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Genetically Modified Plant Oils and the Future of GM Crops in Europe
World  (tags: European Union, EU, Genetic Modification, Artificial Selection, GMOs, crops, UK, camelina, omega-3 oils )

Brian
- 19 days ago - palatinate.org.uk
"In June of this year, EU environment ministers approved new rules that allow individual countries to make independent decisions on GM crops"
Thousands Trafficked to the UK and Kept in Slavery, Police Report Shows
World  (tags: modern slavery, human trafficking, UK, National Crime Agency, NCA )

Judy
- 20 days ago - theguardian.com
Highest number of people trafficked came from Romania, and most were sexually exploited
Why Are Chicken, Lamb, Pork and Beef the 'Normal' Meats?
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Meat, history of disgust, UK )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Rabbits, goats and horses are familiar animals to those in the UK and the US but rarely appear on a meat-eater's plate. Why is there so much conservatism when it comes to eating particular meats?
TAKE ACTION NOW! Sign Now for a Frack-Free UK!
Environment  (tags: UK, frack is whack, fracking, water, ecosystems, destruction, environment, politics, pollution, healthconditions, government, humans, world )

Cal
- 21 days ago - secure.greenpeace.org.uk
What we do know is that fracking is being used to justify up to forty new gas power stations and that extracting new fossil fuel deposits is likely to make climate change worse.
Plea for 'Forever Home' for Dog Overlooked By 14,000 People
Offbeat  (tags: animal, dog, rescue centre, Darlington, UK )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A Darlington rescue centre has put out a plea for help in finding a "forever home" for a dog that has been overlooked by 14,000 potential owners.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Seek Home for Agoraphobic Dog
Offbeat  (tags: agoraphobic, health, animal, dog, Battersea, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An animal charity is appealing for a new home for a dog who cannot be walked. Whisper, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is agoraphobic and "terrified of people and the outside world".
UK to Allow Fracking Drilling Under People's Land Without Their Consent
Offbeat  (tags: Energy, Fracking, Gas, Law, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 24 days ago - rt.com
The UK plans to allow fracking companies to drill under people's land without their agreement, despite public opposition.
Parakeet Cull That Costs £1,000 Per Bird: Total of £259,000 Spent Eradicating Just 62 Wild Monk Parakeets
Offbeat  (tags: Monk parakeets, isle of dogs, UK, parakeet cull, Defra, RSPB )

Offline
- 24 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A government scheme to get rid of a rare species of wild parrot has cost taxpayers almost £1,000 per bird. In five years £259,000 has been spent trying to eradicate just 62 birds and 212 eggs.
Over 1,000 Students Support London Teen Barred From School for Wearing Islamic Face Veil
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Human rights, Religion, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 25 days ago - rt.com
More than 1,000 UK students have rallied in support of a Muslim pupil, who was barred from attending her school because she wears an Islamic niqab that covers her face and body.
Noisy Neighbours: Howling Huskies and Macaws Next Door
Offbeat  (tags: Noisy neighbours, Humans, Animals, England, UK )

Ray
- 25 days ago - bbc.co.uk
How do you solve the noisy problem of howling huskies or cacophonous macaws?, England counts itself as a nation of animal lovers but that love can be stretched to breaking point when animals make life a "living hell".
Ban Dangerous Parties at Zoo - Sign Please!
Animals  (tags: London zoo, UK, parties, drunken, alcohol, animals )

Offline
- 26 days ago - forcechange.com
Evening parties at the London zoo have continuously demonstrated that people, alcohol, and animals don't mix. These events have continued, however, despite numerous instances in which animals were harmed because of poor.
Iraq and Afghanistan: Human Cost of War for British Servicemen and Women
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, War, Iraq, Afghanistan, British Forces, MOD, UK )

Ray
- 30 days ago - bbc.co.uk
From January 2001 to March 2014, 220,560 individuals were deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan, the MoD says, To date, 453 UK servicemen and woman have lost their lives there.
Ensure the Arsonist Who Killed 60+ Dogs at Manchester Dog's Home Is Sentenced to Arson With Intent
Animals  (tags: Justice, arsonist, fire, dogs home, Manchester, England, UK, cruelty, animal welfare )

Offline
- 32 days ago - change.org
People all over the country have been deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of what is so far believed to be 60 dogs in a fire at Manchester Dog's Home last night, Thursday 11th September 2014.
Results of Scotland Independence Referendum: 'No' Campaign Victorious
World  (tags: Scotland indepenence vote, UK, politics, world, society, europe )

Cal
- 33 days ago - edition.cnn.com
Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote.
Scotland Votes: UK Loses No Matter What the Outcome
World  (tags: Scotland independence vote, UK, world, politics, interesting, news, society )

Cal
- 33 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
A victory for Scotland's independence would mark the largest change to the United Kingdom since Scotland first joined in 1707
 

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