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Behind the Label: nanosilver

Pat Thomas

20th October, 2009

The powerful antibacterial nanosilver can now be found in everything from air fresheners and food packaging to babies' bottles and bandages. But has anyone looked at the risks? more...
Waterlogged rice paddies

Draining paddy fields could cut methane from rice production

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Chinese scientists have discovered that draining rice paddies just once every growing season may help reduce global methane emissions from the industry by almost a third more...
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Behind the label: Antibacterial handwash

Pat Thomas

29th January, 2009

Hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. Nevertheless, in the hygiene stakes, antibacterial soaps are a ridiculous form of ‘overkill’. more...
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The Dawn of the domestic superbug

Pat Thomas

1st July, 2005

The huge popularity of antibacterial household cleaners is encouraging superbugs,
allergies, immune-system failure and dangerous environmental pollution. It’s time to
stop cleaning ourselves to death.
more...
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National disease service

Yves Engler

1st October, 2004

Antibacteria-resistant superbugs are turning hospitals into killers more...

Imagine…food without pesticides …seeds without patents …a future without Monsanto

John Hepburn

1st September, 2004

Monsanto’s global website says: ‘Imagine innovative agriculture that creates "incredible" things today.’ Actually, I think most of us are more interested in ‘credible’ things when it comes to agriculture. Like food that people can trust is safe. And crops that meet the needs of the farmers that grow them. The Monsanto slogan used to be ‘food, health, hope’. As if this wasn’t absurd enough, it has now been changed to ‘Imagine™’. John Lennon must be turning in his grave. more...
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The story behind sugar

William Duffy

1st November, 2003

‘Refined'. Of a higher quality. The result of conscious improvement. Not so with sugar. Refined sugar has been depleted of its vitamins and minerals. What is left consists of pure, refined carbohydrates. more...

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