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Pigs on a farm

Sick As A pig – the menace of MRSA linked to industrial pig farming

Another strain of MRSA is emerging from the factory farms of Northern Europe, and it is linked to the insatiable demand for cheap meat on our plates. The Ecologist Film Unit investigates more...
Pigs on a farm

Swine flu widower prepares to sue Smithfield

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

The husband of the first woman to die from swine flu in the US is preparing a case against pork producer Smithfield Foods, part-owner of the Mexican farm where the disease is believed to have originated more...
Sustainable city

Sustainable cities: the future of the human habitat

Hank Dittmar

1st June 2009

Guest editor Hank Dittmar presents a series of articles on the green cities of tomorrow, and explains why they hold hope for us all more...
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Sick as a pig

Jim Wickens

26th March, 2009

Another strain of MRSA is emerging from the factory farms of Northern Europe, and it is linked to the insatiable demand for cheap meat on our plates. The Ecologist Film Unit investigates
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Quality food production and biodiversity protection

Ecologist

13th March, 2009

Animals grazed on biodiverse pasture produce better tasting, and healthier, meat more...
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Raw milk - magic bullet or health hazard?

Laura Sevier

21st January, 2009

Unpasteurised milk can be a divisive subject, says Laura Sevier, but most of what you hear about the white stuff is pure whitewash more...
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A meaty issue

Simon Fairlie

1st October, 2008

Our excessive appetite for meat is taking a heavy toll on the planet, but as Simon Fairlie explains, the arguments used to depict omnivores as environmental super-villains are far too simplistic. more...
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10 Reasons why organic can save the world

Ed Hamer & Mark Anslow

1st March, 2008

Can organic farming feed the world? Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow say yes, but we must farm and eat differently more...

Jack and the Beanstalk

Paul Kingsnorth

21st December, 2006

A seasonally-adjusted contemporary Pantomime, by Paul Kingsnorth more...
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Roadkill Chef

Paul Kingsnorth

1st June, 2006

‘OK then,’ I say to Fergus, with a challenge in my voice, ‘what about badger?’ ‘Badger?’ says Fergus, his eyes on the road as he drives me into the Kent countryside. ‘Many times. There’s no rhyme or reason to badger. Sometimes it tastes really gamey and uriney, even if it’s fresh. It can be excellent though.’ I look at him as he drives. He’s definitely serious. more...
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The secret life of cows

Robin Maynard

1st March, 2005

In intensive farming animals are viewed as units of production to be ground relentlessly through the system. Nothing could be more different at Kite’s Nest in the Cotswolds, where the livestock is actively engaged in deciding how the farm is managed. more...

Warts and all

Lyall Watson

1st October, 2004

Hoover accepted human society for what it was: rich in resources but nevertheless imperfect, unpigly. And he discovered that a solitary pig is a sad thing, almost as useless as a bee without a hive. more...

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Bigger But Not Better

Andrew Kimbrell

1st April, 2003

Myth Number 5: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IS EFFICIENT more...
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Flawed Research

The Ecologist

1st February, 2003

Last month the Food Standards Agency declared that eating organic chickens increases risk of campylobacter poisoning. So what? more...

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