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The Banaue rice terraces in the Philippines have been declared free of all genetically modified orgaisms (GMOs). Photo: Agricmarketing at en.wikipedia.org.

Golden Rice ignores the risks, the people and the real solutions

Daniel Ocampo

28th December 2013

'Golden Rice' is being promoted by GM advocates as a solution to malnutrition. But Daniel Ocampo says it is for the 'target populations' in the Philippines and elsewhere to decide whether to accept the technology - and they don't want it! more...

China accused of stealth land grab over Mozambique's great rice project

Cecilia Anesi and Andrea Fama in co-publication with China Files

30th November 2013

China led the reclamation of the largest abandoned rice farm in Mozambique, with the blessing of the authorities. But now the company involved is accused of land grabbing and displacing thousands. Cecilia Anesi and Andrea Fama report
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Owen Paterson speaking at food business innovation summit. Photo: UKTI / Flikr.com.

Genetically modified politicians

Lesley Docksey

24th November 2013

The UK Government policy on genetically modified (GM) crops is "precautionary, evidence-based and sensitive to public concerns". Lesley Docksey asks: who are they kidding? more...

Owen Paterson: the minister for GM hype

Zac Goldsmith MP

8th November 2013

The environment secretary's stance on GM food is grotesque, argues Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith. more...
Golden rice

Golden rice naysayers ignore the world's need for nutrition

Dale Sanders

6th November 2013

Professor Dale Sanders takes issue with Zac Goldsmith, former editor of The Ecologist. Is 'golden rice' a Trojan Horse for the GM industry, or nutritional manna from heaven for the world's poor? 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...
Golden rice

Can GM-free biofortified crops succeed after Golden Rice controversy?

Tom Levitt

12th December, 2011

Plans for GM 'Golden Rice' have divided critics, but Howarth Bouis from HarvestPlus explains why their non-GM biofortified crops with higher portions of key vitamins can succeed in tackling malnutrition more...
cow

Top 10...alternatives to cows milk

Ruth Styles

13th April, 2011

High in fat and with a carbon footprint to match, cow’s milk is neither the greenest or healthiest milk available. So what are the alternatives? Here are 10 of the best more...
Environmental Investigation Agency

Environmental Investigation Agency: meet the original eco spooks

Matilda Lee

18th January, 2011

The EIA has been at the forefront of investigative campaigning for over 25 years, tackling the illegal wildlife trade, timber trafficking and ozone-depleting CFCs. Matilda Lee gets a debriefing more...

The Ecologist Top Ten... vinegars

Laura Sevier

9th December, 2010

Whether it's the old favourite Sarson's, trendy balsamic or the more adventurous rice or wine vinegar, it can be used to clean your house, improve your health and spice up your chips – what makes vinegar so special? Laura Sevier picks 10 of the best... more...
a rising price line behind oil barrels

Will high petrol prices help the environment?

Mark Jansen

12th July, 2010

High petrol prices mean less demand and less pollution, right? Not necessarily, finds Mark Jansen. Our relationship with our cars is far more complex... more...
Soya milk

Put to the test: a buyer's guide to non-dairy products

Laura Sevier

17th March, 2010

Whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons, a low-dairy or dairy-free diet is becoming more mainstream. Here's how to have your (cheese)cake and eat it too... more...

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Rice fields in India

Bayer clamps down on GM rice protest in India

Ecologist

13th July, 2009

Campaigners in India are facing charges including trespassing and criminal intimidation following a protest last month against genetically modified rice being trialled by Bayer BioScience 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...
In the News

Energy 'too cheap', says Scottish & Southern

News

24th September, 2007

It’s not what you'd expect to hear from a player in the fiercely competitive utilities sector, but Brian Smith, head of projects at Scottish and Southern Energy, has said that electricity is ‘too cheap’. more...
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Factories Around the World Consider Halting Production of Biofuels as Price Soars

News

26th February, 2007

Less than a month after George Bush used his State of the Union address to announce that the US would use biofuels to achieve energy independence, companies across the globe are threatening to stop production because of rising prices. more...
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Nasty, Brutish & Short

Sally Fallon

1st July, 2003

In the 1930s US dentist Weston Price travelled the world to study the diets of ‘primitive’ peoples. He found a startling lack of disease and proof that a system of environmentally-friendly local food production is the best way to ensure human health.
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