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Farmer spraying crops with pesticides

GM crops causing a rise in pesticide use in US

Ecologist

17th November, 2009

Early falls in pesticide use on GM crops in the United States have been replaced by rapid increases according to study more...
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10 groups campaigning for a healthier environment

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

How can we be healthy on a sick planet? Especially when many still believe that health is unaffected by what is in the environment. These organisations could save your life more...
Help protect our honeybees

Help protect our honeybees

Laura Sevier

13th July, 2009

Neonicotinoid pesticides are killing our honeybees. Sign the Soil Association petition to help get it banned. Then take part in Twitter's 'Tweehive' - starting on 14th July more...
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CASE STUDY: campaigning against pesticides

Jonathan Leake

1st April, 2006

Jonathan Leake meets Georgina Downs, the one-woman whirlwind who’s holding the pesticide industry and politicians to account more...
Red wine

Behind the Label: better booze

Pat Thomas

16th November, 2009

If you don't know what's gone into making your drink, stick to organic beer and wine this Christmas, says Pat Thomas

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Good Natured Fruit

Good Natured Fruit 'pesticide-free' claims in doubt

Tom Levitt

21st September, 2009

Multi-million pound brand Good Natured Fruit is marketed in Asda and Sainsbury's as 'pesticide free', but the company now admits it allows chemicals to be used during plants' life-cycle more...
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Renewed call for pesticide ban to protect bees

Ecologist

14th September, 2009

Previous calls to ban neonicotinoids have been turned down by the UK government because of lack of evidence more...
Soil erosion is being blamed on poor farming practices

Half India’s land degraded: agro-chemicals partly to blame

Ecologist

17th August, 2009

Deforestation, wind erosion and poor farming practices blamed for deterioration of soil as the real costs of the Green Revolution are measured more...
Pesticides

Forty-seven years since Silent Spring: what has changed?

David Ord

11th August, 2009

In 1962, Rachel Carson's famous exposé of the environmental impacts of the pesticide DDT rocked the chemical industry. Today, Carson's European legacy - the REACH legislation - ought to safeguard public health. But will it? more...
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Organic food report admits to lack of evidence

Ecologist

29th July, 2009

FSA review dismisses health benefits of eating organic but admits to a lack of research on which to base findings more...
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'Whitewash' at court of appeal for pesticides campaigner

Ecologist

9th July, 2009

Pesticides campaigner Georgina Downs has seen her high court victory against the Government overturned by a court of appeal, but vows to take her campaign to the House of Lords more...
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Fire resistant: 'Why I went to jail to protect my daughter from toxic polluters'

Terri Swearingen

1st December, 2004

How far would you go to fight plans for a new waste incinerator? One woman went all the way... more...

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Maintaining Vineyard fields

Monty Waldin on biodynamic wine

Monty Waldin

1st March, 2009

Unsustainable and bad for the environment, industrial viticulture leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Pesticide-free and weed-friendly, biodynamic wine holds the key to an organic revolution.

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In the News

Pesticide link to bee deaths

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

A former Washington scientific adviser has called for a worldwide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides that have been implicated in the decline of the honeybee population. more...
In the News

Government advisor lobbies for EU and UK to overhaul GM regulations

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A Government adviser has called for the regulatory overhaul on genetically modified crops in the EU and opposes the ‘strange’ ban on pesticides. more...
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To your health - Organic beer!

Rachel Clode

1st August, 2008

The UK’s organic brewers are calling time on beer corporations, as Rachel Clode discovers more...
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Study shows worms can develop pesticide resistance in as little as 80 days

Ecologist

2nd February, 2009

The pesticide industry knows all too well that nature quickly develops immunity to its chemical armoury. But a new study by scientists at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC) and the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, in Portugal has shown that a species of worm can develop resistance to a common pesticide in just 20 generations, or 80 days. more...
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High Court action against UK Government over toxic crop pesticides

Georgina Downs

29th January, 2009

Hers was a landmark victory against the Government. Campaigner Georgina Downs on the importance of setting a policy precedent on pesticides more...
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Bent Bananas

Joanna Blythman

13th January, 2009

The economies of whole islands in the Caribbean face ruin if the WTO, acting at the behest of US-owned multinationals, forces the EU to end preferential trade agreements with small-scale West Indian banana producers more...
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Help fashion go organic

Ecologist magazine

1st January, 2009

The fashion industry listens to shoppers, even if governments don't. Use your power as a consumer to make safer, organic cotton more widely available:
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The War on Bugs by Will Allen

Phil Moore

26th November, 2008

The history of humankind might also be said to be the history of warfare. From Roman times to the present day, human conflict has been the hallmark of our historical progression. But the fight against ourselves isn’t the only war we’ve embarked upon. more...
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Moth balls

Claire Robinson

1st September, 2008

Is the light brown apple moth such a danger to crops both agricultural and financial that the US government will risk the health of its citizens to eradicate it? They spray, you pay, warns Claire Robinson more...
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What's brewing? The rise of organic beer

Rachel Clode

1st July, 2008

The UK’s organic brewers are calling time on beer corporations, as Rachel Clode discovers

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The spread of mercury in spiders, and how DDT lives on…

The Ecologist

1st June, 2008

The pathways of contamination highlighted in Rachel Carson’s 'Silent Spring' are still being found, research shows more...
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Behind the Label: Roundup Weedkiller

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2008

A weedkiller that kills a lot more than simply weeds? If it’s worse than the poison it’s no cure at all, says Pat thomas
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