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In Her 40s, Milla Jovovich Is Embracing a New "Rock and Roll" Look

Milla Jovovich is no newcomer to fashion week. In the '90s and early aughts, she was a runway regular, walking for designers like Miuccia Prada and Gianni Versace, and also a frequent face in the front row. This season, Jovovich attended only one show: Maria Grazia Chiuri's debut collection for …

How to make your compost - easy, cheap, and sustainable

Composting can make a big difference for the soil in your garden – or why not, even in your flower pots. If more people composted then we’d enjoy …

These 12 gluten-free dessert recipes are the stuff of food-filled dreams

Whether you’ve got celiac disease or you’re slightly gluten-intolerant, finding foods you love that won’t irritate your stomach can be a daunting …

Dessert

France Just Became The First Country to Ban All Plastic Plates, Cups, And Utensils

Go France!<p>France just passed a law that says all plastic plates, cups, and utensils will be banned by 2020, and replacements will need to be made …

How To Be A Frugal Organic Shopper

Organic September is in full swing with a lot of events around the country to give you a chance to taste some delicious products, try out some …

This disturbing map shows just how much plastic is floating in our oceans

Five trillion individual pieces, weighing a total of 268,000 tonnes. When the numbers are so big, it’s difficult to take in the full scale of the …

France bans the use of plastic crockery and cutlery to aid battle against climate change

Plastic crockery and cutlery is to be banned in France unless it is made from biologically sourced materials.<p>The law comes into force in 2020. It is part of a French environmental initiative called the Energy Transition for Green Growth, part of a package aimed at tackling climate change.<p>But, the …

Crushed butter beans and crisp rosemary croutons

A comforting – both economically and for the body – French-inspired bean dish made exciting by crunchy rosemary croutons.<p>MAKES<p>20 bowls<p>INGREDIENTS<p>300ml olive oil<br>• 1kg sourdough bread, cut into bite-sized slices<br>• The leaves from 6 small sprigs of rosemary, chopped<br>• 200g butter<br>• 6 banana shallots, chopped<br>• 6 …

Shaved beetroot, kohlrabi and apple salad

SERVES<p>8, as a side<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200g kohlrabi, peeled<br>• 325g mixed raw beetroots (crimson, golden and candy striped – whatever you can find), peeled<br>• 200g watermelon radish, peeled<br>• 1½ eating apples<br>• 3 tbsp lemon juice<br>• 1½ tbsp white balsamic vinegar<br>• 1½ tsp honey<br>• 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (a fruity rather than …

Addicted to plastic

<b>Plastic. It is everywhere.</b><p>We store things in plastic containers and bags, buy household goods wrapped in plastic, toiletries and cosmetics are often …

7 ways you can reduce plastic consumption

Our modern society is addicted to plastic. I knew there was lots of plastic in our everyday lives, but it was only after participating in Plastic …

Why choosing Organic Cotton is better for everyone

Cotton — a natural soft white breathable fluffy fibre. Anything made from this plant has to be good against our skin right? Not quite<p>Conventional …

Exciting Breakthrough In Recycled Cotton Fabric

Have you heard the news? The textile industry is abuzz with a miraculous new fibre. Lenzing, a company well-known and respected for its sustainable …

An innovative new fabric made from plastic can keep you cooler than cotton

As the planet keeps warming, more and more people are turning to air conditioning to fight the heat. That’s already putting a major strain on energy resources. But a team of scientists is working on a new option to keep comfortable in sweltering conditions.<p>In a paper published in Science Sep. 1, …

The Guardian view on GM cotton: handle with care | Editorial

Neither miracle nor catastrophe, GM crops must be priced for the benefit of farmers<p>The arguments about GM crops show the folly of trying to understand technology as if it stood outside political and economic power. There is nothing intrinsically wicked about manipulating genes directly, rather than …

An Indian scientist is on the verge of making genetically modified cotton

An Indian scientist whose team has developed a genetically modified (GM) mustard variety that is inching towards a possible commercial launch said he could soon hand to a state agency a GM cotton variety that can rival Monsanto's seeds.<p>Deepak Pental and his colleagues at the Delhi University worked …

Rare India textile labels show evolution of cotton trade

F Steiner & Co, Manchester, 1880s<p><b>Textile labels were once used as industrial markers of trade between India and Britain.</b><p>These "tickets" or "shipper's tickets", that would be attached on the front of bales of fabric during shipment, are now important historical artefacts.<p>A collection of these rare …

2016/17 Cotton Production: Weather in India, Pakistan and La Nina’s impact on Major Cotton Producing Countries

The August 12th USDA-FAS World Market Report, continues the trend in falling cotton production estimates for 2016/17, lowering their estimates from …

The cotton war

Also in this section…?<p>In 1861 a group of cotton-growing southern states broke away from the Union of American States, leading to the start of the …