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Sheep dip victim David Layton

Ghosts of farming: Britain's forgotten sheep farmers poisoned by pesticides

Tom Levitt

28th March, 2012



Government orders to use dangerous organophosphate chemicals left hundreds of sheep farmers with debilitating ill health, Tom Levitt reports on the UK's forgotten pesticide tragedy

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CAMPAIGN HERO: Countess of Mar

Tom Levitt

1st November, 2010

In the first of our new fortnightly series getting the low-down from leading campaigners, we interview Margaret Mar, a victim of organophosphate (OP) poisoning, who has dedicated most of her life as a peer to campaigning on behalf of other victims more...
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CASE STUDY: using livestock to manage the countryside

Dixe Wills

2nd February, 2009

With her free-ranging flock of conservation grazers, Britain's only close shepherd is resurrecting a greener way to manage the countryside. Dixe Wills reports more...
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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...
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Isle of Mull Weavers

Matilda Lee

1st January, 2008

‘I’ve been to a fair number this – this is a fantastic place to be based,’ says the Soil Association’s Lee Holdstock, fresh from a trip to the remote south west corner of the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. more...
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Dolly's long goodbye

Jonathan Matthews

15th February, 2007

Four years since the death of Dolly the cloned sheep, her legacy very much lives on... more...

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