Andrew Wasley is a leading UK-based investigative journalist specialising in food, the environment and consumer affairs. He is co-founder and director of the ethical investigative agency Ecostorm, which works to expose environmental crime and related abuses against people and animals, mostly on behalf of charities, NGOs or other philanthropic outfits. Established in 2003, Ecostorm has become well known across the world for its unique mix of daring undercover investigations and detailed fact finding, working in over 70 countries and frequently helping to highlight issues of global importance.
Andrew is also a co-founder of the Ecologist Film Unit (EFU), the UK’s first, independent, not-for-profit news organisation dedicated to investigative reporting on environmental matters.Established in 2008 as a partnership between the world famous Ecologist magazine (now Resurgence & Ecologist) and Ecostorm, many of the EFU’s stories have helped set the environmental agenda globally, highlighting injustices and wrongdoing, generating headlines and prompting change.
As well as co-founding the EFU and Ecostorm, he was editor of the Ecologist itself between 2010 and 2012, during which time the magazine carried out a series of groundbreaking investigations including uncovering Coca Cola’s links to exploitation and suffering of migrant workers in the Italian orange harvest, exposing sexual abuse at a major Unilever tea plantation supplying PG Tips and Lipton Tea, and revealing the unreported – and sometimes fatal – health risks linked to popular antibiotics. His own stories have also appeared in The Observer, The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times, Index On Censorship, The Big Issue, Red Pepper and Internazionale, amongst many others.