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Ecologist Film Unit Coughing up coal

Sarah Stirk, Link TV / Ecologist

19th May, 2014

Champa from Dibulganj Village, is suffering from Tuberculosis. Photo: Sarah Stirk. The Ecologist & Link TV investigate India's growing addiction to coal. more...

EFU Film Fracking Hell – the environmental costs of the new US gas drilling boom

30th November, 2010

Jim Wickens

The gas stored in the Marcellus Shale formation is the subject of desperate drilling to secure US domestic energy supplies. But the process involved - hydraulic fracturing - is the focus of a bitter dispute over environmental damage and community rights more...

EFU Film Grinding Nemo: what's the real cost of your prawn curry?

20th September, 2012

The Ecologist

Labour abuses in the shrimp industry The tropical shrimp industry in Thailand exploits both people and the environment, a major new film by the Ecologist Film Unit, Link TV and Swedwatch reveals more...

EFU film Blood harvest: Coca Cola challenged over orange trade linked to 'exploitation and squalor'

Andrew Wasley

24th February, 2012

oranges migrant workers coca cola The manufacturer of Fanta is being urged to help address the poor conditions and low wages endured by some African migrant workers harvesting oranges in southern Italy. Andrew Wasley reports from Rosarno more...

EFU Film: The Greed of Feed – the hidden cost of your cheap farmed salmon

1st December, 2008

Andrew Wasley & Jim Wickens

A salmon A major investigation by the Ecologist reveals a host of unreported environmental and social costs linked to the fishmeal production industry in Peru more...

EFU film UK tourists fuelling brutal live elephant trade between Burma & Thailand

The Ecologist

23rd July, 2012

Worker's torture a recently captured baby elephant. An illegal cross-border trade in endangered wild Asian elephants to serve Thailand's tourist industry is threatening the future of the species, an undercover investigation by the Ecologist Film Unit (EFU) has revealed more...

EFU film The carbon con: investigating the true cost of offsetting

Ecologist

1st December, 2011

Coal The Ecologist investigates allegations a coal power project in India, approved under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism, is destroying forests and livelihoods more...

Food speculation – how betting on food commodities fuels Mexico’s tortilla crisis

Tom Levitt

13th September, 2011

Corn seller A surge in financial speculation on maize is causing vastly inflated prices for corn tortillas - a sacred staple in Mexico - and threatening the health and livelihoods of the country's poor. Tom Levitt investigates more...

Sour Milk – undercover inside the US intensive dairy industry

Jim Wickens

21st September 2010

With planning permission for Britain's biggest dairy at Nocton about to be re-submitted, The Ecologist travels to California to examine intensive milk production - and finds factory farms, conflict, intimidation, pesticides, pollution and small-scale farmers driven out of business... more...

The Killing Fields – human rights abuses and environmental devastation in Paraguay’s soya fields

Andrew Wasley

13th October, 2009

Soya fields cut through rainforest Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports more...

Dwindling forests, dwindling futures – how forest dwellers being ignored by the Bangladeshi Government

A new Ecologist-produced film - to be screened by campaigners from the Forest People's Programme at the forthcoming Convention on Biological Diversity meeting in Japan - highlights how the rights of indigenous peoples and their sustainable use of natural resources are being ignored by the Bangladesh Government more...

Selling The Sea – revealing Indonesia’s little-known plans to privatise huge swathes of coastline for aquaculture

Jim Wickens

In an exclusive investigation, the Ecologist Film Unit reveals the impact of Indonesia's plans to privatise its entire 90,000 km coastline more...

Sick As A pig – the menace of MRSA linked to industrial pig farming

Pigs on a farm Another strain of MRSA is emerging from the factory farms of Northern Europe, and it is linked to the insatiable demand for cheap meat on our plates. The Ecologist Film Unit investigates more...

Giri Raja: the Forest King – reporting on the “wonder-chicken” hailed as a solution to feeding India’s poor

Andrew Wasley

7th August, 2008

It was bred to aid the rural poor, but one bird is also helping break industrialised farming’s stranglehold on India. Andrew Wasley meets the remarkable Giriraja more...

Melting Point – on the frontline of environmental activism

Andrew Wasley

13th July 2008

The Ecologist Film Unit's second release documents how espionage, news manipulation, legal threats and even violence have become the knee-jerk response of Government and big business to the increasingly vocal concerns of environmental protesters in the UK more...

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