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A response to The Ecologist's "Anthropology is so important, all children should learn it"

*in fact, this is a response to the photograph at the beginning of the article, and its caption.

Almost a week ago, this article was published on The Ecologist website. 1,908 more words

Anthropology

Getting rid of mercury in Gold Jewellery

First published in The Ecologist Nov 2014.

The challenge is clear.

Over the 20 odd years that I have worked as an ethical jeweller, I can honestly say that the most disturbing practice I have continually witnessed has been the use of liquid mercury by small-scale miners to extract the tiny particles of gold that can be found in crushed rock. 1,383 more words

Fairtrade Gold

A tale of two (very different) organic apple farms

The organic movement faces a dilemma. Should it remain true to its roots and stick with local, informal production methods and distribution, shunning the despised supermarkets? 1,228 more words

Consumer

Bealtaine Cottage Visitors

Special visitors today, as Paul Kingsnorth and Mark Boyle made the long journey from Galway to spend an afternoon exploring the Permaculture Gardens and soaking up the atmosphere at Bealtaine Cottage. 148 more words

Bealtaine Cottage

UK food watchdog admits chicken factory breached hygiene laws

Food Standards Agency says it was wrong to clear Scunthorpe plant of any failings, as more workers make dirty poultry claims. Felicity Lawrence and Andrew Wasley… 1,514 more words

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