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Fish-free fish oil - no more taking the mackerel? Photo: Bill Abbott via Flickr.com.

GMO 'fish oil' crop trials - how to respond?

Oliver Tickell

24th January 2014

Rothamsted Research has applied to field trial GM Camelina plants that make long chain omega-3 fatty acids - an important nutrient currently available only from fish. This poses a dilemma for those who have so far opposed GMO foods. more...

Farm antibiotics 'creating super-bugs'

The Ecologist

15th January 2014

Evidence presented to a Parliamentary select committee shows that excessive use of antibiotics on farms has led to the evolution of three antibiotic-resistant superbugs since 1998. more...
Cornfield message in support march against Monsanto, October 2013. Photo: Light Brigading via Flickr.com.

Stop import of 'super-GM' SmartStax maize!

Oliver Tickell

9th January 2014

A Complaint has been filed today with the European Commission to prevent import of the 'super-GM' SmartStax maize developed by Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences. more...
Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines screenshot. Photo: Insomnia Cured Here via Flickr.com.

Terminator technology - what's the fuss about?

Mark Lynas and Lúcia de Souza

27th November 2013

Campaigners against GM foods have long reviled 'terminator technology' - GM plants whose seeds are engineered never to grow. But are fears of the so-called 'suicide seeds' misplaced? more...
Image: Lightspring / Shutterstock.com.

Alzheimer's - the answers lie in diet and lifestyle

Oliver Tickell

13th December 2013

Alzheimer's disease is on the rise. Some 44 million people worldwide are estimated to have the disease today, at a cost of over $600 billion. By 2050 the number is expected to treble. But could diet and lifestyle changes reduce its incidence? more...
Laboratory rats. Photo: niderlander / Shutterstock.com.

Scientific journal retracts study exposing GM cancer risk

F. William Engdahl

5th December 2013

The Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology appears to have violated scientific standards by withdrawing a study which found that rats fed on a Monsanto GM corn were more likely to develop cancer than controls. William Engdahl investigates. more...
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...

Our daily bread

Hazel Sillver

Do a 2-week gluten fast and you may just see your energy levels double...... more...
Cattle ranching

Wildlife in the firing line in global war against bovine TB

18th June, 2013

Sarah Stirk

Where there are cattle, there is the threat of bovine Tuberculosis (TB). The farming methods may differ greatly, but from the dairy farms of Ethiopia to the beef herds of Canada the race is on to find the best way to tackle the disease more...

Badger cull a PR disaster for UK countryside, warn 'dissident' farmers

18th June, 2013

Andrew Wasley and Sarah Stirk

A growing number of farmers are now questioning the nature of the cull and its effectiveness. And some are blaming poor biosecurity and intensive farming for the spread of TB in the UK cattle herd. Andrew Wasley and Sarah Stirk report more...

Why are we ignoring the role of livestock in antibiotic resistance?

June 13th, 2013

by Pat Thomas

Antimicrobial resistance is a ticking time-bomb not only for the UK but also for the world, warns the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies more...

A Test of Character

Robin Lee enjoys the delights of biodynamic wine..... more...

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Eat it or Lose it: promoting and preserving real British food

by Cat Gazzoli

As Slow Food Week gets underway Slow Food UK tells the Ecologist why they are attempting to protect Britains edible Biodiversity and the artisan producers behind it..... more...

Is There Grass In That Milk?

May 24th, 2013

by Lorna Howarth

Free-Range Dairy is a new initiative that could reverse the trend towards industrialised mega-farms.
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Modern British Vegetarian Cooking - Who Needs Meat?

by Susan Clark

It's the UK's National Vegetarian Week but what's on the veggie menu at your local bar, pub or bistro? If it's mushroom risotto - again - have a word with the chef because there's no excuse for those second-rate meals that should have been left behind in the 1970s. Susan Clark goes in search of Fine Dining for non-meat eaters more...
chickens

UK supermarkets renege on anti-GM stance

May 14th, 2013

by Jamie Doward

As three more supermarkets drop their bans, the industry is accused of caving in to cartels and GM food giants more...
crunchy chocolate hearts

Is a raw food diet right for you?

by Hazel Sillver

Raw foodism is becoming increasingly popular. Advocates report high energy levels and less need for sleep. But is it a healthy way for everyone to eat, asks Hazel Sillver more...
crunchy chocolate hearts

Is a raw food diet right for you?

by Hazel Sillver

Raw foodism is becoming increasingly popular. Advocates report high energy levels and less need for sleep. But is it a healthy way for everyone to eat, asks Hazel Sillver more...

Cooking with Gorse: Foraging for the Kitchen

April 30th, 2013

by Susan Clark

How would you capture the wafting coconut-like scent of a coastal gorse bush? By turning the flowers into a stunningly delicious ice cream says Susan Clark
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Cooking with Wild Garlic: Foraging for the Kitchen

April 19th, 2013

by Susan Clark

If there's one plant you don't need to be a botanist to safely identify it's wild garlic. Just follow your nose ... and head straight back to your kitchen says Susan Clark more...
Tuna catch

Are captive tuna farms a viable alternative to overfishing?

Tom Edathikunnel

22nd August, 2012

The Kindai tuna, bred by scientists at Kinki University, may lead the way for future large-scale tuna farms. Tom Edathikunnel investigates whether the idea really is preferable to overfishing more...
clams

Revealed: the illegal shellfish trade that's putting consumer health at risk

Andrew Wasley

30th May, 2012

The illicit supply of clams, cockles and oysters could spark a serious outbreak of food poisoning from E.coli, novovirus or salmonella. But gangmasters are cashing in on the lucrative trade. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Garden Organic's 'I don't dig peat' campaign

Ireland's 'Grow it Yourself' self-help food growing community coming to the UK

Rebecca Campbell

16th May, 2012

Grow It Yourself is a popular community organisation with a vision of bringing people together in a sustainable and healthier way through organic food growing. Now it has plans to launch further afield in the UK 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...
Sheep dip victim David Layton

Ghosts of farming: Britain's forgotten sheep farmers poisoned by pesticides

Tom Levitt

28th March, 2012



Government orders to use dangerous organophosphate chemicals left hundreds of sheep farmers with debilitating ill health, Tom Levitt reports on the UK's forgotten pesticide tragedy

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