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The Ecologist

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Editorials 337 The Force Is With Us

Paul Kingsnorth 339 One Bird - Ten Thousand Treasures

Mae-Wan Ho 340 The Ecology of Art

John Papworth 342 Cocaine Colonialism

Third World Network 344 Gulliver in Automobilia

Nicholas Gould 346 News and Campaigns

Lucinda Labes French Farmers vs. Globalisation; Bank Warns Off GMOs; Scotland's 'Galapagos' Under Threat; The Last Jar of Caviar?; Turkish Earthquake Hopes; Thai Deforestation; WTO vs Forests 352 Letters

Features Cover Story: 356 The Enforcer: Dr Jack and the

Company He Keeps Mark Hroilingsworth Jack Cunningham, Tony Blair's 'cabinet enforcer', is a man with close links to the nuclear and biotechnology industries, a significant influence on government science policy and a dismissive attitude to the Green movement. Here, The Ecologist lays bare his connections, attitudes and environmental record.

365 The WTO and Public Health

Agnes Bertrand and Laurence Kalafatides At the WTO Millennium Round in November, the 'reform' of national healthcare systems will be on the agenda. What does this mean for the future of health policy?

SPECIAL FEATURE: The Dioxin Scandal After the Belgian dioxin crisis, where next for the chemical industry and for regulatory bodies?

369 4No-one Ever Died From Dioxin'

Ralph Ryder Dioxins have been causing major health problems in the UK for decades

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375 Dioxins in France

Pierre-Emmanuel Neurohr The French government is valiantly ignoring the evidence of the dangers of dioxins 377 Reviews

Gods Last Offer by Ed Ayres, reviewed by Gard Binney The Symbiotic Planet by Lynn Margulis, reviewed by Peter Bunyard Imposing Economic Sanctions by Geoff Simons, reviewed by David Edwards Going Local by Michael H. Schuman, reviewed by Richard Douthwaite The Mountain by Steve Earle, reviewed by Sandy Irvine

The Ecologist, Vol. 29, No 6, October 1999