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CASE STUDY: making breast-feeding easy

Mike Stones

1st May, 2008

Why does only one in 100 mums follow government advice to feed her baby solely on breast milk for the first six months? Mike Stones meets the woman determined to change that. more...

10p to create a solar power sector in UK


29th September, 2009

A higher tariff for green electricity generation would help the UK catch up with the rest of Europe more...
Behind the Label tinned tuna

Half of all fish eaten is now farm-reared


8th September, 2009

Rising consumer demand for fish with large quantities of omega-3 fatty acid is putting a strain on marine ecosystem more...

Visionaries: Carolyn Steel


1st April 2009

In many ways, Carolyn Steel was born to be an architect: as a child she used to dream of buildings. more...
Pigs on a farm

Swine flu widower prepares to sue Smithfield


19th June, 2009

The husband of the first woman to die from swine flu in the US is preparing a case against pork producer Smithfield Foods, part-owner of the Mexican farm where the disease is believed to have originated more...

Breastmilk vs 'formula' food

Pat Thomas

1st April 2006

Humans have been breastfeeding for nearly half a million years. It’s only in the last 60 years that we have begun to give babies highly processed convenience food called ‘formula’. Pat Thomas investigates more...
Reasons to go organic

10 reasons why organic can feed the world

Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow

1st March 2008

Can organic farming feed the world? Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow say yes, but we must eat and farm differently more...

How to feed a city

Carolyn Steel

1st June, 2009

We can continue to squander our resources and react to food crises as they happen, or we can fundamentally change the way the food systems work, says Carolyn Steel more...

Concerns rise about the effect of fish farming on smaller 'prey' species

Ewan Kingston

1st April 2009

A new report from Oceana warns that plundering the seas to fuel our fish farms is having serious and far-reaching effects... more...

Fishy business

Andrew Wasley and Jim Wickens

1st December 2008

The coastal towns and villages of Peru are being blighted by an industry that has sprung up to satisfy the West’s voracious appetite for fish – now marine life, human health and whole ecosystems are paying the price. The Ecologist Film Unit investigates more...

Ecologist Film Unit: Feed for Greed

The Ecologist

4th December, 2008

Responses from some of the key players to the Ecologist's investigation into fish feed. more...

Suck On This

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2006

The human species has been breastfeeding for nearly half a million years. It’s only in the last 60 years that we have begun to give babies the highly processed convenience food called ‘formula’. more...

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