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Yesterday’s News


Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Column: Raising animals for food contributes to climate change

On World Vegetarian Day, Frank Armstrong asks why we refuse to see the relationship between farm animals and climate change.

Sunday 8 September, 2013

Column: The politics of food – why we need to take the power back

The failure of our government to challenge Big Pharma and Big Food shows how effective lobbying by large corporations can be. It is left to concerned individuals, as part of civil society, to challenge a pathogenic status quo, writes Frank Armstrong.

Monday 16 April, 2012

Column: Let's not cow-tow to 'sacred' cheese industry

Far from worrying that a ban on advertising cheese to children will hurt their calcium intake, says food writer Frank Armstrong, concerned gastronomes are missing the point…

Monday 19 March, 2012

Nama to Nature: Why we are planting trees on ghost estates Action This post contains images

Nama to Nature: Why we are planting trees on ghost estates Exclusive

Group of friends urge fellow citizens to help Ireland’s 600 ghost estates return to nature rather than blight the landscape – Frank Armstrong describes one guerilla planting session in Co Leitrim.


Saturday 3 March, 2012

Column: Reforming our relationship with food can start in schools

Bodily wellbeing is a neglected subject in schools, writes UCD lecturer Frank Armstrong, even when it is a prime training ground for encouraging healthy lifelong habits.