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Vandana Shiva touring Navdanya Farm. Photo: Edward W. Lollis.

Seeds of death

Vandana Shiva

19th November 2013

Vandana Shiva exposes the link between the use of genetically modified cotton seeds and the tragic suicide of 284,694 farmers in India over 17 years.
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Seeds

Defending seed sovereignty

Ecologist

20th August, 2012

A new Global Campaign for Seed Freedom will be celebrating the fortnight from Ghandi’s birthday (October 2nd) to World Food Day (October 16th) as the first Seed Satyagraha during which all participants will declare No Patents On Seeds more...
Seeds

Reclaiming the seed

Vandana Shiva

20th August, 2012

Vandana Shiva explains why Seed Satyagraha – a non-cooperation movement in the footsteps of Gandhi – will be crucial in blocking the introduction of the proposed Seed Law more...
Dietary supplements in pill form

The rise of nutraceuticals: how the ‘placebo-driven’ industry has got us hooked

Bethany Hubbard

23rd March, 2012

Big companies, from PepsiCo to Kellogg’s, are cashing in on our interest in health food ‘quick fixes’ while continuing to sell us high fat, sugary foods more...
Pill sandwich with a fork sticking out

Dietary supplement and functional food industry is ‘placebo-driven’ warns expert

Bethany Hubbard

23rd March, 2012

Monsanto, Kellogg’s and PepsiCo are just a few of the companies cashing in on our addiction to nutraceuticals - the fast-growing pharma food and supplements sector more...
Top 10... alternatives to wheat

Top 10... alternatives to wheat

Bethany Hubbard

9th March, 2012

Whether it’s because of GM or gluten; if you’re giving wheat the chop, there’s an eco-friendly alternative to suit you more...

How Dow and Monsanto teamed up over 'Agent Orange' herbicide

Richard Schiffman

24th February, 2012

In a match some would say was made in hell, two of the world's leading producers of agro-chemicals have joined forces in a partnership to reintroduce the herbicide 2, 4-D, - one-half of the infamous defoliant Agent Orange more...
Sugarcane

Biomass is the next biofuel 'land grab' on tropical forests, warn campaigners

Tom Levitt

5th December, 2011

Just as biofuels have gobbled up farmland that should have been growing food so the push on biomass by Monsanto, Cargill and others will see an 'unprecedented' grab on land, plants and biodiverse-rich forests more...
Pesticides

Monsanto, Bayer and Dow face trial for 'systematic human rights abuses'

Matilda Lee

16th November, 2011

Permanent Peoples' Tribunal accuses biotech giants Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, DuPont and BASF of promoting dangerous pesticides including endosulfan, paraquat and neonicotinoids more...
Bt Brinjal Monsanto

How India squared up to Monsanto’s 'biopiracy'

Rosie Spinks

12th October, 2011

Following allegations of defying India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA), Monsanto faces a lawsuit from the Indian government, reports Rosie Spinks more...
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Does Kenya need GM crops as it battles famine in the Horn of Africa?

Rosie Spinks

8th September, 2011

In the midst of a dire need to feed millions of people facing hunger because of drought, Kenya's newly passed Biosafety Act allows for the importation of GM crops - but at what cost? more...
A GM tomato

Public sector should develop GM crops for seed companies, says leading researcher

Tom Levitt

1st August, 2011

As controversial UK trials of a potato genetically-modified to be resistant to late blight get underway, we speak to research leader and plant geneticist Professor Jonathan Jones about why he is in favour of an expansion in GM crops more...

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Monsanto's 'Roundup Ready'

Greenpeace takes on Monsanto over 'pesticides arms race'

Tom Levitt

30th June, 2011

Main ingredient of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer is being linked to cancer, birth defects and Parkinson's disease and should be banned, according to campaigners behind new report more...
Shaping Sustainable Fashion

Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes

Mark Newton

23rd June, 2011

Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen’s attempt to define sustainability in a fashion context provides some fascinating insights but doesn’t show enough engagement in the wider environmental debate for Mark Newton more...

The inside story on Monsanto and the glyphosate birth defect data

Claire Robinson

13th June 2011

The pesticide industry and regulators have repeatedly misled the public with claims that glyphosate is safe, says Claire Robinson. As a result, Monsanto's Roundup is used by gardeners and local authorities, in school grounds, and in farmers’ fields more...
Investigations

Monsanto agrees clean-up of toxic Brofiscin quarry in Wales

Tom Levitt

19th February, 2011

Environment Agency finds Monsanto, BP and Veolia liable for clean up after thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals - including PCBs, dioxins and Agent Orange derivatives - dumped in Welsh quarry more...
Investigations

Monsanto agrees clean-up of toxic Brofiscin quarry in Wales

Tom Levitt

19th February, 2011

Environment Agency finds Monsanto, BP and Veolia liable for clean up after thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals - including PCBs, dioxins and Agent Orange derivatives - dumped in Welsh quarry more...
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Open letter from Douglas Gowan

Douglas Gowan

16th August, 2007

In an open letter to the Ecologist, Douglas Gowan has detailed a two-year smear campaign waged against him in the Seventies by Monsanto, details of which were known to the Agency and were only revealed when Gowan submitted a Freedom of Information request. Who was it protecting? more...
Ecologist May 2007

Burying The Truth, the orginal Ecologist investigation into Monsanto and Brofiscin Quarry

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

11th October, 2007

What does Douglas Gowan know that everyone else wants to keep hidden? For 40 years the story of Brofiscin Quarry – now the most polluted place in the UK – has been suppressed... more...
Ecologist June 2007

Environment Agency letter in response to May 2007 Ecologist investigation

June, 2007

Barbara Young, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, responds to the Ecologist May 2007 investigation in the June 2007 letters page more...
Ecologist June 2007

Silenced witness

Jon Hughes

30th November, 2007

Following last month's exclusive Ecologist investigation, Burying the truth, the Douglas Gowan story continues... more...
Ecologist July/August 2007

Environment Agency letter in response to June 2007 Ecologist article

July/August, 2007

Barbara Young, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, responds to the Ecologist June 2007 article 'Silenced witness’ in the July/August 2007 letters page more...
Ecologist November 2007

Brofiscin: Environment Agency shoots the messenger

Jon Hughes

7th November, 2007

Prominent critics of the failure of Environment Agency Wales (EAW) to pursue the UK’s interests against Monsanto in the US Bankruptcy Court have come under extraordinary attack over the past 10 days. more...
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Has the Environment Agency obstructed the course of justice?

Jon Hughes

26th October, 2007

A ruling in the US courts at a meeting which the Environment Agency claims never took place has dashed all hopes of making Monsanto pay up for polluting Brofiscin quarry in Wales. Is the Agency guilty of obstructing the course of justice? Jon Hughes investigates more...
Ecologsit Monsanto Files

The Orginal Monsanto Files issue of the Ecologist September/October 1998

A selection of articles critical of agri-business giant, Monsanto, and its environmental record. The Ecologist magazine’s printing firm at the time, Penwells, feared libel litigation from Monsanto and pulped the 14,000 copies of the edition. The edition was eventually printed by a small London printer and went on to become the biggest-selling issue of the Ecologist ever. Includes and article by HRH the Prince of Wales more...

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