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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...
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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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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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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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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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10 Reasons why organic can save the world

Ed Hamer & Mark Anslow

1st March, 2008

Can organic farming feed the world? Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow say yes, but we must farm and eat differently more...
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10 reasons why GM won't feed the world

Mark Anslow

1st March, 2008

Genetic modification can't deliver a safe, secure future food supply. Here's why... 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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Parkinson's disease linked to pesticides

News

24th April, 2007

The link between exposure to chemical pesticides and Parkinson’s disease has become even clearer, following the release of data from two new studies, ENN reports. more...
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Rape cultivation causes damage

News

19th April, 2007

Writing in the Guardian, Joanna Blythman has highlighted the environmental damage caused by intensive growing of oil-seed rape - the distinctive yellow-flowering crop which is now a major source of oil for biofuels. more...
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EXLUSIVE: How the Environment Agency is gagging one eyewitness to what is potentially one of the UK's biggest environmental crimes

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

22nd March, 2007

The Environment Agency (EA) is within weeks of letting Monsanto escape its liability for dumping thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals – including all the ingredients of the DDT defoliant Agent Orange – in two quarries in Wales. more...

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The new world of flying winemakers

Monty Waldin

1st December, 2006

Antipodean winemakers are still breathing fresh air into the stuffy Old World of wine. Monty Waldin reports more...
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Humanity's worst invention: Agriculture

Clive Dennis

22nd September, 2006

By radically changing the way we acquire our food, the development of agriculture has condemned us to live worse than ever before. Not only that, agriculture has led to the first significant instances of large-scale war, inequality, poverty, crime, famine and human induced climate change and mass extinction.
By Clive W. Dennis (winner of the Ecologist/Coady International Institute 2006 Essay Competition)
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BLT Sandwich: The Big Lifestyle Trade Off

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

22nd September, 2006

Is it worse than Mc Donalds? The BLT sandwich is an icon, the ultimate symbol of convenience culture. Tesco alone sells 5 million a year. This is what the £1.80 you pay for your BLT buys... more...
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GM Potatoes – Facts and Fictions

Andy Rees

22nd September, 2006

In August 2006, German chemicals company BASF applied to start GM potato field trials
in Cambridge and Derbyshire as early as next spring. The GM industry is making many
claims about this product, but are these based on the truth? Andy Rees investigates
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Colombia's killing fields - The first bio-war of the 21st century

Sue Branford and Hugh O’Shaughnessy

1st March, 2006

We were sitting chatting outside our home when two small planes flew over very low. We went down to our fields to see what was happening. My husband said, “Look, they’re dropping poison on our land.” more...
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The Water Hyacinth

Tom Hargreaves

1st October, 2003

This beautiful but deadly plant proliferates in lakes across Africa – choking everything in its path. Why, asks Tom Hargreaves, have all attempts to manage it failed? more...
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Cargill: size is everything

Brewster Kneen

1st April, 2003

If you want to understand why globalisation is so destructive, you need look no further than the invisible food giant Cargill. By Brewster Kneen. more...
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Sir Richard Doll: A Questionable Pillar of the Cancer Establishment

Martin Walker

1st March, 1998

Sir Richard Doll died in July 2005. Over a year later, evidence came to light that he was in the pay of major chemical companies when he gave the green light to their products. Eight years earlier, the Ecologist was threatened with legal action for running this story... more...

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