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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 […]

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Sumatran elephants suffer in the palm oil gold rush

Western consumers are inadvertently driving the Sumatran elephant to extinction by eating, washing and wearing – in cosmetics – the derivatives of a fruit that is destroying the animal’s last remaining forest habitat. Jim Wickens reports Everyday we read about the tragic death of another African elephant slaughter, the world watching in horror at the […]

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Scandal of Europe’s tomato slaves

Across Italy an invisible army of migrant workers harvests tomatoes destined for our dinner plates. Paid poverty wages and living in squalor, medical charities have described conditions as ‘hell’. Andrew Wasley reports from Basilicata, southern Italy In the parched countryside outside the town of Venosa, in Basilicata, southern Italy, along a rough track fifteen minutes’ […]

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