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Bananas: from plantation to plate

Ed Hamer

2nd June, 2008

What could be more cheerful than this ubiquitous breakfast fruit? But if you’re not buying them Fairtrade and organic, argues Ed Hamer, then you’re buying into a modern agricultural scandal more...
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Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate

Ed Hamer

22nd May, 2008

Founded in 1991 by Craig Sams and his wife Josephine Fairley, Green & Black’s brand was conceived to represent the ‘green’ concerns of its founders and the ‘black’ of the cocoa bean. more...
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Corporate organics

Ed Hamer

22nd May, 2008

Can big ever be beautiful where organic foods are concerned? Ed Hamer gets to grips with one of the environmental consumer’s greatest dilemmas more...

A green valentines day

Tess Andrews

7th February, 2008

Every year we’re landfilling or incinerating 200 million non-recycled, mass produced, unromantic valentine cards. So this year we should all make more of an effort to keep our romance and the planet alive. more...
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Andrew Simms' book, Tescopoly

Andrew Simms

7th June, 2007

Confused when shopping? Wondering if, when you go into the nation’s favourite supermarket, you’re getting the maximum green bang for your buck? Andrew Simms’ latest book, Tescopoly, is a forensic investigation of all things Tesco – including the chain’s green and ethical credentials. Forget the hype, he says, Tesco’s most recent charm offensive, the Good Neighbour policy, launched in May 2006, isn’t good enough. Could Britain’s largest retailer do it better? Take a look at Tesco’s Plan A – then read Plan B
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The next genetic revolution?

Robin Maynard & Pat Thomas

29th March, 2007

We didn’t want GM on your table, but the crucial question now is, will we allow it in our tanks? Robin Maynard and Pat Thomas report more...
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Cargill's Amazon soy plant forced to close

News

26th March, 2007

Cargill, the international agribusiness giant, has been forced to closed a soy-bean export terminal in the Amazon. more...
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Water, water, nowhere...

Maggie King

22nd March, 2007

March 22nd in World Water Day, an UN initiative to draw attention to the dreadful conditions in which many millions of the world's citizens draw their water. Maggie King reports more...
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The new world of flying winemakers

Monty Waldin

1st December, 2006

Antipodean winemakers are still breathing fresh air into the stuffy Old World of wine. Monty Waldin reports more...
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BLT Sandwich: The Big Lifestyle Trade Off

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

22nd September, 2006

Is it worse than Mc Donalds? The BLT sandwich is an icon, the ultimate symbol of convenience culture. Tesco alone sells 5 million a year. This is what the £1.80 you pay for your BLT buys... more...
Investigations

England Vanishing

22nd September, 2006

How do we define ourselves in time and space? A new book England In Particular suggests it is the commonplace, the local and the distinctive that tells us where we are more...
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Say It Without Flowers

Venetia Hargreaves-Allen

1st October, 2003

Say: ‘I am happy to pay for environmental degradation, chronic illness and labour rights abuses in countries that grow flowers for Western consumers but cannot feed their own people.’ more...

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Farmers Markets

Dan Box

1st June, 2003

In 1996 there were no farmers’ markets anywhere in the UK. Today they outnumber Asda stores. Dan Box celebrates their comeback and why we should all be using them. more...
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Slow Food

The Ecologist

1st April, 2003

Next time you find yourself ‘grabbing a bite to eat’… STOP.
Fast food blights our lives and the environment. It’s time to slow down.
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13 Globe-trotting indigenous grannies carry message of unity and prayer

Nicola Graydon

1st January, 2001

Grandmother Earth - Thirteen matriarchs from indigenous cultures are currently touring the world, promoting peace, unity and a respect for nature. nicola Graydon meets one of them, Mona Polacca more...
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Solutions for a farming future

Steven Gorelick

7th June, 2000

Steven Gorelick lays out just a few of the policy changes, priority shifts and new approaches that could help save rural life, and lead to more sustainable farming more...

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