Climate crisis: people cool off by the Eiffel Tower in Paris in July. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

“An environmental crisis is also a health crisis” is the stark message from health professionals keen to draw sharp attention to the health impacts of(...)

Global furniture maker Ikea aims to become a fully circular business by 2030. Its targets include designing products so that they can be repurposed, phasing out virgin oil-based plastics from products and ensuring all packing materials are made from renewable or recycled material. Photograph: Reuters/Grigoris Siamidis

The circular economy has become one of the latest buzzwords in policy documents promoting a low-carbon, sustainable society. Like all buzzwords, it ca(...)

Kerry Foods has become one of the biggest suppliers of vanilla to the baking world. Photograph: Getty Images

Here’s a small eureka moment in the Irish food world. The head of a large food company has had a long day in a conference room with executives from an(...)

The Scottish government is planning to ban cultivation of all forms of genetically modified crops

I have a sneaking suspicion the world is not round, it is actually flat; not completely flat, mind you, but mostly flat. I know many will object to th(...)