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Sumatran elephant at Tangkahan, Sumatra, Indonesia. The species' native rainforest habit is fast giving way to thousands of square miles of palm oil plantation. Photo: Vincent Poulissen via Flickr (CC BY-SA).

The oilpalm connection: is the Sumatran elephant the price of our cheap meat?

Philip Lymbery / CIWF

28th March 2017

We may know that palm oil is wiping out rainforests worldwide, writes Philip Lymbery. But few realise that our factory farmed meat and dairy are contributing to the problem. As revealed in Philip's new book, 'Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were', palm kernels, left after pressing the fruit for oil, is a protein-rich livestock feed of growing importance. And nowhere is the impact greater than Sumatra, home (for now) to its own unique species of elephant. more...
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In season now: what to eat during May

Amy Halls

30th April, 2012

Slow Food UK CEO, Cat Gazzoli, dips into the UK's forgotten flavours to bring us her gastronomic pick for May more...
Monty Halls: ‘I will defend fishermen to my dying day’

Monty Halls: ‘I will defend fishermen to my dying day’

Ruth Styles

16th April, 2012

A marine biologist by trade and a conservationist by nature, Monty Halls is an unlikely champion for the fishing industry. A classic case of gamekeeper turned poacher? Not so says Halls. As he explains to Ruth Styles, nothing is simple when it comes to sustainable fish more...
Antioxidants: the natural way to beat ageing

Antioxidants: the natural way to tackle ageing

Matilda Lee

22nd February, 2012

If the roll call of scary ingredients has put you off conventional creams then antioxidants could be the alternative you’re looking for more...
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Robert Kenner: Big Food will do everything to stop you talking about this

Laura Sevier

9th February, 2010

Filmmaker Robert Kenner's documentary Food Inc has shocked audiences across the US with its stark portrayal of industrial agriculture. And that's just the bits the lawyers let you see... more...
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CASE STUDY: keeping local areas distinctive

Paul Kingsnorth

1st December, 2006

The UK’s most successful NGO is based in a Dorset village, with no members or PR team. Paul Kingsnorth meets the duo behind it… 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 more...
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Campaign to save British Bees launched

News

12th February, 2008

The British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA) will this week call for for a five-year £8m research programme to save the insect from colony collapse disorder (CCD). more...
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Salt of the earth

James Frankham

15th December, 2005

Half way between Cusco and the lost city of Machu Picchu lies the ancient artery of Inca trade and production - the salt terraces. For over 1,000 years little has changed for the salt farmers of Maras. Now, thanks to a clumsy, unnecessary and potentially dangerous attempt at mass medication, this traditional livelihood is at risk. By James Frankham. more...
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Mediterranean Massacre

Richard Ellis

1st October, 2003

Seeing bluefin tuna gaffed is like watching a thoroughbred racehorse being hacked to death with an axe. more...

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