The relentless mantra of bad-news for the world's poorest farmers may be lifting: a simple organic technique for growing rice is breaking records, and raising hopes, for India's struggling small farmers. The so-called SRI technique is also boosting yields for other crops too but the good news story hasn't yet won over all the critics.
Using organic alternatives for hair and skin care. There also a growing demand for skin and hair products that use only natural and organic ingredients.
Organic salts in the form of methyl mercury, threaten the great clean up of the Great Lakes. 170 researchers compiling a third of a million measurements have documented in a major BRI (Biodiversity Research Institute) report exactly how mercury pollution affects the region around the Great Lakes.
Offering a variety of fair trade fashion and footwear, the Autonomie Project is dedicated to connecting consumers with organic, sweatshop-free, vegan products that look as good as they feel.
Mix together one Italian fashion designer and one Scottish organic farmer and you end up with Right as Rain - an unusual eco-fashion project where nature grows the shirts.
For those on a budget, it can be daunting to afford buying organic foods. Here are the most important items to buy in terms of safety and to avoid ingesting toxic chemicals from your food.
This line of 100-percent juice organic beverages offer unbelievable citrus flavor and the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting local growers and culturally significant artisan factories that produce the products in the heart of Sicily.
Stephen Gelly organic farm in Cornwall organically farms 120 acres of permanent grassland in the middle of Cornwall. We recognise our responsibility to care for our environment. We welcome visitors who may stay self catering in a family sized Yurt or B&B in the farmhouse.
Aravore creates handcrafted organic items that come with a unique sense of style and identity. All of their products are made from fairly traded organic cotton and organic merino wool, and are skillfully worked with to achieve luxurious looks with vintage accents.
Avalon Organics is dedicated to creating pure beauty products that are effective and respect the earth from which they come. Avalon Organics strives to create conscious-infused cosmetics that are natural, safe, pro-organic and free from synthetic fragrances, phthalates, parabens and sulfates.
One man's journey from market researcher to organic farmer. The Fieldpower Organics, created by Paul Sousek concentrates on zero-carbon farming practices. He decided to implement his own style of organic farming with near-zero use of fossil fuels, powered as much as possible by renewable energy, using local inputs and selling produce locally, to try to create an example of a self-sufficient and resilient food supply.
Published in the Green Living blog, eco products: Nature's Own Solutions is dedicated to reducing and eliminating the use of toxic chemicals and pesticides that are endangering the health of our planet.
Savvy Rest Organic Mattresses are hand crafted in central Virginia from natural products and offer an excellent eco-friendly alternative to conventional mattresses. Savvy Rest Organic mattresses are made from a combination of natural latex rubber, certified organic wool and certified organic cotton.
No longer is living green all about compromising on comfort and luxury. Anna Sova Luxury Organics has created a wonderful and sumptuous range of eco-silk, organic cotton and specially hand woven home linens for your bedroom, living room and bathroom.
Offering eco-friendly accommodation in the heart of historic Sussex, England. Old Chapel Forge eco-friendly bed and breakfast uses low energy lighting, gray water recycling, solar water heaters and organically grown produce that is provided by local farmers.
Doubts raised by scientists that microbes consumed much of the Deepwater Horizon methane plume. All organic life on earth utilises carbon as a nutrient. Some bacteria are able to ingest methane, the simplest hydrocarbon, to satisfy this need, in part at least.
When planning a new construction or a remodeling project, organic building materials can be a sustainable alternative to conventional resources.
Raising an organic garden in the city is rewarding and good for your health... And your pocketbook!
Loomstate Organic apparel and accessories combines the best of the natural world with high quality yet casual designs that are made with a deep respect for the environment.
Mythic non-toxic paint offers consumers a way to get gorgeous color and durability without the dangerous chemicals and harsh ingredients found in traditional house paint. Mythic paint makes a non-toxic, low odor paint option for the home that is just as durable and easy to use as traditional paints, but without the odorous and potentially dangerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are found in most varieties.
