Like all great cities, Paris has the power to draw in food and resources from all corners of the Earth. And with every meal, this food-lovers’ paradise unwittingly sketches the fate of its countryside and seashores, near and far. Carolyn Lebel reports on the Foodprint of a city famed for its eateries
Nearly 50% of the EU budget goes into European agriculture. But climate change, soil erosion and other environmental pressures call for radical changes in farming practices. Carolyn Lebel reports on the urgent need for greener subsidies.
Water in France's 'breadbasket' - where much of the wheat used to make the iconic baguette is grown - is under threat from industrial agriculture, with excessive consumption and contamination by pesticides and nitrates. Carolyn Lebel reports...
In the wake of President Sarkozy's crackdown on the Roma people, an Ecologist investigation uncovers how poverty and discrimination are forcing persecuted communities to scratch a living recycling France's growing mountain of e-waste - potentially threatening health and raising questions over the effectiveness of waste policies
As the new nuclear renaissance grows, so too does uranium extraction. In Niger, which boasts some of the world's richest deposits, NGOs say that the poor are being exploited for the West's 'clean energy'