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Why the organic movement's badger cull stance threatens its image

Dominic Dyer

If the Soil Association joined those opposing the cull it would be able to brand its organic milk and dairy products 'badger friendly'- no doubt leading to a much needed boost in sales, says Dominic Dyer more...
Hamburger

Horsemeat scandal highlights murky trade in farm animals

February 11th, 2013

by Andrew Wasley

The discovery of horsemeat in burgers and ready meals has revealed how live horses are shipped across Europe in a complex and secretive business. And it's just part of a bigger global trade in livestock and poultry. Andrew Wasley reports......... more...
Bernard Matthews

What's the real cost of Bernard Matthews Christmas turkey?

Peter Salisbury

20th December, 2011

In a Behind the Brand special, Peter Salisbury assesses whether Bernard Matthews has cleaned up its act following undercover investigations revealing 'shocking' cruelty and the notorious avian flu H5N1 outbreak more...
CAFO

Revealed: the secret horror of the world's 'mega' factory farms

Matilda Lee

9th November, 2011

As the UK grapples with the arrival of 'mega' farms like Nocton and Foston, a shocking new book, CAFO, reveals the cruelty and vast scale of the global meat and dairy industry more...
The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them – How to Keep Them

The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them – How to Keep Them

Mark Newton

11th August, 2011

There's much to love in Celia Lewis’ beautifully illustrated tome, says Mark Newton, but the essential message shouldn’t be forgotten: that this is how all pigs should be treated more...
Danepak

Behind the Brand: Danish Crown

Peter Salisbury

20th July, 2011

Can the owner of a slaughterhouse that despatches more than 80,000 pigs per week be remotely ethical? Peter Salisbury takes a closer look at pork exporter, Danish Crown more...
LEATHER BOOTS

Ask the Ecologist: Is wearing leather ever OK?

Ruth Styles

13th June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week, we've put leather under the microscope more...
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Want to know where your meat really comes from?

Ruth Styles

12th July, 2011

Want to know how and where your favourite meat is produced? Ruth Styles asked four industry experts to give their verdict on the realities of animal welfare in the UK today more...
Dominion

Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals and the Call to Mercy

Mark Newton

26th May, 2011

Matthew Scully’s thoughtful look at the issues surrounding animal welfare is a triumph of lucid prose and cleverly marshalled argument, says Mark Newton more...
pretty feet

RESPONSE: Why it's wrong to use Garra rufa fish in pedicures

Dr Andrew Kelly, RSPCA

20th May, 2011

The RSPCA's head of wildlife on why the growing trend for fish pedicures could be bad for fish welfare and human health more...

Why the victory over the Nocton super-dairy is only the beginning

Suzi Morris

13th April, 2011

The fight against the controversial super-dairy in Lincolnshire may have been won but there's still much to do in order to keep British dairy farming humane, sustainable and natural, argues Suzi Morris more...
Bottle of milk

Clydesdale Bank under fire over finance for Nocton 'super dairy'

Andrew Wasley

15th November, 2010

Campaigners claim the bank has refused to state what environmental assessments were carried out before supplying a mortgage - part of a £13-million land deal - to company behind controversial Nocton proposal. Andrew Wasley reports more...

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RESPONSE: Why Nocton 'super-dairy' offers a sustainable model for food production

David Alvis

9th November, 2010

With the second planning application for the controversial 'super dairy' at Nocton in Lincolnshire about to be submitted, agribusiness consultant David Alvis hits back at The Ecologist's recent coverage of the issue more...

'Super-dairy' may only meet 'minimum' welfare standards

Andrew Wasley

21st September 2010

Advocates of Britain's biggest dairy farm, at Nocton, have sold the concept on the basis of its outstanding animal welfare and environmental credentials. But new evidence suggests this may not be possible without public funding. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Cow being milked

Super-sized dairy farm plans put on hold

Ecologist

13th April, 2010

The company behind plans for an 8,100-cow dairy farm in Lincolnshire has withdrawn its planning application but insists the project has not been scrapped more...
Sow in a stall

Label EU pork: 'offspring of a sow in a crate'

Tracy Worcester

26th January, 2010

Simply labelling pig meat products with their country of origin won't change consumer behaviour. Telling people how it was produced just might more...
A sausage

Walls sausages reluctant to come clean on origin of pork

Ecologist

26th January, 2010

Owner of Walls, Mattessons and Richmond sausage brands says telling public where meat comes from would 'add cost' and 'jeopardise our brand positioning' more...
Sunlight pierces through a dense green canopy

10 groups campaigning for the natural world

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Breathable air, healthy soil, fresh water and the stability of our climate all rely on our planetary life-support systems – like rainforests and oceans – being healthy. more...
Sheep in a lorry

Livestock transport proposals dropped

Ecologist

21st September, 2009

New welfare regulations contained too many loopholes anyway say animal rights campaigners more...
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Chickens, Globalisation and the Forest King

Joyce D'Silva

19th August, 2008

Globally over 60 billion animals are farmed for food every year. The 2006 Report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), “Livestock’s Long Shadow”, predicted that global meat consumption will more than double by 2050 (from 2001). more...
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Behind the eco labels: Freedom Food

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

Freedom Food was set up in 1994 by the RSPCA as the first farm-assurance scheme to concentrate primarily on animal welfare. The Freedom Food mark found on eggs, dairy, meat, poultry and salmon products means the animals involved have been reared, handled, transported and slaughtered to standards devised and monitored by the RSPCA. more...
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Are you ready for cloned meat?

news

9th March, 2007

Cloned meat moved a step closer to being a supermarket shelf reality yesterday when the European Union's food safety authority was asked to rule on the matter.
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