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mega salad farms

Inside the salad 'mega-farm' supplying the UK's appetite for lettuce

Andrew Wasley

10th October, 2011

In contrast to the squalid conditions faced by many migrant farm workers, employees of salad producer G's Marketing live in specially-built hostels with a social centre, sports pitches and a bar. Is this the future of industrial horticulture? Andrew Wasley reports more...

Melting Point – on the frontline of environmental activism

Andrew Wasley

13th July 2008

The Ecologist Film Unit's second release documents how espionage, news manipulation, legal threats and even violence have become the knee-jerk response of Government and big business to the increasingly vocal concerns of environmental protesters in the UK more...
tomato slaves

September 2011 Monthly Subscribers Newsletter

Ecologist

16th september, 2011

In this month's newsletter we look at the fate of Britain's red squirrels and the world's polar bears, examine why Alaska's wild berries could hold vital health properties, report on allegations of corruption in Sarawak and - in a special investigation - uncover the 'slavery' behind our love affair with tinned tomatoes. To access your newsletter log in and scroll down to the bottom of the page more...
Child working

UK fashion retailers struggle with 'bonded' girl labour in India

Rosie Spinks

15th September, 2011

As London fashion week kicks off, the problem of unfair labour practices tarnishing UK high street brands isn't going away. Rosie Spinks reports more...
WFP_Food Aid

Does Kenya need GM crops as it battles famine in the Horn of Africa?

Rosie Spinks

8th September, 2011

In the midst of a dire need to feed millions of people facing hunger because of drought, Kenya's newly passed Biosafety Act allows for the importation of GM crops - but at what cost? more...
tomato slaves

Scandal of the 'tomato slaves' harvesting crop exported to UK

Andrew Wasley

1st September, 2011

Across Italy an invisible army of migrant workers harvests tomatoes destined for our dinner plates. Paid poverty wages and living in squalor, medical charities have described conditions as 'hell'. Andrew Wasley reports from Basilicata, southern Italy more...
Tesco

Tesco and Starbucks feel the heat in battle against 'clone town Britain'

Eifion Rees

23rd August, 2011

David Cameron's appointment of a 'shops tsar', the controversial Localism Bill, and increasing opposition to supermarkets and other chain stores could mark a turning point in the struggle to save Britain's high streets more...
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August 2011 Monthly Subscribers Newsletter

Ecologist

16th August, 2011

This month's newsletter looks at the return of the trade in blood diamonds and includes a special focus on sport and the environment
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blood diamonds africa

Export of Zimbabwean diamonds threatens ethical jewellery trade

Rosie Spinks

08 August, 2011

With the Kimberley Process in a state of paralysis over Zimbabwean diamonds, consumers can no longer be sure they’re buying ethical jewels. Ahead of a BBC Panorama investigation into the issue, Rosie Spinks reports more...
Imports of processed cheese and french fries have soared

Why 'long-life' sandwiches could be bad for health and the environment

Sarah Lewis-Hammond

4th August, 2011

Processed food is becoming a national favourite but canned sandwiches, cheese that stays fresh for years and ready meals high in salt, sugar and fat come with a worrying health and ecological footprint, reports Sarah Lewis-Hammond

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A GM tomato

Public sector should develop GM crops for seed companies, says leading researcher

Tom Levitt

1st August, 2011

As controversial UK trials of a potato genetically-modified to be resistant to late blight get underway, we speak to research leader and plant geneticist Professor Jonathan Jones about why he is in favour of an expansion in GM crops more...
SchNews down the years

SchNEWS: how road protesters, ravers and GM activists fought back with direct action tabloid

Richard Purssell & Jan Goodey

29th July, 2011

Established in 1994 in response to Michael Howards' draconian Criminal Justice Act targeting activists, the Brighton-based SchNEWS has become integral to the UK - and global - protest movement, say Richard Purssell & Jan Goodey more...

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Just Do It

July 2011 monthly subscribers newsletter

The Ecologist

July 10th 2011

This month we report on pesticide labelling, government food policy, conflict and climate change, alternative lifestyles and the future of direct action campaigning. To access this content, log in and scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you can download your newsletter more...

Contaminated Bayer site houses get green light despite 'health risks'

Tom Antebi

29th June, 2011

The clean-up of contaminated land earmarked for 380 homes in Cambridgeshire has been 'watered down', according to campaigners, fuelling fears over the potential health impacts of toxic chemicals underground. Tom Antebi reports more...
Field of wheat

Trial of anti-aphid GM wheat awaits government green light

Hal Hodson, The Guardian

22nd June, 2011

Latest field test could begin in March 2012 after research centre creates crop by synthesising repellent gene found in mint. Hal Hodson reports more...
Egyptian flag

June 2011 monthly subscribers newsletter

Ecologist

12th June 2011

Welcome to your June subscribers newsletter. This month we look at, amongst other issues, the timber mafia threatening the Siberian tiger, fair trade carbon credits, the problems with peat and Namibia's conservation programme... To access this content, log in and scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you can download your newsletter more...
hospital bed

Popular antibiotic ciprofloxacin linked to UK deaths

Andrew Wasley

23rd May, 2011

Millions of us are successfully treated with ciprofloxacin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics each year. But for some patients the drugs are linked to severe adverse reactions involving terrifying physical and mental health impacts. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Green medicine

May 2011 Monthly Subscribers Newsletter

Ecologist

May 11th, 2011

Welcome to your May subscribers newsletter. This month is a full and varied read taking in carbon trading, beef production, rare earths and shale gas as well as a special on health. To access this exclusive content plus other articles, log in and scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you can download your newsletter more...
Niger's water crisis

PHOTO STORY: Drought, food insecurity and desertification blight Niger

Matilde Gattoni

3rd May, 2011

In the first of a new series of photo-stories documenting the growing global crisis over water resources, Matilde Gattoni reports from Niger and finds a country struggling to quench its increasing thirst more...
solar panels on roof, sunflowers in foreground

Solar power: a niche or serious energy source for the UK?

Mark Jansen

27th April, 2011

Much more than just a tool to engage communities in climate change issues, the solar industry argues it could meet between 6-8 per cent of the UK's electricity needs by 2020 more...
Tree leaves

Do smaller trees play any real role in tackling carbon and pollution?

Chris Baker

11th April, 2011

A study in Torbay is the first time i-Tree software has been used in the UK to establish the true value of the 'urban forest' and raises questions over the effectiveness of smaller trees in absorbing carbon and pollutants more...
Investigations

April 2011 Monthly Subscribers Newsletter

The Ecologist

April 2011

This month we look at the hidden cost of the London 2012 Olympic games, report on the remarkable activist tackling the oil industry in Canada, delve into the world of invasive plants, and examine current trends in the renewables sector. To access this exclusive content plus other articles, log in and scroll down to the bottom of the page, there you can choose to download your newsletter in one of two formats... more...
Renewable investment by country

Revealed: how your country compares on renewable investment

Tom Antebi

29th March, 2011

A breakdown of how major countries compare on their success in attracting investment in wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy in the past year more...
Shell protest

The sleepy Irish village that challenged Shell over controversial pipeline

Mark Jansen

21st March, 2011

A ten-year campaign opposing a Shell gas pipeline in a remote cornor of Ireland is documented in a major new film - The Pipe - and has become a focal point for a community's right to oppose corporations and central government more...

How secretive government agency funded BP pipeline blighted by human rights allegations

Sarah Bentley

15th March, 2011

The Export Credit Guarantee Department is accused of underwriting unethical and carbon-intensive business deals in developing countries and operating with a lack of transparency - charges it denies. more...

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