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Drinking fountain

Lack of drinking fountains in parks makes kids buy fizzy drinks


4th June, 2010

Children may be more likely to turn to sugary drinks and ice-creams because of a lack of working water fountains in public parks in the UK, says campaign group more...

Tesco, Boots and Subway accused of selling unethical tuna


24th May, 2010

Research shows that high street chains using 'dolphin-friendly' claim on tuna tins are misleading customers about damage to other marine wildlife including turtles more...
Tractor spraying pesticide

Pesticide residue exposure linked to ADHD in children


20th May, 2010

Parents urged to wash fruits and vegetables before eating after study finds commonly used pesticides may contribute to ADHD in children more...
Farmer spraying crops with pesticides

Farm pesticides linked to skin cancer


7th April, 2010

Large-scale study highlights agricultural chemicals as a possible risk factor behind rising rates of melanoma in the US more...
roast chicken lunch

How to campaign for better school food

Laura Sevier

25th March, 2010

All you need to know to get fresher, healthier and greener food into your child's school - from nurseries to primary and secondary schools more...
Polluted waterway

Human waste could be fertiliser and power source


24th March, 2010

Many of the substances that make wastewater a pollutant can also be useful as fertilisers for agriculture and in generating gases for small power stations, says report more...
fish oil capsules spilling from a vitamin pill bottle

How long until health foods become illegal?

Chris Milton

23rd March 2010

A huge number of UK citizens take food supplements or buy health food products, yet new legislation threatens to either remove these items from our shelves, restrict their dosages or ban them from making any health claims more...
Jackie image

Jackie Schneider: local authorities must protect children, not catering firms

Laura Sevier

23rd March, 2010

Vocal school food campaigner Jackie Schneider on parent power, the importance of cooking from scratch and why free school meals would be the most cost-effective solution more...
Soya milk

Put to the test: a buyer's guide to non-dairy products

Laura Sevier

17th March, 2010

Whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons, a low-dairy or dairy-free diet is becoming more mainstream. Here's how to have your (cheese)cake and eat it too... more...
Junk food

'Fat tax' needed to tackle obesity


4th March 2010

A tax on unhealthy foods would be more effective at tackling obesity than making healthy foods cheaper but could hit the poorest the hardest more...
Pesticide being poured

Cancer and pesticides: victims fight for justice

Diana Smith

4th February, 2010

After long battles, three farmers in France have won legal claims that their cases of cancer and Parkinson's disease were caused by working with pesticides. Now they want to help others fight similar cases more...
Pesticide being poured

Contractors using dangerous pesticides in UK schools


14th January, 2010

Survey finds that school children are being exposed to harmful pesticides, but schools claim safer alternatives would be 'uneconomic' more...

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Glass of water

Ecologist guide to detox

Laura Sevier

7th January, 2010

It's easy to dismiss 'detox' as a fad, as some product claims are exaggerated. But detoxing, as a practice, has been around for centuries. more...

Biotech industry fights back over reduced meat calls


11th December, 2009

BBSRC-funded website backlash against sustainable watchdog’s call to reduce meat consumption more...
A question of meat

Audio: how much meat and dairy is sustainable?

Louise Parry

11th December, 2009

A new report by the Sustainable Development Commission warns that, for the good of our health and the environment, we must reduce our meat and dairy consumption. By how much, asks Louise Parry, in this exclusive audio report more...
A gm labelled tomato

Public wants labelling of all GM food


26th November, 2009

UK citizens are confused by the current publicly available information on GM foods and want clearer facts made available in shops and supermarkets more...
Pigs on a farm

Pig MRSA widespread in Europe

The Ecologist

25th November, 2009

Calls for national testing in UK pig herd after survey finds superbug to be prevalent throughout Europe more...
Baby bottle

FSA ‘ignoring’ evidence on baby bottle chemical bisphenol-A


16th November, 2009

Health campaigners say suspected hormone disrupter should be banned in baby bottles food and drink containers more...

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...

CASE STUDY: local food needs local supply chains

Laura Sevier

2nd February, 2008

'I can tell you what farm every cow came from, how long it's been in the family, where it's been killed and if it had a name.' Laura Sevier meets an inspirational Orcadian food supplier more...
Child in front of a television

Teach children to ignore junk-food advertising, say experts


9th November, 2009

Fruits, vegetables and juices were advertised in only 1.7 per cent of commercials on US children's TV, says study, but reducing junk-food advertising may not be enough more...
Trials of GM cotton in the USA

Call for publicly funded research into GM crops


20th October, 2009

Technologies to increase agricultural productivity will allow the UK to help feed the world, says Royal Society report more...
A GM potato

GM-free Europe: how we could still ban GMOs

Tom Levitt

21st October, 2009

Re-nationalising decisions on growing GM crops would allow EU countries to declare themselves GM-free, but could bring new dangers more...
A short-haired bumblebee

Extinct bumblebee will return to Britain in 2010


7th September

Short-haired bumblebee to be brought back from New Zealand and reintroduced into Kent more...
A study on a variety of GM maize found it may have negative effects on stream life

GM lobby just as militant as opposition


4th September, 2009

Attacks from scientists may be putting off further research into GM crops more...


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