Organic food is a human right, says leading scientist

From seed to harvest, the food that arrives on our plate is far from its natural form. Whilst the majority of the population trust in farmers, supply chains and environmental regulation, we are often exposed to a toxic concoction of chemicals. This has the potential to affect our mood, health and bodily functions to a far greater…

What will COVID-19 mean for rural tribes?

Increasing international pressure is currently being put on Brazilian far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, to protect indigenous communities and tribes within the Amazon from COVID-19, which could potentially mean genocide for isolated groups and tribes of the Amazon. On April 11, a 15-year old Yanomami teenager, Alvanei Xirixana, died from contracting the virus. Whilst his community…

Reviving the lost and ancient practice of forest gardens

When walking around a forest, woodland or rainforest, we witness a body of organisms cooperating, communicating and co-existing. Notable aspects are always in play. Beneath the canopy, shrubs, grasses and other plants entwining at different heights. Dead matter falls to the floor, nourishing and protecting the roots below. Beneath this lies an underground mycelium network…

Algeria rising

A man stands in road, proudly holding the Algerian flag above his head as it waves in the wind. Behind him, a body of protesters are approaching from the distance, their chants slowly getting louder as they draw closer. It’s the 2nd of August 2019, despite being almost seven months of protests, they continue to…

A long road ahead

Whether it’s winning a Paralympic gold medal, becoming Thailand’s first black nun, getting attacked by a pack of angry wolves in Yugoslavia or sneaking into a Mexican prison to meet gay resistance fighters –  today’s female travel writers are defying all odds. On the coldest winter of 1965, Dervla Murphy remembers setting out from her…

Crime against the environment is crime against humanity

Wearing their traditional head wear and clothes, they came from Brazil, Indonesia, Peru, and Panama. Bringing the discussion to the capital was part of their wider tour of European cities by bus on their tour to Bonn, where #COP23 climate discussions will take place.  They sing, dance and share music with London activists on Parliament Square as…

London’s high speed railway line set to destroy UK ancient woodlands

  Nearly 100 ancient woodlands will be damaged or lost by the new high speed rail link, HS2 — that will connect London to Birmingham as part of a £55.7 billion project — according to a campaign group. The Woodland Trust says it will threaten 36 of the UK’s ancient woodlands, with a further 27 that will suffer…

Does this city make you feel low? This might help

Living in London can be wild. The nightlife is buzzing with scenes to suit everybody. There’s plenty of entertainment, art and cultural events to inspire the creativity within. It’s also one of the loneliest, most expensive and saddest parts of the world to live in when you’re over-worked, tired and broke. Photo: Yasmin Dahnoun Could…