The Benefits of Organic Food

Surprisingly, currently where information is widely available, a lot of the population is still confused about organic food and its superiority. Organic food, be it plant or animal based, is anything that conforms to organic farming standards. These vary worldwide of course – in the United Kingdom, they are set by organization such as the Soil…

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It’s part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow. Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. “The theory behind companion planting is that certain plants may help each…

It’s True: The Sound of Nature Helps Us Relax

The gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees can physically change our mind and bodily systems, helping us to relax. New research explains how, for the first time. Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) found that playing ‘natural sounds’ affected the bodily systems that control the…

The Economic Case for Wind, Solar Energy In Africa

To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that wind and solar can be economically and environmentally…