Soya

How green are vegetable and rapeseed oils?

How green are vegetable and rapeseed oils?

Rebecca Campbell
| 16th May 2012
When it comes to oils we are spoilt for choice, with more than 130 million tonnes of oil consumed every year, according to the WWF. But with demand set to increase, what sort of impact is our appetite for oil having on the planet? And which is the green choice?

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Behind the label: Soya

Pat Thomas
| 6th January 2009
Marketed as a superfood with almost magical properties, soya protein is found in almost everything we eat. It’s a shame its health claims aren’t worth a bean, says Pat Thomas

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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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Dead Babies

Jeffrey Smith
| 1st December 2005
A simple experiment by a Russian scientist to see if eating GM soya influenced the offspring of mice, could threaten the multi-billion dollar GM industry.

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A stake through the heart of the world

Peter Bunyard
| 1st July 2005
Scientists mapping the effects of deforestation in the Amazon are increasingly concerned that we are reaching a tipping point – when the forest will start to die back of its own accord and rain, currently generated by the Amazon forests, will stop falling, not just in neighbouring countries but as far afield as the United States and South Africa.

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Some GM questions answered

The Ecologist
| 1st July 2003
Why are GM crops being grown, how are plants genetically modified, where is it being cultivated, who’s in control and what is being researched and developed?

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Cargill: size is everything

Brewster Kneen
| 1st April 2003
If you want to understand why globalisation is so destructive, you need look no further than the invisible food giant Cargill. By Brewster Kneen.

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Soya Republic

Ben Backwell
| 1st February 2003
As the people of Argentina are driven by economic collapse to the point of starvation, a new solution is being imposed upon them. Ben Backwell reports on a country being force fed genetically modified soya designed not for humans, but for cattle

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