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Coping With Bereavement: One Year On

by Helen Emms

September 26th, 2012

On 20th September 2011 at approximately 6.55pm my mother died, 6 months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Her death was a blessing. Watching Mum slowly deteriorate was a painful experience, but one that opened my eyes and my heart to the meaning of life. more...
wildflowers

Five of the best…British wildflowers

Jeff Holman

1st July, 2011

From Viper’s Bugloss to Field Scabious, a scattering of wildflowers can help turn your garden into a haven for wildlife, says Jeff Holman more...
spices

Spices: the true cost of a kitchen staple

Jeff Holman

24th May, 2011

From habitat loss to human rights abuses; as Jeff Holman discovered, your pepper, saffron and turmeric aren’t quite as innocent as they seem more...
The Desmondium intortum

Why invasive plants are the 'second biggest threat to biodiversity' after habitat loss

Carrie Madren

23rd March,2011

As experts gather in London for a major conference addressing the often overlooked threat of invasive species to biodiversity, Carrie Madren gets a briefing from those on the frontline in the battle against 'pest plants' more...
Tiger farming

Species vs ecosystems: save the tiger or focus on the bigger issues?

Kara Moses

2nd January, 2011

Millions have been raised to protect tigers but does this help or hinder the efforts to prevent wider biodiversity loss by tackling habitat loss, climate change and pollution? more...
Robert Kenner

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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Alli - your new best friend?

Behind the Label: Alli (Orlistat)

Pat Thomas

26th August, 2009

It's the popular, over-the-counter diet drug that's now been linked to liver damage. But popping a 'weight loss' pill is not going to solve the obesity crisis - especially with health concerns like these - says Pat Thomas
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Behind the label: Maybelline Superstay 16-hour lip colour

Pat Thomas

1st May, 2006

What goes on your lips can go into your mouth – and it may be far from palatable. Pat Thomas investigates more...
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Behind the Label: Garnier's Ambre Solaire Gloss Bronzer

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2006

If you’re one of the millions of people using fake tan to look attractive and healthy, be wary: they are full of chemicals that can cause damage to your skin. By Pat Thomas more...
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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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