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England Vanishing

22nd September 2006
How do we define ourselves in time and space? A new book England In Particular suggests it is the commonplace, the local and the distinctive that tells us where we are

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BLT Sandwich: The Big Lifestyle Trade Off

Jon Hughes
Pat Thomas
| 22nd September 2006
Is it worse than Mc Donalds? The BLT sandwich is an icon, the ultimate symbol of convenience culture. Tesco alone sells 5 million a year. This is what the £1.80 you pay for your BLT buys...

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Humanity's worst invention: Agriculture

Clive Dennis
| 22nd September 2006
By radically changing the way we acquire our food, the development of agriculture has condemned us to live worse than ever before. Not only that, agriculture has led to the first significant instances of large-scale war, inequality, poverty, crime, famine and human induced climate change and mass extinction.
By Clive W. Dennis (winner of the Ecologist/Coady International Institute 2006 Essay Competition)

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Roadkill Chef

Paul Kingsnorth
| 1st June 2006
‘OK then,’ I say to Fergus, with a challenge in my voice, ‘what about badger?’ ‘Badger?’ says Fergus, his eyes on the road as he drives me into the Kent countryside. ‘Many times. There’s no rhyme or reason to badger. Sometimes it tastes really gamey and uriney, even if it’s fresh. It can be excellent though.’ I look at him as he drives. He’s definitely serious.

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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.

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Farmed Cod

Tom Hargreaves
| 1st September 2003
Already on sale in some British supermarkets, is farmed cod really the long-term solution to the problem of declining wild populations.
By Tom Hargreaves

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Slow Food

The Ecologist
| 1st April 2003
Next time you find yourself ‘grabbing a bite to eat’… STOP.
Fast food blights our lives and the environment. It’s time to slow down.

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Flawed Research

The Ecologist
| 1st February 2003
Last month the Food Standards Agency declared that eating organic chickens increases risk of campylobacter poisoning. So what?

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Appetite for Destruction

Dr Mike Shanahan
| 20th March 2001
Shrimp has always been associated with the small and the puny. Why then is this seemingly harmless crustacean inspiring angry protests throughout the developing world, and why have so many people died as a result? Dr Mike Shanahan investigates

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Facing the farm crisis

Steven Gorelick
| 5th June 2000
Big may look impressive, but life can be hell for the individual in agriculture today. The problems are vast and complex, and do not lend themselves to easy answers. So what is the agricultural crisis all about, and what can be done to tackle it? Steven Gorelick seeks out the true root of the crisis.

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