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Deformities, sickness & livestock deaths: the real cost of glyphosate & GM animal feed?

Andrew Wasley

28th November 2013

Much of our meat and dairy produce is made from animals raised on GM feeds. Alarming new claims suggest that the GM diet is affecting animal health - prompting fears over human safety. Andrew Wasley reports ... more...
Baby feet. Photo:  Denis Vrublevski / Shutterstock.com.

Fukushima fallout damaged thyroid glands of California babies

Chris Busby

19th November 2013

A new study finds that radioactive Iodine from Fukushima has caused a significant increase in hypothyroidism among babies in California, 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. more...

Our daily bread

Hazel Sillver

Do a 2-week gluten fast and you may just see your energy levels double...... more...

How an electric bike improved my fitness

Susan Clark

After a month together, Susan Clark and her borrowed electric bike part company but is she hooked and will she spend £1,000 plus to make their relationship a permanent one?
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Forest Holidays: Happiness (Proven) Amongst The Trees

Susan Clark

If you go down to the woods today (and stay at least until tomorrow) you're sure to come home feeling a whole lot better says Susan Clark, who recommends holing up in one of the UK's Forest Holidays' log cabins for a day or two ... more...

Nature Engagement & Cycling

by Susan Clark

In week three of e-biking to work, a chance encounter with a fox leaves Susan Clark asking why we don't do more to stop habitat loss and protect our wildlife more...
Cattle ranching

Wildlife in the firing line in global war against bovine TB

18th June, 2013

Sarah Stirk

Where there are cattle, there is the threat of bovine Tuberculosis (TB). The farming methods may differ greatly, but from the dairy farms of Ethiopia to the beef herds of Canada the race is on to find the best way to tackle the disease more...

Badger cull a PR disaster for UK countryside, warn 'dissident' farmers

18th June, 2013

Andrew Wasley and Sarah Stirk

A growing number of farmers are now questioning the nature of the cull and its effectiveness. And some are blaming poor biosecurity and intensive farming for the spread of TB in the UK cattle herd. Andrew Wasley and Sarah Stirk report more...

Why are we ignoring the role of livestock in antibiotic resistance?

June 13th, 2013

by Pat Thomas

Antimicrobial resistance is a ticking time-bomb not only for the UK but also for the world, warns the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies more...

Park Fit

by Hazel Sillver

6 ways to get fit in the park this summer and help the environment at the same time....
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A Test of Character

Robin Lee enjoys the delights of biodynamic wine..... more...

Electric Bikes - A New Generation

by Susan Clark

With the World Electric Bike Championship looming at the end of the month, Ecologist Managing Editor Susan Clark is spending June getting to grips with two wheels, plus the bonus of a handy throttle for those long Devon hills. It's been some time since she got on any kind of bike - here's how she is getting on ....
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Eat it or Lose it: promoting and preserving real British food

by Cat Gazzoli

As Slow Food Week gets underway Slow Food UK tells the Ecologist why they are attempting to protect Britains edible Biodiversity and the artisan producers behind it..... more...

Is There Grass In That Milk?

May 24th, 2013

by Lorna Howarth

Free-Range Dairy is a new initiative that could reverse the trend towards industrialised mega-farms.
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Modern British Vegetarian Cooking - Who Needs Meat?

by Susan Clark

It's the UK's National Vegetarian Week but what's on the veggie menu at your local bar, pub or bistro? If it's mushroom risotto - again - have a word with the chef because there's no excuse for those second-rate meals that should have been left behind in the 1970s. Susan Clark goes in search of Fine Dining for non-meat eaters more...

Sustainable energy a necessity for basic healthcare in the developing world

by Andrew Heath

One billion people in the developing world are deprived of access to effective healthcare due to a lack of access to energy, reports Andrew Heath of Practical Action.... more...

Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin Most Indoor Workers Are Lacking

by Oliver Gillie

Human beings in high-income countries are leading increasingly artificial lives divorced from the natural environment and without the important health benefits of sunshine. The result is chronic ill health of many kinds, warns Oliver Gillie more...
chickens

UK supermarkets renege on anti-GM stance

May 14th, 2013

by Jamie Doward

As three more supermarkets drop their bans, the industry is accused of caving in to cartels and GM food giants more...

Science proves what we all know: Nature is Good for your Health!

by Richard J Dolesh

Richard Dolesh reports on a recently published study, the findings of which support what most of us know intuitively - that nature is good for us. more...
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Is a raw food diet right for you?

by Hazel Sillver

Raw foodism is becoming increasingly popular. Advocates report high energy levels and less need for sleep. But is it a healthy way for everyone to eat, asks Hazel Sillver more...
crunchy chocolate hearts

Is a raw food diet right for you?

by Hazel Sillver

Raw foodism is becoming increasingly popular. Advocates report high energy levels and less need for sleep. But is it a healthy way for everyone to eat, asks Hazel Sillver more...

Cooking with Gorse: Foraging for the Kitchen

April 30th, 2013

by Susan Clark

How would you capture the wafting coconut-like scent of a coastal gorse bush? By turning the flowers into a stunningly delicious ice cream says Susan Clark
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Tried & tested eco-cosmetics

April 26th, 2013

by Hazel Sillver

Avoid cosmetics that cost the earth – today’s eco makeup is much better quality anyway, says Hazel Sillver. more...

Cooking with Wild Garlic: Foraging for the Kitchen

April 19th, 2013

by Susan Clark

If there's one plant you don't need to be a botanist to safely identify it's wild garlic. Just follow your nose ... and head straight back to your kitchen says Susan Clark more...

How meditation makes us much nicer people

March 26th, 2013

by Hazel Sillver

New research proves that a spiritual practice, such as meditation, leads to a kinder world. Hazel Sillver explores a number of different types of meditation.
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