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Procter & Gamble don't want you to see this film

Posted by Richardg - 6 March 2014 at 9:15pm - Comments
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If you've turned on the television in the last few months, you've probably seen Procter & Gamble's new advert 'Thank You Mom'. If so, there's another side to the story you need to see.

5 simple ways to get dodgy tuna off Tesco shelves

Posted by victoriah - 6 March 2014 at 6:04pm - Comments
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Tesco customers return Oriental and Pacific tuna

We’re getting closer to victory.

Just a few days ago, Tesco was hit by a massive outcry over dodgy tuna. An incredible 60,000 people called on them to remove Oriental and Pacific, a cut-price tinned tuna fished with destructive methods, killing sharks, turtles and rays (some of which are endangered) alongside the tuna.

How extreme weather is putting fishermen out of business

Posted by Phil Lockley - 6 March 2014 at 5:57pm - Comments
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Fishing communities are now "based on razor-blade economics and driven by factors and rules that continually flow from city offices"

The weather forecast determines my life these days. This wind has been consistent in its strength since before Christmas, I got several big landings of line-caught squid then, and since then, a couple of days trying to catch mackerel, but that’s it.

Translating Tesco-speak on tinned tuna policy

Posted by Willie - 3 March 2014 at 2:23pm - Comments

We’ve nailed Tesco on being a Dodgy Dealer over tinned tuna. The issue was explained in Hugh’s last Fish Fight programme on Sunday night, but Tesco customers could be excused for being a little confused at what exactly is going on.

Thousands demand Head and Shoulders comes clean about its dirty palm oil

Posted by Richardg - 28 February 2014 at 7:00pm - Comments
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Two days ago, we revealed that the maker of Head & Shoulders, Procter & Gamble, was buying palm oil from companies trashing Indonesia's rainforests. It thinks this is sustainable. It's not. 

When we put our allegations to P&G, it claimed to be "committed to the sustainable sourcing of palm oil" and "strongly opposed to irresponsible deforestation".

This photo was taken less than a week ago.

From win to bin: our 2014 tuna league table

Posted by Ariana Densham - 28 February 2014 at 6:59pm - Comments
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2014 Tuna League Table

The results are in!

Which tinned tuna brands win, and which ones are fit for the bin? This tinned tuna league table reveals exactly how the tins stack up.

Tell the Big Bad Wolf to change their tune over tuna. Again!

Posted by Ariana Densham - 28 February 2014 at 6:56pm - Comments
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Dodgy tuna

Once upon a time, well actually, three years ago, Tesco promised to help protect our oceans. Just like a knight in shining armour arriving to save the day, they suddenly switched and made the boldest public promise of all the tuna brands to clean up their tins just before we launched a tuna league table in which they were last.

Head & Shoulders - wipes out more than just dandruff

Posted by Richardg - 26 February 2014 at 2:38pm - Comments
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Head & Shoulders is the best known anti-dandruff shampoo in the world. Yet it has a dirty secret - the company that makes it buys its palm oil from forest destroyers.

Beauty under threat: 11 stunning and terrifying images of Indonesia's rainforests

Posted by Angela Glienicke - 26 February 2014 at 2:31pm - Comments
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Orangutans at a feeding station run by Orangutan Foundation International

Who would think that when you are trying to get rid off your dandruff you could be eliminating the orangutans and tigers too? When I look at these images of forest destruction and biodiversity I’m once again reminded that even your shampoo could harbor a dirty secret.

Is there any kind of weather climate change DOESN’T cause?

Posted by Graham Thompson - 24 February 2014 at 12:23pm - Comments
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more of that wet stuff

Funny how environmental issues can rocket to the top of the news agenda when UK property prices might be affected. Sorry, that probably came across as slightly cynical, but that’s been the pervading atmosphere in the flooding stories for most of the last month.

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