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A pesticides sign

UK says it will ignore medical advice on pesticide-spraying

Tom Levitt

15th December, 2010

Public will not have to be notified when crops, fields or parks are being sprayed with pesticides potentially harmful to their health, despite warnings from the British Medical Association more...
What's the most sustainable fabric?

Cotton is a cash crop, but buy organic and help farmers escape poverty

Eliza Anyangwe

7th December,2010

Buying organic cotton doesn't mean you are depriving a farmer in the developing world of food crops, says Eliza Anyangwe of Pesticide Action Network. Rather, it's one action every ethical consumer should take more...

CAMPAIGN PROFILE: Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Matilda Lee

1st December, 2010

From asthma and allergies, diabetes and reproductive problems to cancer and obesity, environmental degradation plays a role... HEAL ensures our voices on these issues are heard in Brussels more...
Beekeeping

British Beekeepers' Association to stop endorsing bee-killing pesticides

Alison Benjamin, guardian society editor

17th November, 2010

Beekeepers' group ends commercial relationship with pesticide manufacturer whose product killed bees more...
A short-haired bumblebee

Controversial pesticides linked to 'total ecological collapse' of insects and birds

Dearbhla Crosse and Tom Levitt

16th November, 2010

Widespread use of insecticides affecting bee populations but also causing decline in numbers of birds, butterflies and moths, warns Dutch toxicologist
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A survey of the River Trent

Pesticide companies told to fund clean up of waterways

Tom Levitt

10th November, 2010

Coalition of environmental groups including RSPB and the National Trust urge government to introduce a levy on chemical industry and enforce bigger fines for polluters more...
Child in playground

Ban pesticide-use in public parks and school grounds - campaigners

Tom Levitt

25th October, 2010

Awareness of pesticide-use in public areas used by children is low but the health dangers demand our attention more...

The pesticides scandal: Government inaction is destroying lives

Georgina Downs

The new coalition Government must do what Labour failed to do in 13 years in power and finally introduce the necessary measures to protect people from pesticides, says Georgina Downs more...
Tractor spraying pesticide

Independent testing of pesticides in food in doubt after quango cull

Tom Levitt

14th October, 2010

Campaigners fear 'backward' step in pesticide regulation in UK after testing body scrapped as Government also confirms major budget cuts to Natural England and the Environment Agency more...
Field of Yellow Flowers

'Unnecessary' weedkillers could undermine efforts to protect bee population

Dearbhla Crosse

12th October,2010

New research encouraging gardeners to increase bumblebee populations by planting flowers could be undermined by the use of weedkillers and pesticides, Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) warns more...

The shocking cost of US 'mega-dairies'

Jim Wickens

21st September 2010

With planning permission for Britain's biggest dairy at Nocton about to be re-submitted, The Ecologist travels to California to examine intensive milk production - and finds factory farms, conflict, intimidation, pesticides, pollution and small-scale farmers driven out of business... more...

The shocking cost of US 'mega-dairies'

Jim Wickens

21st September 2010

With planning permission for Britain's biggest dairy at Nocton about to be re-submitted, The Ecologist travels to California to examine intensive milk production - and finds factory farms, conflict, intimidation, pesticides, pollution and small-scale farmers driven out of business... more...

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Undercover investigation:The shocking cost of US 'mega-dairies'

Jim Wickens

21st September 2010

With planning permission for Britain's biggest dairy at Nocton about to be re-submitted, The Ecologist travels to California to examine intensive milk production - and finds factory farms, conflict, intimidation, pesticides, pollution and small-scale farmers driven out of business... more...
A bee in flight

‘Growing body of evidence’ links pesticides to bee decline

Ecologist

5th August, 2010

Government and retailers, including B&Q and Wyevale, under pressure to impose a ban on sale of pesticides linked to bee population decline following new research more...

How to campaign for better food

Zofia Walczak & Matilda Lee

29th June, 2010

Concerned about the state of your food? Here are some ways to tackle the problem at root - from community gardens to animal welfare more...
Coffee bean

CASE STUDY: Growing coffee more sustainably in Costa Rica

Theodora Tsentas

6th April, 2010

It's not organic but ‘pro-environmental sustainable' farming practices could help coffee farmers move away from damaging industrial monoculture more...
Farmer spraying crops with pesticides

Farm pesticides linked to skin cancer

Ecologist

7th April, 2010

Large-scale study highlights agricultural chemicals as a possible risk factor behind rising rates of melanoma in the US more...
Wireworm damage to potato

Crop scientists discover fungi alternative to pesticides

Ecologist

3rd March, 2010

Study identifies naturally occurring alternatives for controlling wireworm, a widespread potato pest in the UK more...

The Ecologist March 1980: The enviromental cost of pesticides

Edward Goldsmith

March 1980

Thirty years ago this month, the Ecologist dedicated an edition to exposing the effects of pesticides on our health and the environment more...
Pesticide being poured

Cancer and pesticides: victims fight for justice

Diana Smith

4th February, 2010

After long battles, three farmers in France have won legal claims that their cases of cancer and Parkinson's disease were caused by working with pesticides. Now they want to help others fight similar cases more...
Pesticide being poured

Contractors using dangerous pesticides in UK schools

Ecologist

14th January, 2010

Survey finds that school children are being exposed to harmful pesticides, but schools claim safer alternatives would be 'uneconomic' more...
Georgina Downs

Georgina Downs takes pesticide case to European courts

Ecologist

9th January, 2010

UK court refuses to overturn appeal decision despite accusations it was ignoring evidence presented by the long-time pesticide campaigner more...
Honey bees

Loss of forage biggest long-term threat to bees

Ecologist

8th January, 2010

Intensification of farming and subsequent decline in food sources rather than pesticides or disease seen as biggest threat to honey bees more...

Food crisis 'hidden' from public say campaigners

Ecologist

6th January, 2010

Government is talking about issues like food security, climate change and oil dependency but failing to take the 'inconvenient' but necessary action says the Soil Association more...
Pierre Mineau

Pierre Mineau: let's get rid of the pesticides that are killing birds

Laura Sevier

17th December, 2009

Canadian scientist Dr Pierre Mineau talks about the ongoing struggle to protect birds from pesticides that 'don't belong in this millennium' more...

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