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Carton of Tesco milk with Carbon Reduction Label

Is there a future for carbon footprint labelling in the UK?

Bethany Hubbard

3rd February 2012

The media frenzy that erupted as Tesco admitted having second-thoughts on carbon footprint labels may have inflicted lasting damage on a once promising sector more...
Just Label It campaign

TAKE ACTION: Just Label It - Americans demand GM food labelling

Priyanka Mogul

31st January, 2012

Join the growing chorus of individuals and organisations demanding the right to know what's in their food... all GM foods should be labelled, say Just Label It campaigners more...
veg boxes

Five of the best…organic veg box schemes

Ruth Styles

16th January, 2012

Whether you’re looking for seasonal veg or slaughter-free milk, Britain’s box schemes make avoiding the supermarket a cinch more...
Bernard Matthews

What's the real cost of Bernard Matthews Christmas turkey?

Peter Salisbury

20th December, 2011

In a Behind the Brand special, Peter Salisbury assesses whether Bernard Matthews has cleaned up its act following undercover investigations revealing 'shocking' cruelty and the notorious avian flu H5N1 outbreak more...
IKEA

Behind the Brand: IKEA

Peter Salisbury

19th October, 2011

IKEA likes to sell itself as a principled, sustainable furniture producer. But has its low-cost, high-volume business model meant that it has had to compromise environmental concerns for money? Peter Salisbury reports more...
Behind the Label Supplement 2011

Behind the Label: read and download the best articles

The Ecologist has produced a printable PDF magazine of the best articles from our popular Behind the Label series
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organic labels

Ask Ruth: what do the different eco-labels mean?

Ruth Styles

13th September, 2011

The Ecologist's Green Living Editor finds answers to your ethical dilemmas. This week she’s looking at eco-labels more...
google

Behind the Brand: Google

Peter Salisbury

7th September, 2011

Unless you live on the moon, Google is an integral part of your day to day life, but just how ethical is the all-conquering search giant whose motto is ‘Don’t be Evil’? Peter Salisbury investigates more...
Danepak

Behind the Brand: Danish Crown

Peter Salisbury

20th July, 2011

Can the owner of a slaughterhouse that despatches more than 80,000 pigs per week be remotely ethical? Peter Salisbury takes a closer look at pork exporter, Danish Crown more...
mcdonald's

Behind the Brand: McDonald’s

Peter Salisbury

16th June, 2011

In the first of a major new series following on from the ground breaking Behind the Label, Peter Salisbury takes a look at one of the biggest brands in the world – McDonald’s – and asks: has the burger giant done enough to clean-up its act? more...
veg box

Green Business: Abel & Cole

Peter Salisbury

1st June, 2011

Keith Abel might not be much of an eco-warrior but he’s revolutionised the organic groceries sector – and made a mint in the process, says Peter Salisbury more...

TAKE ACTION to ban 'killer jeans'

Matilda Lee

25th May, 2011

Join Labour Behind the Label in a week of action from 30th May to 5th June to lobby brands to ban the technique of sandblasting denim more...

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Behind the Label: Flea Powder

Pat Thomas

11th January, 2011

Flea powder probably isn't something you think often about. But with some frighteningly toxic ingredients you should: they can be deadly for you and your pets


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Behind the Label: Christmas turkey

Pat Thomas

16th December, 2010

Christmas dinner means only one thing for millions of us: turkey. But the intensively reared and genetically manipulated birds that most will consume this holiday season leave a nasty taste in the mouth more...

Green weddings: how to get married ethically

Eifion Rees

3rd December, 2010

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the coming together of marriage and environmentalism. Do you, reader, take this, the Ecologist, to be your guide to environmentally friendly weddings... more...

Behind the Label: tomato ketchup

Pat Thomas

23rd November, 2010

It's the condiment of choice for a million fast-food outlets and a staple sauce in homes around the world, but there's more to tomato ketchup than meets the eye, says Pat Thomas more...
Food labelling

Industry lobbying sees EU reject 'traffic light' food labelling

Ecologist

17th June, 2010

Food industry spent €1 billion euros lobbying against proposals to help consumers make 'healthy meal' choices with a system of red, green and amber labels on the front of food packaging more...

Behind the label: talcum powder

Pat Thomas

13th April, 2010

Keeping your baby's bottom soft and dry shouldn't mean exposing it to a potentially harmful and environmentally costly substance more...

How to decode food labels and shop with a conscience

Pat Thomas

16th March, 2010

Is it healthy? Is it 
organic? Is it fairly traded? How far has it travelled? At times, making informed choices can feel like a full-time job. Here is a pocket guide to buying food from the new book Stuffed more...
Head lice treatments

Behind the Label: head lice treatments

Pat Thomas

11th February, 2010

Faced with an itchy young head full of nits, it's all too easy to reach for a bottle of potent chemicals. But is smothering your child's hair in pesticides really the best solution? more...

Behind the Label: chewing gum

Pat Thomas

12th January, 2010

For whatever reason you choose to chew it, this plastic, potentially toxic mish-mash of ingredients is bad for the environment and bad for us more...
nail polish

Behind the Label: nail polish

Pat Thomas

26th November, 2009

It may look pretty, but the unmistakable odour of nail polish betrays a cocktail of toxic ingredients more...
Red wine

Behind the Label: better booze

Pat Thomas

16th November, 2009

If you don't know what's gone into making your drink, stick to organic beer and wine this Christmas, says Pat Thomas

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Can we trust the FSC?

Matilda Lee

22nd September, 2009

It's the logo we all look for when buying furniture and wood products. But the Forest Stewardship Council has come in for some serious criticism. Matilda Lee looks at both sides of the argument more...

Behind the Label: Pot Noodle

Pat Thomas

22nd September, 2009

Marketed as the ultimate quick food fix, 240 Pot Noodles are eaten every minute in Britain. But what exactly is in the 'slag of all snacks'? Pat Thomas on fats, salt and flavour enhancers more...

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