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Garden Organic is gransnet charity of the week

GO pleased to be Gransnet’s charity of the week!

We’re thrilled to have been selected by Gransnet to feature as their charity of the week from 3rd to 10th April.

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Terrifying loss of insects worldwide

The number of insects is falling at such a perilous rate that if nothing is done to halt the decline, our own future could be at risk. This is the conclusion published in a new paper in the journal Biological Conservation. The review looked at 75 different studies covering a range of insect groups from around the globe, and the results are startling.

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US jury finds Roundup weedkiller caused cancer

Another case has hit the headlines about the weedkiller Roundup (which contains glyphosate). A US jury found unanimously that it caused cancer.  They awarded over $80m to the defendant, Edwin Hardeman, who sadly contracted non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) after using Roundup for over 30 years since 1980s.

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Charities implore government to put school food on Ofsted menu

School children are leaving school obese, not being able to cook or know what good food is – stark claim you may think, but these are real concerns from leading food campaigners including Jamie Oliver, Food for Life and Children’s Food Campaign.

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 One man and his organic plot - March 2019

One man & his organic plot - March 2019

Chris has returned after his adventurous travels to Sri Lanka and is gearing up for the spring! It’s all about the seeds over the next 8 weeks or so. He has started sowing quick crops and hardy annuals, all of which have shown their cotyledons already!

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The dangers of international trade food standards

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables is one of the huge benefits of an organic gardener's diet. Plus you know you're not eating unnecessary and potentially toxic chemicals.   This principle is often followed through when buying meat and other products.

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Your magazine, more often!

Your magazine, more often!

We’re thrilled to let you know that we’re increasing frequency of The Organic Way to three times a year - spring, summer and autumn/winter.

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Beefsteak tomato 'Sutton'

HSL tomato available to buy as plug plants

We’re thrilled to announce that one of the popular varieties from our Heritage Seed Library, the ‘Sutton’ tomato, is now available to buy as plug plants from The Organic Gardening Catalogue.
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Garden Organic podcast launched

Get listening to the new Garden Organic podcast! A monthly programme to give you inspirational tips, advice and interviews on organic growing.

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Farmland worm survey reveals worrying results

Farmland worm survey reveals worrying results

Britain’s first farmland worm survey has revealed that nearly half the fields in England lack sufficient earthworms which may help explain the alarming decline of one of the country’s most loved birds, the song thrush.

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