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Food matters: 'Politicians need to focus on our failing food system'

The Ecologist

22nd July, 2013

Dan Crossley, of the Food Ethics Council, talks to the Ecologist about their work on developing an 'ethical food manifesto' ahead of the next general election more...

Food matters: why feeding the world should be a 'public health project'

12th July, 2013

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Libby Grundy, Food for Life Director at the Soil Association, talks to the Ecologist about the food challenges facing the planet and what's inspiring her work... more...
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Food matters: DIY supermarkets / restaurant workers / biodynamic wines

The Ecologist

1st July, 2013

Ahead of publication of the Ecologist Guide to Food - the first in a forthcoming series of hard-hitting consumer guides - our regular new blog will be covering all things ethical and culinary, and reporting on stories and issues that there simply wasn't room for in the book... more...

Shades of gray: celebrity killing, Yellowstone wolves in the firing line

7th March 2013

Jim Wickens

In the lead up to broadcast of the next Link TV/Ecologist film, Shades of Gray, Jim Wickens continues to look at the thorny issues surrounding wolf culling in the US more...
Five of the best…eco home blogs

Five of the best… eco-friendly interiors blogs

Lisa Stephens

4th May, 2012

Need inspiration for sprucing up your house? From retro furnishings to sustainable interiors, Lisa Stephens rounds up five of the best eco-friendly home blogs more...
Top 10… green travel blogs

Top 10… green travel blogs

Ruth Styles

2nd March, 2012

Need some destination inspiration? Ruth Styles rounds up the travel blogs that are making greener getaways cool
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Bibi van der Zee: Government 'no more in touch with the countryside than Labour'

Bibi van der Zee

10th March, 2011

Continuing her exclusive series - Coalition Green Watch - Bibi van der Zee further assesses David Cameron's pledge to head the 'greenest government in history' and, whilst the jury may still be out, finds alarming cause for concern... more...

Top 10…gardening blogs

Tom Antebi

11th February, 2011

From planting tips to making your own 'seed bombs', Tom Antebi has the lowdown on the web’s best organic gardening blogs

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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...

COALITION GREEN WATCH: Will the Tory Lib-Dem government deliver on its environmental promises?

Bibi van der Zee

4th November, 2010

In the first of an exclusive new series Bibi van der Zee sets out how we'll put to the test David Cameron's pledge to head the 'greenest government in history' - and why we need YOUR help more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Tom Hodgkinson: spare a moment for the bang bang men of Chongquing...

29th October, 2010

Although the rise of mega-cities raises disturbing questions about living standards and livelihoods, the spread of city living is not all bad, says Tom Hodgkinson more...

Why 'eco-friendly' heat pumps increase, not reduce, your carbon footprint

Eric Johnson

8th October, 2010

Switch to heat pumps to warm your home and you'll qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive subsidy. But new research reveals the pumps release potent hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases, says Eric Johnson, significantly increasing the true carbon footprint of this supposedly green technology

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How Cargill is feeding Europe's meat demands at the expense of the Amazon

Lynn Morris

6th July, 2010

Europe's demand for cheap meat is been fed by an increasing demand for soya feed from the Amazon but it comes at a cost - deforestation more...
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Greening my office: tackling the meat question...

Sylvia Sunshine

5th May, 2010

Sylvia uses a team lunch outing as a chance to quiz her colleagues on their views on vegetarianism and eating less meat more...
Atlantic Rising - Mont St Michel

Atlantic Rising: the plan to save Mont Saint Michel

Tim Bromfield

9th September, 2009

France's tourist haven Mont Saint Michel is threatened. A new scheme to recreate the rock will have dramatic, albeit short-lived, results more...
Gaian Economics

When it comes to work, less is more

Gaian Economics

18th August, 2009

Why don't we follow the French model and take the whole month of August as holiday? It may help strengthen our economy more...
Gaian Economics

Mr. Bean to explain quantitative easing policy

Molly Scott Cato

16th July, 2009

The deputy-director of the Bank of England is on a national tour to convince us of the seriousness of its policies to ease the recession. Molly Scott Cato can't wait for the punchline more...
Gaian Economics

Once more unto the brink

Gaian Economics

2nd July, 2009

Note to politicians: surviving the current financial crisis means accepting that capitalism is broke more...
Tom Hodgkinson

A brief history of free spirit

Tom Hodgkinson

30th June, 2009

Glastonbury provides the perfect setting to reflect on free spirit. If only the wild thing in all of us could come out more often, writes Tom Hodgkinson more...
Rupert Sheldrake

It's all in the mind

Rupert Sheldrake

19th June 2009

Materialism as a scientific ideology has proved itself unworthy of the challenges we face - we must look elsewhere for life's answers, says Rupert Sheldrake more...
Molly Scott Cato

The inefficency of delivery systems

Molly Scott Cato

19th June, 2009

What do a privatised post office and jogging have in common? They’re both inefficient, obsolete and all about the bottom line. more...
Joss Garman

Miliband's leadership on climate is tested

Joss Garman

19th June 2009

The climate secretary has been lauded for his coal-fired proposals, but beyond the smokescreen it’s business as usual says Joss Garman more...
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Fanatical about food

Rosie Boycott

19th June 2009

It's time to re-engage with our food and re-evaluate the way we feed ourselves, says Rosie Boycott more...
Bolgs and Comments

Commons cause

Tom Hodgkinson

1st June 2009

Henry VIII’s land-grab robbed ordinary people of their commons – now a new campaign offers us the chance to take back what we’re owed.

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Bolgs and Comments

Restoring New York's natural springs

Reverend Billy

May 1st 2009

With the oil and gas industry spoiling groundwater in the US, New York’s once-prominent natural springs need to be restored.

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