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Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Fine Gael are using ghost estates on their posters, but little has been done to stop it happening again
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fine Gael are using ghost estates on their posters, but little has been done to stop it happening again

Feb 3rd 2016, 5:00 PM 80 Views 84 Comments

Who was to blame for these eyesores, asks Frank Armstrong, part of the Nama to Nature campaign.

Monday 19 May, 2014

Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too
# Food
# Food

Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too

May 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 292 Views 44 Comments

A dietary metamorphosis adopted in Finland in the 1970s has seen heart disease, some cancers and obesity levels drop dramatically. We should take note.

Sunday 7 April, 2013

How gastronomy can make us more conscious of the true value of food
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# Opinion

How gastronomy can make us more conscious of the true value of food

Apr 7th 2013, 1:00 PM 198 Views 15 Comments

The original 19th century gastronomy movement encouraged restraint and reflection – and should make us sensitive to “smart, site-specific” agriculture to address the issue of how to feed the world well.

Monday 10 September, 2012

Column: Smart farming needed for the future
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Column: Smart farming needed for the future

Sep 10th 2012, 2:20 PM 4,449 Views 18 Comments

Large-scale livestock farming is out of step with food-production needs and the effect of climate change, writes food writer and lecturer Frank Armstrong.

Sunday 29 July, 2012

Column: Make no mistake - it is time to make beef-eating taboo
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# Opinion

Column: Make no mistake - it is time to make beef-eating taboo

Jul 29th 2012, 6:30 PM 1,783 Views 180 Comments

Being a regular steak consumer should be considered more environmentally egregious than being an SUV driver, writes Frank Armstrong.

Sunday 18 December, 2011

Column: It’s time to take the turkey off the Christmas table
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s time to take the turkey off the Christmas table

Dec 18th 2011, 8:42 AM 41 Views 60 Comments

The modern turkey is an unfortunate abomination, reduced by genetic selection to a sedentary, corpulent creature that cannot naturally reproduce.

Saturday 3 December, 2011

Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Applying the lessons of beating Big Tobacco to beating Big Food

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:00 PM 25 Views 35 Comments

An ‘obesity tax’ on its own is a regressive move – much more nuanced strategies are required to get people thinking about what they put in their bodies, says food writer Frank Armstrong.