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Organic vegetables

Organic food comes of age at Bristol's Organic Food Festival

Eifion Rees

26th August, 2010

Held at Bristol Harbourside and celebrating its 10th anniversary, Europe's largest organic festival is a feast of food, drink and fabric that doesn't cost the earth more...
Community garden

Life without supermarkets: community action is the best way to beat them

Laura Laker

10th August, 2010

A hypermarket victory in Hackney demonstrates how local groups can help protect community shops... more...
Pay the price

An international campaign to raise the price of food

Matilda Welin

5th August, 2010

Are demands for higher prices the future of food campaigning? Pay the Price is a Swedish thinktank demanding more expensive food to cover the hidden costs of production more...
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Farmers will have to wait until 2012 for supermarket watchdog

Ecologist

3rd August, 2010

Government bill likely to be put forward this autumn but final body may not be up and running for another two years, admit officials more...
Money

Life without supermarkets: forget posh organic shops; check out food co-ops

Laura Laker

13th July, 2010

To keep prices down, Laura shops around and gives food co-ops a whirl... more...
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Committing to a life without supermarkets

Laura Laker

14th May, 2010

No-one enjoys supermarket shopping. But kicking the habit requires conviction, as Laura Laker reveals in the first of a new series... more...
Caroline Lucas

Green Party victory start of 'historic new political force'

Ecologist

7th May, 2010

Newly elected MP Caroline Lucas said her party was now ready to 'take its rightful place in Parliament' after her landmark victory in yesterday's general election more...
Tetrapak cartons

How green are tetrapak food cartons?

Emilie Filou

19th January, 2010

They're becoming more and more common - wrapped around everything from milk to chickpeas. But just how environmentally friendly are composite cartons compared to the good, old-fashioned tin or jar? more...
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Government agrees to supermarket watchdog

Ecologist

13th January, 2010

Supermarket ombudsman will enforce a new code of practice between retailers and their suppliers more...
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Toothless Tory 'ombudsman' won't solve supermarket problem

Caroline Lucas

8th December, 2010

It's high time we had a supermarket ombudsman, but it needs to be proactive and powerful, says Caroline Lucas more...
Fleet of shopping trolleys

How to stop a supermarket opening in your area

Kete Eshelby

19th June, 2009

Battling superstore monopolies needn’t be a lone crusade. Kate Eshelby looks at some of the resources available more...
Plastic bag

How to make your town plastic bag free

Sylvia Rowley

15th April, 2009

Sylvia Rowley examines Rebecca Hosking's tips to rid your town of plastic bags more...

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Tom Hodgkinson

Bring back real markets

Tom Hodgkinson

11th September, 2009

Tom Hodgkinson lays out the case for the return of street markets. Wouldn't we all be better off living outside the box? more...
Food Ethics Council policy director Sean Roberts

How fair is our food?

Sean Roberts

5th August, 2009

Food Ethics Council policy director Sean Roberts explains why a debate on fairness in food and farming is long overdue more...
Fleet of shopping trolleys

Supermarkets face compulsory watchdog

Ecologist

4th August, 2009

Suppliers rejoice at calls for an independent Ombudsman but supermarkets already lobbying against the decision more...
Cattle in a deforested area of the Amazon

Tesco 'trusts' cattle suppliers involved in Amazon deforestation

Ecologist

3rd July, 2009

Despite the lack of traceability in the supply chain, the assurances of cattle producers that they are not involved in the illegal deforestation of the Amazon rainforest is apparently enough for Tesco, a letter to the Guardian reveals more...
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The Tesco Chainstore Massacre

Paul Kingsnorth

1st May, 2006

How one small English town took on a superstore - and won more...
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How to make your town plastic-free

Sylvia Rowley

15th April, 2009

Sylvia Rowley examines Rebecca Hosking's tips to rid your town of plastic bags more...
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Bent Bananas

Joanna Blythman

13th January, 2009

The economies of whole islands in the Caribbean face ruin if the WTO, acting at the behest of US-owned multinationals, forces the EU to end preferential trade agreements with small-scale West Indian banana producers more...
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TV chef raises £87,000 to pay Tesco for shareholders resolution

Peter Clark & Ranajo Dezanett

12th June, 2008

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has reached the target of £86,888 set by Tesco to print and distribute leaflets to its shareholders. more...
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How to be free: Supermarket suffocation

Tom Hodgkinson

1st June, 2008

I have to confess I've been feeling thoroughly gloomy about the state of the nation lately, and I blame a certain supermarket chain that I shall call 'Blank' more...
Investigations

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...
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How to be free: going off your trolley

Tom Hodgkkinson

1st January, 2008

Now here is an ecological pub quiz question: who wrote the following phrase and when? more...
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Mum's gone bin-fishing...

Mel

27th September, 2007

It’s last orders at the bar in a certain vegan pub in a certain British city, and my friend Daisy checks casually, ‘Do you need to get any food in? We could do with a bit of veg…’ more...
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Milk cartel accused of price fixing

News

21st September, 2007

The Office of Fair Trading has accused the big four supermarkets of colluding with dairies to artificially increase the cost of dairy foods. more...

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