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The Greed of Feed – the hidden cost of your cheap farmed salmon

1st December, 2008

Andrew Wasley & Jim Wickens

A major investigation by the Ecologist reveals a host of unreported environmental and social costs linked to the fishmeal production industry in Peru more...
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Goldman Sachs makes $1 billion profit on food price speculation

Tom Levitt

19th July, 2010

'Risky and secretive' gambling on the price of coffee, cocoa and wheat is leading to unstable food prices and exacerbating poverty and malnutrition but creating billions of pounds for the banking sector more...

Food crisis 'hidden' from public say campaigners

Ecologist

6th January, 2010

Government is talking about issues like food security, climate change and oil dependency but failing to take the 'inconvenient' but necessary action says the Soil Association more...
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Concerns rise about the effect of fish farming on smaller 'prey' species

Ewan Kingston

1st April 2009

A new report from Oceana warns that plundering the seas to fuel our fish farms is having serious and far-reaching effects... more...
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Fishy business

Andrew Wasley and Jim Wickens

1st December 2008

The coastal towns and villages of Peru are being blighted by an industry that has sprung up to satisfy the West’s voracious appetite for fish – now marine life, human health and whole ecosystems are paying the price. The Ecologist Film Unit investigates
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To farm or to fish - does aquaculture have the answer?

Matilda Lee

3rd March, 2009

Our oceans are suffering from chronic overfishing - but are fish farms any better for the environment? Matilda Lee weighs up the piscine pros and cons in the battle to save world stocks from collapse. more...
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Ecologist Film Unit: Consumer guide

Anna Baubock

5th December, 2008

Seven easy tips to sustainable fish more...
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Food and energy: a clash of giants

Maryann Bird

18th October, 2007

Two critical markets are pursuing a stressed planet’s renewable resources, presenting policymakers with complex and difficult choices. The Worldwatch Institute’s latest look at Earth’s “vital signs” sees dangerous times ahead as the “sustainability crisis” unfolds. China Dialogue's Maryann Bird investigates more...
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Tuna stocks at record low

News

28th August, 2007

The Indian tuna fish haul is at its lowest level for twelve years, Reuters has reported. more...
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After the Gold Rush

Charles Clover

1st December, 2004

The biggest and most indiscriminate killers of wildlife on the planet, commercial fishing fleets have brought us to the edge of a maritime ecological disaster, with fish stocks facing extinction all around the world.
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Who needs a traditional fishmonger?

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Lying on tilted beds of glistening ice, fish from around the world gaze unblinkingly at bored supermarket shoppers. Red snappers, ‘air freighted for freshness’ from the Indian Ocean; Chilean seabass ‘previously frozen’ from the Southern Atlantic; Farmed salmon from the Isles of Scotland; exotic, seemingly abundant fresh fish. more...
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High Seas Drifters

Ben Belton

8th July, 2004

The reckless deep-sea gold rush that could turn the North American continental shelf into one giant factory-style fish farm more...

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Mediterranean Massacre

Richard Ellis

1st October, 2003

Seeing bluefin tuna gaffed is like watching a thoroughbred racehorse being hacked to death with an axe. more...
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Farmed Cod

Tom Hargreaves

1st September, 2003

Already on sale in some British supermarkets, is farmed cod really the long-term solution to the problem of declining wild populations.
By Tom Hargreaves
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Facing the farm crisis

Steven Gorelick

5th June, 2000

Big may look impressive, but life can be hell for the individual in agriculture today. The problems are vast and complex, and do not lend themselves to easy answers. So what is the agricultural crisis all about, and what can be done to tackle it? Steven Gorelick seeks out the true root of the crisis. more...

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