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Tuna catch

Are captive tuna farms a viable alternative to overfishing?

Tom Edathikunnel

22nd August, 2012

The Kindai tuna, bred by scientists at Kinki University, may lead the way for future large-scale tuna farms. Tom Edathikunnel investigates whether the idea really is preferable to overfishing more...
Shrimp sifting

In season now: what to eat during May

Amy Halls

30th April, 2012

Slow Food UK CEO, Cat Gazzoli, dips into the UK's forgotten flavours to bring us her gastronomic pick for May more...
How to give your wardrobe an eco-friendly spring update

How to give your wardrobe an eco-friendly spring update

Ruth Styles

10th April, 2012

Spring might have sprung but that doesn’t mean you have to rush out and buy a whole new wardrobe. Our experts explain how to get a new look without harming the planet more...
In season now: what to eat during April

In season now: what to eat during April

Ben Hudson

2nd April, 2012

Celebrate Easter by tucking into a plate of seasonal Jersey Royals. Albert Bartlett’s Tim Ward explains why they’re wonderful and rounds up his April favourites more...
scilly isles

See weed and eat it: a foraging break on the Scilly Isles

Kate Eshelby

23rd February, 2012

Seaweed, carrot flower and locally caught fish were all on the menu during Kate Eshelby’s gastronomic tour of the Scillies more...
Badger

The great badger and bovine TB cover-up: is it really a health risk?

Ed Hamer

30th January, 2011

With controversial plans to allow farmers to cull badgers later this year, Ed Hamer asks whether Bovine TB is really a health problem for either cows or humans more...
In season now: what to eat during January

In season now: what to eat during January

Ben Hudson

9th January, 2012

Love British Food’s Alexia Robinson talks seasonal eats, New Year’s resolutions and a gastronomic alternative to the Olympics more...
A salmon

Warning as infectious salmon disease spreads from Europe's fish farms to Canada

Anna Taylor

15th December, 2011

Discovery of the deadly salmon virus Infectious Salmon Anaemia in Canada is just latest likely example of disease spreading to wild fish stocks from the world's mega fish farms more...
green christmas

The Ecologist guide to greening Christmas

Ruth Styles

1st November, 2011

From food to fun, we've got the skinny on how to make this year's festivities the greenest ever more...
squash

In season now: what to eat during September

Henry Gass

1st September, 2011

Artichokes, squash and Padrón peppers are all on the menu in September, says Henry Gass more...
August produce

In season now: what to eat during August

Henry Gass

2nd August, 2011

Tart gooseberries, tender broad beans and the best beef of the year make August a key month for foodies, says Henry Gass more...
mackerel

In season now: what to eat during July

Henry Gass

27th June, 2011

Raspberries, mackerel and broad beans are all on the menu this month more...

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Five of the best... environmentally friendly cookbooks

Valentina Jovanovski

13th June, 2011

Greener eating doesn’t have to mean compromising on taste or quality, as these five books, reviewed by Valentina Jovanovski, prove more...
Irrigation

What really caused the deadly E. coli outbreak?

Eve Mitchell

3rd June, 2011

We may never know, argues Eve Mitchell, because the nature of our complex and highly industrial food systems is making it far harder to determine what happened more...

Asian factory farming boom spreading animal diseases like avian influenza

Tom Levitt

11th February, 2011

Increasing density of livestock production and poor biosecurity in Asia is encouraging epidemics, with a new disease emerging every four months, says new International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) report more...

PICK OF THE DAY: Eat the Seasons

The Ecologist

31st January, 2011

One of the most useful eating guides around, website Eat the Seasons includes everything you’ve ever wanted to know about eating seasonally and more
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Seasoning wood

How to ensure a warmer winter by seasoning your firewood

Jonathan Rouse

17th September, 2010

Drying wood properly can increase the energy it releases when burned. Read on for The Ecologist's guide to ensuring your Yuletide logs are as fuel-efficient as possible more...
Sunlight filtering through seawater

Suffocating seas: how climate change is reducing ocean oxygen levels

Carrie Madren

26th July, 2010

The main impacts of climate change - changing weather patterns, melting glaciers, sea level rise - are well known. But its ability to reduce oxygen levels in the deep ocean is little reported... more...
The Desmondium intortum

Vets turn to African herbs as animal drugs stop working

Ecologist

19th February, 2010

The west's veterinary drug drive is not working, say animal disease scientists who have started researching the effectiveness of plant-based treatments used in Ethiopia more...
Save our seas from pirate fishing

Campaigning against pirate fishing

Laura Sevier

22nd June, 2009

Illegally caught 'dirty' fish threatens local fishermen, consumer health and the future of the world's fisheries. The EJF's Pirate Fishing Campaign is tackling the problem head on more...
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The struggle to report on the marine environment

Andrew Wasley

1st June, 2009

Reporting from the frontline of environmental activism, Andrew Wasley takes a closer look at those who fight the abuse of marine environments. more...
NHS doctor

NHS should promote low-carbon living

Ecologist

11th September, 2009

Public body could save money and play leading role in creating a more sustainable society more...
Blood samples

Scientists link Parkinson's with specific pesticide

Ecologist

14th July, 2009

Tests on Parkinson's sufferers have revealed a high incidence and levels of the organochloride pesticide beta-HCH, holding out the hope of a blood test to catch the disease early more...
Walnut Tart

Farm Shop Cookbook highlights the best of British food

Matilda Lee

25th June, 2009

Christine McFadden's new book is a timely celebration of British farm shops

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Book Seasick

Seasick by Alanna Mitchell

Chris Carroll

19th June, 2009

An ecological thriller that explains why we must keep the ocean healthy if we are to save ourselves more...

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