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deformed pig

Deformities, sickness & livestock deaths: the real cost of glyphosate & GM animal feed?

Andrew Wasley

28th November 2013

Much of our meat and dairy produce is made from animals raised on GM feeds. Alarming new claims suggest that the GM diet is affecting animal health - prompting fears over human safety. Andrew Wasley reports ... more...
The A to Z of livestock

The A to Z of smallholdings

Lisa Stephens

8th May, 2012

Take one Alpaca, a scattering of silkworms, a couple of cows and a group of goats, and you could just be the next Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Lisa Stephens presents the A to Z of smallholdings more...
Soya: how one super crop lost its way

The dark side of soya: how one super crop lost its way

Amy Hall

1st May, 2012

A decade ago, soya was being hailed as a superfood but in recent years, numerous issues surrounding deforestation and its impact on health have come to light more...
The Self-Sufficiency Manual: A Complete Practical Guide to Living Off the Land

The Self-Sufficiency Manual: A Complete Practical Guide to Living Off the Land

Mark Newton

23rd February, 2012

Alison Candlin’s opus does the basics brilliantly but doesn’t go into enough depth for Mark Newton more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

The Killing Fields – human rights abuses and environmental devastation in Paraguay’s soya fields

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Cows feeding

'Routine antibiotic use' linked to new MRSA strain found in UK dairy cows

Tom Levitt

3rd June, 2011

Fresh concerns over the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections from farm animals to humans have been raised after scientists find new strain of potentially deadly superbug in dairy cows more...
Fish and chips

You don't have to be vegetarian to save the planet

Duncan Williamson

14th February, 2011

We can eat a diet including macaroni cheese, chicken curry and fish and chips that is good for people and the planet argues WWF campaigner Duncan Williamson 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...
London consumes 6.9 million tons of food a year, most imported from outside the UK

12 shocking facts about your food

Eifion Rees

7th September, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: A pocket-sized book highlights some of the super-sized problems associated with the way we feed ourselves more...
beans

UK could cut Amazon soya imports with home-grown peas and beans

Ecologist

21st July, 2010

A solution to the livestock sector's reliance on soya animal feed, which is driving deforestation in Argentina and Brazil, could be found by incentivising home-grown alternatives more...
Cows feeding

EU votes against compulsory GM food labelling

Ecologist

7th July, 2010

Campaigners angry at EU's decision to keep consumers 'in the dark' over food from animals given genetically modified (GM) feed more...
Cows outdoors

Letter: 'Have we got it right on meat and greenhouse gas emissions?'

Nicholas Beuret

15th April, 2010

Friends of the Earth food campaigner Nicholas Beuret says the negative impact of the meat and dairy sector has been underplayed rather than overestimated more...

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Cows outdoors

Have we got it right on meat and greenhouse gas emissions?



Tom Levitt

8th April, 2010

Analysis showing lower greenhouse gas emissions associated with intensive livestock production could pose a challenge to our views on best farming practice
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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...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Soya fields cut through rainforest

Killing fields: the true cost of Europe's cheap meat

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence more...

Can cows help stop climate change?

Ed Hamer

15th September, 2009

Meat, dairy... in fact, livestock in general has in recent years joined the ranks of the 4x4 and the short-haul flight. But could a change in the way we graze animals not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but even remove them from the atmosphere? more...
A ploughed field

Change farming to cut CO2 emissions by 25 per cent

Eifion Rees

3rd July, 2009

A new report has revealed that a change in the way we manage agricultural land could help sequester a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions every year more...
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A meaty issue

Simon Fairlie

1st October, 2008

Our excessive appetite for meat is taking a heavy toll on the planet, but as Simon Fairlie explains, the arguments used to depict omnivores as environmental super-villains are far too simplistic. more...
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The secret life of cows

Robin Maynard

1st March, 2005

In intensive farming animals are viewed as units of production to be ground relentlessly through the system. Nothing could be more different at Kite’s Nest in the Cotswolds, where the livestock is actively engaged in deciding how the farm is managed. more...

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