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Behind the Brand: McDonald’s

Peter Salisbury

16th June, 2011

In the first of a major new series following on from the ground breaking Behind the Label, Peter Salisbury takes a look at one of the biggest brands in the world – McDonald’s – and asks: has the burger giant done enough to clean-up its act? more...
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How green is your breakfast?

Sella Oneko

18th April, 2011

From animal welfare concerns to pesticide-hungry cereals, eating breakfast isn’t always planet-friendly. Sella Oneko explains why more...
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Robert Kenner: Big Food will do everything to stop you talking about this

Laura Sevier

9th February, 2010

Filmmaker Robert Kenner's documentary Food Inc has shocked audiences across the US with its stark portrayal of industrial agriculture. And that's just the bits the lawyers let you see...

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CASE STUDY: how to green your local pub

Andrew Purvis

1st February, 2006

Andrew Purvis talks to Geetie Singh, owner of the UK’s only all organic pub, The Duke of Cambridge more...
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Californian Ocean Protection Council calls for a state-wide ban on Styrofoam packaging

Ecologist

16th January, 2009

Little angers environmentalists more than receiving food or products in Styrofoam packaging, and now the Californian Ocean Protection Council has called for a blanket ban on the use of the material in food containers across California. more...
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Diet drinks linked to increase in metabolic syndrome

News

14th February, 2008

Study shows drinkers of diet drinks 34 percent more likely to suffer from disease. more...
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The slacker's guide to eating well

Ecologist

10th September, 2007

We can all eat well with a little thought and effort. Here's how... more...
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Behind the label: Red Bull & Nicorette patches

Pat Thomas

10th May, 2007

Trying to keep up with a fast-paced, 24/7 lifestyle *and* a smoking ban? Find that the old 'crack in a can' and a patch does the job? Think again... more...
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Anyone for an Org-e?

Laura Sevier

3rd May, 2007

Laura Sevier goes to an Org-e. And likes it. more...
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Junk food...Italy?

News

20th February, 2007

Italy, long seen as the healthy man of Europe, is beginning to suffer the effects of fast- and junk-food, the Guardian reports. more...
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Humanity's worst invention: Agriculture

Clive Dennis

22nd September, 2006

By radically changing the way we acquire our food, the development of agriculture has condemned us to live worse than ever before. Not only that, agriculture has led to the first significant instances of large-scale war, inequality, poverty, crime, famine and human induced climate change and mass extinction.
By Clive W. Dennis (winner of the Ecologist/Coady International Institute 2006 Essay Competition)
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BLT Sandwich: The Big Lifestyle Trade Off

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

22nd September, 2006

Is it worse than Mc Donalds? The BLT sandwich is an icon, the ultimate symbol of convenience culture. Tesco alone sells 5 million a year. This is what the £1.80 you pay for your BLT buys... more...

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We Are All Addicts

Edward Goldsmith

1st September, 2006

A 1971 editorial from the ecologist founding editor Edward Goldsmith on how our society is becoming ever more addicted to gimmicks intended to ensure our survival in ever less favourable conditions more...
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What you can do to save the great British Sandwich

Ecologist

30th August, 2006

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Everyday Green

City Hippy

28th August, 2006

Follow my efforts to create a green lifestyle roadmap for the mainstream. more...
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Roadkill Chef

Paul Kingsnorth

1st June, 2006

‘OK then,’ I say to Fergus, with a challenge in my voice, ‘what about badger?’ ‘Badger?’ says Fergus, his eyes on the road as he drives me into the Kent countryside. ‘Many times. There’s no rhyme or reason to badger. Sometimes it tastes really gamey and uriney, even if it’s fresh. It can be excellent though.’ I look at him as he drives. He’s definitely serious. more...
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Behind the label: Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Soft Bake Bars

Pat Thomas

1st March, 2006

If you 'deskfast' with sugary, fat-filled cereal bars instead of eating a good breakfast you could be doing untold damage to your body and mind. By Pat Thomas more...
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The trouble with organics

Joanna Blythman

17th June, 2005

Organic food is not necessarily the automatic choice for the ethical consumer more...
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Boycott Coca-Cola

Max Keiser

1st February, 2005

Boycott Coca-Cola and make money for the victims of Coca-Cola. How much can we make?
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Fast Food Nation

Eric Schlosser

1st April, 2004

In February a report by George W Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) suggested that fast food workers might in the future be classified as manufacturing workers. A CEA report asked: ‘When a fast-food restaurant sells a hamburger, for example, is it providing a “service”, or is it combining inputs to “manufacture’ a product?’ more...
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Killa Cola

Keith Hyams

1st April, 2004

I’m sitting opposite the large Coca-Cola bottling plant next to the village of Plachimada in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Plachimada is a farming village of about 800 families, many of them tribal. The ugly factory looks rather out of place in such a beautiful setting, the Western Ghats mountains clearly visible in the distance. more...
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Advertising to children

Debate

1st April, 2004

With childhood obesity becoming epidemic in the UK, should food advertising to children be allowed to continue?

FOR: Jeremy Preston vs. Neville Rigby AGAINST
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Slow Food

The Ecologist

1st April, 2003

Next time you find yourself ‘grabbing a bite to eat’… STOP.
Fast food blights our lives and the environment. It’s time to slow down.
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