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Five of the best...eco-friendly babycare products

Gervase Poulden

10th August, 2011

Good for adults, but even better for babies: Gervase Poulden rounds up five chemical, phosphate and paraben free products that will really make a difference to your children’s skin
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PICK OF THE DAY: AlmaWin Orange Oil Cleaner

Matilda Lee

4th February, 2011

An all-in-one household cleaner that works wonders on surfaces and smells great - and doesn't harm the environment more...
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The Good Shopping Guide

Laura Sevier

1st February, 2010

An ethical shopping reference book that helps you make more informed choices about what you buy - from computers to cold remedies more...
Eco Beauty Roundup

Summer eco beauty round-up

Matilda Lee and Laura Sevier

3rd August, 2009

The Ecologist's top picks for the holiday season features mineral suncream, a soap with 18 uses, natural insect repellent and more... more...
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How to make your own skincare products

Laura Sevier

10th July, 2009

DIY skincare can be as easy as grabbing some ingredients from the fridge or kitchen cupboard. Laura Sevier offers recipes and tips from the experts more...
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'Natural' and 'organic' beauty to be standardised

Matilda Lee

26th June, 2009

The Soil Association hopes that Cosmos, the new natural cosmetics standard, will lead to cleaner, greener ingredients in mainstream beauty products more...
Interview

An audience with Sir David King

Jon Hughes

1st February, 2007

Sir David King is credited with bringing climate change to serious political attention. But he is also a campaign of GM crops. How does that square? more...
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Biotech firms thwarting GM research, say scientists

News

13th April, 2009

Biotech firms are abusing their trademark controls to stop scientists fully investigating the environmental and health impacts of GM crops, a coalition of US scientists has claimed. more...
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Cause For Concern

Jeffrey M Smith

17th February, 2009

The European Commission has just cleared Monsanto's GM maize for use in the EU. Yet, as Jeffrey M Smith reveals, proper analysis of tests done to gain that approval suggest it should never have been given more...
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Ethiopia. Basket Case or Organic Horn of Plenty?

Robin Maynard

15th February, 2009

Ravaged for decades by famine and war, Ethiopia is trying to eliminate hunger for good with organic farming. Robin Maynard met the man spearheading the campaign more...
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Jimmy's GM Food Fix

Jonathan Matthews

27th November, 2008

Last year celebrity pig farmer Jimmy Doherty kept 1000 organically reared pigs, while this year apparently he's raised barely 200. But if Jimmy’s farm is on the skids, the same cannot be said of his career as a media celeb. more...
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Are our hands tied?

Clare Oxborrow; Becky Price; Peter Riley

1st November, 2008

Whether we like it or not, the Government says that we must accept the necessity of genetically modified crops to fuel, feed and heal the world. Leading academics, researchers and campaigners in the GM arena address the science and the spin of the GM 'solution', as well as looking at alternatives that are already contributing to a sustainable farming future. more...

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Desert grain

Prof Jack Heinemann

1st November, 2008

Can food crops really be engineered to thrive - and to yield more - under drought conditions? After 25 years we're still waiting for the flood of evidence, says Prof Jack Heinemann more...
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Break Free

Clare Oxborrow, Becky Price, and Peter Riley

1st November, 2008

In the past decade, the sales pitch of the biotech companies has shifted with the climate of public opinion. Public scepticism has remained high, but politicians seem to have bought enthusiastically into the GM ‘solution’. In many ways this encapsulates where science has gone wrong – by inventing technologies without first deciding what problems need addressing. If GM crops are the answer, what exactly is the problem? more...
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Growing concern

Pat Thomas

1st November, 2008

Genetically modified food. It’s a big issue. Increasingly, we are handed the notion that GM food is just like any other food, only better, because of its almost magical power to solve our most immediate crises of poverty, hunger, fossil-fuel depletion and climate change. more...
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'This is big'

Joss Garman

1st November, 2008

‘Britain’s astounding retreat from reason is now legitimising anarchy.’ That was the conclusion of the hotblooded screaming radical Melanie Phillips, writing for The Spectator. more...
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The language of the GM technology debate

Prof Guy Cook

1st October, 2008

The great GM debate is a complex one. Professor Guy Cook examines the ways in which the issue is often tackled - verbally that is. more...
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Size really does matter

Dr Naomi Salmon

19th June, 2008

Nanofoods are the next big thing, but whatever happened to the precautionary principle asks Naomi Salmon more...
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Behind the Label: Roundup Weedkiller

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2008

A weedkiller that kills a lot more than simply weeds? If it’s worse than the poison it’s no cure at all, says Pat thomas
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10 Reasons why organic can save the world

Ed Hamer & Mark Anslow

1st March, 2008

Can organic farming feed the world? Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow say yes, but we must farm and eat differently more...
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10 reasons why GM won't feed the world

Mark Anslow

1st March, 2008

Genetic modification can't deliver a safe, secure future food supply. Here's why... more...
Investigations

The great GM miracle?

Jonathan Matthews

23rd January, 2008

The man on the phone said he was from the BBC. They were interested in interviewing me about my alleged involvement in crimes against humanity. more...
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Government’s chief scientist calls for nuclear power and GM

News

28th November, 2007

The Government should push ahead with nuclear power and GM technology, according to the UK’s chief scientist. more...
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Supermarkets caught up in GM label row

News

19th November, 2007

Supermarkets have been accused of misleading consumers by not labelling food produced from genetically modified crops. more...
Investigations

The battle to keep GM food off your plate

Jeffrey Smith

1st November, 2007

It was a bad year for the biotech barons. At a conference in January 1999, the consulting firm Arthur Andersen revealed Monsanto executives’ vision of an ideal future – a world in which natural seeds were virtually all extinct and where commercial seeds were genetically modified (GM) and patented. more...

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