Ian Farrell

Ian Farrell is a freelance journalist and photographer from Cambridge, UK. After a PhD in physical inorganic chemistry he became a science writer then magazine editor. He now works freelance and is never happier than when telling stories with words and pictures.

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    Lending a hand with sanitiser


    When one of the key weapons in the fight against Covid-19 was in short supply, some unlikely manufacturers stepped in

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    One in the eye for river blindness


    It’s one of the greatest success stories in human health – a drug created from a product found in nature and given away freely to those who most need it, saving millions from debilitating blindness. Ian Farrell investigates the marvel of ivermectin

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    How much horse meat?


    It's a simple enough question, but the media, the public and even government officials are having trouble understanding just how much horse meat is in some processed food. Ian Farrell makes sense of the confusion

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    Detective work and food fraud


    How did horse meat remain undetected in the food chain for long enough to reach supermarket shelves? Ian Farrell investigates