Food & Drink

Debate: Are Farting Cows Killing Our Planet?

This article has caused some debate amoungst the Curious.Earth community and it is not represesentive of everyones views. We do however understand we need to hear everyones voice if we are to make the best decisions for our future. Got beef with the article or Loining for more? Email us hello@curious.earth Curious.Earth Team Plant-based diets are on trend, and not only with…

Small-scale family farms necessary for sustainable future

What’s Going On Here? The conservation of small-scale farming and the transition away from extensive industrial farming methods is key for a sustainable future. This twofold strategy is fundamental for the health of the planet, as highlighted this week by Prince Charles.  What Does This Mean? Since the 1990s small, family run farms in the UK have been in decline, priced out…

Too latte to change your coffee habits?

Fairtrade beans and plant-based milk makes your daily habit an eco cup of gold, right? Well, we look into how your method of preparation could actually be making the planet more than just a little bit despressod… Like my curious.earth peers, before most acts of consumption, I stop in my vegan-Birkenstock made tracks and reflect upon the sustainability implications of my choices.…

Beekeepers for Life: how a UK-based charity are helping empower women and helping the environment

We’ve been looking at inspiring stories of how organisations can empower women around the globe while doing good for the environment. One of our favourites is a new campaign called Beekeepers for Life run by Bees Abroad, a UK based charity run by a global community. We’re looking at how the campaign is helping female groups in Africa to alleviate poverty through…

Will pigs fly in Brexit Britain?

What’s Going On Here? Gene-editing in livestock and crops is to be reconsidered in England as the UK government launches a consultation on its deregulation. There are strong restrictions on gene-editing in the European Union, and Boris Johnson has wasted no time in pursuing this move following the nation’s departure from the union just two weeks ago. What Does This Mean? Gene-editing…

The Power of Seed: Why is it vital for us to save open pollinated seeds?

Curious Earth talks to Helene Schulze, co-director of London Freedom Seed Bank and a Southeast England Coordinator for the Seed Sovereignty Programme of the UK and Ireland about the practice of saving open pollinated seeds and why it is vital for food security, biodiversity and resilience against climate change.  What does seed saving mean to you? Seed saving is about stewardship. It’s…

Environmentalists call on top banks to stop funding industrial-sized agriculture.

What’s Going On Here? A letter addressed to the International Monetary Fund (the IMF) and other top global financiers, signed by over 100 eco-activists including Jane Goodall and Joanna Lumley, is calling for a halt in investments to industrial-sized agricultural businesses. What Does This Mean? Farming is a major contributing factor to biodiversity loss, climate change and species extinction. Compassion in World Farming who coordinated the…