Physicians Formula now gives women the option of choosing a makeup that is good for their skin - and friendly to the environment. Physicians Formula Organic Wear makeup is breaking new ground in beauty.
A long-term study of 300 children over several years has seen lower levels of intelligence follow-on for those children whose mothers were exposed to pesticides during pregnancy. Three separate papers, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, confirm this effect for a range of environments. But this can be avoided if mothers wash fresh food thoroughly - or go for organic whenever possible - during pregnancy.
Early April 2011 brought a close to the 11th annual RecycleMania recycling competition, which drew participation from 630 colleges and universities from across the US. 2011 saw more than 91 million lbs of recyclable and organic materials recovered and recycled.
This April, Swedish retail store H&M releases their environmental-friendly Conscious Collection, which will feature garments made from sustainable and organic materials. H&M is making strides on adding clothing to people's list of sustainable products. This month the chain is introducing their Conscious Collection; which will feature clothing made from environmental friendly materials.
A new report has revealed that sales of organic products fell 5.9% to £1.73 billion in the UK in 2010. Released by the Soil Association, the Organic Market Report suggests that, despite the decline, the outlook for 2011 is a little bit more optimistic.
Young UK scientists find a way of tweaking chemical structures of molecules from deepsea sponges to make anti-cancer drugs. A report in a recent edition of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, the journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, described how a young scientist from Imperial College London had been awarded a grant of £106,079 to investigate naturally occurring chemicals found in sea sponges in an effort to find out more about anti-cancer drugs.
Transforming corpses into compost is a much more eco-friendly process than traditional burial, or energy-hungry cremation. Environmentalists now have the option of a clean, green method for their last act of recycling. The promession process of organic burial involves first freezing the body to minus 18 degrees C, then freeze drying in liquid nitrogen at almost minus 200 degrees.
A new approach to getting organic materials into tiny glass beads opens up a number of new possibilities for intelligent cement that can heal cracks, and regulate temperatures. This exciting development is described in a thesis presented to the University of the Basque Country, and raises the prospect of buildings lasting longer and requiring less energy to be heated and cooled.
American company Pratt & Whitney Power Systems has sold three PureCycle Organic Rankine Cycle units with the capacity to generate up to 780 kW of geothermal power to the Jeoden Electricity production project, in Denizli, near Izmir, Turkey. The project, which converts geothermal heat from existing water sources, is being run by Jeoden Geothermal.
There are a number of creative ways to reduce your carbon footprint and go green when installing a new floor in your home! Many people are just starting to understand the harmful effects that carpeted flooring can have on our health and the planet. Most carpets are full of the same types of volatile organic compounds that can also be found in traditional paint products.
Did you know that many commonly used household cleaning products could be making you sick? Read on to learn more about why you should switch to organic and all-natural cleaning agents.
Organic cosmetics used to be little more than a dream, but today the options are expanding rapidly, thanks in part to a growing trend among eco-conscious consumers worldwide. Luckily, a variety of safe cosmetics for eco-conscious consumers have been created by companies that are aware of the dangers present in many of the world's most popular brand names.
Make your pets a little greener - for their health and yours. You can begin composting, remember to recycle your used items, buy locally produced organic foods, and try to walk more than you use the car. But don't forget that greening your pets is also quite possible and not too difficult to achieve.
Organic foods come with so many benefits - fewer chemicals, a higher nutritional content and much better for the environment - that we really can't afford not to buy organic!
It's been one of the fastest growing trends in environmental shopping - the time of the organic tipple seems to have well and truly arrived. Research issued today (Monday December 6) by UK-based magazine Ethical Consumer suggests that Britain's drinkers have an unprecedented choice of ethically and environmentally produced beers, wines and spirits.
How composting can help to eliminate organic waste, fertilize the soil, save money and reduce pollution. Back in grade school, composting was often one of the topics that came up in Science class, especially when recycling was the main point of discussion.