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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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Supermarkets face compulsory watchdog

Ecologist

4th August, 2009

Suppliers rejoice at calls for an independent Ombudsman but supermarkets already lobbying against the decision 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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Community Wedge

John Bird

6th September, 2007

How can we stop the juggernauts of so-called progress from sweeping away every bit of individualism and community that well-run high streets bring us? John Bird wants to give you his card more...

Supermarkets could be forced to collect packaging

News

19th June, 2007

A private member's bill that would see supermarkets and other retailers forced to take responsibility for the packaging on their goods has been debated in the Commons. more...
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Andrew Simms' book, Tescopoly

Andrew Simms

7th June, 2007

Confused when shopping? Wondering if, when you go into the nation’s favourite supermarket, you’re getting the maximum green bang for your buck? Andrew Simms’ latest book, Tescopoly, is a forensic investigation of all things Tesco – including the chain’s green and ethical credentials. Forget the hype, he says, Tesco’s most recent charm offensive, the Good Neighbour policy, launched in May 2006, isn’t good enough. Could Britain’s largest retailer do it better? Take a look at Tesco’s Plan A – then read Plan B
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‘I’m walking into the jaws of hell’

Katharine Hamnett

1st May, 2007

Katharine Hamnett tells how Choose Love, her
new line with Tesco, is her attempt to change the
nasty business of making and selling clothes
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Competition Commission - what is it good for?

News

12th April, 2007

Unless the Competition Commission fails to act to curb the power of supermarket chain Tesco, 'people will be justified in questioning exactly what the Commission is for', says Andrew Simms, Director of the think-tank the New Economics Foundation (NEF). more...

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