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The latest magazine includes guides to:

  • Supermarkets,
  • Cat & Dog Food,
  • Olive Oil,
  • Coconut Oil,
  • Rapeseed & Sunflower Oil,
  • Paint

Feature on: the state of the electricity and gas market

Issue 178 (May/June 2019) now in print and online.

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    In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 22 supermarkets. We also look at an A-Z of policies from palm oil to cocoa production, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unicorn wholefood grocery in Manchester and give our recommended buys. 
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  • Ethical shopping guide to olive oil
    In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 olive oil brands. We also look at the environmental issues of intensive production, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Zaytoun and give our recommended buys.
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Learn how to use your money to help people and planet with our personal finance guides.

In them we rate and rank over 100 banking and investment brands in 12 product categories helping you make the most out of your money.

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