Archive | 2013

Revealed: controversial herbicide found in bread and cereal bars

Jordans cereal bars and Warburtons bread have been found to contain traces of glyphosate – a weedkiller that campaigners say poses a potential risk to human health. Andrew Wasley reports  They are the proud sponsors of Channel 4’s River Cottage series and widely recognised for their commitment to the environment, promoting ‘conservation grade’ farming where growers must […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →

Sussex ‘up for sale’ for oil and gas drilling, documents reveal

Documents reveal Celtique Energie has been privately touting “dedicated fracking” to its investors for oil and gas drilling in Sussex whilst publicly describing the prospects of fracking as “hypothetical”. Andrew Wasley reports The British company behind controversial plans to drill for oil and gas in the Sussex countryside has been accused of operating in a”Machiavellian”manner […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Is this the real cost of glyphosate & GM animal feed?

Much of our meat and dairy produce is made from animals raised on GM feeds. But alarming new claims suggest that the GM diet is impacting on animal health – prompting fears over food safety for consumers . Andrew Wasley reports  At first glance the frozen bundles could be mistaken for conventional joints of meat. But as […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Farmers against fracking challenge Romania’s dash for gas

The unspoilt pastoral landscape of Transylvania is the latest battlefield in the war against aggressive fossil energy extraction. Jim Wickens reports on the farming communities fighting back against multinational energy companies. “Do you think they’re about to have sex?”, one of the group whispers. I’m in Transylvania, crouched in the bushes with a bunch of […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →

How ‘ag gag’ laws target those exposing horrors of factory farming

Faced with threats, gagging laws and even violence, journalists and activists investigating the secrets of the global food industry tread a dangerous path. Andrew Wasley reports The call came early in the end. Around seven. We were on, our contact said. Tonight was the night. We’d been waiting most of the day after last night’s […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Dolphins speared, butchered and used for shark bait – video

In a major investigation undercover reporters from the Ecologist Film Unit exposed the brutal hunting and killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru’s Pacific coast. Experts interviewed as part of the investigation claim it is the first time that the Peruvian dolphin hunt – by far the biggest such hunt in the world – has […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Undercover on the world’s ‘largest dolphin hunt’

Jim Wickens reports on the brutal killing of dolphins for use as shark bait off Peru’s Pacific coast The car glided swiftly out of Lima, skimming past brightly-lit barrios before plunging into the darkness of the desert road. We were heading for a midnight rendezvous with a shark fishing boat. The owner of the rough and […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →

Revealed: oil giant Halliburton potential UK fracking partner

Deepwater horizon oil firm holds talks with company planning to drill for gas and oil in the UK countryside, including in the South Downs National Park. Andrew Wasley reports Halliburton, the American oil services giant that featured prominently in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, has been lined up as a potential contractor in Britain’s oil and […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Fracking ‘poses risk’ to UK farm animals and food safety

US researchers behind a study that showed links between gas drilling and sickness in livestock say a moratorium should be imposed on fracking in the UK until its impact on food safety can be assessed. Andrew Wasley reports The painting, propped up hastily on the roadside, depicts an alarming scene: a menacing, dark-haired man about […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

The heavy price of greek gold

The birthplace of Aristotle is being laid waste by a vast mining project, opening a rift in a cash-strapped society. Jim Wickens reports Shadowed by security guards who film his every move, Giannis Verginis gazes out over the slope of Mt Kakavos, listening to the whining of chainsaws in the valley below. “We used to […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →