The Ecologist

'Small Milk' Farmers Challenge Logic of Mega Dairies

Andrew Wasley | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Andrew Wasley

In contrast to the vast US-style 'mega dairies' appearing in parts of the UK, one Sussex biodynamic dairy farm says small-scale milk production can wo...

Blood Fish: Why Prawns Should be Blacklisted From All our Shopping Baskets

Andrew Wasley | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK
Andrew Wasley

As many as 250,000 Burmese migrants work within the Thai fishing industry. Investigators found evidence that some of those working onboard fishing vessels operating in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea suffer brutal exploitation during long periods at sea, enduring cramped - and potentially dangerous - working and living conditions.

Where Does Your Salad Come From?

Andrew Wasley | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK
Andrew Wasley

Exploitation in the food industry is alive and well. That's according to the latest grim report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which studied the experiences of some of the migrant workers (almost invisibly) toiling in our fields, factories and restaurants.

Scandal of the 'Tomato Slaves' Picking Crops Destined for UK

Andrew Wasley | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK
Andrew Wasley

The grim collection of shacks I visited are home to some of Europe's so-called 'tomato slaves' - mostly migrants from impoverished west African nations, a few from Eastern Europe - trying to scratch a living harvesting the region's abundant tomato crop.