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Chicken: 1/14 of 14

Giri Raja: the Forest King – reporting on the “wonder-chicken” hailed as a solution to feeding India’s poor

Andrew Wasley

7th August, 2008

It was bred to aid the rural poor, but one bird is also helping break industrialised farming’s stranglehold on India. Andrew Wasley meets the remarkable Giriraja more...
Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens

Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens: The Way of Hen

Lindsey Warren

9th June, 2011

Don’t let the new-age title put you off, says Lindsey Warren. Clea Danaan’s Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens is a witty, original take on the art of hen husbandry more...
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The A-Z of chicken keeping

Jeff Holman

7th June, 2011

Can’t tell your Marans from your Malays? Jeff Holman presents the A to Z guide to chicken keeping more...
manure

Five of the best…natural and organic fertilisers

Jeff Holman

20th May, 2011

Chemical free and perfect for an organic kitchen garden, Jeff Holman rounds up the organic fertilisers that will leave your plants blooming gorgeous more...
GM chicken

GM disease resistant animals 'cover-up' for factory farming

Tom Levitt

14th January, 2011

The successful breeding of chickens genetically modified not to transmit the bird flu virus could lead to many more GM resistant livestock being produced more...

Contaminated eggs: industrial farming leading to dioxin-type food scares

Joanna Blythman and Tom Levitt

14th January, 2011

The latest food scare - the contamination of British eggs with the cancer causing chemical dioxin - can be linked to our reliance on complex food chains and industrial production methods, report Joanna Blythman and Tom Levitt more...
Honey

Natural ways to treat colds and flu

Andy Hamilton

18th February, 2010

Before you start popping Lemsip Max, experiment with these herbal and spicy alternatives. Or there's always good old chicken soup... more...
Chickens - easy to keep

Keeping chickens - the basics

Johnny Scott

27th July, 2009

Farmer and naturalist Johnny Scott explains how to start a home-reared flock
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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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The Forest King

Andrew Wasley

7th August, 2008

It was bred to aid the rural poor, but one bird is also helping break industrialised farming’s stranglehold on India. Andrew Wasley meets the remarkable Giriraja
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TV chef raises £87,000 to pay Tesco for shareholders resolution

Peter Clark & Ranajo Dezanett

12th June, 2008

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has reached the target of £86,888 set by Tesco to print and distribute leaflets to its shareholders. more...
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The pearl of great price

Fergus Drennan

12th June, 2008

It's been a strange week. Within an eight-day period I found beauty, pain and death. more...

Chicken: 1/14 of 14

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Special Report Supermarkets: Chicken

Felicity Lawrence

1st September, 2004

Wander down the meat aisle of any supermarket and you will find mountains of chicken being sold at unbelievably cheap prices. The real reasons for this cannot be found on the label. more...
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Flawed Research

The Ecologist

1st February, 2003

Last month the Food Standards Agency declared that eating organic chickens increases risk of campylobacter poisoning. So what? more...

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