Organic life

Are we poisoning our children?

Are we poisoning our children?

Mon, 30/04/2018 - 2:28pm

Andre Leu is the author of 'Myths of Safe Pesticides' (2014, Acres USA) and now an updated and rewritten version that focuses on the effects of chemicals on our babies and children – 'Poisoning...

Fresh produce is a must

Collective food

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 2:43pm

An innovative enterprise in Victoria is bringing farmer, customer and community together, writes Isabel Kimpton.

fruit and veg stall

What's on my food?

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 2:55pm

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

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:40am

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

Broad-scale farming

Growing food in the post-truth era

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 1:55pm

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,...

Peter Cundall

Patches of peace

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 3:28pm

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

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 5:04pm

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

Sugar glider poles

High-wire act

Wed, 12/08/2015 - 1:47pm

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

Plastic is a massive environmental problem.

Say no to plastic bags

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 4:27pm

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