Category Archives: Environment

  1. Welcome to the waterless toilets turning human waste into energy and fertiliser

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    November 20, 2014 by Tess Riley

    You might have heard of flying toilets. I’m not talking about the well-equipped loos available to us as we soar …
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  2. Meet The DoNation, a social enterprise with action at its heart

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    November 15, 2014 by Tess Riley

    When Hermione Taylor decided to cycle from London to Morocco in 2009 with her friend Sara, their aim was simple: …
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  3. From South America to North Shropshire: the British farmer developing hyperlocal quinoa

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    November 11, 2014 by Tess Riley

    “There was nothing remarkable about the cold, grey, winter’s day back in 2005 when Steve Jones first read about quinoa. …
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  4. From vegan beef to fishless filets, meat substitutes are on the rise


    October 20, 2014 by Tess Riley

    When asked to investigate the fascinating world of meat substitutes for the Guardian recently, I was keen to get stuck …
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  5. A cautionary tale about supermarkets and carrot juice


    October 9, 2014 by Tess Riley

    The future...

    My latest obsession is carrot juice. It’s a funny obsession, one that begins healthily enough with the supportive reassurance that …
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  6. Astronaut food, women’s rights, and the rise of spirulina

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    September 25, 2014 by Tess Riley

    Hailed by health obsessives as the superfood to conquer all and keep us wrinkle-free, spirulina may be able to play …
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  7. Interactive bugs put the spotlight on e-waste


    August 31, 2014 by Tess Riley

    The World Bank estimates that approximately three-quarters of the global population now has at least one mobile phone – gadgets …
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