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David Derbyshire is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes about the environment, science and the countryside.  
He has more than 17 years' experience writing features and news stories for Britain's national newspapers.

As the Daily Mail's first Environment Editor, he covered everything from UN climate change talks and wind farms, to the plight of red squirrels and the decline of honeybees.  He has also been the Mail's Science Correspondent, the Daily Telegraph's Consumer Affairs Editor and the Telegraph's Science and Medical Correspondent.

Based in Hampshire, he has written for a wide range of national newspapers and magazines - including
the Daily Mail, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, the Observer, the Daily Express and the Daily Star Sunday - as a freelance journalist.
He uses his extensive experience in print journalism to offer media training and consultancy to universities, scientists, charities and businesses.

Recent Stories and Features


Daily Mail: 'Toxic facts about the dash for diesel.' 24/9/15.
Daily Mail: 'Healthy lettuce? You might as well eat cardboard! The growing movement against the blandest of vegetables.' 5/9/15.
Daily Mail: 'Revealed: What makes the PM's Pringles so frustriatingly addictive.' 19/08/15
Daily Mail: 'Who needs soil? Farmers grow strawberries in pots hanging from the ceilings of high-tech greenhouses.' 16/7/15
Daily Mail: 'Is this the world's most dangerous drink? Devotees say raw milk's the ultimate health food. So why do scientists think it's so toxic...' 2/7/15
Daily Mail: 'Are all short men little Napoleons? It's often said smaller men tend to be chippy and aggressive. But what's the scientific evidence?' 16/6/15
Daily Mail: 'Can you speak cat? How to decode your moggie's body language.' 16/6/15
Observer: 'Dinosaurs on screen: Face or fantasy? Would the real T. rex stand up.' 14/6/15
Daily Mail: 'Chocolates that make you look longer? It's every chocolate lover's dream but can it possibly be true?' 4/06/15
Land Business: 'GM Crops - Future food or Farming Folly?' Spring 2015
Daily Mail: 'Is ANY bottled water better than tap? Our investigation may surprise you - and save you a small fortune.' 16/05/15
Daily Mai: 'Is sweetener hidden in 6,000 products a danger to your health? As Pepsi drop aspartame in America - yet keep it in YOUR drinks - scientists insist it's totally safe.' 15/05/15
Daily Mail: 'Artichoke flavour. Birch tree sap. Even black water. How 'plant waters' are the new celebrity health fad.' 12/05/15
Daily Mail: 'How your dog could give you a killer disease: superbugs, parasites, TB - read on and you may never let your pet lick your face again.' 27/04/15
Daily Mail: 'Turn down the brightness, close down apps and keep it cool: Simple tips on how to make your mobile battery last longer.' 07/04/15
Institute of Food Technologists Future Food 2050: 'Arresting food fraud.' 18/3/15
Observer: 'Why people leave their bodies to medical research - and what happens.' 10/03/15
Daily Mail: 'Is organic milk really a better pinta? As one in four households now buy it due to cheaper prices, David Derbyshire investgates.' 16/02/15
Daily Mail: 'Dippy vs Bluey! Battle of the BIG beasts: as the Natural History Museum's beloved diplodocus dinosaur faces being replaced by a blue whale, which is the most awesom?' 30/01/15
Institute of Food Technologists Future Food 2050: 'Feeling full on less food,' 20/01/15.


Observer Technology: 'Liquid Light finds use for polluting CO2 gas.' 07/12/14
Daily Mail: 'The great moggie mystery - why do cats sit in circles and then refuse to move?' 19/11/14
Daily Mail: 'The Brit behind the triumph: the maverick spinal cord surgeon Geoffrey Raisman.' 21/10/14.
The Observer: 'Healing trip: how psychedelic drugs could help treat depression.' 05/10/14
National Trust Magazine: 'Powering the future,' Autumn 2014

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