The Ecologist


Processed Foods: 1/14 of 14


CASE STUDY: baking and selling real bread

Laura Sevier

22nd May, 2009

The creation of the modern loaf is an industrial process that uses a cocktail of artificial ingredients - but for taste, bite and goodness, nothing beats the old ways. Laura Sevier meets a baker bidding to become the saviour of our daily bread more...

Raw milk - magic bullet or health hazard?

Laura Sevier

21st January, 2009

Unpasteurised milk can be a divisive subject, says Laura Sevier, but most of what you hear about the white stuff is pure whitewash more...

Grow your own

Tim Lang

1st April, 2008

The World Bank’s 2008 World Development Report makes a grim prediction of what is to come: more...

Whole Foods failure

Chris Milton

1st March, 2008

Only a few years ago, stories about Whole Foods Market became famous for their poetic quality, as journalists waxed lyrical about how the fresh, organic fruit in their stores was proof that you could be a successful business while remaining environmentally friendly. Last year, however, sustained questioning by consumers and regulators alike saw the shine come off the company’s glossy image. more...

Supermarkets: The naked truth

The Ecologist

15th January, 2006

The Ecologist September 2004 issue caused a sensation with its report on supermarkets: From the chemicals in a bagged salad to the destruction of local shops the report reveals all the facts the supermarkets don't want you to know... more...

Special Report Supermarkets: Bread

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Supermarket in-store bakeries are nothing but bogus ‘retail theatre’ more...

Special Report Supermarkets: Chicken

Felicity Lawrence

1st September, 2004

Wander down the meat aisle of any supermarket and you will find mountains of chicken being sold at unbelievably cheap prices. The real reasons for this cannot be found on the label. more...

Ready Meals

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

No European country is as reliant on supermarkets for its food shopping as Britain. It is no coincidence that the UK also has the worst eating habits in Europe. more...

Bagged salads

Felicity Lawrence

1st September, 2004

Fresh, convenient, versatile or overpriced leaves soaked in pesticides and produced by slave labour? more...

The great British supermarket sandwich

The Ecologist

1st September, 2004

Supermarket take-away sandwiches - are they such a great step forward? more...

Advertising to children


1st April, 2004

With childhood obesity becoming epidemic in the UK, should food advertising to children be allowed to continue?

FOR: Jeremy Preston vs. Neville Rigby AGAINST

McLabour Exposed

Solomon Hughes

1st March, 2004

New Labour’s close ties to the fast-food industry are working against the interests of public health more...

Processed Foods: 1/14 of 14


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...

Fatal Harvest

The Ecologist

1st November, 2002

In the second part of our adaptation of Fatal Harvest’s iconoclastic analysis of agribusiness propaganda, The Ecologist reveals the real cost of industrial food. more...


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