Food and Farming

Exclusive environmental investigations and films on food and nutrition, industrial farming, agriculture, and alternative methods

The shocking cost of US 'mega-dairies'

Jim Wickens
| 21st September 2010
With planning permission for Britain's biggest dairy at Nocton about to be re-submitted, The Ecologist travels to California to examine intensive milk production - and finds factory farms, conflict, intimidation, pesticides, pollution and small-scale farmers driven out of business...

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Submerged aquapod

Is this the future of fish farming?

Edward Helmore
| 20th October 2009
Inside vast, 360-sided, 7000 cubic metre underwater cages off the coast of Panama, marine biologist Brian O'Hanlon is trying to solve some of the problems with large-scale aquaculture

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Can cows help stop climate change?

Ed Hamer
| 15th September 2009
Meat, dairy... in fact, livestock in general has in recent years joined the ranks of the 4x4 and the short-haul flight. But could a change in the way we graze animals not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but even remove them from the atmosphere?

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What if... Government bought green?

What if... Government bought green?

Maria Cross
| 14th July 2009
Ask those involved in public food procurement if they would like to see fresh, local ingredients on menus and they will say yes. Then they will list all the reasons why it wouldn't work. Not so, argues Maria Cross - and here's how

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City,sitopia

How to feed a city

Carolyn Steel
| 1st June 2009
We can continue to squander our resources and react to food crises as they happen, or we can fundamentally change the way the food systems work, says Carolyn Steel

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