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15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 15 September 2011

The National Grid is about to expand to carry electricity from new nuclear power stations and wind farms. Campaigners say this could lead to a thousand pylons damaging the landscape. Charlotte Smith discusses the issue with the Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and the Campaign to Protect Rural England. She also sees six new designs for pylons intended to minimise the impact on the countryside. The Government issues new guidance on when 'best before' and 'use by' should appear on food packaging, to cut waste. And, as the ban on battery cages approaches, we find out why it can cost egg producers more to convert to free range than to install the new generation of enriched cages.

Presenter: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Sarah Swadling.



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