic, both physically and mentally, for returned war veterans around Australia, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

Steve Marsh loses appeal

Steve Marsh loses appeal

September 4, 2015

Organic farmer, Steve Marsh, loses appeal against court ruling on GM contamination case, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Sugar glider poles

High-wire act

August 12, 2015

Have you noticed these poles when driving along the Hume Highway? asks PENNY WOODWARD.

plastic shopping bag

Say no to plastic bags

July 23, 2015

Plastic bags are a whale of a problem for the environment, writes SIMON WEBSTER.

how safe is glyphosate?

The truth about glyphosate

June 19, 2015

It is a globally used herbicide but the UK Soil Association is questioning its safety, writes SIMON WEBSTER.