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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...
US horsemeat trade

America's secret and brutal horsemeat trade

18th March, 2013

Andrew Wasley

Few Americans are aware that their country's horses are being exported and slaughtered abroad - often in appalling conditions - to supply European taste for a meat that's shunned at home. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Hamburger

Horsemeat scandal highlights murky trade in farm animals

February 11th, 2013

by Andrew Wasley

The discovery of horsemeat in burgers and ready meals has revealed how live horses are shipped across Europe in a complex and secretive business. And it's just part of a bigger global trade in livestock and poultry. Andrew Wasley reports......... more...
Bacon Rashers

Would you eat lab-grown meat?

Tom Levitt

3rd October, 2012

Lab-grown meat could help reduce the environmental footprint of intensive farming. But will it ever appeal to vegetarians or even more eco-conscious consumers? Tom Levitt reports more...
Nose to tail fortnight

Meat matters: London restaurants gear up for ‘nose-to-tail' fortnight

Mark Briggs

1st May, 2012

Chefs aim to prevent good food going to waste by serving up offal and other rare meat cuts during the 'nose to tail' fortnight organised by Sustain 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...
is vegetarianism the way forward?

10 ways to save money on food without compromising your principles

Joanna Blythman

3rd April, 2012

In an extract from her new book What to Eat, investigative journalist Joanna Blythman offers top tips on how to make your food pound go further without scrimping on what you believe in more...
Ethical, sustainable meat?

Nose to tail eating: it's sustainable but can you stomach this type of meat?

Laurie Tuffrey

28th March, 2012

With 15 billion farm animals killed each year for food in the UK, eating the whole animal is the ethical choice. The Ecologist follows Fergus Henderson's lead and tries a week of eating offal more...
Roadkill: sickening or sustainable?

Roadkill: sickening or sustainable?

Ben Martin

20th February, 2012

The idea of eating meat sourced from the roadside - whether deer, pheasant, fox or even otter - might sound revolting to you but for some, it's a gastronomic opportunity and a way of avoiding factory farmed meat more...
In season now: what to eat during January

In season now: what to eat during January

Ben Hudson

9th January, 2012

Love British Food’s Alexia Robinson talks seasonal eats, New Year’s resolutions and a gastronomic alternative to the Olympics more...
is vegetarianism the way forward?

Can becoming a vegetarian help save the planet?

Laurie Tuffrey

4th January, 2012

Globally, meat consumption has increased by 20 per cent in the last decade despite concerns about its environmental impact. So, asks Laurie Tuffrey, can going vegetarian really help the earth? more...
diets

Starved to death: are high protein diets killing the planet?

Hannah Corr

22nd November, 2011

From the Atkins to the Dukan, protein-based diets are big news in the celebrity world. But what effect is our love affair with meat, fish and cheese having on the environment? more...

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Contagion

Viral storm: why factory farming is bad for your health

Matilda Lee

28th October, 2011

As the new 'outbreak' film Contagion, starring Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow is released, The Ecologist reports on the book linking the threat of global disease pandemics and industrial animal farming

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Soya fields cut through rainforest

The Killing Fields – human rights abuses and environmental devastation in Paraguay’s soya fields

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...
lambs

Want to know where your meat really comes from?

Ruth Styles

12th July, 2011

Want to know how and where your favourite meat is produced? Ruth Styles asked four industry experts to give their verdict on the realities of animal welfare in the UK today more...
veg box

Green Business: Abel & Cole

Peter Salisbury

1st June, 2011

Keith Abel might not be much of an eco-warrior but he’s revolutionised the organic groceries sector – and made a mint in the process, says Peter Salisbury more...
Jane Goodall

TAKE ACTION to stop the illegal bushmeat trade

Matilda Lee

1st June, 2011

The multi-million dollar trade in bushmeat is one of the greatest threats to tropical wildlife. Chimpanzees are on the front line of this devastating trade with less than 300,000 in the wild. A new campaign aims to save these endangered creatures more...
Image of heart

Can we cut cancer and heart disease rates just by going vegan?

Matilda Lee

17th May, 2011

We've heard about the environmental and animal welfare problems with meat consumption. Now a new film, Planeat, presents a convincing health case to re-examine our love affair with meat and dairy, reports Matilda Lee more...

Why our growing taste for cheap Brazilian beef is devastating the Amazon

Chris Pala

5th April, 2011

Brazil’s cattle sector has become the largest driver for deforestation globally, overtaking palm oil plantations in Asia. With the UK sourcing 40 per cent of its processed beef from Brazil, campaigners are now calling for a consumer boycott. Chris Pala investigates more...

How to…cook (and enjoy) offal, pluck and other unusual meat cuts

Laura Sevier

8th March, 2011

Half a pig’s head doesn’t sound like a promising choice for a romantic supper for two. But for chefs Fergus Henderson and Valentine Warner, it’s just the ticket more...
Fish and chips

You don't have to be vegetarian to save the planet

Duncan Williamson

14th February, 2011

We can eat a diet including macaroni cheese, chicken curry and fish and chips that is good for people and the planet argues WWF campaigner Duncan Williamson more...

Scientists warn of future restrictions on factory-farmed pig and poultry

Tom Levitt

24th January, 2011

Politicians of the future may need to start taxing and controlling the consumption and production of grain-fed chicken and pork, says government funded report more...
Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer: environmentalists who eat meat have a blind-spot

Tom Levitt

24th January, 2011

Factory farming depends on our ignorance but the world needs to move away from eating meat, US author Jonathan Safran Foer tells Tom Levitt more...

Behind the Label: Christmas turkey

Pat Thomas

16th December, 2010

Christmas dinner means only one thing for millions of us: turkey. But the intensively reared and genetically manipulated birds that most will consume this holiday season leave a nasty taste in the mouth more...
David Nussbaum, WWF-UK CEO

It's time we copied the Malaysians and ate less meat and dairy

David Nussbaum

13th October, 2010

As Earth Overshoot Day gets earlier every year, David Nussbaum argues that changing our diets to less meat and dairy could help us stay within the planet's environmental limits more...

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