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Toxic fallout as activists challenge strawberry industry's pesticide use

Rosie Spinks

10th October, 2011

Faced with the potential use of a dangerous pesticide methyl iodide to spray crops in their backyards, a group of Californian teenagers decided to stand up to the might of industrial agribusiness. Rosie Spinks reports more...
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Neal's Yard Remedies: organic skincare to feed the soul

Laura Sevier

14th September, 2011

Neal's Yard Remedies is a cut above other skincare companies in its commitment to natural ingredients. Laura Sevier speaks to owner Peter Kindersley about the brand's deep ecology more...

Revealed: the glyphosate research the GM soy lobby doesn't want you to read

Claire Robinson

24th November, 2010

Andres Carrasco's research linking a controversial herbicide with birth defects highlighted the potential health dangers posed by GM crop-spraying in Argentina – and led to violence and intimidation for those behind the study more...
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CASE STUDY: fighting food multinationals in South America

Polly Cook

19th June, 2009

In the Brazilian town of Santarem, one brave priest is the only thing standing between multi-national grain trader Cargill and the rest of the Amazon more...
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Wangari Maathai: fighting for Kenya's environment

Nicola Graydon

1st March, 2005

Wangari Maathai’s Nobel prize-winning activism has thrust the environment to the forefront of the global security agenda more...
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EU must act against Cargill says watchdog

Ecologist

24th September, 2009

US company has too much influence over market and is partly to blame for recent high food prices more...
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Cattle ranching biggest driver of Amazon deforestation

Ecologist

27th May, 2009

Cattle ranchers bigger culprits in Amazon deforestation than soy farmers, new NGO study shows more...
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Making Sense of Swine Flu

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2009

In the last few years the Ecologist has written extensively on the flu – both the garden variety that strikes us on an annual basis and the wider threat of avian influenza, H5N1. more...
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Seychelles hotel cancelled

Xan Rice

1st April, 2009

A planned hotel in the Seychelles has been cancelled thanks to the protests of locals concerned about their food supply more...
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A global land-grab

Martin Large & Neil Ravenscroft

16th March, 2009

Wealthy countries and agribusiness want farmland, poorer countries need capital – but what happens to the locals? By Martin Large and Neil Ravenscroft more...
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Why most of the major powers really want global warming

David Lempert and Hue Nhu Nguyen

12th February, 2009

If you read the international press, it is easy to be convinced that the international ‘debate’ about global warming is about whether international organisations and country governments are able to ‘wake up’ to alarming news about the future of the planet. more...
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High Court action against UK Government over toxic crop pesticides

Georgina Downs

29th January, 2009

Hers was a landmark victory against the Government. Campaigner Georgina Downs on the importance of setting a policy precedent on pesticides more...

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The War on Bugs by Will Allen

Phil Moore

26th November, 2008

The history of humankind might also be said to be the history of warfare. From Roman times to the present day, human conflict has been the hallmark of our historical progression. But the fight against ourselves isn’t the only war we’ve embarked upon. more...
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Opening a can of worms

Phil Moore

15th October, 2008

It might be fair to say that the earthworm is a farmer’s best friend. more...
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A meaty issue

Simon Fairlie

1st October, 2008

Our excessive appetite for meat is taking a heavy toll on the planet, but as Simon Fairlie explains, the arguments used to depict omnivores as environmental super-villains are far too simplistic. more...
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Moth balls

Claire Robinson

1st September, 2008

Is the light brown apple moth such a danger to crops both agricultural and financial that the US government will risk the health of its citizens to eradicate it? They spray, you pay, warns Claire Robinson more...
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Drizzle with care

Laura Sevier

7th August, 2008

With vast areas decimated by industrial farming, the salad days are over for mass-produced olive oil. Laura Sevier looks at the effect its rise in popularity has had on the European landscape, and at some more sustainable brands. more...
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All hands to the plough

Ed Hamer

7th August, 2008

The community supports the farmer and the farmer supports the community. Why isn't everyone taking part in the latest agricultural revolution, wonders Ed Hamer more...
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What's brewing? The rise of organic beer

Rachel Clode

1st July, 2008

The UK’s organic brewers are calling time on beer corporations, as Rachel Clode discovers

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Fallow and fertile

Ed Hamer

20th June, 2008

Ed Hamer questions the sanity of agricultural policies that increasingly threaten the sovereignty of the British farmer, as well as the food security of the nation more...
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A lot of fun - why allotments are good for the soul

Tony Baldry

19th June, 2008

Allotments are good for the soul and enjoying a resurgence in interest, says Tony Baldry, which is why local councils and developers should be required to grow their own
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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 banana brief

Ed Hamer

2nd June, 2008

From plantation to consumer: a tale of chemicals, slavery and CO2 more...
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Bananas: from plantation to plate

Ed Hamer

2nd June, 2008

What could be more cheerful than this ubiquitous breakfast fruit? But if you’re not buying them Fairtrade and organic, argues Ed Hamer, then you’re buying into a modern agricultural scandal more...
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Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate

Ed Hamer

22nd May, 2008

Founded in 1991 by Craig Sams and his wife Josephine Fairley, Green & Black’s brand was conceived to represent the ‘green’ concerns of its founders and the ‘black’ of the cocoa bean. more...

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