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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.
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.
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…
A practical guide to reducing energy use in your home
The Government of Ireland has suggested a range of practical advice that will help you save money on your bills.
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Nama to Nature: Why we are planting trees on ghost estates
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.
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.