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Five of the best...eco-friendly babycare products

Gervase Poulden

10th August, 2011

Good for adults, but even better for babies: Gervase Poulden rounds up five chemical, phosphate and paraben free products that will really make a difference to your children’s skin
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Good Shopping Guide

The Good Shopping Guide

Laura Sevier

1st February, 2010

An ethical shopping reference book that helps you make more informed choices about what you buy - from computers to cold remedies more...
Eco Beauty Roundup

Summer eco beauty round-up

Matilda Lee and Laura Sevier

3rd August, 2009

The Ecologist's top picks for the holiday season features mineral suncream, a soap with 18 uses, natural insect repellent and more... more...
Interview

An audience with Sir David King

Jon Hughes

1st February, 2007

Sir David King is credited with bringing climate change to serious political attention. But he is also a campaign of GM crops. How does that square? more...
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Biotech firms thwarting GM research, say scientists

News

13th April, 2009

Biotech firms are abusing their trademark controls to stop scientists fully investigating the environmental and health impacts of GM crops, a coalition of US scientists has claimed. more...
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Break Free

Clare Oxborrow, Becky Price, and Peter Riley

1st November, 2008

In the past decade, the sales pitch of the biotech companies has shifted with the climate of public opinion. Public scepticism has remained high, but politicians seem to have bought enthusiastically into the GM ‘solution’. In many ways this encapsulates where science has gone wrong – by inventing technologies without first deciding what problems need addressing. If GM crops are the answer, what exactly is the problem? more...
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'This is big'

Joss Garman

1st November, 2008

‘Britain’s astounding retreat from reason is now legitimising anarchy.’ That was the conclusion of the hotblooded screaming radical Melanie Phillips, writing for The Spectator. more...
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The language of the GM technology debate

Prof Guy Cook

1st October, 2008

The great GM debate is a complex one. Professor Guy Cook examines the ways in which the issue is often tackled - verbally that is. more...
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10 reasons why GM won't feed the world

Mark Anslow

1st March, 2008

Genetic modification can't deliver a safe, secure future food supply. Here's why... more...
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Government’s chief scientist calls for nuclear power and GM

News

28th November, 2007

The Government should push ahead with nuclear power and GM technology, according to the UK’s chief scientist. more...
Investigations

The battle to keep GM food off your plate

Jeffrey Smith

1st November, 2007

It was a bad year for the biotech barons. At a conference in January 1999, the consulting firm Arthur Andersen revealed Monsanto executives’ vision of an ideal future – a world in which natural seeds were virtually all extinct and where commercial seeds were genetically modified (GM) and patented. more...
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GM trees in US

Claire Robinson

1st November, 2007

The US government has given he go-ahead for a test plot of genetically modified (GM) eucalyptus trees in Alabama. For the first time, these trees will be allowed to flower and set seed, opening the door to potential widespread contamination of the American South. more...

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Biotech lobbies against environmental protection laws

News

26th September, 2007

The GM industry is lobbying against EU directive which would make polluters pay for damage caused to biodiversity and Sites of Special Scientific Interest, a leading protester has revealed. more...
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GM now organic

News

13th June, 2007

Organic food can now contain almost 1 per cent genetically modified content, thanks to a new ruling by the EU. more...
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Biofuels Report: Introduction

Pat Thomas

1st March, 2007

In his final State of the Union address, George Bush announced his support for the adoption of biofuels on a massive scale. But is the plan such a good idea? By Pat Thomas more...
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Ecologist Special Report: Biofuels

Ecologist

1st March, 2007

The world fervour for biofuels continues to grow at an alarming pace. In this comprehensive special report, the Ecologist examines the facts, fictions and fabrications behind this ballooning industry. The results are worrying... more...
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Dolly's long goodbye

Jonathan Matthews

15th February, 2007

Four years since the death of Dolly the cloned sheep, her legacy very much lives on... more...
Bolgs and Comments

I’m the Reverend Billy

Billy Talen

1st March, 2005

We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory…
‘Endangerment of life is ignored when it is real, but sold in bulk when it’s a good enough apocalypse for a movie’
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Reverend Billy

Bill Talen

1st December, 2004

from the pulpit
We interrupt our regular programming for a moral advisory…
I'm the Reverend Billy.
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Imagine…food without pesticides …seeds without patents …a future without Monsanto

John Hepburn

1st September, 2004

Monsanto’s global website says: ‘Imagine innovative agriculture that creates "incredible" things today.’ Actually, I think most of us are more interested in ‘credible’ things when it comes to agriculture. Like food that people can trust is safe. And crops that meet the needs of the farmers that grow them. The Monsanto slogan used to be ‘food, health, hope’. As if this wasn’t absurd enough, it has now been changed to ‘Imagine™’. John Lennon must be turning in his grave. more...
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Some GM questions answered

The Ecologist

1st July, 2003

Why are GM crops being grown, how are plants genetically modified, where is it being cultivated, who’s in control and what is being researched and developed? more...
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Bigger But Not Better

Andrew Kimbrell

1st April, 2003

Myth Number 5: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IS EFFICIENT more...

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