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Ecologist November 2007

Brofiscin: Environment Agency shoots the messenger

Jon Hughes

7th November, 2007

Prominent critics of the failure of Environment Agency Wales (EAW) to pursue the UK’s interests against Monsanto in the US Bankruptcy Court have come under extraordinary attack over the past 10 days. more...
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Has the Environment Agency obstructed the course of justice?

Jon Hughes

26th October, 2007

A ruling in the US courts at a meeting which the Environment Agency claims never took place has dashed all hopes of making Monsanto pay up for polluting Brofiscin quarry in Wales. Is the Agency guilty of obstructing the course of justice? Jon Hughes investigates more...
Cows feeding

Plans for UK's largest dairy farm scrapped over water pollution fears

Tom Levitt

16th February, 2011

Controversial mega-dairy farm in village of Nocton generated heavy opposition from local residents, animal welfare and environmental groups who feared it could lead to wave of US-style mega-dairies. Tom Levitt reports more...

What's the real environmental cost of the French baguette?

Carolyn Lebel

8th February, 2011

Water in France's 'breadbasket' - where much of the wheat used to make the iconic baguette is grown - is under threat from industrial agriculture, with excessive consumption and contamination by pesticides and nitrates. Carolyn Lebel reports... more...

PICK OF THE DAY: AlmaWin Orange Oil Cleaner

Matilda Lee

4th February, 2011

An all-in-one household cleaner that works wonders on surfaces and smells great - and doesn't harm the environment more...
Pig Business

Pig Business: the film the industrial pork lobby tried to silence

The Ecologist

3rd February,2011

Ahead of Pig Business's debut screening at the EU Parliament in Brussels, watch highlights from Tracy Worcester's mammoth investigation into the truth behind cheap pork more...
GM chicken

GM disease resistant animals 'cover-up' for factory farming

Tom Levitt

14th January, 2011

The successful breeding of chickens genetically modified not to transmit the bird flu virus could lead to many more GM resistant livestock being produced more...

Contaminated eggs: industrial farming leading to dioxin-type food scares

Joanna Blythman and Tom Levitt

14th January, 2011

The latest food scare - the contamination of British eggs with the cancer causing chemical dioxin - can be linked to our reliance on complex food chains and industrial production methods, report Joanna Blythman and Tom Levitt more...

Ecologist guide to courses

Matilda Lee

5th January, 2011

The path to many green careers begins as a student. Here are the Ecologist's tips for ensuring that your degree or educational course takes you where you want to go more...

Ecologist guide to courses

Matilda Lee

5th January, 2011

The path to many green careers begins as a student. Here are the Ecologist's tips for ensuring that your degree or educational course takes you where you want to go more...
Maize

Dupont follows Monsanto in new move to consolidate South African seed market

Kara Moses

1st December, 2010

Proposed merger between Dupont-owned Pioneer Hi-Bred and Pannar Seeds could spell disaster for local farmers and food security, watchdog claims
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Sandra Steingraber: There's a taboo about telling industry and agriculture that practices must change to prevent cancer

Matilda Lee

30th November, 2010

Having survived cancer, biologist Sandra Steingraber wrote a book to expose its link to the environment. As the film version premieres in Europe, she tells the Ecologist why we must all take a stand on air, food and water pollution more...

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Tony Hawkhead: why it's vital to put green jobs at the centre of Britain's economy

Tony Hawkhead

19th November, 2010

To make Chris Huhne's 'Green Deal' a success - and meet the UK's carbon reduction targets - we need to redefine the green jobs sector and build the connection between individuals and environment, says Groundwork's chief executive more...
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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...
The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want

The Unwanted Sound Of Everything We Want

Emily Shelton

1st October, 2010

A weighty but informative analysis by Garret Keizer looking into the conflict between our need for noise and our yearning for quiet... more...

Greenhorns: the network that's breathing new life into US farming

David Hawkins

14th September, 2010

It's helping attract youthful talent into sustainable agriculture across the US, but can the Greenhorns movement survive in the land of Big Ag, or cross the Atlantic to the UK? more...

Otarian: the fast-food chain with the low-carbon menu

Matilda Lee

26th August, 2010

Otarian aims to show you how eating out can help you save the planet, one kilo of carbon at a time more...
Sparrow

A wildlife-friendly garden - ponds, baths and natural pest control

Andy Hamilton

20th August, 2010

Making a garden attractive to winged wildlife means more than just leaving out food during the winter months - here are some top tips on gardening beyond veg! more...
Idler's Academy...

Come get a proper education with the Idler Academy

Tom Hodgkinson

30th July, 2010

Tom launches the Idler Academy to teach us good grammar, sadly lacking practical skills like carpentry and lastly, of course, merriment more...

Agroecological farming methods being ignored, says UN expert

Ecologist

28th June, 2010

Success of agroecology in Brazil, Cuba and Africa should be replicated in place of current support for intensive farming techniques more...
Food labelling

Industry lobbying sees EU reject 'traffic light' food labelling

Ecologist

17th June, 2010

Food industry spent €1 billion euros lobbying against proposals to help consumers make 'healthy meal' choices with a system of red, green and amber labels on the front of food packaging more...
Dan Box

The Government has found a backhanded way to subsidise nuclear power

Dan Box

24th May, 2010

21st century nuclear power needs a 21st century subsidy... no blank cheques this time - just an apparently green tweak to the emissions trading system, and voila! more...

Setting up my dream organic pub

Geetie Singh & Sara Berg

11th May, 2010

In an extract from her new book, Geetie Singh tells how her famed gastro pub, the Duke of Cambridge, came to be, and gives Ecologist readers two great recipes to try out 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...
for hire

Don't buy it - hire it: the real green consumer

Ewan Kingston

30th March, 2010

It's an unfashionable idea, but would a return to hiring products and services rather than buying them help us reduce our ecological footprint and turn businesses green? more...

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